The Susquehanna Valley Progressives have announced their first public forum to be held on September 23rd at 7:00 pm at the Unitarian Church in Northumberland. The group will host a Public Forum entitled Money in Politics – the Corporate Takeover of our Democracy and will welcome guest speaker Barry Kauffman, Executive Director of Common Cause Pennsylvania. Common Cause works to restore the integrity of the legislative process and modernize the state’s election laws. Mr. Kauffman will discuss the Citizens United decision, the corporate takeover of elections and solutions that could restore our democracy.
Susquehanna Valley Progressives will meet to appoint committee members and discuss goals and strategies for the coming months. We are seeking volunteers who are interested in helping out in any capacity they can. A few objectives for this meeting:
- Leadership – volunteers to serve on an executive or steering committee to help provide guidance for moving forward.
- Programs – we have our first public forum scheduled (see details below). We could use your help to make our premier event a success and your ideas for what we should work on next!
- Voices – are you a writer? We’re looking for writers to blog at SVprogress.org as well as contribute opinion pieces to local papers.
An organizational meeting is set for Thursday, September 11th at 6:30 PM at the Degenstein Library in Sunbury (40 S 5th St, Sunbury, PA 17801). This meeting is important and we need you to attend. Click here for more details.
Two dozen progressives from four surrounding counties (Lycoming, Northumberland, Snyder, Union) met in July to discuss how to unite progressives in the Susquehanna Valley.
A great discussion was held regarding moving forward.
See the Daily Item Article which appeared in today’s paper regarding our Progressive Movement!