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From Grief and Despair to Action and Advocacy: A Dialogue with Survivors of Victims of Gun Violence

Posted by on Aug 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 

SAVE THE DATE:

Thursday, September 17th, 2015
7:00 PM

General Meeting with Special Program:
From Grief and Despair to Action and Advocacy:
A Dialogue with Survivors of Victims of Gun Violence

Co-sponsored with Women of Strength United for Change

Location:
Chester Friends Meeting House
24th & Chestnut Streets, Chester PA 19013

Please join us for an important panel discussion and reflection with three mothers who have lost children to gun violence and who have taken leadership in the gun sense movement: Movita Johnson-Harrell, Margie Reiley, and Beverly Wright:

   

Learn about their journeys and how our growing movement can best support them in their passionate and effective leadership.

When we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with each other with both conviction and compassion, we build power for positive change.

Please RSVP by emailing terry@delcounited.net

Download PDF flyer about this event–feel free to forward, print, post, and share!

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Leanne wins! Voters want gun sense

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 

Leanne Krueger-Braneky (D), the endorsed candidate of Delaware County United for Sensible Gun Policy, defeated Paul Mullen (R) by just over 500 votes to win Tuesday’s Special Election for State Representative in the 161st district of Delaware County.

With all 97 precincts reporting, the Delaware County Bureau of Elections  posted the following vote count: Leanne Krueger-Braneky 4,791 (48%); Paul Mullen, 4,268 (42%), and Lisa Esler (Republican write-in candidate) 988 (10%).

Delco United was the first organization to endorse Leanne’s candidacy and dozens of Delco United volunteers contacted over 3,000 voters through phone calls and door-to-door literature distribution over the last six weeks.

Voters in the 161st district sent a strong message that the people of Delaware County want common sense gun policies enacted in Harrisburg. Delaware County United’s endorsement of Leanne received prominent coverage and thousands of voters received information about the candidate’s position on gun issues.

Leanne Krueger-Braneky supports Delco United’s entire legislative agenda that calls for comprehensive background checks on gun sales, mandatory reporting of lost and stolen firearms; banning military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and limiting the purchase of handguns to one per month.

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“As a mother, I am committed to keeping all Pennsylvania children safe from gun violence. The above legislation [endorsed by Delco United] represents common sense solutions to curbing the epidemic of gun violence that plagues our nation and devastates communities. As the next Representative of the 161st Legislative District, I will stand up for these proposals and take a stand against the NRA.”

             — Leanne Krueger-Braneky, Response to Delco United’s Candidates’ Survey

 

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Special Election Volunteer Schedule

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 

Delaware County United for Sensible Gun Policy got off to a good start on July 6th, when nine volunteers called over 400 voters in the PA House District 161 and urged them to vote for our endorsed candidate, Leanne Krueger-Braneky, on Tuesday, August 4th.

Political experts are speculating that this summer-time special election could be decided by a handful of votes.

Your volunteer efforts could be a decisive factor in sending a State Representative to Harrisburg who will fight for comprehensive background checks on gun sales and other common sense gun laws.

Delco United Summer Election Action Schedule

Phone Banking Every Monday Night until August 4th Election
(7-13, 7-20, 7-27, & 8-3)
Springfield Friends Meeting House
1001 Old Sproul Road in Springfield
6:30 PM Pizza and Salad Dinner (on the house)
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Call Voters
BRING YOUR OWN CELL PHONE

Door-to-Door Literature Drops
(no door knocking, just leaving campaign flyers in doors)
Saturday July 18th
Meet at 18 Amherst Ave. in Swarthmore 19081
(plenty of street parking)
10:00 AM Training (user friendly street lists and maps will be distributed)
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM Distribute Literature Door-to-Door
RAIN DATE, SUNDAY JULY 19TH (SAME SITE)

Saturday July 25th
Meet at Springfield Friends Meeting House
1001 Old Sproul Road in Springfield  
9:30 AM Training (user friendly street lists and maps will be distributed)
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Distribute Literature Door-to-Door
RAIN DATE, SUNDAY JULY 19TH

To volunteer for phone banking or door-to-door literature distribution, contact Terry Rumsey at terry@delcounited.net or 484-326-1370

 

 

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