It’s going to be a busy political season. Get prepared.
Written by LiRon Anderson-Bell on April 3, 2015
With so much focus on the race for the Mayor in Philadelphia, it’s easy to forget that the upcoming election on May 19 actually covers quite a few offices this season, including nominating candidates for City Council, City Commission, Sheriff, Register of Wills, and state and municipal judgeships.
As part of 900AM-WURD’s ongoing commitment to connecting you to issues that impact the Black community, we are happy to participate in initiatives such as The Next Mayor/#NextMayorPHL; #BlackVotersMatter; AL DIA News Media’s “In Conversation with Philadelphia” (with Solomon Jones as panelist); the People’s Emergency Center’s “Sounding the Horn” forum (with Stef Renee as moderator); the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists’ “Moving Philadelphia Forward” Mayoral Candidate Forum (with Solomon Jones as panelist); the Black Political Summit, and the WURD/Big Brothers-Big Sisters Youth Mayoral Forum.
Please exercise your right to vote — but first, educate yourself about politics and government in Philadelphia:
LISTEN and WATCH the candidates describe their platforms for office. Here are our podcasts and video interviews with the candidates for various offices this season:
RESEARCH general information about voting, local races, polling locations, your rights and voting problems on the following websites:
Website: Committee of Seventy
Polling place location questions: Citizens’ Access Center, 1-866-268-8603
UNDERSTAND your rights before you go to the polls, and be vigilant when you get there:
For voting problems and emergencies, or if something happens to you personally, call the Voter Registration Office at 215-686-1590, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) at 215-592-1513 or the Committee of Seventy at 215-557-3600.
If you see something illegal, call the District Attorney’s office at 215.686.9641.
If you think your rights have been violated, call the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-687-8683.