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PUSH News
              Dec. 2, 2014
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Creating a Strong Neighborhood

       

Dear PUSH Members & Neighbors,


If you didn't know, now you know - winter has arrived in Buffalo NY and it made a grand entrance. Check out what’s been going on in the Buffalo and PUSH universe. 


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Monthly Meeting/Thanksgiving Community Dinner 2014


Thanks to all who came to our November 2014 monthly meeting and Thanksgiving Community Dinner. Become a member of PUSH. Dues are just $5 for a year. You can sign up at our next monthly meeting and Holiday Party December 20th, 3PM at Loretto’s Ministry Center, 301 14th St.


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                #EnergyDemocracy

Energy Democracy on the Road


Two community leaders and two staff went to Albany for a statewide convening on Energy Democracy. Here around 15 different organizations from across the state came together to figure out ways to put our communities at the forefront of changing energy policy. Simultaneously PUSH Executive Director Aaron Bartley went on a trip to Germany to bring ideas that are working there back to Buffalo and New York State.

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 Energy Democracy in Action 


We held (2) events in November  – 1. Our Power Party 2. A press event. The New York State Department of Public Service and big energy companies are trying rewrite our energy future (this includes the future of renewable and clean energy) in New York State without our input. We need them to slow down the process so that the people can have a say in their energy future.

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        Holiday Toy Drive 2014 

We're holding a Toy Drive this holiday season. The last day of the drive is December 5th, 2014. If you're looking to give or receive, please call us at 716-884-0356 for complete details:  


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UPCOMING EVENTS:


1. Community Building Committee meeting – 5 PM Tuesday, December 2nd – 460 Massachusetts Ave, Buffalo NY


2. Girl & Guy Talk H.S. to College Prep Fair - 5:30PM Wednesday, December 3rd - 271 Grant St, Buffalo NY


3. Job seeker drop-in hours – 3PM – 6PM Thursday, December 4th – 271 Grant St. and 3PM – 6PM Thursday, December 18th – 460 Massachusetts Avenue, Buffalo NY


4. Buffalo Fred Hampton Remembrance Day - 5PM Thursday, December 4th - 271 Grant St, Buffalo NY


5. Girl Talk & BSC FSU Fashion Show - 5PM Friday, December 5th - 271 Grant St, Buffalo NY


6. Community Development Committee meeting – 6PM Tuesday, December 9th – 460 Massachusetts Ave, Buffalo NY


7. Green Development Zone tour (GDZ) – 8AM – 9AM Thursday, December 18th  – To RSVP, contact PUSH development director Rahwa Ghrimatzion at rahwa@pushbuffalo.org


8. Monthly Member meeting & Holiday Party  – 3PM Saturday, December 20th – Loretto’s Ministry Center, 301 14th St, Buffalo NY


For more info on events or announcements in this newsletter, please call our main office at 716-884-0356 or email us at info@pushbuffalo.org.

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