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The Peoples Platform & Forum

  • Congregation Rodeph Shalom 615 N Broad St. Philadelphia, PA United States (map)

Join us for a non-partisan City Council Candidate Forum! Candidates will clarify their positions on issues of racial, social, and economic justice, and we will hold them accountable.

Doors open at 2pm. Program begins at 3pm.

At the event we will be lifting up the People's Platform for a Just Philadelphia. The People's Platform represents a grassroots vision for investing in the services and public institutions all Philadelphians need while divesting from the broken systems that hurt us all. The platform includes these eight core principles:

- Stop Targeting Black and Brown People
- Keep Philadelphia Accessible and Affordable
- Invest in Healthy Schools, Jobs and Re-Entry, and Affordable Accessible Housing
- Make Corporations, Developers and Universities Pay their Fair Share
- Community Control of Land, Housing, Schools and Energy
- Make Philadelphia Safe and Healthy
- Dignity and Respect for all Work
- Ensure a Democracy Where We Can All Participate

We will ask candidates if they will sign-on.

This event is hosted by the MLK D.A.R.E. Coalition and The Alliance for a Just Philadelphia. We represent 39 organizations across the city. Our members encompass community organizations, faith-based organizations, and labor organizations that are leading on and winning campaigns that benefit all Philadelphians.

Hosting organizations: Alliance for a Just Philadelphia, MLK DARE Coalition, 215 People's Alliance, ACT UP Philadelphia, Disabled in Action of Pennsylvania, Inc., A.F.S.C.M.E. District Council 47, A.F.S.C.M.E. 1199c, Amistad Law Project, Asian Americans United, Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity, Black Lives Matter Philly, Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration - CADBI, Caucus of Working Educators, Juntos, LittleSis, Media Mobilizing Project, Philly Neighborhood Networks, New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia - Nuevo Movimiento Santuario, One Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance, Pennsylvania Student Power Network, Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses & Allied Professionals, Philadelphia Community Bail Fund, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, Philadelphia Student Union, Philly Thrive, Philly.SUN, POWER, Project SAFE, Reclaim Philadelphia, Philly Red Umbrella Alliance, 32BJ SEIU Pennsylvania, SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, Soil Generation, SOL Collective, Stadium Stompers, Unite Here Philadelphia, VietLead, Women's Community Revitalization Project, Pennsylvania Working Families, The Youth Art & Self-empowerment Project

Earlier Event: March 20
Threatened Gardens Meeting
Later Event: April 11