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By Sojourner Ahebee | Votebeat Linda Hyden cast her first ballot shortly before the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The year was 1964, and she had recently moved to Philadelphia. She was 20 at the time and remembers voting for Lyndon B. Johnson in that presidential election. “I was 16-years-old when I left [...]
By Sojourner Ahebee | Votebeat Louise Grant takes extra steps to protect her son. She is the caretaker for the 41-year-old schizophrenic and worries that if she needs to call for assistance, the police may arrive unprepared. That’s why she wants everyone in her position to do what she did — register him within her [...]
By Sojourner Ahebee | Votebeat   This year’s global health crisis has dramatically changed what voting will look like on Election Day. Despite the obstacles widespread social distancing measures have placed in the way, city officials are still urging voters to exercise their right to vote, in whatever form that may be. “Voting in Philadelphia [...]
October 30, 2020             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Dee Patel dpatel@wurdradio.com  LIVE WURD Radio & WURD TV Special Broadcast On Election Night (PHILADELPHIA, PA​) – WURD Radio (96.1FM / 900AM / WURDRadio.com / WURDTV / WURDApp), is activating its special #WURDonPolitics election coverage starting Monday, November 2 at 10am ET, [...]
Articles #WURDOnPolitics2020NewsPolitics & Government Here’s why Philadelphia’s 9th Ward has the highest voter turnout in the city #WURDOnPolitics2020NewsPolitics & Government Why These Two Wards Had Philadelphia’s Lowest Voter Turnout #WURDOnPolitics2020NewsPolitics & Government Why race-specific voter turnout data is a challenge to collect #WURDOnPolitics2020NewsPolitics & Government ‘The first but not the last’: State Representative Joanna McClinton [...]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2020 Contact: Charles Ellison | cellison@wurdradio.com | 301.526.2239   LINCOLN PARK STRATEGIES TEAMS UP WITH WURD  TO RELEASE NATIONAL BLACK VOTER POLL Philadelphia-based Black-owned Talk Media Station Partners With D.C.-based pollster to Present Nationwide Survey of 1,000 African American Adults (PHILADELPHIA, PA) – WURD Radio (96.1FM / 900AM / WURDRadio.com […]

May 16 is Election Day in Pennsylvania! Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. — in the meantime, take our citywide Election Day Poll on Zip, the Question Answer App!

ICYMI: Catch some of the highlights from this gathering to hear from Philadelphia-area teens about the issues that most concern them

This election season, the internet is awash with quotes and video clips of civil rights leaders and activists who made comments as long as 50 years ago that are still eerily accurate today.


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