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Here are all of the candidates currently on the ballot for election, some of whom have submitted questionnaires for our support. Take a look, read their policy positions, and learn more about the candidates as we do.
Darrell Clark, Democrat
Bobby Henon, Democrat
Manny Morales, Democrat
Cindy Bass, Democrat
Greg Paulmier, Democrat
Candidates who submitted completed candidate questionnaires
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Philadelphia 3.0 would like to start a serious conversation about changing the charter so we can create term limits for City Council. The only way to have a serious conversation is if everyone weighs in. This is our call to join the conversation.
Why do we need term limits for City Council?
Philadelphia 3.0 believes City Council needs new voices. Why? Because we have the longest-serving City Council of any big city in the country. Because the six longest-tenured City Council members have been in office for a combined 132 years. Because seven of the nine District Council members seeking reelection are running completely unopposed.
Our mission is to create the right conditions for political change. Term limits encourage more Philadelphians to run for public office, promote innovative thinking and fresh ideas, and give elected officials the opportunity to have their own voice.
Why do we need to #ChangeTheCharter if we want term limits for City Council?
Before the Home Rule Charter was adopted by voters in 1951, the city was controlled by an entrenched Republican political machine. But a coalition of progressives, business leaders and under-represented Philadelphians led a groundswell of support for a new way of governing.
Broadly speaking, the Charter outlines the powers and duties of the City’s two branches of government: City Council and the Mayor’s Office. It imposes a two-term limit for the Mayor, but no such limit for City Council.
Creating term limits for City Council requires amending the Charter, which is a three-step process:
Amending the Charter is supposed to be hard, but we believe it’s necessary.
We’re trying to bring new voices into the city’s political conversation. Philadelphia 3.0 is a political startup with a focus on City Council. Our goal is to create the opportunity for new civil servants to be elected and smart policy to win out. For us, success means more participation, more people having a say in what happens to our city. In doing so, we will show that the City of Philadelphia will no longer be constrained by the status quo.
Our mission is to engage new audiences and to bring new voices into the city’s political discussions. To increase civic participation and voting rates. To create the conditions for new leaders to be elected. To demonstrate the possibility for political change. We want to support leaders in their efforts to make smarter and better policy.
Nearly one million Philadelphians were registered to vote in the May 2011 primary, but it only took the support of between 5% and 15% of eligible voters to get elected to City Council.
One in every six doctors in the United States was trained in Philadelphia, yet just one in every 10 students who attend a Philadelphia public high school earns a two- or four-year college degree.
Despite seven years of population growth – the first increase in population in six decades – Philadelphia continues to lose jobs. The city has shed 25% of its jobs over the last 40 years, while Boston, D.C., and New York have increased their number of jobs by between 14% and 25%.
We’re a group of civically-minded Philadelphians who care about our city.
Before leading Philadelphia 3.0, Ali worked in the office of City Councilman At-Large Bill
Green, where she focused on tax reform, principally business tax reform, and public health
Ali earned her PhD in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania. As a graduate student she served as a Legislative and Policy Research Fellow in City Council. She holds an AB from Princeton. Ali lives with her wife and son in Bella Vista, where she is a Democratic Committeeperson.
TJ has worked as a middle school teacher, in education policy and as a staffer on political campaigns from the ward to the presidential level. Recently, he was named to LEADERSHIP Philadelphia’s Keepers List of the most promising young leaders in the city.
TJ holds an MPA from Penn’s Fels Institute of Government and a BA from the University of Alabama. He currently lives in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood with his wife Emily.
Our endorsement process has two steps.
Candidates will meet with our Endorsement Committee to discuss the qualities they would bring to City Council. What are their strengths as leaders? What skills and experiences do they think City Council is currently missing? What laws must be enacted to drive our city forward?
Any City Council candidate – challenger or incumbent – seeking our support will complete our questionnaire. This questionnaire allows the candidate to identify his or her position on a number of critical policy questions. We have identified these policies in particular because we feel they will chart the course for the next decade of legislation and governance in our city.
Three of our endorsed candidates won their election! Philadelphia 3.0 can’t wait to see how this cohort of independent-minded City Council members helps the city capitalize on its progress and promise.View the candidates' questionnaires