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

November 7, 2016 - More on Increasing Voter Participation
* Article and Video - Make election day a holiday.
Article - Allow early voting for 15 days before election day.
Article - Allow every citizen not incarcerated to vote.
Video - Eric Holder on restoring ex-felon's voting rights.
Article - Fight voter suppression by renewing the Voting Rights Act.
Website - National Call to Action for a Moral Agenda

PA Update
PA Progressive Summit in February 17 and 18, 2017
Fair Districts PA is working on redistricting reform.
Candidates who took the Fair Districts PA pledge

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Monthly Calendar
 

General Announcements


Lehigh Valley Governmental Meeting Schedules - HERE
Nurture Nature Center in Easton Calendar - HERE!
Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center - HERE!
Rodale Institute Calendar - HERE!
Free Speech TV Online - HERE!
Keystone Progress Daily News - HERE!
Lehigh Valley Vanguard Magazine - HERE!
Bethlehem Food Co-Op News - HERE!
PA Budget and Policy Center Info - HERE!
Lehigh Valley Humanist Events - HERE!
Voters in Pennsylvania can now register online HERE!

Wed. Nov. 30, 3:30 PM - Lehigh Valley Committee Against State Killing Meeting, at LEPOCO Peace Center, 313 W. 4th St., Bethlehem.  Everyone interested in working to end the death penalty in Pennsylvania is invited to attend.  Call 610-691-8730 for more information. (last Wed)

Wed. Nov. 30, 9 PM - PDA National End Corporate Rule Conference Call - Click HERE for info. (last Wed)

Wed. Nov. 30, 6 PM - Make the Road PA Weekly Meeting in Allentown, 1017 Hamilton St., 3rd Floor. Join us for our weekly meeting to discuss strategies to fight for $15, protect the environment, fight for immigrants and Latinos in PA. A meal is provided. Click HERE for website. (weekly)

Thurs. Dec. 1, 7 PM - Fair Districts PA Conference Call on Redistricting Reform. Click HERE for call information and future calls on Dec. 12 at 4 PM, Jan. 5 at 7 PM, and Jan. 9 at 4 PM. 


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

Thurs. Dec. 1 to Sun. Dec. 4, 2016 - Visioning and Creating a Moral Economy at Pendle Hill Retreat Center, 338, Plush Mill Rd. Wallingford, Pa. Click HERE for info and registration.
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Sat. Dec. 3, Noon - First Saturday Drone Death March in Philadelphia at 
12th and Arch. Info from Marge Van Cleef at 203-804-3013. (1st Sat)

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

Sun. Dec. 4, 9-10:15 AM -  Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley. Click HERE for info.

Sun. Dec. 4, 10:30 AM - LV Humanist Meeting at the Bradbury-Sullivan Community Center, 522 West Maple St., Allentown. Click HERE for info. (1st Sun)

Sun. Dec. 4, 1-7:30 PM - Interfaith Moral Climate Advocacy Training workshop with Justin Wright of Active Neutrals at the Community Center, Pennswood Village, 1382 Newtown-Langhorne Rd., Newtown, Bucks County. Click HERE for info and registration.

Mon. Dec. 5, 6:30 PM - Lehigh Valley Food and Water Watch Meeting at Bethlehem Wegman's, Rt. 512. (usually 1st Mon)

Tues. Dec. 6, 6 PM - LEPOCO First Tuesday Book Club at the 
Bethlehem Public Library in the second floor meeting room. Call Mimi Lang for info at 610-866-2407. (1st Tues)

Tues. Dec. 6, 6:30 PM - Fair Districts PA Northeast PA Working Group Meeting at Marzoni's Brick Oven and Brewing Co., 26 Montage Mountain Rd., Moosic, PA. Please join us to work on stopping Gerrymandering in Pennsylvania.  Click HERE for info.  RSVP to BKauffman @ commoncause .org

Tues. Dec. 6, 7 PM - Film Screening: “From Us to Me,”  at Lehigh University, Neville Hall, Bethlehem.  Free.  This documentary revisits workers in Rostock, Germany, 25 years after an original documentary made with these workers when they lived in the communist German Democratic Republic.   

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

Tues. Dec. 6, 7 PM - Lehigh Valley Friends of CeaseFirePA Meeting at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Click HERE for info.

Tues. Dec. 6, 7 PM - Lehigh Valley Gay Men's Chorus Rehearsal at Wesley United Methodist Church, 2540 N. Center Street, Bethlehem. New people welcome. Click HERE for info. (every Tues)

Tues. Dec. 6, 9 PM - PDA National Stop Global Warming Conference Call - Click HERE for info. (1st Tues)

Wed. Dec. 7, 3:30 PM - Lehigh Valley Coalition Against State Killing (LV-CASK) Meeting at LEPOCO Peace Center, 313 W. Fourth St., Bethlehem.  Currently working on supporting the death penalty moratorium in PA.  Everyone welcome. Call 610-691-8730 for info. (1st Wed)

Wed. Dec. 7, 4:30 to 6 PM - Watershed Coalition of the LV Monthly Meeting at Lower Saucon Township Municipal Center, 3700 Old Phila. Pike, Bethlehem. Click HERE for info. (1st Wed)

Wed. Dec. 7, 6 PM - Make the Road PA Weekly Meeting in Allentown, 1017 Hamilton St., 3rd Floor. Join us for our weekly meeting to discuss strategies to fight for $15, protect the environment, fight for immigrants and Latinos in PA. A meal is provided. Click HERE for website. (Wed weekly)

Wed. Dec. 7, 9 PM - Know Drones Weekly Conference CallClick HERE for info. (Wed. weekly)

Wed. Dec. 7, 9 PM - PDA Economic and Social Justice Conference Call. Click HERE for info. (1st Wed)

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

Thurs. Dec. 8, 7 PM - ACLU Lehigh Valley Chapter Meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem. Click HERE for info. (2nd Thurs)

Thurs. Dec. 8, 7 PM - Dinner and Environmental Movie at the Ship Inn, Milford NJ. RSVP to Susan Schirmer at soupys@att.net. (2nd Thurs)

Thurs. Dec. 8, 9 PM - PDA National End Mass Criminalization Conference Call - Click HERE for info. (2nd Thurs)

Thurs. Dec. 8, 4-5 PM - Monthly Peace Vigil, Third and Wyandotte Sts. Bethlehem.

Fri. Dec. 9, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM - 4th Annual Smart Growth and Sustainable Communities Conference in Allentown, Renaissance Hotel, 12 N. 7th St., Allentown. Click HERE for info and registration.

Fri. Dec. 9, 10-12 AM - Beyond Capitalism Working Group  at Moravian College Haupert Union Building. Stop at the HUP desk to inquire about the room location as it sometimes changes. (2nd Fri)

Sat. Dec. 10 - 57th Annual Nazareth-to-Bethlehem Peace Pilgrimage.  10:45 am, buses load at 520 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, for transportation to Nazareth.  12 noon, pilgrimage leaves Moravian Church, Center Square, Nazareth.  5:30 pm, supper and rally at Christ United Church of Christ, Market & Center Sts., Bethlehem. More info HERE.   

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

Sun. Dec. 11, 9-10:15 AM -  Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley. Click HERE for info.

Mon. Dec. 12, 11:30 AM - League of Women Voters of Lehigh County Hot Topics Luncheon at the Superior Restaurant, 102 Main St., Emmaus. Cost is $11. Contact Sue Phillips at suemph@verizon.net to register by the previous Thurs. (2nd Mon)

Mon. Dec. 12, 2:45 PM - Join us at a Meeting with Congressman Dent to discuss Mass Incarceration in his Lehigh Valley office. RSVP please at jdk050 @ inbox .com or 484-547-3421.

Mon. Dec. 12, 4 PM - Fair Districts PA Conference Call on Redistricting Reform. Click HERE for call information and future calls on Jan. 5 at 7 PM, and Jan. 9 at 4 PM. 

Mon. Dec. 12, 6 PM - Lehigh Valley Caffeinated TV Show Streamed LivePlease join us for our weekly show for local progressive news of national significance. Click HERE! (every Monday)

Mon. Dec. 12, 7 PM - LEPOCO Action Meeting at the LEPOCO Peace Center, 313 W. 4th St., Bethlehem. All members and friends are welcome at this business meeting where the organization's activities are review and set.  Call LEPOCO at 610-691-8730 for info. (2nd Mon)

Mon. Dec. 12, 7 PM - LV Humanist Book Club at Hello Burrito in Bethlehem. Click HERE for info. (2nd Mon)

Mon. Dec. 12, 9 PM - PDA National ERA 3-State Strategy Conference Call - Click HERE for info. (2nd Mon)

Tues. Dec. 13, 9:45 AM to 3:30 PM - People's Democracy Conference in Washington DC. Click HERE for info.

Tues. Dec. 13, 5:30 - Screening of '13th'. a documentary about race and the U. S. criminal justice system at The Caring Place, 931 Hamilton St., 3rd Floor, Allentown.  Click HERE for info.

Tues. Dec. 13, 9 PM - PDA End Wars and Occupations - Redirect Funding Conference Call. Click HERE for info. (2nd Tues)

Tues. Dec. 13, 6 PM - Lehigh Valley Citizen's Climate Lobby Meeting at Northampton Community College Fowler Center, Rm 525, 11 E. 3rd St. Bethlehem. Potluck followed by meeting at 6:30. Info at 610-258-0528. (Tues. after 2nd Sat)

Tues. Dec. 13, 6:30 to 8:45 PM - Alliance for Sustainable Communities Monthly Meeting at Moravian College, HUB, Air Products Room. Open to all interested in the Alliance. Click HERE for info. (usually 2nd Tues)

Wed. Dec. 14, 6 PM - Make the Road PA Weekly Meeting in Allentown, 1017 Hamilton St., 3rd Floor. Join us for our weekly meeting to discuss strategies to fight for $15, protect the environment, fight for immigrants and Latinos in PA. A meal is provided. Click HERE for website. (weekly)

Wed. Dec. 14, 7-9 PM - Allentown Weekly Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Meeting 
at First Presbyterian Church, 3231 Tilghman St., Allentown. Click HERE for website. (every Wed)

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

Wed. Dec. 149 PM - PDA Stop Global Warming Conference CallClick HERE for info. (2nd Wed)

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

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

Sun. Dec. 18, 9-10:15 AM -  Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley. Click HERE for info.


Mon. Dec. 19, 7 PM - Lehigh Valley Sierra Club Meeting at Northampton Community College Fowler Center,  Northampton Community College Fowler 511 E. 3rd St., Bethlehem Southside. Click HERE for more info. (3rd Mon)

Wed. Dec. 21, 8-9:30 PM (EST) - Move to Amend WebinarClick HERE for info. (3rd Wed)

Sun. Dec. 25, 9-10:15 AM -  Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley. Click HERE for info.

Tues. Dec. 27, 7-9 PM - LV Humanists Book Club on  at Pies On Pizzeria, 601 Front St., Catasauqua. Click HERE for info. (4th Tues)

Tues. Dec. 27, 9 PM PDA Clean, Fair, Transparent Elections Conference Call! Click HERE for info. (4th Tues)

Sat. Dec. 31, Noon to 2 - Horsham Drone War Command Center Protest Rally in Montgomery County at Easton and County Line Rd. A carpool from LV will leave at 10:45 AM from the Hellertown Park and Ride, near Rt. 412 and I-78 behind Turkey hill. Call LEPOCO at 610-691-8730 for info. (last Sat of month)

Sun. Jan. 1, 9-10:15 AM -  Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley. Click HERE for info.

Thurs. Jan. 5, 7 PM - Fair Districts PA Conference Call on Redistricting Reform. Click HERE for call information and future call on Jan. 9 at 4 PM. 

Sun. Jan. 8, 9-10:15 AM -  Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley. Click HERE for info.

Mon. Jan. 9, 4 PM - Fair Districts PA Conference Call on Redistricting Reform. Click HERE for call information. 

Mon. Jan. 9, 7 PM - Bethlehem Food Co-Op Meeting at the UU Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center Street, Bethlehem. Click HERE for info. (2nd Mon. quarterly)

Thurs. Jan. 12, 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)

Fri. Jan. 13, 2017 to Sun. Jan. 15, 2017 - Healthcare Now Single Payer Strategy Conference in NYC. Click HERE for info and registration.

Sun. Jan. 15, 9-10:15 AM -  Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley. Click HERE for info.

Fri. Jan. 20 - Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration. Click HERE for info.

Sat. Jan. 21, 10 AM to 5 PM - Women's March on Washington at Lincoln's Memorial. Click HERE for info. Click HERE for bus info.

Sun. Jan. 22, 9-10:15 AM -  Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley. Click HERE for info.

Thurs. Jan. 26, 6:30 PM - Winter meeting of The Weston A. Price Foundation - Lehigh Valley Chapter at the United Steelworkers Hall, Lehigh Street, Bethlehem. Free admission. Click HERE for info.  (4th Thurs. quarterly)

Sun. Jan. 29, 9-10:15 AM -  Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley. Click HERE for info.

Tues. Jan. 31, 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)

Fri. Feb. 17 and Sat. Feb. 18, 2017 - PA Progressive Summit. Click HERE for info and registration.

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

Sun. Feb. 26. 2 PM - Hoodie Rally to mark the five-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin's death at Bethlehem City Hall Plaza. Main Speaker will be Rev. Gregory Edwards, Allentown Resurrected Life Community Church. Info from Rev. Elizabeth Goudy, Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley in Bethlehem, at 610-866-8223.


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

Fri. Sept. 15, 2017 - United Nations International Day of Democracy - Click HERE for info. (yearly on this date)

Thurs. Sept. 21, 2017 - International Peace Day!  Click HERE for info. (yearly on this date)

Mon. Oct. 9, 2017 - Indigenous Peoples' Day - Click HERE! (2nd Mon in Oct)

Mon. Oct. 16, 2017 - 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)