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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  • Pamela Ramos
    signed 2017-04-24 09:22:06 -0400
  • Aldridk Gessa
    signed 2017-04-24 08:56:05 -0400
  • Andrew Jones
    signed 2017-04-24 08:24:22 -0400
  • Julia Choseed
    signed 2017-04-24 00:03:27 -0400
  • Macy Drinkhouse
    signed 2017-04-23 17:08:43 -0400
  • Grace Tillman
    signed 2017-04-23 15:20:24 -0400
  • Soneyet Muhammad
    signed 2017-04-23 14:12:27 -0400
  • Andrew Litts
    signed 2017-04-23 14:06:00 -0400
  • Debra Colbert
    signed 2017-04-23 10:56:03 -0400
    Why not release the list? I’m a block captain and I see nothing wrong with releasing the list.
  • Chris Nevin
    signed 2017-04-22 20:26:51 -0400
  • Aine Doley
    signed 2017-04-22 16:14:13 -0400
    This is the dumbest thing ever. Needs to end. Release the list already.
  • Deborah Diamond
    signed via 2017-04-22 14:20:56 -0400
  • Jordan Poole
    signed via 2017-04-22 13:41:49 -0400
  • Patrice Bendig
    signed via 2017-04-22 11:41:47 -0400
  • Kyle Norton
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-04-22 11:14:37 -0400
    If we want to make Philly more beautiful, we must hold our elected block captains accountable! Sign the petition!
  • Kyle Norton
    signed 2017-04-22 11:13:14 -0400
  • Katelyn Baron
    signed 2017-04-22 09:59:56 -0400
  • Jamie Gauthier
    signed 2017-04-22 08:35:07 -0400
  • Victoria White
    signed 2017-04-22 02:46:06 -0400
  • Alyssa Cole
    signed 2017-04-21 20:57:19 -0400
  • Bradley Dakake
    signed 2017-04-21 20:46:06 -0400
  • Melissa Shilling
    signed via 2017-04-21 20:29:37 -0400
  • Heather Shultz
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-04-21 20:23:10 -0400
    Sign the petition: Jim Kenney: Release the Block Captain List!
  • Heather Shultz
    @heather_shultz tweeted link to this page. 2017-04-21 20:23:07 -0400
    Sign the petition: Jim Kenney: Release the Block Captain List! http://www.phila3-0.org/block_captains?recruiter_id=38090
  • Heather Shultz
    signed via 2017-04-21 20:21:34 -0400
  • Tracey Gordon
    signed 2017-04-21 17:50:51 -0400
  • Morgan Hugo
    signed 2017-04-21 17:16:15 -0400
  • Morgan Hugo
    signed 2017-04-21 17:16:14 -0400
  • Morgan Hugo
    signed 2017-04-21 17:16:14 -0400
  • Paige Wolf
    signed 2017-04-21 17:05:43 -0400