Content warning for mentions of racist violence by police/community members, tranpshobia, homophobia, reclaimed slur for LGBTQIA+ people B (they/them) On a cold and rainy Friday afternoon on April 16th, 2021 at the Vietnam War Memorial in Doylestown, 10 to 12 people gathered masked and distanced to take up space and protest the unjust police murders of Black and Brown youth Adam Toledo and Daunte Wright. … Continue reading Enough is Enough: Protest for Black, Brown and Queer Lives Held in April
Today we meet Bucks County’s Eric Miller, the creator and host of the Daily Bern…The show promotes and platforms progressive news, candidates, and activists around the country and world. Continue reading Meet a Progressive: Bucks County’s Eric Miller and the Daily Bern
By Mike Wood You privatise away and then you make us pay We’ll take it back some day, mark my words, mark my words We’ll take it back some day, mark my words. -Billy Bragg A pair of bills in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives could make it more difficult for private utility companies to purchase public water and wastewater systems. HB97 was introduced by … Continue reading PA State Reps Introduce Water Ratepayer Rights Legislation
By Vincent Montoya-Armanios At least ten Morrisville residents have been organizing to stop Select Morrisville LLC from moving forward with its proposal to demolish Williamson Park and develop luxury apartments, a hotel, retail shops, restaurants and an amphitheater. So far, almost 900 people have signed a Change.org petition to save Williamson Park. Environmental concerns are shared by many members of the group. Steve Fowler, for … Continue reading The Fight to Save Williamson Park
By Alana Hardison I often wonder if I am doing enough to help my loved ones and community. But lately I have been wondering if established organizations are doing enough to help individuals. Have advocacy groups become so “big picture” that we are ignoring the immediate needs of those we aim to support? Have we evolved with the times and made changes that empower our … Continue reading Advocacy groups, are we out of touch?
By Vincent Montoya-Armanios Shouldn’t parents, college students, people with disabilities, and people without cars have a say? The physical inaccessibility of public affairs is an inexcusable barrier to a functional democracy in Bucks County. I’ve spent the last 5 years in Ohio and Massachusetts, but my heart has always been in the beautiful, cigarette-littered streets of Levittown. Distance has kept me from following what our … Continue reading When the Pandemic Ends, Keep the Meetings Online
By Mike Wood If you look at the Norristown Municipal Waste Authority’s website, you might never know they’d just won a fight for their existence. On December 15, 2020 the Norristown Municipal Council voted unanimously to repeal ordinances 20-14, and 20-15, delivering a victory to the people of Norristown. Ordinance 20-14 would have transferred the sewer authority’s assets to the municipality, and ordinance 20-15 authorized … Continue reading NOPE Stops Sewer Sale