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Over the last five weeks, we have seen the incredible power of the people. We took over streets and highways, we filled email inboxes and voicemails, we came together during a moment of crisis and fought for real and tangible change. This is only the beginning. Now is the time to build our movement for

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A poster that says "stop unfair evictions" with a hand-drawn house.
Fighting for Housing during COVID-19

Fighting for Housing During COVID-19 By Shanayah Wyche, Philly We Rise Intern Nearly 20% of US renters were unable to pay rent for the month of May. In April, one in three renters defaulted on payments. With the massive loss of employment, workers and families across the country are struggling to make ends meet. In Philadelphia, our city

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A Call For Respect: Philly Workers Take Action in the Wake of COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak has revealed just how broken our country’s social safety nets are. Millions of Americans are struggling to navigate our country’s inadequate health and labor systems. In the midst of this intense moment, communities have come together to build powerful and large-scale organizing campaigns to support those who are the hardest hit. We’d like to take a moment to focus in on how Philadelphia workers are uniting and organizing during this unprecedented time.

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Netroots Nation: Philly In Charge

Philadelphia has been at the lead of fights to advance social justice across the country. Earlier this year at Netroots Nation, a national convention that brings together progressive organizers and legislators to discuss the most urgent issues affecting communities, we saw the power of Philly in action. Organizers from Philly-based community groups shared their stories: recounting the wins

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