Our First Stand: Rally to Save Health Care

Sens. Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer along with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi have called for a national day of action, with rallies being organized across the country, including in Philadelphia. The goal is to stop GOP efforts aimed at destroying the Affordable Care Act and taking health insurance away from 30 million Americans, privatizing Medicare and making massive cuts in Medicaid.

The Philadelphia rally is being organized by Reps. Dwight Evans and Bob Brady, the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses & Allied Professionals, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). RSVP here to attend. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Philadelphia Democratic Party Event Headlined by Biden and Pelosi

nancy_pelosiVice President Joe Biden and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will serve as keynote speakers for the Jefferson-Jackson Autumn Cocktail Party, hosted by the Democratic City Committee of Philadelphia.

“I’m honored to have my friends Vice President Joe Biden and Leader Nancy Pelosi as our featured guests for this event,” said Congressman Bob Brady, the Philadelphia Democratic City Committee chairman. “Their presence here in Philadelphia, eight days before the most important election in recent history, is a testament to the importance of the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as we work to elect Hillary Clinton as the next president of the United States.”

Doors open at 3:00 p.m. Attendees should arrive no later than 5:00 p.m. to allow for required screening and to ensure their entry into the event.

Hillary’s “Three Million Stronger” Initiative Brings Her Back to Philly

Current PJVoice President Bonnie and Future US President Hillary.Hillary Clinton came to West Philadelphia High School as her latest stop in her campaign’s “Three Million Stronger” Initiative, to register and commit three million Americans to vote this November and the Philadelphia Jewish Voice’s president and publisher were on the scene live tweeting from the event.

votePennsylvanians are now able to register to vote online, thanks to the efforts of Governor Tom Wolf’s administration.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney was the first speaker to the standing-room only capacity crowd. Congressman Bob Brady then introduced Clinton. She highlighted her five-part economic plan to build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top, and contrasted her agenda for tax fairness and investing in Pennsylvania with Donald Trump’s plan to give large tax breaks to the wealthy.

He wants to eliminate the estate tax, which does nothing for 99.8 percent of all Americans, but if Trump is as wealthy as he claims to be, it would save his family $4 billion. Now, I’ve got to tell you I could find a much better use for that $4 billion; early childhood, helping our veterans, helping our law enforcement do what they need to do, helping more people get the jobs training and the skills training. In fact, we could hire 95,000 public school teachers for $4 billion. We could actually double health care for our veterans for $4 billion. And we could invest in more infrastructure, affordable housing, and small businesses for $4 billion right here in Pennsylvania.

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