EARLY WORD: No Pools, No Peace

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Hello!

Please join the Coalition to Save the Libraries and the Coalition for Essential Services* tonight and tomorrow to fight for open public pools! We believe that both pool closures and the threatened Library closures work to undermine the social and cultural infrastructure of our city. Pools create stable communities. By closing pools, Mayor Nutter provoked the disruption of people’s lives. We are demanding a cool and safe summer! Pools provide safety and security for our neighborhoods by providing organized and supervised activities for children.

TOMORROW: Tuesday, July 14th 12 NOON

POOLS UNDER LOCK & KEY! TURN ON THE WATER!

MAYOR NUTTER, STOP LOCKING OUR COMMUNITIES OUT OF SERVICES!

Neighborhoods will converge on NW & NE corners of City Hall to demand that their pools be opened for the Summer! Neighborhood leaders from across Philadelphia will arrive at City Hall at 12noon and make their way to the Mayor’s office to have a theatrical celebration with props, water droplets, spigots and empty swimming pools. Community leaders will speak on the consequences of pool closings for the press and we will demand ANSWERS AND OPEN POOLS for communities of Philadelphia. We’re making a big splash with this one! Please join us!

*The Coalition For Essential Services is composed of over 30 community-based advocacy organizations and labor unions in Philadelphia including the Coalition To Save the Libraries, Asian Americans United, AFSCME District Council 47, Fire Fighters Union Local 22, and the Vote for Homes! Coalition.

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