Over the course of the 2020s, we’ve taken over streets and highways, filled email inboxes and voicemails, come together during moments of crisis, and fought for real and tangible change. That was only the beginning. With all manner of crises continuing to unfold, now remains as important a time as ever to build a movement
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
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.
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
Since day one, Philly We Rise has been all about the people in and around our city. We don’t answer to anyone but you, so we want to know some more about you and what you want to see from Philly We Rise in the coming months. Plus — enter for a chance to win