Jim Kenney: Release the Block Captain List!

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Imagine if Philly held thousands of elections for hyper-local seats like committeepeople or board of elections, but then refused to let anybody know who won.

This is exactly the problem with Philadelphia's block captain program. 

While they aren't on the ballot on Election Day, block captains are elected by their neighbors (via petition) to coordinate block clean-ups, and sometimes other activities and initiatives depending on how active they want to be.

If you have a really motivated self-starter for a block captain, chances are you know who this person is. But if you don't, then you're totally out of luck because the Streets Department refuses to release the list of block captains.

That needs to change.

Sign the petition to tell Jim Kenney to stop frustrating local community organizing, and release the block captain list to local civics.

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  • followed this page 2017-05-18 08:25:05 -0400
  • signed 2017-05-07 22:10:31 -0400
  • signed 2017-05-07 07:55:43 -0400
  • signed 2017-05-06 17:38:41 -0400
    Please share this information with community organizations. Knowing all of our block captain would greatly help us to engage our neighborhood.
  • signed 2017-05-03 05:04:22 -0400
  • signed 2017-05-02 14:52:39 -0400
    Janet Elfring
  • signed 2017-05-02 14:03:49 -0400
  • signed 2017-04-27 21:49:18 -0400
  • signed 2017-04-27 12:20:09 -0400
  • signed 2017-04-26 15:09:12 -0400
  • signed 2017-04-26 14:02:06 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-04-26 12:52:45 -0400
    Sign the petition: Jim Kenney: Release the Block Captain List!
  • signed 2017-04-26 12:52:14 -0400
  • signed 2017-04-26 09:08:22 -0400
  • signed 2017-04-26 08:23:33 -0400
    As a new Block Captain it is very important for me to kmow the Block Captains in my neighborhood inorder to network and make the area a better and safer Philadelphia..
  • signed 2017-04-25 22:57:03 -0400
    Bill Paci
  • signed 2017-04-25 09:59:36 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-04-25 09:29:05 -0400
    Sign the petition: Jim Kenney: Release the Block Captain List!
  • signed via 2017-04-25 09:28:27 -0400
  • signed 2017-04-24 22:36:14 -0400
    Who is ACTUALLY being protected here? This is pathetic and worth forcing the issue. Heaven forbid someone might want to contact a captain to try to volunteer.
  • signed 2017-04-24 20:13:41 -0400
  • signed 2017-04-24 19:02:16 -0400
    As president of my lical civic association, LoMo, I am particularly interested as block captains are an asset to the community. Secrecy hinders growth and progress.
  • signed 2017-04-24 17:25:06 -0400
  • signed 2017-04-24 14:58:23 -0400
  • signed 2017-04-24 14:31:49 -0400
  • signed 2017-04-24 13:15:29 -0400
    Brandy Bones
  • @PennBat tweeted link to this page. 2017-04-24 12:59:27 -0400
    Sign the petition: Jim Kenney: Release the Block Captain List! http://www.phila3-0.org/block_captains?recruiter_id=10846
  • signed 2017-04-24 12:45:55 -0400
  • signed 2017-04-24 10:26:11 -0400
    Why is this secret? What could POSSIBLY be a problem with being a Block Captain and actually being asked by someone on your block – or on the next block! – to give your assistance?!
  • signed 2017-04-24 09:40:46 -0400