Pledge to Vote in the May 16th Election!

There are just 3 more weeks until Philly's May 16th primary elections for District Attorney, Controller, and numerous judicial seats.

Voters will be choosing a new direction (or not) for the city on some critically important and hotly-debated issues like criminal justice reform, police accountability, and Philly's fiscal fitness.

This election will take place within a super-charged environment for political engagement, specifically around the kinds of rights and justice issues that the District Attorney election will directly decide.

But in spite of all this, most political experts are cynically betting that turnout on May 16th will be as low as ever.

In 2013, turnout for the District Attorney race was just 7%, and in a typical DA primary, as few as 1 in 8 eligible voters show up to vote. 

Let's prove the cynics wrong.

Take the pledge to vote in the May 16th elections below, then share your pledge on social media to encourage your friends and family members to do the same. 

We made a few graphics you can share to remind people why eight is always better than one—for pizza, for octopuses, and for Philly elections.

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Who's pledging

Dan Gasiewski
Samantha Pheiffer
Tamar Fox
Kelsey DeCerchio
Melissa Lee
Sara Blumenthal
Mark Blaho
Hunter Smith
Matt Jackson
Ross Bernet
martine picard
Ryan Kay
James Gitto
Margaret Gummere
Nate Hommel
Kirk Bray
Janet Elfring
Carl Bennett
Brian Kisielewski
Paige Miller
Amanda Feifer O'Brien
Leah Chamberlain
Homer Robinson
116 VOTES FOUND
250 votes
Yes I will vote on May 16th.
I might I might vote on May 16th.
No I will not vote on May 16th.

Showing 148 reactions

  • Dan Gasiewski
    pledged support 2017-05-16 16:42:46 -0400
  • Samantha Pheiffer
    pledged support 2017-05-13 12:46:05 -0400
  • Tamar Fox
    pledged support 2017-05-12 13:49:26 -0400
  • Kelsey DeCerchio
    pledged support via 2017-05-11 16:30:21 -0400
  • Melissa Lee
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-11 16:00:00 -0400
    We can do better than 1 in 8. Take the pledge to vote in the District Attorney and Controller elections on May 16th.
  • Melissa Lee
    @me1issalee tweeted link to this page. 2017-05-11 15:59:57 -0400
    We can do better than 1 in 8. Take the pledge to vote in the District Attorney and Controller elections on May 16th. http://www.phila3-0.org/vote_pledge_2017?recruiter_id=32159
  • Melissa Lee
    pledged support 2017-05-11 15:59:38 -0400
  • Sara Blumenthal
    pledged support 2017-05-11 10:12:47 -0400
  • Mark Blaho
    pledged support 2017-05-09 13:32:27 -0400
    Think global, vote local ;)
  • Hunter Smith
    pledged support 2017-05-09 02:57:01 -0400
  • Matt Jackson
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-08 13:25:26 -0400
    We can do better than 1 in 8. Take the pledge to vote in the District Attorney and Controller elections on May 16th.
  • Matt Jackson
    @mattjackson5 tweeted link to this page. 2017-05-08 13:25:22 -0400
    We can do better than 1 in 8. Take the pledge to vote in the District Attorney and Controller elections on May 16th. http://www.phila3-0.org/vote_pledge_2017?recruiter_id=41258
  • Matt Jackson
    pledged support 2017-05-08 13:24:00 -0400
    Every election is important--especially this year where we are electing judges, District Attorney, City Controller and even our local polling place officials! So what time will you be going to vote? Make your plans now.
  • Ross Bernet
    pledged support 2017-05-08 07:40:32 -0400
  • martine picard
    pledged support 2017-05-08 00:25:03 -0400
  • Ryan Kay
    pledged support 2017-05-07 21:10:04 -0400
  • James Gitto
    pledged support 2017-05-07 11:52:26 -0400
  • Maggie Gummere
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-06 15:51:49 -0400
    We can do better than 1 in 8. Take the pledge to vote in the District Attorney and Controller elections on May 16th.
  • Margaret Gummere
    pledged support 2017-05-06 15:51:23 -0400
  • Nate Hommel
    pledged support 2017-05-04 20:11:31 -0400
  • Kirk Bray
    pledged support 2017-05-04 16:35:30 -0400
  • Janet Elfring
    pledged support 2017-05-02 14:53:49 -0400
  • Carl Bennett
    pledged support 2017-04-29 13:24:07 -0400
  • Brian Kisielewski
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-04-28 19:03:27 -0400
    We can do better than 1 in 8. Take the pledge to vote in the District Attorney and Controller elections on May 16th.
  • Brian Kisielewski
    @bkiz_vibraseis tweeted link to this page. 2017-04-28 19:03:23 -0400
    We can do better than 1 in 8. Take the pledge to vote in the District Attorney and Controller elections on May 16th. http://www.phila3-0.org/vote_pledge_2017?recruiter_id=31794
  • Brian Kisielewski
    pledged support 2017-04-28 19:02:46 -0400
  • Paige Miller
    pledged support 2017-04-28 12:40:47 -0400
  • Amanda Feifer O'Brien
    pledged support 2017-04-28 12:11:52 -0400
  • Leah Chamberlain
    pledged support 2017-04-28 11:54:55 -0400
  • Homer Robinson
    pledged support 2017-04-27 13:55:21 -0400