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Congratulations to You All!

Happy Election Week, Activists!

Can you believe it? We made it to Friday of this week! And what a day today is, as we see the Pennsylvania results come in and put Joe Biden over the top. Let’s just take a moment for a collective deep breath and sigh of relief.  

We're still waiting for final results, but there is so much to be proud of, including all your hard work in getting out the vote in Philadelphia! You all showed how sustained and dedicated work can make a difference. You wrote postcards – oh man did you ever write postcards! You make phone calls to voters. You sent text messages. You knocked on doors. Whew! We’ll have the states in the coming weeks, but for now just know that your time and effort counted for a lot.

Now we see the results and that it all paid off.  It’s sort of emotional to finally see the beginning of the end of this administration. You may want to view this fabulous video by Don Winslow focusing on Philadelphia from before election day, but still so, so good. 

And thank you to all who came out to our Count Every Vote rally on Wednesday! Our fantastic line-up of speakers reinforced that we’re all defending our democracy and honoring the election process with one voice. Below are a few photos to enjoy and here is a video of the final stretch of the march.

A big THANK YOU goes out to Neil Kohl with Tuesdays With(out) Toomey for these beautiful photos.

We wanted to say a giant thank you and congratulations to you all today. We’ll be in touch soon with more thoughts about the future. (Like fighting for two Senate seats in Georgia?!) In the meantime, we encourage all of you to take today, the weekend, and however much time you need to rest and recharge. We've all poured our hearts and souls into election work the past four months and beyond. We all deserve a break.

BUT, if you’re interested in spending some time outside tomorrow, you can check out another rally on Independence Mall sponsored by our friends at UNITE HERE, who you saw at our rally. They provided the marshals that were so incredibly helpful in keeping us organized on the march as well as one of our inspiring speakers.  Their rally furthers our demand to Count Every Vote. The rally starts tomorrow at 1:00 pm. Hope to see you there!

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