Summer Speaker Series: Let’s talk about weed!

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Tune in for Let’s Talk About… Weed!

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Our next episode of our Summer Speaker Series, Let’s Talk About… Weed! will be on July 10th from 7-8pm EST!  

This informative and FREE episode in our series answers all of those burning questions you have about the future of marijuana in Pennsylvania. 

Join State Rep Melissa Shusterman (HD 157) and State Rep. Ismael “Izzy” Smith-Wade-El (HD 49) for one dope discussion! 

We’ve got another speaker lined up for next month, so stay tuned… In the meantime, we need your support to cover the cost of coordinating, hosting, and promoting these invaluable tools. 

You can sign up here to participate in our series from the comfort of your own home… so get comfortable and get yourself lots of munchies to snack on – we’ll do the rest! 

An informed electorate is the key to progress… they help us Turn PA Bluer!

Phone Bankers Needed for a Mail-in Ballot Research Project

Hello Phone Bankers!

Our partner, Promote The Vote PA, is conducting an ongoing Vote By Mail project and they’d love our help! See message below:


PTVPA is hosting phone banks every Tuesday & Thursday 6-8 PM EST on Zoom! 

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One of the biggest problems we face in our perpetual swing state is addressing the voter turnout freefall that has plagued Philadelphia in recent years. Since 2020, Philly’s vote count has dropped 33%, more than any other county in PA. Low turnout in Philly is not just a 2024 problem – we also need Philly to vote this November with crucial judicial elections on the ballot, including PA Supreme Court. 

To help directly address this problem with the power of volunteers, Promote the Vote PA has teamed up with non-profit partners on an ongoing voter outreach and education program encouraging low propensity voters in Philly to sign up to receive and return a mail-in-ballot. 

Our 2023 Primary Program Results were very encouraging and we’re just getting started! Beginning in April 2023, volunteers helped reach 137,980 infrequent voters by phone and/or text, to encourage them to sign up to vote by mail. Through our VBM Expansion Program and with the help of dedicated volunteers from PA and across the country, we were able to sign up 3,597 voters; 2,399 of whom returned their ballots.  (66.7%). Over 76% of the targeted voters had not voted in prior municipal elections.

While it is good news that a record number of Philly voters requested mail-in ballots for the 2023 Primary, many did not return their ballots and others did not follow instructions and their votes were canceled. There is still so much work to do around voter education and that’s where the next phase of our Project begins! The PTVPA team needs your help reaching out to these voters to empower them with the information they need to ensure their voices are heard in future elections! 


Join our phone banks every Tuesday & Thursday, in July, from 6-8PM EST. Training & Support is always provided & groups are welcome! 

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Turn PA Blue is committed to harnessing the power and energy of committed volunteers to help elect Democrats up and down the ballot in 2020. The grassroots energy enhanced by Turn PA Blue has the ability to drive turnout and energy upward to help Democrats running across the state at all levels. Our goal is also to integrate the inclusion of new voices into the Democratic Party on all levels, with particular emphasis on strengthening the local parties whose infrastructure is vital to the growth and efficacy of the Democratic Party will also serve to “build our bench” for future candidate recruitment.

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