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Do You Know Why You’re Voting on Four Ballot Questions This Year?

When you step into the ballot box for Tuesday’s primary election, you will face a number of decisions, from whom to nominate for mayor to whom you’ll select […]

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The No-B.S. Guide to the 2019 Primary Election

The 2019 municipal primary is nearly here, Philly. If you’re registered to vote, you should absolutely get to the polls on Tuesday. There’s a lot at stake when […]

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How Pennsylvania’s Latest Anti-Abortion Bill Fits Into Anti-Roe Strategy

Just one day before Alabama governor Kay Ivey signed the country’s strictest anti-abortion bill into law this week — bringing a fierce abortion rights debate […]

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BBWC Activist Demands That Jannie Blackwell Retract Accusations of Violence

Abdul-Aliy Muhammad, co-founder of the Black and Brown Workers Cooperative, is demanding a retraction of and apology for a series of public accusations of violent […]

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2019 Mayoral Debate Takeaways: The Primary Finally Gets Interesting

We’ve got one week until the municipal primary, Philly, and the election’s biggest race is just heating up. The city’s three Democratic mayoral candidates — […]

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Elizabeth Warren to Drop Into Philly to Talk With Teachers Union

Here comes another 2020 presidential hopeful. Just five days before Joe Biden will hold his campaign kickoff rally in front of the Art Museum, Elizabeth Warren will visit […]

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What to Expect at the 2019 Mayoral Primary’s Only Televised Debate

Your sole chance to watch Philadelphia’s three Democratic mayoral candidates face off on the small screen is almost here. Mayor Jim Kenney and his challengers, […]

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At Candidates Forum, Jannie Blackwell Accused Challenger, BBWC Activists of “Dirty Activities”

As the May 21st primary election nears, tensions continue to escalate in the contested race for City Council’s District 3 seat between longtime incumbent Jannie […]

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Sandra Dungee Glenn on City Council Run: “I Want to Move Families Out of Poverty”

Former chairwoman of the defunct state-led School Reform Commission Sandra Dungee Glenn is running for a City Council at-large seat. We chat with the former […]

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Date Set for the First (and Only) TV Debate of the Philly Mayoral Race

It’s fair to say that Philadelphia’s 2019 mayoral race hasn’t seen a level of competition and excitement comparable to that of the 2015 election, which boasted […]

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Isaiah Thomas on Why He’s a “Stronger Candidate” in Third City Council Run

Community advocate Isaiah Thomas is running for a City Council at-large seat for the third time since 2011. We chat with the Northwest public servant about being this […]

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Meet the Philly Candidate Who Has Run for Four Different Seats

Longtime community advocate Tracey Gordon is a Democrat running in the contested primary for register of wills. We talk to the former candidate for City […]

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Philly White-Collar Union Declines to Endorse Its Own VP for City Council

Amid public accusations of racial and personal bias, AFSCME District Council 47, the union that represents primarily white-collar city employees and supervisors, declined on Thursday […]

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Scenes From the Campaign Trail: The Coffee Can of Destiny

The air in City Hall’s Courtroom 676 felt undeniably musty on Wednesday morning. Inside the jam-packed space, officials, would-be officials, and their campaign managers brushed shoulders, sizing […]

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City Commissioner Candidate: We Must Fight 2020 Vote Suppression Efforts

Voting rights advocate and attorney Kahlil Williams is one of 13 Democrats running in the highly contested two-seat race for city commissioner. We chat with […]