You can click here to donate to Leach's campaign:You may not know us, but we know something about you. In some ways we are alike. We all love our country, the freedoms it stands for, equality of opportunity for all and aid to the vulnerable. We are liberal activists. To paraphrase Ben Franklin (by a stretch) to keep our republic, we must be aware and help elect candidates who see this as the mission of our government.
Yes, you guessed it, this is a campaign email. But before pulling the rabbit out of the hat, why do we say we are somewhat alike?
I, Hal, was first active in the 1947 Philadelphia Renaissance of Clark and Dilworth. I, Sue, being around a few years less, started my social activism working for Friends housing for the poor. Together we have been activists for several social causes including women’s, gay’s, African American’s, farm workers’ rights and more. We have been involved in every political campaign – particularly in Democratic Primaries.
Now to pull the rabbit out of the hat: This year, we are fully supporting Daylin Leach for Congress because of his record of activism on the issues you and we esteem, and we are asking you to join us in supporting him by clicking here to Daylin's campign.
But if you don’t live in the 13th Congresional District why should you support Daylin? Because one Member of Congress' support for progressive legislation and their ability to work with their colleagues can create the change that effects us all. That has been Daylin’s skill during more than a decade in the State Legislature.
Help bring that commitment and competence to the United States Congress. Please join us in contributing to Daylin's campaign before his hugely important September 30 deadline. Click here to give $100, $50, $25, or whatever you can afford:
Thank you! See you on the campaign trail.
Hal & Sue Rosenthal, Philadelphia
Social & Political Activists
By the way, found an old article with some more info on Hal & Sue Rosenthal:
To call lawyer Hal Rosenthal an activist is an understatement. He's practically a one-man perpetual motion machine.
The Somerton resident's activities range from serving as counsel for the Friends of Poquessing Watershed and the Benjamin Rush Memorial House Committee to membership on three of the mayor's advisory committees and a group that is trying to find a use for the former Byberry state hospital.
Add more than 45 years of political activity, and you have a man who could use a few extra hours on the clock. His latest resume shows connections to more than 30 different organizations over the years.
Rosenthal, 63, and his wife, Sue, 60, a high-school teacher and community activist, were married in 1955. "We have four fantastic children," he said.
Hal Rosenthal looks on his successful campaign to open a mini-city service center in the Northeast as his biggest achievement.
After moving to Somerton in 1961, he soon learned that it's a long, long way to City Hall.
So he spearheaded a drive in the early 1960s to establish an office where Northeast residents could obtain licenses and get other services without traveling to Center City.
In the early 1980s, the city's first mini-center opened at Welsh Road and Roosevelt Boulevard.
Sue Rosenthal, a teacher at public and private schools since 1957, led the fight to establish a city-run health center in the Northeast.
As leader of the Northeast Citizens Health Committee, she worked with the city to plan, build, fund and support the District 10 Public Health Center on Cottman Avenue. The Northeast had been the only part of the city without such a center.
Since 1978, Sue Rosenthal has taught at the High School for Creative and Performing Arts. - Philadelphia Daily News, 8/26/93