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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

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

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

To volunteer for phone banking or door-to-door literature distribution, contact Terry Rumsey at or 484-326-1370




Delco United endorses Krueger-Braneky in the 161st Special Election

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments


The Steering Committee of Delaware County United for Sensible Gun Policy is excited to announce that Delco United is endorsing Leanne Krueger-Braneky (D) for State Representative in the Pennsylvania 161st House Legislative District.

A special election will be held in the 161st district on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 to replace former State Representative Joe Hackett (R), who resigned from office in April of 2015.

Ms. Krueger-Braneky is a strong gun sense candidate who 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.

“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


We urge all our supporters who live in the 161st district to get out to vote for Ms. Krueger-Brankey on Tuesday, August 4th.

Delco United will be organizing independent efforts to contact voters in the 161st district to inform them about Ms. Kruger-Braneky’s strong support of sensible gun laws and to urge them to vote for her on Tuesday, August 4th.

If you want to volunteer to be part of Delco United’s Summer Election Action Team, contact Terry Rumsey at or 484-326-1370.

We also urge ALL of our supporters – regardless of where you live — to volunteer for and make financial donations to the Krueger-Braneky campaign.

To volunteer for the Krueger-Braneky campaign, e-mail

To make a financial donation to the Krueger-Braneky campaign, please make the check payable to Committee to Elect Leanne Krueger-Braneky and mail it to PO Box 22, Swarthmore, PA  19081. We request that you write “Delco United Supporter” on the memo line to let the candidate know that gun policy is your priority.


Nonviolence Training for the New Gun Sense Movement: Powerfully Peaceful Action in the Face of Armed and Aggressive Opposition

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




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Facilitated by Michael Gagné

Sponsored by BuxMont Coalition for Peace Action, Delaware County United for Sensible Gun Policy, Chester County Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence, and Lower Merion United

Saturday, April 18, 2015

10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Event is free and lunch will be provided

Friends Center ~ 1501 Cherry Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Almost every group in the gun sense movement has – at some time in the last several years – has been confronted by armed and/or aggressive counter demonstrators at one of our public actions.  Understandably, the experience of encountering opponents with weapons slung over their shoulders and who frequently employed intimidating and verbally abusive tactics was unsettling for many of our members – and maybe even frightening.

How do we reclaim public spaces for the gun sense movement while acting with courage, powerful nonviolence, and respect for our opponents’ essential humanity?

RSVP to sign up: or call Terry Rumsey at               484-326-1370

 From the trainer, Michael Gagné:

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“Without struggle, there is no progress.” – Frederick Douglass

“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.” – Gandhi

Any group of people, organization, or campaign working for a significant change will confront entrenched interests. Though many of us would prefer to seek common ground and win-win solutions than engage in conflict, it is difficult – if not impossible – to find examples of major policy change coming about without conflict.

This is even more the case when we seek change on issues closely tied to identity (national, cultural, gender, etc.) and in which some feel their basic values are at stake.  The good news is that those of us working for a positive change can dramatically increase our effectiveness in the face of conflict and opposition. Movements of the past and present increase their skills and build their capacity through training (a.k.a experiential, active learning). Through training, we can not only develop our conflict management skills (like managing our own fear, de-escalation, and nonviolent communication) –  we can also study nonviolent strategy and the tools that movements use to grow more powerful in the face of opposition. We hope you’ll join us for an exciting workshop – one geared toward assisting gun control advocates in taking our courageous and effective next steps.

Read about Michael Gagné