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Philadelphia political & electoral information
City of Philadelphia
Source for general information about the Philadelphia City Government. Includes contacts for the departments, officials and agencies of the government.
Committee of Seventy
Best non-partisan source for information about politics and elections. They publish elections materials including a general guide booklet for each election.
Electoral Dates for Philadelphia Voters in 2009
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Feb 17-1st day-circ&file nom. petitions
Mar 10-Last day-circ&file nom. petitions
Mar 11-1st day-circ&file nom. papers
Mar 25-Last day-candidate W/D
Apr 20-Last day-register before May 19 Primary
more dates - www.sevent
Very informative site for information about politics and government in Philadelphia.
League of Women Voters
A non-partisan and non-profit organization that works at the local, state and national levels, paralleling the levels of American government. Acts on behalf of particular legislation, and works to promote information about the candidates for politica
PA Power Port
Contains links to county and municipal governments all over the state
Full information on the state senate and house of representatives including legislator look-up
State of Pennsylvania
Source for general information about the government of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania including links to departments and agencies.
United States Census
The upcoming United States census is incredibly important to our City. The amount of representation we have in Congress and the State legislature are directly dependent on the number of people we count in Philadelphia. Everyone involved can help be
US House of Representatives
Official website of the House of Representatives; includes legislator lookup and link to write to your representative
Official site of the US Senate. Senators tab has legislator lookup by state and contact information for all senators
Other progressive political groups
in the Philadelphia area
The Association of Community
Organizations for Reform Now is the nation's largest community organization of low-
and moderate-income families, working together for social justice and stronger
communities. There is an active local chapter in Phi
African American Heritage Coalition
The AAHC is a
coalition of grassroots community organizations in Philadelphia banded together
since 2002 to provide the African American Community with information and the
opportunity to participate in direct action concerning specific issues o
Americans for Democratic Action
longstanding national and local organization which lobbies and works for liberal
ideals and liberal candidates, and for such progressive issues as Universal
Healthcare, A Woman's right to Choose, Arms Control and Disarmament, Civil
Democracy for America
This is a political action committee dedicated to supporting fiscally responsible,
socially progressive candidates at all levels of government—from school board to the
presidency. DFA fights against the influence of the far right-wing and the
Jewish Social Action Network
This is a is
a local organization of progressive Jews active in protecting civil liberties, increasing
minimum wage, supporting gun control and many other such progressive agenda
Liberty City Democratic Club
The members have joined together to work within the Democratic Party, in the public arena, and throughout the region, state and nation, to achieve and sustain economic and social equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons.
Works to realize the progressive promise of our country. MoveOn is a service – a way for busy but concerned citizens to find their political voice in a system dominated by big money and big media. This is a national organizations with local events. T
The National Organizations for Women has a local chapter. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for
Philly for Change
Philly for Change is a 2,000-member grassroots political organization that fights for progressive public policy at the local, state and national levels.
Young Philly Politics
This is a political group of young people who focus on local politics. They endorse candidates for local offices and offer discussion and blogs on their site.
Issue oriented groups
Casino Free Philadelphia
An outgrowth of local community efforts to stop the building of casinos in people’s backyards, Casino-Free Philadelphia formed a citywide organization to announce, “No casinos in our neighborhoods and no casinos in anyone else’s nei
CeaseFirePA is devoted to protecting your community from gun violence. As the largest organization working to reduce gun violence in Pennsylvania, CeaseFirePA seeks the enactment of sensible gun laws, regulations and public policies through grassroot
Good Schools PA
Good Schools Pennsylvania is a state-wide network of citizens who are informed and mobilized in support of public education. They believe that we can improve our schools when we join together in calling for adequate funds that are equitably distribut
Health Care for All PA
Organization helps provide legislation for improved health care in PA. Working toward a single payer healthcare system.
Interfaith Advocates is devoted to protecting your community from gun violence. As the largest organization working to reduce gun violence in Pennsylvania, CeaseFirePA seeks the enactment of sensible gun laws, regulations and public policies through
People for the American Way
National organization which is an energetic advocate for values and institutions that sustain a diverse, democratic society.
Philadelphia Area Committee to Defend Health Care (PACDHC)
Group objectives are to build a health care system that guarantees accessible, quality health care for all Americans.
Philadelphia Unemployment Project
The Philadelphia Unemployment Project is a membership organization of low-wage workers and the unemployed. PUP has fought for jobs and for economic justice since 1975.
POLICE and JUSTICE
NN member, lawyer and judicial candidate Vivienne Crawford wrote this thoughtful item. Even as we said to one another in our glee on Election Night in 2008 "NOW the hard work begins...", observant and concerned citizens must speak and act to keep civ
The Urban Sustainability Forum created by NGOs & Academy of Natural Sciences (ANSP) for resources, fiscal oversight and host - thanks to the single-handed support of Roland Wall, Dir. Center for Environmental Policy
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