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Hunting Park: Local Efforts Encourage Minorities And Millennials To Vote

Hunting Park: Local Efforts Encourage Minorities And Millennials To Vote

Equipped with pledge cards, iPods, and polling data, a group of five millennials cramped into a minivan. Maneuvering through North Philadelphia, the team knocked door-to-door along nestled rowhomes in Hunting Park, Juniata Park, and Feltonville, greeted by residents stricken with consternations surrounding Election Day. The canvassing clan is a constituent of the National Council of […]

 

Center City: “We Have an Ongoing Need to Increase the Quality of Our Political Leadership.”

Center City: “We Have an Ongoing Need to Increase the Quality of Our Political Leadership.”

David Thornburgh may have Pittsburgh roots but his passion lies on the other side of the Keystone state in Philadelphia politics. As the President and CEO of the historic Committee of Seventy, a non-profit organization founded in 1904, Thornburgh and his team have served as local political watchdogs in the city of Philadelphia. Operating on […]

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Education: ‘Catholic Identity Pledge’ Meets Diversity at Local Catholic Schools

Education: ‘Catholic Identity Pledge’ Meets Diversity at Local Catholic Schools

Archdiocese Catholic school students found a new document slipped into their application and entrance packets: The Memorandum of Understanding. The decree, released earlier this month from the office of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia requires all parents and students enrolled, or seeking enrollment, in Catholic schools to pledge their support of one “Catholic identity” as dictated […]

 

Primary Election Day 2015: Don’t Count Those Millennials Out Yet

Primary Election Day 2015: Don’t Count Those Millennials Out Yet

Philadelphia has significant problem when it comes to voting, especially when the focus is on municipal elections rather than national. Of all folks who fall into the roughly 75 to 80 percent of registered voters who opt-out of voting, Generation-X and Millennials are by far the least likely to vote, according to statistics. Knowing that this […]