This events calendar is sent on the 15th and 30th of each month. It is a grassroots effort to publicize progressive events in the Bucks and Montgomery counties area of Pennsylvania. Please forward this email and share with family and friends!

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Good Government Monthly Focus for August
(info on government that works for everyone)

Strengthen Democracy by Making Voting Easier

Expand voter participation because we need everyone involved in creating a democracy that works for everyone.* Pass universal/automatic/permanent voter registration. Names are removed only when the voter dies, moves to another state, or is incarcerated. Voters are not purged for not voting.
Article - Why we need Universal Voter Registration.
Video on Automatic Voter Registration.
^ National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (sections 29 and 30) on purging for not voting being against the law.
* Make election day a holiday.
Article - Make election day a federal holiday.
Video - Making Election Day A National Holiday.
* Allow early voting for 15 days before election.
Article - Allow Early Voting.
Article - Early Voting.* Allow every citizen not incarcerated to vote.
Article - FairVote on Felon Voting Rights.
* Move low-turnout odd-year local elections to join even-year elections.
Article - Move to even-year elections to improve voter turnout.
Article - How election timing affects voter turnout, outcomes.
* Allow same day voter registration.
Video on value of same day voter registration.
* Allow online voter registration.
Article on this issue.

* Use Ranked Choice Voting (Instant Runoff) to improve tone and participation.
Video - RCV helps the tone and participation.
Article - Ranked Choice increasing participation.
* More info at Stand Up 4 Democracy
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Monthly Calendar

Tues. Aug. 30 - Local Government Meetings - HERE!

Tues. Aug. 30 - ACME Screening Room Schedule in Lambertville NJ. HERE!

Tues. Aug. 30 - Free Speech TV Online - HERE!

Tues. Aug. 30 - Keystone Progress Daily News - HERE!

Tues. Aug. 30 - Vanguard Magazine - HERE!

Tues. Aug. 30 - PA Budget and Policy Center Info. - HERE!

Tues. Aug. 30 - Peace Valley Nature Center Calendar - HERE!

Tues. Aug. 30 - Leap Year 2016 Events - Click HERE for info and ideas.

Tues. Aug. 30, 6 to 7 PM - Tuesday Evening Peace and Justice Vigil iDoylestown at 
the corner of State and Main. Join us. (every Tues)

Tues. Aug. 30, 7 PM - Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association 
(MAREA) Meeting at TEK Park, 9999 Hamilton Boulevard, Breinigsville, PA 18031. 
Info at 610-682-4300 or themarea@gmail.com, and click Here! (last Tues of month)

Thurs. Sept. 1, 2 PM - Socrates Cafe at the Glenside Library, 215 S. Keswick Ave. 
Click HERE for info. (1st Thurs)

Thurs. Sept. 1, 7:30 PM - Montco DFA Meeting. Click HERE for info. (1st Thurs)

Fri. Sept. 2, 7 PM - First Friday Film Series at the Peace Center of Delaware County, 1001 Old Sproul Road, Springfield. Click HERE for info. (1st Fri)

Sat. Sept. 3, 2 PM - Citizens Climate Lobby Monthly Conference Call. 
Click HERE (1st. Sat)

Sat. Sept. 3 , Noon - First Saturday Drone Death March in Philadelphia at 
12th and Arch. Info from Marge Van Cleef at 203-804-3013. (1st Sat)

Mon. Sept. 5 6:30 PM and 7 PM - Bryn Mawr Peace Coalition Vigil and Meeting. 
The Vigil is at the corner of Lancaster and  Bryn Mawr.  The meeting is at the Community 
Center next to the library. Click HERE for info. (usually 1st Mon)

Tues. Sept. 6, 6 to 7 PM - Tuesday Evening Peace and Justice Vigil iDoylestown at 
the corner of State and Main. Join us. (every Tues)

Tues. Sept. 6, 7 PM - First Tuesday "Move To Amend" Local Action Webinar Training. Click HERE for info and to sign up. (1st Tues)

Tues. Sept. 6, 3:30 to 4:30 PM - First and Third Tuesday Vigil at Delia's Gun Shop, 
6104 Torresdale Ave., Phila. Sponsored by Neighborhood Partners to End Gun Violence. 
(1st and 3rd Tues)

Wed. Sept. 7, 9 PM - Weekly National Flush the TPP Update Conference Call!  
Click HERE to register. (weekly)

Wed. Sept. 7, 8 PM - New Priorites Network Grassroots Organizers' Conference Call. Click HERE for info about the call. Click HERE for info about NPN. (1st Wed)

Wed. Sept. 7, 9 PM - Know Drones Weekly Conference Call. Click HERE for info. 
(weekly on Wed)

Thurs. Sept. 8, 6 PM - Americans in Struggle Film Series presents Organizing 
in the Great Depression at the Community College of Philadelphis, Winnet Student Life 
Building, Rm S2-3, 17th Street below Spring Garden. Click HERE for info.

Thurs. Sept. 8, 6:30 - 8 PM - MAREA Environmental Book Discussion at Kutztown 
Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley. Click HERE for info on book of the month. Click 
HERE for the MAREA website. (2nd Thurs)

Tues. Sept. 13, 6 to 7 PM - Tuesday Evening Peace and Justice Vigil iDoylestown at 
the corner of State and Main. Join us. (every Tues)

Tues. Sept. 13, 7 PM - Upper Perk Democratic Club Meeting at the Upper Perk Library 
community room, 350 Main St., Red Hill. Click HERE for info. (2nd Tues)

Tues. Sept. 13, 6:30 PM - Bucks County NAACP Meeting at the Branch Office, 
340 E. Maple Avenue, Suite 106, Langhorne, Pa. Click HERE for info. (2nd Tues)

Wed. Sept. 14, 10:30 AM - Socrates Cafe at the Abington Library, 1030 Old York Road. 
Click HERE for info. (2nd Wed)

Wed. Sept. 14, 1 to 3 PM - Progressive Democrats of America Monthly Round TableClick HERE for info about the event. Click HERE for live stream. (2nd Wed)

Wed. Sept. 14, 7-8:30 PM - 'Redistricting Reform in PA - Make Your Vote Count' 

at the Northampton Library in Richboro. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters - Bucks 
County. Free and open to the public. Click HERE for info.

Wed. Sept. 14, 9 PM - Weekly National Flush the TPP Update Conference Call!  
Click HERE to register. (every Wed)

Thurs. Sept. 15, 6-8 PM - Democracy for America is looking for people to host a watch party for " The Brainwashing of My Dad". Click HERE for info.

Thurs. Sept. 15, 2016 - United Nations International Day of Democracy - 
Click HERE for info. (yearly on this date)

Sun. Sept. 18, 4 PM - Lower Bucks County Lyme Disease Support Group 
Meeting at Middletown Municipal Bldg., 3 Municipal Way, Langhorne. We will have 
a speaker from DoTerra on using essential oils.  All welcome. For more info contact 
Evelyn Throne at : (215) 741-5902. Click HERE for info. (3rd Sun)

Sun. Sept. 18, 6 PM - Northeast Phila For Peace and Justice Meeting at 6300 
Loretto Ave., Phila. Potluck at 6 PM and Meeting at 7 PM. (usually 3rd Sun)

Mon. Sept. 19, 7 PM - Montco Green Party MeetingClick HERE for info. 
(3rd Mon)

Tues. Sept. 20 - BCTV Bucks County interactive panel discussion on 
redistricting reform and the impact of gerrymandering on local communities. Viewers 
are encourages to call in with questions and comments

Tues. Sept. 20, 6 to 7 PM - Tuesday Evening Peace and Justice Vigil iDoylestown 
at the corner of State and Main. Join us. (every Tues)

Tues. Sept. 20, 3:30 to 4:30 PM - First and Third Tuesday Vigil at Delia's Gun Shop, 
6104 Torresdale Ave., Phila. Sponsored by Neighborhood Partners to End Gun Violence. 
(1st and 3rd Tues)

Tues. Sept. 20, 7 PM - Socrates Cafe at the Glenside Library, 215 S. Keswick Ave. 
Click HERE for info. (3rd Tues)

Tues. Sept. 20, 7 PM - GMO Free PA Meeting at 5 S. Bryn Mawr. (3rd Tues)

Tues. Sept. 20, 9 PM - Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War on PBS
Check your local listing.

Wed. Sept. 21, 2016 - International Peace Day!
  Click HERE for info. (yearly on 
this date)

Wed. Sept. 21, 7 PM - Green Party of Phila Meeting at Liberty Choice Market (2nd Fl), 
1947 North Front Street, Kensington, Phila. Free and open to public. Click HERE for info. 
(4th Wed)

Thurs. Sept. 22, 6 PM - Americans in Struggle Film Series presents I Am Boricua, 
Just So you Know at the Community College of Philadelphis, Winnet Student Life 
Building, Rm S2-3, 17th Street below Spring Garden.

Fri. Sept. 23 to Sun. Sept. 25 - Desmond Tutu at World Beyond War Event in 
Washington DC. Click HERE for info and registration.

Sat. Sept. 24, Noon to 2 - Horsham Drone War Command Center Protest Rally 
in Montgomery County at Easton and County Line Rd. Click HERE for calendar info. 
(last Sat)

Tues. Sept. 27, 2016 - National Voter Registration Da
Click HERE for info. Click HERE to become a partner.

Tues. Sept. 27, 6 to 7 PM - Tuesday Evening Peace and Justice Vigil iDoylestown at 
the corner of State and Main. Join us. (every Tues)

Thurs. Oct. 6, 6 PM - Americans in Struggle Film Series presents 41st and 
Central, the Untold Story of the LA Black Panthers at the Community College 
of Philadelphis, Winnet Student Life Building, Rm S2-3, 17th Street below Spring Garden.

Mon. Oct. 10,2016 - Indigenous Peoples' Day - Click HERE! (2nd Mon in Oct)

Fri. Oct 14 to Mon. Oct. 17 - US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation Annual Conference in Arlington Va. Click HERE for details.

Fri. Oct. 16, 2016 - World Food Day!  A day of action against hunger when people 
around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger. 
Click HERE for info. (yearly on this date)

Thurs. Oct. 20, 6 PM - Americans in Struggle Film Series presents The Koch 
Brothers Exposed at the Community College of Philadelphis, Winnet Student Life Building, 
Rm S2-3, 17th Street below Spring Garden.

Sun. Oct. 30 - An Environment of Justice Conference on climate change in State College. Click HERE for information.

Thurs. Nov. 3, 6 PM - Americans in Struggle Film Series presents Fruitvale 
Station at the Community College of Philadelphis, Winnet Student Life Building, Rm S2-3, 
17th Street below Spring Garden.

Tues. Nov. 8 - PA Election Day - Click HERE for info.

Thurs. Dec. 1, 2016 - World AIDS Day - Click HERE for info. (yearly)

Sat. Dec. 10, 2016 - International Human Rights Day - Click HERE for info. (yearly)

Thurs. Dec. 15, 2016 - Bill of Rights Day - Click HERE for info. (yearly)

Feb. 20, 2017 - World Day of Social Justice - Click HERE for info. (yearly)

Wed. March 8, 2017 - International Women's Day. Click HERE for info. (yearly)


Wed. March 22, 2017 - World Water Day - Click HERE for info. (yearly on this date)

Mon. June 5, 2017 - World Environment Day - Click HERE for info. (yearly on this date)


Sat. July 1, 2017 - United Nations International Day of Cooperatives HERE

(1st Sat. in July)