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  • 27 Oct 2020 12:17 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Below in bold are the currently scheduled protests around the city according to the DVIC (Delaware Valley Intelligence Center). There are reports of some stores closing early - Target stores in South Philadelphia, Bridesburg, Cottman Ave are closing now (planned to be boarded up) and Lowe’s Home Improvement stores in South Phila, West Phila & Aramingo are closed/boarded up.

    An update of the below will be sent out around 3 pm, earlier if necessary.

    Events / Protests October 27, 2020*

    4:00 PM

    FOP Contract Must Go!

    City Hall

    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Rally to Save Our Post Office!

    9925 Bustleton Avenue

    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Standing in Solidarity for Racial Justice at 6511 Lincoln Dr. at the Unitarian Society of Germantown

    6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Day After Day Demand Trump/Pence Out Now!

    Independence Mall

    *These are the scheduled protests for today. We do expect pop-up protests and will post them as soon as available.

    Events / Protests October 28, 2020

    Events / Protests October 29, 2020

    Events / Protest November 1, 2020

    4 Day Blitz to Defeat Trump

    9:00 AM

    Location: Philadelphia TBA

    Day After Day Demand Trump/Pence Out Now!

    6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Independence Mall

    Events / Protest November 2, 2020

    4 Day Blitz to Defeat Trump

    9:00 AM

    TBA Philadelphia

    Standing in Solidarity for Racial Justice

    5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    6511 Lincoln Dr.

    Unitarian Society of Germantown

    Note: This a daily reoccurring (Mon - Fri) event scheduled through November 20th.

    Day After Day Demand Trump/Pence Out Now!

    6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Independence Mall

    Events / Protest November 3, 2020

    Election Day Results Protest

    7:00 AM

    Philadelphia City Hall - 1400 JFK Blvd.

    4 Day Blitz to Defeat Trump

    9:00 AM

    TBA Philadelphia

    Standing in Solidarity for Racial Justice

    5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    6511 Lincoln Dr.

    Unitarian Society of Germantown

    Note: This a daily reoccurring (Mon - Fri) event scheduled through November 20th.

    Day After Day Demand Trump/Pence Out Now!

    6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Independence Mall

    Events / Protest November 4, 2020

    National Day of Rage events:

    Every Wednesday until 1/20/2021

    Time & Location: TBD

    This is a placeholder until further details are released, national call to action every Wednesday until 1/20/2020

    Election Day Results Protest

    7:00 AM

    Philadelphia City Hall - 1400 JFK Blvd.

    Count Every Vote in Philadelphia Rally & March

    1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    Independence Mall – then march to City Hall

    End time for march is 4:30 PM

    Standing in Solidarity for Racial Justice

    5:00 PM-6:00 PM

    6511 Lincoln Dr.

    Unitarian Society of Germantown

    Note: This a daily reoccurring (Mon - Fri) event scheduled through November 20th.

    Day After Day Demand Trump/Pence Out Now!

    6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Independence Mall

    Events / Protest November 5, 2020

    Standing in Solidarity for Racial Justice

    5:00 PM-6:00 PM

    6511 Lincoln Dr.

    Unitarian Society of Germantown

    Note: This a daily reoccurring (Mon - Fri) event scheduled through November 20th.

    Standing in Solidarity for Racial Justice

    5:00 PM-6:00 PM

    Location: 6511 Lincoln Dr.

    Unitarian Society of Germantown

    Note: This a daily reoccurring (Mon - Fri) event scheduled through November 20th.

    No Events listed after November 5th as of 10/26/2020

    "Philly We Rise" - "progressive" groups planning "mass action" after November 3rd in the event of voter intimidation, mail-in ballot invalidation or other electoral discord.

    "NYC to the World" - National Call to Action - NY State of Emergency -Nov 4, 2020 to Jan 20, 2021

    Calling for direct action - road blocks, sit-ins, shutdowns, mass disruptions, student walk-outs, worker wildcats, rent & transit & debt strikes...


  • 27 Oct 2020 10:12 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Today at 5pm is the deadline to apply to vote by mail!

    After today, you can only request replacement ballots, turn your ballot in, or vote in-person on Nov. 3.

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s denial of a request to move the deadline for receipt of mail-in ballots back to Nov. 3 means that PA election officials will be able to count ballots that arrive as late as Friday, Nov. 6, as long as they have been postmarked by Nov. 3. (The deadline to return ballots in person remains 8 PM on Election Day.) But a new challenge to the deadline filed in federal court Thursday could wind up before the Supreme Court after Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation, and since this week’s SCOTUS ruling was 4-4, a full court could move the deadline back to Nov. 3. Regardless, voters should be returning their mail-in ballots now!

  • 26 Oct 2020 4:18 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    New protections for some Philadelphia workers recently went into effect during the COVID-19 pandemic, including for health care employees and people who work for employers with 500 employees or more.

    On September 9, 2020, Philadelphia’s sick leave law was amended so that certain health care employees are compensated in the event they contract a communicable disease during a pandemic or epidemic event, all under certain terms and conditions.

    Philadelphia’s sick leave law was also amended so that employers with 500 or more employees are required to provide up to 112 hours of paid sick leave under certain circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic to Philadelphia employees who request it due to:

    • Care for self or family member showing symptoms of COVID-19.
    • Care for self or family member advised to self quarantine by a health care provider.
    • Care for self or family during local quarantine.
    • Childcare closure.

    This is in effect through December 31, 2020. A note is not required in order to request public health emergency paid sick leave.


  • 26 Oct 2020 3:30 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Did you know you can cast your ballot before Election Day?

    Philadelphia residents will have access to 17 satellite election office locations throughout the city where they can go to register to vote, request a mail-in ballot, receive their ballot, vote, and return it, all in one visit. In addition, voters can also visit one of these locations to return their already voted ballot.

    All satellite election offices will be open seven days a week and will remain open through Election Day, November 3.

    https://www.phila.gov/2020-09-29-visit-a-satellite-election-office-today/


  • 26 Oct 2020 3:27 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The dropbox is a  legit box and it was just installed this weekend at Markwood Playground, 400 S Taney Street! . Here is a photo of Chairwoman Lisa Deely from this weekend around the box.

    https://twitter.com/PhillyVotes/status/1320094460441694208?s=20

    A round up of the dropboxes installed this weekend. Remember, any voter in Philadelphia can utilize these dropboxes. Voters can only drop off their own voted ballot. Here is a link to all of the boxes posted this weekend: 

    https://twitter.com/PhillyVotes/status/1320170008408936448?s=20


  • 26 Oct 2020 3:21 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)
    ROTHMAN ORTHOPAEDICS ICE RINK

    Dilworth Park, West Side of City Hall

    Open Friday, November 6 Through Sunday, February 28, 2021

    Scheduled timed 90-minute skating sessions

    https://centercityphila.org/parks/dilworth-park/winter/rothman-rink



  • 23 Oct 2020 4:09 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)
    • On Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 2:00 pm, demonstrators plan to gather at Rittenhouse Square for a "Trump/Pence #OutNow" protest.  
    • Also on Saturday, October 24, 2020, 3:00 pm, demonstrators plan to gather near 2200 BF Pkwy for the “Philly #Endsars, #Endswat Solidarity Protest”. The group plans to march, going around City Hall to 5th & Market Sts, then north to Arch St, then west back around City Hall and to the BF Pkwy, ending at the Museum of Art.  

    The police Civil Affairs unit will be assigned to these events.

  • 23 Oct 2020 2:43 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court is prohibiting counties from rejecting ballots because the voter’s signature on it may not resemble their signature on their registration form.

    https://www.fox29.com/news/pennsylvania-ballots-cant-be-tossed-out-over-voter-signature-court-says?utm_campaign=trueanthem&utm_medium=trueanthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR33MoSsJ1ZcQPSTc3_n7IimERE3PBy5BgWkEvehtcH_1FANvlPFqQSFwec

  • 23 Oct 2020 1:43 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    ARMY-NAVY GAME MOVED: The 121st Army-Navy game will be played at West Point’s Michie Stadium instead of the traditional site in Philadelphia due to attendance limits on outdoor events.

    https://www.fox29.com/sports/army-navy-game-being-moved-to-west-point-due-to-philadelphias-attendance-limits?fbclid=IwAR3PXCTzD54Kmrte_M_ou08ehUhXKHZtHyhhuLejT056vL3m1_Ivq7xB1Kw

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