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National Divestment Leader to Present on March 2nd

Posted by on Feb 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The next general meeting will be a special presentation and discussion:

“The Campaign to Unload:
the Divestment Strategy within the Gun Sense Movement”

featuring Aaron Black of the Campaign to Unload
Monday, March 2nd
7:00-9:00 PM
Springfield Friends Meeting/Peace Center of Del. Co.
1001 Old Sproul Road, Springfield PA 19064

The Campaign to Unload was formed to provide national leadership and coordination to rising demands to remove public and private investments from gun profiteers after Sandy Hook.

Delco United’s divestment work has focused on asking local municipalities to remove taxpayer funded public employee pension funds from companies that manufacture and sell assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines on the commercial market. Aaron’s talk will put this work in context and illuminate how a grassroots movement to remove the economic underpinnings of the irresponsible gun industry can lead to significant reform.

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Aaron Black serves as the Co-Founder and Strategic Advisor to Campaign to Unload. Aaron Black’s ability to mobilize people and build coalitions around a singular issue is unique. In 2011, Mr. Black worked with a small group of activists and organized the game changing tactic that became known as Occupy Wall Street.

During the 2012 Presidential campaign, he was a rapid response coordinator and spokesperson coordinating with the Democratic National Committee, and for Americans United For Change. That same year he started Money Out Voters In, which is a national coalition pushing for campaign finance reform with chapters in numerous locations around the country.

Prior to his work in civic activism and organizing, Mr. Black worked as an independent, award-winning photographer. His photography primarily focused on the effects of economic and income inequality to highlight issues often ignored in the national conversation. He also did photo shoots with high profile celebrities and national political figures such as Radiohead, Outkast, and the Rolling Stones. He currently divides his time between New York City and Washington, DC.

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Two Years Later: Sandy Hook Memorial & Rededication

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Over 100 supporters of Delaware County United for Sensible Gun Policy gathered at Springfield Friends Meeting/Peace Center of Delaware County on Sunday, December 14, 2014 for the Sandy Hook Memorial and Rededication. The event began with more than 60 people participating in a candlelight procession and vigil in front of the office of U.S. Congressman Patrick Meehan.

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The vigil contingent returned to join other supports for a program that featured the powerful singing of the Anna Crusis Women’s Choir and the unveiling of two tile mosaics created by local artist, Lynn Fitzgerald, and other volunteers from Delco United. The “Art from the Heart” was made as a gift for families in Newtown, CT. and Chester, PA. Representatives from Chester’s Women of Strength were present to accept the gift of art. Members of Delco United will deliver the other gift to the Sandy Hook Promise office in Newtown.

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The families of Sandy Hook Promise sent a letter that was read at the event:

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“To the Supporters of Delaware County United for Sensible Gun Policy…Thank you so much for keeping Newtown in your hearts…the “Art from the Heart” is an inspiring project and we very much look forward to experiencing the beauty of the mosaic…we look forward to working together in Delaware County to create safer communities and protect our children. Together we can end the violence.”

The event received coverage from KYW TV 3, WCAU TV 10, and Fox News 29, which did an excellent story.

Please take a moment to view additional photos from the Memorial and Rededication.

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Sandy Hook Memorial & Rededication

Posted by on Nov 16, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We remember the families of Newtown, CT; Delaware County, PA; and across the country who have suffered from gun violence. We rededicate ourselves to the struggle for sensible gun policies that will protect our loved ones.

Sunday, December 14, 2014
4:00-6:00 PM
Springfield Friends Meeting House
1001 Old Sproul Rd., Springfield PA 19064

Featuring the Anna Crusis Women’s Choir

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Click here to listen to the Choir.

Candlelight procession to the offices of U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan and PA Rep. William Adolph, both supporters of universal background checks on gun sales, to call on Congress and the Pennsylvania Assembly to enact stronger gun laws.

Vigil along Sproul Road (Rt. 320) to share our message of grief, hope, and determination to make a change.

Brief program at the Meeting House, including a musical performance by the Anna Crusis Women’s Choir and the presentation of handmade tile mosaic artwork to be given as gifts to the survivors of victims in Newtown, CT and Chester, PA via advocacy groups, Sandy Hook Promise and Women of Strength.

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Join us in creating art from the heart for Newtown and Chester

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Please join us in creating two homemade, artistic gifts for the people of Newtown, CT and Chester, PA as an expression of our ongoing support and commitment. The gifts are to acknowledge the 2-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre.

With the help of mosaic tile artist and Delco United supporter, Lynn Fitzgerald, we will participate in a simple, creative process using clay tiles. The final products will be beautiful and unique mosaics with images of Delco United activities and personal messages of support from us to families of gun violence victims. No experience necessary—all are welcome!

Art workshop dates:

Monday, November 17th, 7:00-9:00
Monday, December 1st, 7:00-9:00

Both sessions will be held at:
Springfield Friends Meeting House
1001 Old Sproul Rd., Springfield PA 19064

Come to one or both!

RSVP’s appreciated: robin@delcounited.net

 

 

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