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Does “Bullet Voting” Really Work?

If you want to shake up City Council, many political insiders will tell you to vote for one at-large candidate and one at-large candidate only. This […]

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Progressives Won the Philly Election? You Sure About That?

Philadelphia is suddenly a progressive utopia. At least, that’s what you might believe after reading articles about the city’s primary election in the national media. “Jim Kenney, a […]

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Insider: 5 Election Day Lessons for Progressives

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.)  1. Bullet Balloting Works. Last week I argued that folks should vote only for […]

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Openly Gay Candidate Chris Mallios Wins Court of Common Pleas Race

Democrat Chris Mallios, an openly gay man, was one of 12 candidates to win his race for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas during […]

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The Challengers: Sherrie Cohen Would Be a Bulldog for City Services

All week, Citified is featuring Q&As with leading at-large City Council Democratic challengers on topics of their choosing. The prompt was simple: if elected, what’s a […]

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Brian Sims Endorses Sherrie Cohen for City Council

Earlier this month, Philly State Representative Brian Sims announced his support for Democratic City Council At-Large candidate Paul Steinke—but that’s not the only out candidate […]

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Council Candidate Pushing $15/Hour Minimum Wage Only Paying $2.86/Hour

[UPDATE, 4/16, 6:00 p.m.: In an email sent Thursday to Philadelphia magazine, at-large City Council candidate Sherrie Cohen said “I want you to know that […]

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Council Candidate Sherrie Cohen Calls for Boycott of City-Sponsored Travel to Indiana

The gay rights movement backtracked several years last week when, in Indiana, Governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which effectively legalized discrimination against […]

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Democratic Party to Endorse Openly Gay Council Candidate for the First Time Ever

It looks like history will soon be made in the upcoming election for City Council. Our sister blog Citified writes that Philly’s Democratic party is […]

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The Brief: Democrats to Endorse Openly Gay Council Candidate for First Time Ever

Bob Brady, chairman of Philadelphia’s Democratic City Committee, says City Council At-Large candidate Sherrie Cohen is expected to win the party’s endorsement. Cohen tells us the policy […]

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The Brief: The 5 Council At-Large Candidates With the Best Signatures Game

A candidate has the opportunity to flex some muscle while collecting signatures for nominating petitions. You only need to gather 1,000 legit signatures to get on […]

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How the Fight for Gay Rights Could Decide the City Council Race

Philadelphia is one of the most-gay friendly cities in the United States. It has strong LGBT advocacy groups, a strong LGBT tourism scene, and strong laws […]

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Jim Kenney Will Upend the City Council Race, Too

The Philadelphia mayor’s race has changed overnight because Councilman Jim Kenney is soon jumping into it. So, too, has the Democratic City Council at-large race. Philadelphians […]

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How to Improve City Council

Philadelphia’s City Council is about as popular as I was in high school. The legislative body’s approval rating stands at a sad 30 percent, according […]