Ward Politics 101

What is the first and best way to get involved in local politics in Philadelphia? Running for a commiteeperson seat in your ward. 

The past year has seen an explosion of interest among young-ish people in grassroots political organizing, and this event aspires to point some of that energy at the smallest, most winnable elections that matter: the 2018 committeeperson races.

Ward committee people are the political block captains of the local Democratic and Republican parties. Committeepeople represent their immediate neighborhoods--think two or three square blocks--and are elected every four years. The next ward committee election is May 2018. 

Attendees will learn about why ward organizations still matter, some practical tips for planning and winning a scrappy local campaign, and how to do the job well and make a difference in your community after you win, 

Presenters include:

Dave Davies (WHYY)
Jen Devor, (36th Ward Committeeperson)
Felicia Harris, (Influencing Action Movement)
Anthony Bellmon (61st Ward Committeeperson, Millennials in Action)
Ted Smith (44th Ward Committeeperson, Millennials in Action)

TICKETS
55 RSVPS
Brenna Dee Jon Geeting Dan Martino Chris Lin Tim Adams Daniel Theodore Harris Brian Kisielewski Robert Devlin Tim Mack Johnson Jen Devor Olivia Baackes Leigh Owens Andy Sharpe Matt Harker Cassie Tomkins David Snelbaker Kara Nelson Sergio Armani Marshall Schurtz Alex Yarde Mykey Withawhy Nate Trager Lewis Thomas Iii Ernestine Bristow Richard Dodd Lindy Li Daniel Linehan Leslie Tawanda Tyler Joe Celentano Hyacinth Grace Joyness Best Anthony A. Bellmon Lisa Marie Jim Jenkins Haley Burrowes Jawn Plotkin Corey L Smith Theodore Smith Connalláin Eiméad Victoria Cram Robert Bruce Hill Jr. Mitchell Swann Natasha Bhuyan Luigi Borda Vinny Angiolillo George Basile Tim Hanser Jeremy Goodman

Who's RSVPing

Brenna Dee
Jon Geeting
Dan Martino
Chris Lin
Tim Adams
Daniel Theodore Harris
Brian Kisielewski
Robert Devlin
Tim Mack Johnson
Jen Devor
Olivia Baackes
Leigh Owens
Andy Sharpe
Matt Harker
Cassie Tomkins
David Snelbaker
Kara Nelson
Sergio Armani
Marshall Schurtz
Alex Yarde
Mykey Withawhy
Nate Trager
Lewis Thomas Iii
Ernestine Bristow
Richard Dodd
Lindy Li
Daniel Linehan
Leslie Tawanda Tyler
Joe Celentano
Hyacinth Grace

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