Philadelphians Organized to Empower Witness and Rebuild (POWER) launched “Together We Vote” as part of a nationwide voter registration effort. About 60 clergy and parishioners congregations belonging to various faith traditions, set up at 20 locations in the city – at subway stops, in front of restaurants, churches and wherever else – to register passerbys and encourage them to participate in the November 8th election.
Together We Vote
POWER has officially kicked off our Together We Vote Campaign! As people of faith, we must represent a moral voice for values like good education for every child, jobs with fair pay, and racial justice.
Let’s make sure that THIS November, the voices of all faiths, races, and income levels are represented at the voting booth.
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Philadelphia Interfaith Group Expands POWER
Fresh off recent successes rallying urban Jewish, Muslim, and Christian congregations to enter the political fray,
one of Philadelphia's largest interfaith coalitions has now set its sights on the region...
A new study conducted by POWER confirms the education funding bill recently signed into law by Governor Wolf guarantees that school districts will continue to have huge inequities in their state funding levels, locking in systemic racial bias. Although the new formula is designed to ease inequities by recognizing that districts face different challenges depending on student demographics and other geographic and economic factors, the analysis, conducted by David Mosenkis, a data scientist by profession and a volunteer with POWER through his synagogue Germantown Jewish Centre, reveals that the formula’s application to new monies alone locks in the disparities that were created through decades of non-formula-based distributions.
Philadelphia’s poverty problem will not be seen nightly on TV with all the glitter at the DNC. Poor housing, inadequate schools, and lack of jobs plague the city where more than 200 years ago the Founding Fathers declared the formation of a free and independent nation. POWER’s ‘Black Work Matters” study highlights the city’s deep poverty.