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Philadelphia, PA, July 9, 2016.  Art’s emotional impact can be an extraordinary thing—especially when it sneaks up on you. That is the conclusion of a team of Bernie Sanders supporters organizing a series of events and marches during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) later this month. When a painting entitled “Philadelphia Skyline” appeared during a Philly.FYI, Inc. recent social media search, Creativity Director Rachel Delgado-Simmons’ reaction drew the attention of the entire group. “In the middle of a strategy meeting, they felt the excitement,” Delgado-Simmons said, “And one by one they came over to have a look. Within minutes the...

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Billy Taylor of PhillyFYI Will hold Press Conference About Permits at FDR Park During the DNC - 2pm, today, Saturday June 25th ----------------------News Release: June 24, 2016 A press conference will be held on Saturday, June 25th in FDR Park, Philadelphia by Billy Taylor, Executive Director of PhillyFYI, the group organizing events and marches in support of Bernie Sanders during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) to be held July 25 through July 28. Taylor will discuss the zones in his permits at FDR Park – Zones #1, 2, 3, & 4. Representatives of the Bernie Sanders Campaign have been offered...

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Published By: Office of the MayorContact: Lauren Hitt , (215) 686-6210, Lauren.Hitt@phila.gov ------------- PHILADELPHIA – Today, the City released the layout of FDR Park during the Democratic National Convention. FDR Park will hold six permitted demonstration zones from Sunday, July 24 through Thursday, July 28. Demonstrators will have access to water as well as two misting and First Aid tents. Licensed food trucks and other vendors will be available through the City’s Parks and Recreation concession agreement. ------------- The roads outlined in red on the map will be closed from 9PM on Saturday, July 23, through 9PM on Friday, July...

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Philly.FYI Activist.FYI - Constructive Dialogue where Philadelphia City Officials Expressed Support for the Public’s Right to Assemble and a Commitment to the Safety and Security of All Residents and Visitors - while pending Key Questions Remain to Be Addressed by the City. ----------------------------------News Release: Philadelphia, PA, 6/17/2016. The primary election season is over but that has not dampened the enthusiasm Bernie Sanders’ most ardent supporters feel for the progressive platform their candidate has laid out over the past year. Facilitated by Philly.FYI Activists—a core group of Sanders supporters based in the Philadelphia area—as many as 250,000 fired-up “Berners” are expected to take to...

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Press Release:PHILADELPHIA 5/31 — Two organizers who played a major role in generating grassroots support for Bernie Sanders are getting ready to head to Philadelphia at the end of July — but they’re not just going for the Democratic National Convention. Shana East and Jackrabbit Pollack are planning The People’s Convention, an event designed to harness the spirit and momentum of grassroots organizing to influence party platforms and the DNC. WHEN: July 23, 2016 – two days before the DNC Convention begins.WHERE: Arch Street Meeting House (ASMH), 320 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA.WHAT/WHY: The People’s Convention is a pro-democracy event intended...

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