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Tuesday, November 5 is Election Day!
Polls are open from 7 AM - 8 PM.

Election Day Resources: You have the right & freedom to vote!

  • Call 866-OUR-VOTE if you have issues voting or have questions about your rights, and you’ll be connected to a nonpartisan trained volunteer who can help you.

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From the hearing of the Special Committee on Poverty Prevention and Reduction held Thursday, October 10, 2019.

On October 10, 2019, Sister Mary Scullion appeared before City Council's Special Committee on Poverty Reduction and Prevention. Below are her prepared remarks.

 

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

For Jenese McKinley, the last General Assistance check came on July 30.

A $205-a-month stipend she received from the state of Pennsylvania to help her get by is now gone.

Project HOME joined with advocates across Pennsylvania to protect General Assistance and fund affordable housing. John Boyd, a Project HOME community member, shared his powerful story at a press conference.

Good afternoon everyone, my name is John Boyd.  I am here to express my gratitude and ask for your support to protect General Assistance.  I am alive today because General Assistance is supporting my stability and helping me cover the expenses in my new apartment so that I can live independently again.  

Election Day Resources
Tuesday, May 21 is Election Day! Polls are open from 7 AM - 8 PM.

You have the right & freedom to vote!
• Call 866-OUR-VOTE if you have issues voting or have questions about your rights, and you’ll be connected to a nonpartisan trained volunteer who can help you.

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• Confirm your voter registration here and find your polling place: http://bit.ly/checkvotereg

--Open Letter to All Candidates for Elective Offices--

Dear Candidates for Elected Offices Representing Philadelphia: 

After years of advocacy and a ruling by the PA Supreme Court last September, the General Assistance program is now up and running. This is a tremendous win for low-income people in Pennsylvania, many whom have been living with no income since 2012 when the program was eliminated.

However, General Assistance is already at risk. Legislation has been introduced to eliminate General Assistance again.

The federal government is currently in the longest shutdown in the history of the United States of America. In addition to the over 800,000 federal workers harmed by the shutdown, millions of Americans who rely on federal programs for their health, safety, and wellbeing are at risk.

 

The Philadelphia Homeless Memorial Day Planning Committee is reaching out to you to help gather the names of homeless and formerly homeless women, men, and children who died in 2018 (and since last year’s remembrance on 12/21/17). This year’s Homeless Memorial Day will take place on Thursday, December 20. The location is Thomas Paine Plaza and the time is 5:00 p.m. Please join us. Details here.

Election Day Rides and Resources - Get ready for Election Day on Tuesday, November 6. Polls are open from 7 AM - 8 PM. Time to make a plan.

You have the right & freedom to vote!

  • Call 866-OUR-VOTE or text  OUR VOTE to 97779 if you have issues voting or have questions about your rights, and you’ll be connected to a nonpartisan trained volunteer who can help you.

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