Barry Kauffman of Common Cause Pennsylvania who will speak at the Susquehanna Valley Progressives Public Forum on September 23 will appear on On the Mark on September 17 from 9:15 am to 10:00 am to discuss his organization’s efforts to bring transparency and integrity to elections and our government. On Friday, September 19, Nicole Faraguna will be on WKOK’ s morning program at 8:40 to discuss the mission of the organization and next steps.
Susquehanna Valley Progressives met on September 11th in Sunbury to organize a leadership committee and discuss future efforts. A Steering Committee was established to guide the group and advance its vision for the region:
Susquehanna Valley Progressives is a nonpartisan organization united for the betterment of the whole community. We envision a community that empowers individuals to be engaged in and educated on the democratic process; promotes equality and appreciation of diversity; improves the living and working standards of all that live in Susquehanna Valley and actively protects our natural world.
The work of the Steering Committee in the next few months will be primarily focused on educational and networking forums. The Committee has agreed to meet four times a year (meeting dates and time TBD).
- Nicole Faraguna, Herndon
- Lana Gulden, Northumberland
- David Hafer, Lewisburg
- Alison Hirsch, Williamsport
- Dodie Lovett, Dalmatia
- Lynn Palermo, Lewisburg
- Regina Russell, Sunbury
If you are interested in serving on the Committee, please contact us.
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!