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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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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

Pennsylvania Legislature

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

US Senate

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

A 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 Libertie

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 items.

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

Philadelphia NOW

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

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.


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


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