Unexpected Path: The Story of Jeremiah Bush

Jeremiah Bush

Here is our next story in our series Voices of the Unheard… My name is Jeremiah Bush and I’m currently serving a life sentence in the Pennsylvania department of corrections. I’ve been incarcerated for thirteen years, and I’m currently housed at SCI Coal Township prison. Prior to my incarceration I was employed full time working as […]

215PA’s Eréndira Zamacona Speaks With The Inquirer About Multilingual Summer Camp Access

Parents who can’t work from home need a way to keep their kids entertained, safe, and cared for during the summer when school’s out. That’s why the Comite de Trabajador@s Inmigrantes group of 215 People’s Alliance has been organizing around multilingual access to Philadelphia Parks and Recreation summer camps. 215PA and Comite member Eréndira Zamacona […]

Apply for the Alliance for a Just Philadelphia (A4JP) Coordinator

Alliance for a Just Philadelphia

Alliance for a Just Philadelphia (A4JP) Coordinator Job Description: The Alliance for a Just Philadelphia is seeking a part-time administrative coordinator to help convene and provide logistical support for the full coalition of 22 organizations. The administrative coordinator would be responsible for providing logistical support, including scheduling meetings and following up on next steps, for […]

Endorsements for the May 17th Primary

Primary Election Day is just over a week away and we are excited to announce that our Steering Committee has made the following endorsements for the Primary Election: Andre Carroll: He understands that 1 in 22 Philadelphians are under some form of state supervision from probation to parole, which is twice the national average. With this […]

215PA Campaigns Behind Paid Sick Leave Bill

Paid Sick Leave

In recent months, the Comite de Trabajador@s Inmigrantes group of 215 People’s Alliance has worked with other organizations, including the Coalition for Restaurant Health (CRSH), to help promote City Councilmember At-Large Kendra Brooks’ third Public Health Emergency Leave bill. On March 3, City Council passed this bill. As a result, each covered worker will receive […]

Emergency Paid Sick Leave

Emergency Paid Sick Leave Call, email, tweet City Council and the Mayor to pass Emergency Paid Sick Leave for Working People! Toolkit powered by 215 People’s Alliance, the Coalition for Restaurant Safety and Health, and El Comité de Trabajadorxs.  Background Info Councilmember Kendra Brooks is putting forward another COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave bill! As […]

215PA Leader Ron Whitehorne recognized in a city resolution

City Council recognized one of our founding members, Ron Whitehorne, in a resolution introduced by Councilmember Kendra Brooks. The resolution #211010 recognized Ron’s work and contributions to labor and grassroots community organizing and his leadership and mentorship that has inspired generations of activists and leaders in the City of Philadelphia. Congratulations Ron! RESOLUTION   Recognizing […]

Philadelphia City Commissioners


215 People’s Alliance is joining with the Pennsylvania Working Families Party to demand that Mayor Jim Kenney and the City Council appoint and confirm a designated member from a third party rather than a Republican.  City Commissioner Al Schmidt, a Republican, resigned from the three-member board before the end of this term and by law, […]

215PA Members testify to end forced labor in prisons

city council

Justice for All Committee member Beatrice Zovich and Steering Committee Member Chenjerai Kumanyika testified to City Council in support of Resolution No. 210709 introduced by Councilmember Kendra Brooks, calling on Congress to strike the “Slavery Clause” from the 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution, which allows the forced labor of disproportionately Black and brown […]