Election Guide Part 3 - Mayor's Race
Happy Tuesday Activists! We hope your week is off to a good start and that you're enjoying the beautiful Philadelphia weather. With four weeks to go to the primary election, today we have the information on candidates running for mayor. It seemed only a few weeks ago that there were around 85 people running! But now, after a few have ended their campaigns, and with the fundraising numbers having been disclosed, we have a more manageable set of options and the list is down to five major candidates. We sent a questionnaire to each of the candidates that covered the topics you listed in the candidate survey we sent around a month or so ago. We created a new website page devoted to the the major candidates' answers (one major candidate did not answer our questionnaire) that you can check out below. Since the primary will likely decide our next mayor, you can help make sure we have a robust election process by telling your neighbors and friends how important the May 16th election is! And you can give them the important dates and information below and in our past newsletters here and here.
ELECTION DEADLINES! Here are the three key dates: May 1 -- Deadline to register to vote. Need to register or change your address or name? Do it here. May 9 - Last day to apply for a mail-in ballot. BUT DON'T WAIT! Do it now so you have time to make sure your ballot is returned in time to be counted. May 16 -- Election Day How will you vote? Voting at the polls? Polls are open 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. If you're not sure where to vote, find your polling place here. Voting by mail? If you haven't already, sign up to vote by mail here - ASAP! When will the mail-in ballots be mailed out to us? Woo-hoo! In a call today with the City Commissioners office, I was told that all the lawsuits are over and the mail-in ballots will be sent out in the next "couple of days!"
PHILADELPHIA MAYOR'S RACE This high-stakes race has received a lot of coverage. So. Many. Ads. And you can see just one of the many summaries created by news outlets here. BUT we have the major candidates' detailed answers to our questionnaire on the important issues, written in the candidates' own words on our new website page here. Check it out for the answers to your questions.
BALLOT QUESTIONS See this recent newsletter for the details.
THE STATEWIDE JUDICIAL RACES Check out the candidates in last week's newsletter
MATCHING GRANT NEWS! We have exciting news! Indivisible is once again generously offering its matching grant program. From now until the end of May, for every dollar donated we will receive a matching dollar up to a total of $500.00. So now’s your chance! When you donate now any amount you donate will be doubled! Click here to make your donation. Thank you for your support!
HE DID IT! NOW THANK CONGRESSMAN EVANS Congressman Evans FINALLY signed on to Congressman Boyle's letter about avoiding default and commit to demanding a clean bill to raise the debt ceiling. See more detail in this recent newsletter. So now, call Congressman Evans and thank him for signing on to it! We have to be sure to thank our MoCs when they do the right thing! And then call Congressman Boyle and thank him for writing the letter in the first place. Rep. Evans – D.C. office 202-225-4001; Phila. office (215) 276-0340; email link Rep. Boyle – D.C. office 202-225-6111; Phila office 215-335-3355; email link.
REGISTER VOTERS! We have two more voter registration opportunities for you, right before the registration deadline for the May 16 primary. Clark Park -- 2 More Saturdays! Where: Baltimore Avenue & South 43rd Street 1). When: THIS SATURDAY April 22, 10:00 to 12:00 The shift is full! If you signed up and find you can't do it please let us know! Thanks. Sign up here. 2). When: April 29, 10:00 to 12:00 Sign up here.
35 Doors Project Talk to voters in your neighborhood to get out the vote. This is some of the most important work you can do - and it's fun! Check out our 35 Doors Project! Email us here for more info.
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