“Is America Possible?”
Black History is American History. That’s why we are honoring Black History month by focusing on this three-word question, “Is America Possible?” posed by the late Dr. Vincent Harding, a great elder of the Civil Rights movement – confidant of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and first director of the King Center in Atlanta following Dr. King’s assassination.
In his 2012 speech to the Children’s Defense Fund, Dr. Harding states, “I am a citizen of a country that does not yet exist…we are citizens of a country that we still have to create. A just country. A compassionate country. A forgiving country. A multi-racial, multi-religious country. A joyful country that cares about its children and about its elders, that cares about itself and the world, that cares about what the earth needs.”
All Together Now PA shares Dr. Harding’s longing to co-create a world where the day-to-day realities for the vast majority of the earth’s inhabitants (humans and all earth’s creatures) are no longer tragically out of alignment with our shared ideals for a free, democratic and caring society. We echo Dr. Harding’s answer to his own question with an emphatic YES! America IS possible, if we come together, to be, as he once put it, “human signposts’’ for one another demonstrating what we know is attainable.
For All Together Now PA, this means creating and sustaining projects that encourage local self-reliance in basic needs, catalyzing local supply chains, increasing wealth for all – not just for a select few in our communities, and preparing for climate change by promoting just and regenerative circular economies in our state.
👨🏼🤝👨🏿👩🏻🤝👩🏿 We invite you to join in honoring Black History Month by becoming involved with our work through the opportunities below…
Join us in Montgomery, AL. for “Traveling Toward Equity: Journey from Pennsylvania to Montgomery Alabama”
Join us in Montgomery Alabama from April 19-23, 2023 for a curated exploration of America’s history of racial injustice to examine the connection between the call for cannabis equity in Pennsylvania and how it can begin to repair centuries of racial injustice in the U.S.
We chose Montgomery, Alabama because it is the birthplace of the civil rights movement and home to the Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration.
Travelers will visit the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, meet contemporary civil rights leaders and join in facilitated conversations in order to cultivate a deep understanding of the impact that decades of punitive policies still have on communities of color and how fair adult-use cannabis legislation can begin to rectify generations of inequity.
This 5-day, 4-night experience costs $2,200 per person and includes:
- 5 days, 4 nights at Embassy Suites Montgomery
- Complimentary continental breakfast each morning
- Dinner each night with inspiring guest speakers
- Admission to EJI Museum and Peace and Justice Memorial
- Optional guided civil rights tour
- Thought provoking group discussions
- Transportation to and from Montgomery Regional Airport
***Please note that air travel is not included and should be individually arranged by participants.***
This trip is part of a fundraising campaign for our vital work to achieve equitable cannabis legislation in Pennsylvania . We are seeking to raise $100,000 to fuel our grassroots campaign through December 2024. At the conclusion of this trip, we ask that guests make a sizable contribution to support our efforts in addition to the cost of attending.
How your contributions will fuel our campaign:
To organize a successful campaign, we need to raise $100,000 to fund the following activities through the end of 2024.
- Build and implement a bi-partisan legislative outreach strategy to members of the state government.
- Recruit a team of statewide Cannabis Ambassadors to carry out our grassroots organizing strategy.
- Educate and mobilize the public through in-person & virtual town halls throughout Pennsylvania to build support for equitable legislation and destigmatize the cannabis plant.
- Organize a Rally Day in Harrisburg to meet our state legislators and mobilize public support.
- Create and share educational media content that furthers the objectives of the Campaign.
If an equitable cannabis bill is passed in 2023, ATN-PA will continue working to ensure that the new law and its regulations are implemented in an effective and just manor.
Click here for more information and to see the full trip itinerary.
If you have any questions about the trip, please reach out to us via email at Hello@alltogethernowpa.org.
If you are unable to join us in Montgomery, but wish to support our work, please do so by making a tax deductible donation here.
Sign our petition to show your support for fair and equitable adult use cannabis legislation in PA that will prioritize licenses for small, local entrepreneurs and small to mid-sized farmers instead of the large out of state corporations who currently dominate the industry! We have the chance to build local self-reliance in our state by passing a bill that will prioritize our local economy and use the tax dollars from this new $3 billion industry to rebuild the communities that were harmed by the war on drugs.
Click here to sign and share widely if you’re with us!
We are searching for reliable and trustworthy volunteers state-wide to join our organization as volunteer Cannabis Ambassadors.
This position works with our P3 Campaign Director as well as other Ambassadors to plan, develop and execute meetings, actions and events that will promote the P3 platform throughout PA and build momentum for the passage of equitable Adult Use Cannabis legislation.
Read more about the Cannabis Ambassador role HERE .
CLICK HERE to apply to be the Cannabis Ambassador for your county!
👂 Recommended Listen:
To hear Dr. Harding in his own voice, we highly recommend listening to this interview with Krista Tippet of OnBeing.
Ways to Donate:
Donate online via credit card, debit card or Paypal or send a check made out to
All Together Now PA to:
All Together Now PA c/o Urban Affairs Coalition
1650 Arch Street, Suite 2701
Philadelphia, PA 19103
All Together Now PA is fiscally sponsored by Urban Affairs Coalition, a nonprofit organization.