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Celebrating 5 Years of Grassroots Activism

Posted by on Oct 20, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

On Tuesday, October 16th, a hundred supporters filled the Oaks Ballroom in Glenolden, as they gathered in celebration of 5 years of Delco United. The evening started with good food and conversation among friends, while a slideshow featuring highlights of our work over the past 5 years played on. The slideshow can be viewed here.

To kick of the program, Ashli Rice graced us in song, with a rousing rendition of “Rise Up” that wowed crowd (Take a minute and watch this awe-inspiring performance– you’ll be glad you did!). Speeches followed by a few of Delco United’s endorsed candidates, including PA-5 Congressional candidate Mary Gay Scanlon, and State Senator Anthony Williams, who spoke of the urgent need for common sense gun legislation on a statewide and national level. Throughout the evening, the hard work of Delco United was honored by many of our allies, which included Shira Goodman of CeasefirePA, Movita and Yancy Harrell of the CHARLES Foundation, and Beverly Wright of Women of Strength United for Change. We were also privileged to be joined by Anna Crusis Women’s Choir, who moved the crowd with their stirring performances. All in all, the evening was a touching tribute to the efforts of Delco United, and a thank you to it’s supporters for all of their hard work. Attendees left the ballroom re-energized, inspired to keep pushing forward in the fight to end gun violence.

Posted by Ashli Rice on Tuesday, October 16, 2018

 

 

 

 

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Delaware County United for Sensible Gun Policy 5th Anniversary Celebration

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in | 0 comments

Join us for an evening of delectable hors d’oeuvres and desserts, as we commemorate the accomplishments of the past 5 years, and honor the work of our incredible founders, Terry Rumsey and Robin Lasersohn.

Various speakers will hightlight the role of Delco United within the gun sense movement, and the members that have made our organization what it is today.

We invite you to celebrate our past, to thank Terry and Robin for leading us to where we are now, and to join us as we move forward in our push to pass sensible gun legislation.

***Appetizers, desserts, and soft drinks are included in the ticket price; there will be a cash bar available for those who wish to partake.

Click here to buy your tickets online.

 

To pay by check:

Please mail your check in the amount of $35 (per ticket) made out to Delaware United for Sensible Gun Policy.

Our Mailing address is:

P.O. Box 1234, Havertown, PA 19083

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New Delco United Co-Chairs

Posted by on Jul 4, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Dear Delco United Members Supporters,

Allow us to introduce ourselves! We are Jessica Frankl and John Linder, the new co-chairs of Delaware County United for Sensible Gun Policy.

We, like many of you, have been heavily impacted by the fervent and ceaseless work of Terry Rumsey and Robin Lasersohn, who have been the co-chairs of Delco United for the past 5 years. The effort they have put into founding, building, and growing this organization is invaluable, and we, like all of you, have found it hard to picture Delco United without their leadership. Their example and expertise has allowed our organization to grow so much bigger than we could have ever dreamed. And it has taught us that each and every one of us has an important and essential role to play in the fight against gun violence.

While we will greatly miss Terry and Robin as leaders, we not only owe it to

them to keep on fighting, we owe it to our entire community. We have made unimaginable strides in the past 5 years, but know in our hearts that we cannot give up until our family and friends are safe from the threat of gun violence. As your new co-chairs, we promise to keep Delco United in the forefront of this battle, and will do all that we can to help make your voices heard. At the end of the day, your participation is what makes Delco United as strong and as powerful as it has been in getting our message to those who need to hear it most.

From Jessica: I joined Delco United in 2016, have been a member of the board for the past year, and have acted as the outreach coordinator for the past 6 months. I am passionate about growing support for our cause, and taking the next step towards change in our current gun laws.

From John: I am the former Mayor of the city of Chester, and have been a member of Delco United since its inception in 2013. In addition, I have been active since 2010 in common sense gun legislation initiatives with CeasefirePA, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and and Cities United. I am excited and proud to share the co-chairship with Jessica, and am looking forward to continuing this amazing work with all of you.

While we will never fill Terry and Robin’s shoes, we promise to keep marching Delco United forward with everything we have to give. But we will need your help, your voices, and your passion. Will you march with us?

With gratitude,

Jess and John

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