Bloomsburg, PA – 10/17/14 – Columbia County Democratic Headquarters – Crush Corbett Tour
Crush Corbett Tour
Friday, October 17, 2014
7:00pm - All Ages
Columbia County Democratic Headquarters (map)
33 East Main Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
This two-hour folk festival will be held at our Campaign Headquarters, 33 E. Main St., Bloomsburg. The event is FREE and open to the public, so please invite your friends and family too!
Bloomsburg is one of about two dozen stops on The Crush Corbett Road Show, co-sponsored by the Amalgamated Transit Union, AFL-CIO.
Headlining the tour is Anne Feeney, who has been a social activist in the tradition of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger for more than three decades. Her songs have been covered by numerous chart-topping singer/musicians, including Peter, Paul, and Mary. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1974, and that University’s law school four years later, combining separate careers as a trial attorney and folk musician/labor activist until 1990 when she became a full-time touring folksinger. In 2005, she received the Joe Hill Award from the Labor Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. Past recipients included Cesar Chavez and Pete Seeger.
In addition to labor, her music covers a wide range of social issues, including civil rights, feminism, women’s health issues, discrimination, the environment, the militarization of the police, the failed war on drugs, public transit, domestic violence, and, she says, “every social issue the Democrats advocate for the betterment of the people and the country.”
Several area musicians will also join Feeney during the evening. In addition to a concert, the two-hour Bloomsburg stop includes speeches by local activists, magic, and games. A bumper-crop of union-made swag will be available, including bumper stickers, car magnets, yard and highway signs, all emblazoned with the message that Tom Corbett should be a one-term governor.
Anne Feeney (headliner; guitar)
Jeremy dePrisco (bass and guitar)
Flora Eyster (flute)
Evan Greer (guitar)
SPEAKERS (3-5 minutes each):
Rosemary Brasch (labor issues in the area)
Walter Brasch (host; fracking issues in area)
Vince DeMelfi (county Dem chair; political issues in the area)
Dwayne Heisler (discrimination issues)
Andy Ostrowski (candidate for Congress)
AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION officials: