PA Working Families Party Endorses Helen Gym for Philadelphia City-Council At-Large

PHILADELPHIA (March 31st, 2015) – Today, Helen Gym, education advocate and candidate for Philadelphia City Council At-Large, received the endorsement of the Pennsylvania Working Families Party.

“ will bring much-needed energy and a fresh perspective to the Philadelphia City Council,” Pennsylvania Working Families Director Kati Sipp said.

Responding to the endorsement, Helen Gym said, “I’m grateful […]

By |March 31st, 2015|Press Release, Updates|

PA Federation of BMWED Endorses Helen Gym

PHILADELPHIA (March 26rd, 2015) – Helen Gym, education advocate and candidate for Philadelphia City Council At-Large, received the endorsement of the Pennsylvania Federation of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division, and affiliate of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Jed Dodd, General Chairman of the Pennsylvania Federation BMWED-Teamsters issued the following statement, praising Helen Gym […]

By |March 26th, 2015|Press Release, Updates|

Helen Gym Statement on Inquirer Report re: Wasted Resources From Bok High School Closure

PHILADELPHIA (March 18, 2015) – Responding to the report about resources such as textbooks and musical instruments sitting unused after the closure of Bok High School, Helen Gym, education advocate and candidate for City Council At-Large issued the following statement:

“As a mother and as an educator, I was outraged to read about the stockpile of […]

By |March 18th, 2015|Press Release, Updates|

Helen Gym Responds to Mayor Nutter’s Budget Address

PHILADELPHIA (March 4, 2015) – Today, Helen Gym attended the Mayor’s annual budget address in which he announced roughly $100 million in local funding for schools. Gym lauded the overall effort and said City Council had to lead with progressive solutions to fill a requested $300 million school funding bill.
Gym tweeted her reactions to the […]

By |March 6th, 2015|Press Release, Updates|

Helen Gym Responds to Mayor Nutter’s Budget Address; Proposes Progressive Alternatives

PHILADELPHIA (March 4, 2015) – Today, Helen Gym attended the Mayor’s annual budget address in which he announced roughly $100 million in local funding for schools. Gym lauded the overall effort, but criticized the last-minute approach which places the entire burden on homeowners, saying City Council had to lead with progressive solutions to fill a […]

By |March 4th, 2015|Press Release, Updates|

Helen Gym Praises Governor Tom Wolf’s School Funding Proposal

PHILADELPHIA (March 3rd, 2015) – Helen Gym, candidate for Philadelphia City Council At-Large, was joined by two dozen Philadelphia parents, teachers, and students outside of Science Leadership Academy to react to Governor Tom Wolf’s first state budget proposal:

“Governor Wolf’s proposed budget is an historic proposal that begins to reverse years of damage done by his […]

By |March 3rd, 2015|Press Release, Updates|