Elections matter. We can’t really say it enough. The people we elect make decisions about our schools every day, from standards to governance, to whether schools are funded at adequate levels to provide safe and healthy learning environments.
On Tuesday May 19th, Philadelphia voters go to the polls to vote in the primary – which usually decides the election – who will be Mayor and who will serve in City Council.
There are 200,000 reasons to get involved in this election – and every one of them has a name. Every child deserves a chance to succeed. Because this election matters so much, Education Voters Action Fund enthusiastically endorses
Jim Kenney for Mayor.
Jim is committed to our public schools. He wants them to succeed and he has committed to making them a priority and aligning the City’s resources to support them. He isn’t running away from the need for more local funding and has vowed to expand Pre-K education to more families.
For City Council At Large: Helen Gym. Her long record of advocacy, understanding of the issues and track record set her apart.
Please make a contribution to help make sure our message reaches voters who are still undecided. They will determine the outcome of the election and we must make sure they hear from independent, grassroots people like you and me.
The battle over public education is big – and now outside special interests who don’t support public education are getting involved in our local elections. They are running a “Super PAC” to try and influence the election, and buy it for someone so they have access.
The battle over public education is big – and now outside special interests who don’t support public education are getting involved in our local elections. They are running a “Super PAC” to try and influence the election, and buy it for their candidate so they have access. Not access for you, access for them: three billionaires. Read about it here.
The antidote to special interests is us – if we get out and vote for the candidates who support our schools, our schools will get stronger. Our City will get stronger. We must make sure that the people running the City will work hard for every kid, in every zip code.
For City Council-At-Large, five people will win the Democratic nomination for Council.
We lead our endorsement list with Helen Gym. Helen has made fighting for schools a priority as a citizen advocate. She battled the Philadelphia Parking Authority, winning millions of dollars for our schools. She has stood with students and parents to demand resources and equitable policies for all of our children. She understands that we can – and must — do better for our children and the long term health of our City. We urge you to make voting for Helen a priority.
Our complete list of endorsements for City Council At Large: incumbents Wilson Goode and Blondell Reynolds Brown and challengers Helen Gym, Sherrie Cohen and Derek Green.
We believe these 5 individuals will make education a priority and have the right experience and perspective to ensure our schools receive the level of attention and support to make our communities stronger.