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 […]

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 rallies with Free the Ballot and Reclaim Philadelphia to Get Out the Vote

Previous Next Last Saturday over 100 community members joined 215PA and our movement partners Free the Ballot and Reclaim Philadelphia for a rally to get out the vote at DiSilvestro Playground in South Philadelphia. Our friends, Everybody Eats Philly, served up cheesesteaks (and mushroom ones too!) along with a pop up food pantry and food […]

Online Teach-In: Demystifying the Courts and the District Attorney’s Office

Next Tuesday May 18th Philadelphians will vote for District Attorney and Judicial candidates in the primary election.  Learn about more about who we will be voting for and what roles the District Attorney and Judges play in our criminal legal system.  Join the 215 People’s Alliance Justice for All team for an online teach-in on Wednesday May […]

215 People’s Alliance announces primary endorsements and how you can support

We believe in a Philadelphia where we’re all safe and where all of us have what we need to heal and thrive. Too many families don’t have what they need to survive because of corrupt politicians. Instead of investing into our housing, education, jobs, and healthcare, the corrupt politicians funnel money into a police force […]

The problems with judicial and prison gerrymandering and the solutions to all of it

In 2021, every state—including PA—will redraw its state and federal congressional districts. This process often becomes partisan and unrepresentative of the people due to something known as gerrymandering. Learn all about it—and how, among other things, previous gerrymandering may currently be depriving Philly of two state representatives—in this teach-in. Speakers include Andrew Davies of Fair […]

We Need To Occupy the Streets If Trump Claims Victory

By Max Freedman, 215 PA Member In her seminal 2009 book A Paradise Built in Hell, esteemed writer Rebecca Solnit chronicles the resilience of, and networks formed by, communities in times of disaster. She discusses, among other events, the near-spontaneous genesis of outdoor soup kitchens and mutual aid efforts in the wake of the devastating […]