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Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends Day—Tuesday, October 21  

South Jersey NOW–Alice Paul Chapter is selling $5 shopping passes to Boscov's Day, October 21, 2014. Shopping passes are good for 25% off merchandise purchased on 10/21. We will be at Boscov’s Moorestown store on 10/21 from 1:30 p.m. on, selling shopping passes. Our chapter gets to keep the $5 proceeds from the sale of the passes. If you still need to buy a pass, please look for our South Jersey NOW table to buy one.

* Free Refreshments
* Register to win prizes, including three $500 Shopping Sprees

MONTHLY PROGRAM MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT  

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

7:30 PM


Meeting location:
First Baptist Church, 19 West Main Street, Moorestown, NJ
The church is across from TD Bank; please use the side entrance of the church, nearest to Carl's Shoes.
Please park in the municipal lot behind the shoestore and the shopping center.

 

Program Topic/Speaker:

Fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory

 

On March 25, 1911, a dropped match on the eighth floor of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York’s Greenwich Village sparked a fire that killed 147 innocent people trapped inside a locked workroom five or ten minutes before closing time. Most were young immigrant women 16-23 years of age from Italy, Russia, Hungary and Germany, who could barely speak English but were the main support of their hard-working families. The girls suffocated, were burned to death, or were killed by jumping to the pavement below. Most were burned beyond recognition. This fire, so horrifying and murderous, was the deadliest workplace accident in New York’s history, and reflected problems that arise when workers cannot organize to improve their working lives. The ten-story building had experienced four recent fires and was reported by the Fire Department as unsafe due to an insufficient number of exits and only one tiny fire escape. The ensuing national outrage, forced government action and became the impetus for landmark legislation providing the most comprehensive safety laws in the country. The tragedy forever changed the relationship between labor and industry in the United States.

At the time of the fire, unions were in their infancy. Those that were active and helped in the aftermath included the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU). Today, when unions are in serious decline but trying to make a comeback and sweatshops are common, this piece of history is very important. The names of all the victims, the survivors, and the witnesses are memorialized and described on a site created by Cornell University.


Meetings include speaker, refreshments, announcments and letter-writing activity.
Meetings open to members and nonmembers.



HOW CAN I MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH SOUTH JERSEY NOW TODAY?


BECOME A MEMBER!
See membership forms link at left, sliding scale available.

MAKE A DONATION!
To donate via mail, please send a check made payable to:
SJ NOW-Alice Paul Chapter, PO Box 2801, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

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VOLUNTEER TO ESCORT at a local women's center!
Contact the chapter email or call the chapter phone at 856-778-8320.

CHECK OUT THE CALENDAR OF EVENTS!
See link at left.

SHOP ONLINE WITH THE IGIVE.COM shopping window!
Support SJ NOW by purchasing items you normally buy online.
For more details on how to become an iGive.com user, see below.

 

IGIVE.COM

 

Do you love to shop on the internet? Here's how you can help the chapter every time you buy online:

Use our chapter joinlink to sign up for iGive.com. SJ NOW Join Link

 

Then download the iGive.com shopping window Shopping Window Download and percentages of your
purchases will automatically go to the chapter every time you shop online! No need to login to a website or
fuss around with passwords. The shopping window will automatically pop up when you enter an online store
and your purchases will be recorded! Barnes & Noble, LandsEnd and 1800Flowers, are just a few examples
of the participating online stores. See a list of the many online participating stores here: Merchant List

Note, you must register with iGive.com first for the shopping window link above to work. To access the shopping
window download through the iGive website, first register, then click on the "shopping" link in the left-hand column,
and then click on "shop through the iGive.com shopping window" and you'll be directed to the download. iGive.com
is compatible with most browsers and operating systems.


I always feel the movement is a sort of mosaic.
Each of us puts in one little stone,
and then you get a great mosaic at the end.

Alice Paul, American Heritage (11/93)