By Tina Shannon
We had 275 people at our Courthouse. Speakers were Don Siegel, an Intl VP from IBEW, our Central Labor Council president, our NAACP president, our PDA president (me), our peace group president, our NOW president (who is also a CLUW coordinator), and a local African American teacher who also wrote a hit song in the early 70s .
The event was MC’d by the chairperson of the Labor Council’s Community Services Committee & me(he is also chair of out Moral Mondays Coalition, which sponsored the event). The picture was taken by the newly elected secretary of our newly reconstituted Young Dems chapter.
Our event was pretty much a big love fest, creating a real feeling of community. 30 people followed us to a local restaurant to break bread together & get to know us. It’s one of the best things we’ve ever done.
I just wanted you all to know.
Love & solidarity forever
Don Siegel, Intl VP IBEW
Rick Galiano, President Beaver-Lawrence Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Will Sallis, President Beaver County NAACP
Tina B Shannon, president 12th Congressional District Chapter Progressive Democrats of America
Melvin Steals, local retired educator & community leader
Janet Hill, president Beaver County NOW
Nancy O’Leary, president Beaver County Peacelinks
Mark Benkart, chairperson Moral Mondays Coalition of Beaver County & Chairperson of Beaver-Lawrence Labor Council’s Community Services Committee
Our event was pretty much a big love fest, creating a real feeling of community. 30 people moved to a local restaurant to break bread together. It’s one of the best things we’ve ever done.