On Sunday, April 21st at 3pm, thousands of people of faith and their allies will lift up their prophetic voice for good jobs, great schools and a pathway to citizenship.
The historic gathering – billed “Building a City of Opportunity that Works for All” – will seek commitments from public officials to support POWER’s concrete policy proposals in these three areas.
Join us as we make this the biggest civic gathering of the decade. And make sure our elected officials realize the city they serve is getting organized– not only watching and holding them accountable, but getting involved in making the improvements our city needs.
Last week 2nd District City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson committed to champion our Airport Jobs Policy proposal that would increase wages, benefits, training & access to 6,000 jobs at the Philadelphia International Airport. Philadelphia Schools Superintendent William H. Hite also committed to attend the 4/21 event, as did City Councilpersons Blondell Reynolds-Brown, Cindy Bass & Curtis Jones.
Lastly, after two years of thwarted attempts to sit down with City Council President Darrell Clarke about these matters, POWER has finally secured this meeting because of the tenacity of POWER leader Eleanor Walker (of St. Malachy’s) who cornered the Council President at a recent town hall meeting. Councilman Clarke credited Eleanor with the push he needed to commit to meet with POWER. Eleanor’s courageous leadership is testament to our work together and an example of what it will take to transform our City!
If you are planning to come, let us know! Leaders will have clipboards after worship. Otherwise, we’re going to start contacting you!