Progressive events calendar

If you can’t see the calendar below, click here to view progressive events in and near Chester County. Agenda view (upper right of calendar) is easiest to use.

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“Half-Mile, Upwind, On Foot” film re pipelines, April 19

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by | April 11, 2019 · 8:34 am

End Homelessness Rally, May 4, West Chester


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PennEnvironment in Chester County: One climate defender at a time

By Richard Gaw, Chester County Press, 3/26/2019

Jess Cadorette, the Chester County volunteer coordinator for PennEnvironment’s efforts in the county, sat at a coffee shop in West Chester on a recent Friday, at the end of a week where she had already been everywhere.

The extra-large strawberry beverage she enjoyed was merely a brief respite in a whirlwind tour of the county. Earlier that week, she conducted volunteer education with a few of PennEnvironment’s more than 400 volunteer citizens in the county – called “climate defenders.” She met with colleagues in the environmental industry, and she arranged meet-and-greets between elected officials and volunteers. In between, she continued to put the finishing touches on the upcoming “Chester County 100% Renewable Energy Expo & Discussion,” which will be held March 30 at West Whiteland Township in Exton, and co-hosted by PennEnvironment and the Sierra Club of Chester County.

For Cadorette, who has been with the PennEnvironment for the past two years, it’s a job marked by miles, advocacy and patience – from Oxford to Nottingham, from Kennett Square to East and West Whiteland townships, and from restaurants to community fairs to information table shows, all in an effort to ratchet up citizens’ voices in support of science and the need for expediency, she said….

Continue reading at Chester County Press

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Eugene Debs by Bernie Sanders

A good listen on YouTube.

Debs, a union activist and five-time Socialist candidate for US President, memorably said upon being sentenced to 10 years in jail (of which he served 26 months, in his second stay in prison) for opposing American participation in Waorl War I:

“…years ago I recognized my kinship with all living beings, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on earth. I said then, and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element, I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.”

From 40 years ago. Bernie Sanders, among other activities a radical film director in the 1970s, is Debs’ voice for quotes from him.

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