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5 May 2011
Philadelphia’s largest Community Organization announces its PAC endorsements
ACTION United, Philadelphia’s largest community organization, announced their Political Action Committee endorsements for the May 17th Primary Elections for the Philadelphia City Council.
“After reviewing all the candidates’ questionnaires and conducting interviews, we’ve decided to endorse following candidates as most committed to supporting our issues and our communities,” said ACTION United PAC leader Carol Henry.
The endorsements were won by:
1st Council District: Jeff Hornstein
2nd Council District: Kenyatta Johnson
4th Council District: Curtis Jones
7th council District: Maria Quinones Sanchez
8th council district: Cindy Bass
Blondell Reynolds Brown
ACTION United is Pennsylvania’s and city of Philadelphia’s largest community organization with the 42,000 member statewide membership organization, 25,575 who live in Philadelphia. ACTION United members are organized in 8 chapters around Philadelphia and work on issues like affordable housing, good schools, and good jobs that pay living wages and provide paid sick days.
16 March 2011
Advocacy Organizations to Rally to Stop the Cuts
Organizations Call for “Balanced Alternative” to Corbett’s Budget
Demand an end to special tax breaks and corporate loopholes instead of extreme cuts to education, health care, and social service
When: Wednesday, March 16, 12:00 Noon
Where: Governor Tom Corbett’s Philadelphia Office, 200 S. Broad Street
Pennsylvania advocacy organizations including ACTION United, Penn Action, Keystone Progress, SEIU 32bj, Conservation Voters of PA; and the Vote for Homes Coalition held a rally for a balanced alternative to the Pennsylvania budget proposed by Governor Corbett last week.
The organizations stood together to say that the Governor’s radical and deep cuts in education, health care, environmental protection, and social services are not only extremely harmful to the people of the Commonwealth but are unnecessary. A better way to closing the budget deficit is available; a balanced approach that includes not just cuts in spending but new revenues from ending special tax breaks and closing tax loopholes.
These groups, representing the average Pennsylvanians who stand to lose so much from this budget, called on Governor Corbett to change direction. They asked him to put the interests of the citizens of the Commonwealth’s citizens ahead of the interests of the big corporate CEOs who funded his campaign. Revenues can be raised without affecting the vast majority of Pennsylvanians or putting our state at a disadvantage. Our state remains the only one that does not tax natural gas extraction from the Marcellus Shale. Pennsylvania is the only state that does not tax smokeless tobacco. Rather than close loopholes that allow our largest corporations to escape fair taxation, Tom Corbett has recently made them larger.