Philadelphia City Council Member-at-Large to Share Election Day Information with Philadelphia’s Senior Population

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Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown to Deliver Remarks at 22nd Annual Senior Citizens Luncheon.

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WHAT: More than 100 residents of the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s Gladys B. Jacobs Manor, along with caretakers, family members, friends and “Original Richard Allen” members, are expected to attend the 22nd Annual Senior Citizens Luncheon, hosted by The Original Richard Allen Committee, Inc. (ORAC), on Saturday, October 25, at 1:00pm, at the Gladys B. Jacobs Manor, 1100 Fairmount Avenue, here.

This year, Philadelphia City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown will serve as keynote speaker, informing attendees about voter ID laws, mid-term election candidates in Philadelphia and statewide, and the importance of voter turnout.

Each year, ORAC aims to stimulate conversation among the residents of Gladys B. Jacobs Manor by providing relevant information on issues that affect their families, friends and communities. Lunch, prepared by the Original Richard Allen members, will be provided to attendees and residents.

The Original Richard Allen Committee, Inc. was founded 24 years ago by a small group of former residents of the Richard Allen housing development, located between 9th and 12th streets and between Fairmount Avenue and Poplar Street, in North Central Philadelphia.


  •     More than 100 residents of Gladys B. Jacobs Manor, family members, friends, caretakers and “Original Richard Allen” members
  •     Hon. Blondell Reynolds Brown, Philadelphia City Council, Member-at-Large
  •     The Original Richard Allen Committee, Inc. (ORAC)

WHEN:    Saturday, October 25, 2014
        1:00pm – 4:00pm

WHERE:    Gladys B. Jacobs Manor
        1100 Fairmount Avenue
        Philadelphia, PA 19123


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