Media Advisory: Progressives Seek Political Change at the Ward Level in 2018

Philadelphia, PA - A coalition has been formed to encourage progressives to run for committee person in 2018. The Democratize Philly coalition includes Americans for Democratic Action Southeastern PA, Caucus of Working Educators, Philly Neighborhood Networks, Philadelphia Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW), Moving Philly Forward, Philadelphia Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW), Reclaim Philadelphia, and United Voices for Philadelphia.

Democratize Philly has set up a website to provide information about the activities of progressive organizations running workshops to encourage their members to become involved in grassroots politics by running for Committeeperson in the May 2018 primary. The coalition will provide information about the ward structure, both as it actually exists and what it might become. It will also provide information about the process of running for Committeeperson and the role.

What: Progressives will announce the creation of Democratize Philly.
Who: Democratize Philly
When: Monday, January 15, 2018 at 10:00 am
Where: Octavius Catto Memorial, Southwest Corner of City Hall
Why: Our goal is to elect civic-minded, engaged Committeepeople who would increase turnout and endorse strong well-qualified candidates.

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