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Keeping You Posted With The Politics Of Philadelphia

October 26, 2011

Philadelphia Daily Record

Judy’s On Your Mind

WELCOMING iconic songwriter/performer/actress/author Judy Collins to Minding Your Mind Blue Gene Gala benefit are, from left, Paul Lichtman, co-chair of event; Collins; and Amy & Steven Erlbaum, cofounders of Minding Your Mind Foundation, which focuses on reducing stigma attached to mental illness, particularly among adolescents. Collins autographed copies of her new book, Sweet Judy Blue Eyes, a memoir which recounts honestly her own struggles with depression and alcoholism and how she survived suicide of her only child. Photo by Bonnie Squires


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Oct. 26State Rep. Cherelle L. Parker hosts Home Foreclosure, Weatherization & Energy Conservation Conference & Fair at Emanuel Rec Ctr., 8501 Provident Rd., 5-8 p.m. For info (215) 242-7200. Oct. 26Fundraiser for Council candidate Al Taubenberger hosted by Gregory J. Fox at Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhodes, 123 S. Broad St., 5-7 p.m. For info (267) 507-4282. Oct. 26Walt Vogler hosts 21st Ward GOP Fundraiser Reception at Valley View Inn, 4678 Domino La., 6:309 p.m. Tickets $40. RSVP Walt Vogler, Jr. (215) 482-2834. Oct. 27State Sen. Larry Farnese hosts annual Senior Expo at Fels S. Phila. Community Ctr., 2407 S. Broad St., 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free health screenings, refreshments. Seating limited. RSVP (215) 592-3121. Oct. 27Weatherization & Foreclosure Conference hosted by State Reps. Mark B. Cohen and Jewell Williams at St. William’s Parish, Robbins & Argyle, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 27Pre-Election celebration sponsored by Shawn Dillon’s 66A Ward at Chickie’s & Pete’s, 11000 Roosevelt Blvd., 6-9 p.m. Tickets $35. For info (215) 637-6360. Oct. 27Fundraiser for Council candidate Al Taubenberger hosted by State Rep. John J. Taylor and Bill Moran at Katie O’Donnell’s, 4501 Woodhaven Rd., 6-8 p.m. $150. For info (267) 507-4282. Oct. 28THE PHILADELPHIA DAILY RECORD

45th Anniversary Celebration of Black Panther Party at Hilton Phila. City Ave. Hotel, 4200 City Line Ave., 6-11 p.m. Bobby Seale, keynote speaker. Tickets $65. Hosted by National Alumni Association of BPP. Call (215) 7870857 or Clarence (215) 276-4453. Sunday free to public 1-4 p.m. workshops. Oct. 28Donna Aument’s 33rd Ward super Halloween Party at Juniata G. C., M & Cayuga Sts., 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Beef & Beer, BYOB, costumes optional. Tickets $25. Inviting all Democrat and Republican candidates. For reservation or ticket info Donna (215) 427-1645. Oct. 29Phila. Federation of Young Republicans hosts candidates meeting with GOP leaders from 2nd, 5th, 8th, 14th, 27th and 30th Wards at St. Michael Russian Orthodox Ch., 335 Fairmount Ave., 10 a.m. Oct. 30Fundraiser for 1st Dist. Council candidate Mark Squilla at Shooting Stars Club, 1931 S. 3rd St., 26 p.m. Platinum host $1,000, Host $500, Sponsor $100, Friend $35. RSVP (267) 290-8836. Oct. 31Democrat City Committee throws Autumn Cocktail party at Penn’s Landing Caterers, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets $150. RSVP by Oct. 21. For info (215) 241-7804. Nov. 1Republican City Committee Fall Cocktail Party at Cannstatter Volksfest Verein, 9130 Academy Rd., 6-8 p.m. Tickets $125. For info Republican City Committee (215) 561-0650. 25 OCTOBER, 2011


Rendell Endorses Schmidt Al Schmidt, candidate for Philadelphia City Commissioner, released the following statement after receiving the endorsement of former Gov. Ed Rendell:

“Ed Rendell has always fought for our city. I am honored to have

Gov. Rendell’s support as we work to bring transparency and accountability to the City Commissioner’s office,” Schmidt said. Gov. Rendell issued the following statement in endorsing Schmidt for City Commissioner: “Al Schmidt understands the job of election officials is to run fair, clean and effective elections. He will do so

in a truly bipartisan manner. That’s why I’m supporting him and I hope you will too.” Edward G. Rendell served as the 45th Governor of Pennsylvania from 2003 until 2011. He also served two terms as Philadelphia’s District Attorney and two terms as Philadelphia’s Mayor.

Casey, Announce City Grant To Reduce Spread of HIV US Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Congressman Bob Brady (DPhila.) announced a $1.5 million Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant to Philadelphia FIGHT’s Youth Health Empowerment Project to work with young people to reduce HIV infection rates. “This grant will help Philadelphia FIGHT continue its valuable work to reduce the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among vulnerable communities in Philadelphia,” said Casey. “I fully support the work of

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Philadelphia Fight,” said Brady. “And I applaud the organization for developing the I AM project that is designed to get out a message that will help save the lives of high risk teens and young men of color. This is important work.” Casey and Brady wrote letters of support to urge the CDC to approve this grant. Funding will be used to implement the “I AM” project, an idea created by Philadelphia FIGHT’s Youth Health Empowerment Project staff and participants to help their peers

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reduce risk. The project includes social media outreach, the creation of a culturally and age-appropriate safe space and the inclusion of the target population in the project’s content and development.

Reminder To All Candidates Filing deadline for campaign finance reports for all candidates is Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 at the office of the City Commissioners Campaign Finance Unit, Delaware & Spring Garden, 5th floor.

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