During our monthly community meeting in February we discussed with our supporters about what is in the THRIVE agenda and what this means for our communities in Washington and Greene Counties. At the end of this month we are joining the Thriving PA Working Group* in hosting a statewide town hall to learn about the Thrive Agenda and advocate to our elected officials the need to divest in extractive economies and invest in our communities.
The town hall will be on March 31st from 6 PM to 8 PM and will be held virtually through Zoom. We will hear from community leaders across the Commonwealth about the challenges and benefits of divesting from extractive economies and investing instead in just solutions that work for all of us during the town hall. Participants will engage with each other in collective learning and story sharing while creating actions to advance the THRIVE agenda at the federal level.
*Members of the Thriving PA Working Group include: CASA, Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration (CADBI), Center for Coalfield Justice, Make the Road PA, One PA, PA Stands Up, Philly Thrive, Pittsburgh United/PA United, POWER- Interfaith, Hill District Consensus Group, Energy Justice Network, Ohio River Valley Institute, Pittsburghers for Public Transit, Physicians for Social Responsibility PA, PA Chapter of the Sierra Club, Sunrise PA, SEIU 1199, United Electrical Workers (UE Local 506), Urbankind and the Black Environmental Collective, Working Families Party PA