Advocacy News and Campaigns

VOTE May 16
Election Day is Tuesday, May 16th
Polls are open from 7 AM - 8 PM

This election is critical for the future of our city!  There are multiple local offices that will be on the ballot including District Attorney, City Controller, Court of Common Pleas, and Municipal Court. There is also 1 seat for the PA Supreme Court, 4 seats for the PA Superior Court, and 2 seats for the PA Commonwealth Court.

Make a pledge to vote!

Day Without A Woman

Many people are taking action on International Women’s Day on March 8 as part of the “A Day Without a Woman” campaign  – a movement for equity, justice and the human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people, through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity. 

In honor of International Women’s Day, the Project HOME Community is gathering for a noon potluck to celebrate and honor the struggle of women in our community.

 

The Philadelphia Homeless Memorial Day Planning Committee is reaching out to you to help gather the names of homeless and formerly homeless women, men, and children who died in 2015 (and since last year’s remembrance on 12/18/14). This year’s Homeless Memorial Day will take place on Wednesday, December 21. The location is Thomas Paine Plaza and the time is 5:00 p.m. Please join us.
 

A STATEMENT FROM THE PROJECT HOME COMMUNITY IN THE WAKE OF THE NATIONAL ELECTION

Vote For Homes will be providing ride for people who are homeless, formerly homeless, or returning citizens. Please fill out a ride request form so we have all the information.

Also, please post this Voter Rights Information Poster at your program, shelter, or affordable housing. TIME TO GET OUT THE VOTE!

Mobilize Voters with the Vote For Homes Coalition!

Join Vote For Homes in our nonpartisan effort to mobilize voters by supporting the voting rights of people who are low-income, homeless, living with disabilities, or formerly incarcerated.

We need volunteers to help us call voters and remind them about the election, and to provide a limited number of rides for voters to the polls on Election Day, November 8th.

Please let us know your availability for training and to volunteer before and on Election Day.

Join Vote For Homes in our ongoing nonpartisan effort to register voters by learning about how to support the voting rights of people who are low-income, homeless, living with disabilities, or formerly incarcerated.

We are hosting trainings for voter registration so register here.

If you want to help with calling voters or getting people to the polls, you can sign up here to be notified about future opportunities. 

DNC Events Relevant to Poverty and Homelessness

Below are some events related to issues of poverty during the week of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. We will update this list as we learn of new events. (Project HOME is not directly endorsing these events.)

 

Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania is Tuesday, April 26
Polls are open from 7 AM - 8 PM

A few tips:
•    Who can vote? Voters registered as Democrats or Republicans may vote in their party’s Primary Election on Tuesday, April 26. Registered voters with no party affiliation may only vote on ballot questions during the Primary Election.
•    Where do I vote? Confirm your voter registration and find your Pennsylvania polling place - www.bit.ly/VoteVerifyPA

These materials were developed by the Vote For Homes Coalition to support voter registration and mobilization of low income voters. You are welcome to use and modify for your voter outreach efforts.

Visit www.voteforhomes.org for more infomation about the Vote For Homes Coalition. There are also resources on the Pennsylvania Department of State website, including online voter registration, a printable form, and toolkits.

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