Bucks County Herald

Local resistance groups plan future actions



Representatives of resistance groups attended a regional meeting in Springtown May 6.

Resistance groups from around the Lehigh and Delaware valleys convened at the First Eastern Pennsylvania Mixer, held May 6 in Springtown.

Representatives from each group spoke about the focus of their membership, plans for the future, and suggestions for joining together for a more effective effort. The groups combined represent more than 3,000 individuals.

Attendees contributed more than 130 pounds of food for donation to the Quakertown Food Pantry and The Lord’s Pantry in Ottsville.

Speakers included Will Kampfman, representing the Bucks County Democratic Party for Districts 6, 7 and 8, who spoke about the importance of voter registration and the party’s efforts to reach out to and support advocacy groups.

Matt Munsey, chairman of the Northampton County Democratic Committee, talked about upcoming elections and the effect of cross-filed candidates in the voting booth, and encouraged get-out-the-vote efforts for the upcoming primary.

Discussions at the working meeting covered other topics of concern, including: gerrymandering in Pennsylvania; working toward stronger environmental regulations and efforts to educate the public about climate change; discrimination and civil rights; political accountability; and issues that cross party lines.

Groups in attendance included: Indivisible: The Nightingales, Easton-Phillipsburg Indivisible Collective, Indivisible Northampton County, Uhlerstown Collective, Lehigh Valley Common Ground, Lehigh Valley Indivisible, Worried Women of Lehigh Valley, along with Northampton County Democratic Committee, and the Democratic Party of Bucks County Districts 6, 7 and 8.

For additional information email indivisiblethenightingales@gmail.com.

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