Helen Gym Slams Susquehanna Billionaires for Trying to Buy Philly Municipal Elections

PHILADELPHIA (April 30, 2015) – Today, Helen Gym mother of three children in the Philadelphia Public Schools and candidate for City Council At-Large, joined Keystone Progress and Action United to denounce the influx of millions of dollars being pumped into a SuperPAC attempting to influence the Philadelphia municipal elections.

The report released by Hedgeclippers, details the […]

By |April 30th, 2015|Press Release, Updates|

Helen Gym’s Statement on Commonwealth Court of PA Dismissing School Funding Lawsuit

PHILADELPHIA (April 21st, 2015) – Today, Helen Gym education advocate and candidate for City Council At-Large,  issued the following statement in response to the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania dismissing a lawsuit brought forth by parents claiming that the state is not living up to its constitutional obligation to adequately fund schools.

“I’m extremely disappointed in the […]

By |April 21st, 2015|Press Release, Updates|

Helen Gym Endorsed by the Philadelphia Inquirer

Today, Helen Gym was endorsed by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

After a week in which Helen’s campaign was endorsed by three additional labor unions (CASA-IBT, AFT Local 2026, & AFSCME DC47), two progressive city-wide organizations (Philly for Change & Liberty City Democrats), and Clean Water Action, the momentum building around Helen’s campaign continued today with The Inquirer […]

By |April 19th, 2015|Press Release, Updates|

Helen Gym Stands with Students to Protest Kensington School Closure

Update (4/28/2015)

Helen Gym reiterated her support for the students and communities opposing the planned closure of Kensington Urban Education Academy. She decried the School Reform Commission for routinely violating the school closure process and timeline it had established.

“The SRC sets up processes that it then proceeds to ignore. It has never followed its own rules […]

By |April 17th, 2015|Press Release, Updates|

Helen Gym Releases Fair Share School Funding Proposal

PHILADELPHIA (April 15th, 2015) – Today, Helen Gym, education advocate and candidate for City Council At-Large released her Fair Funding Proposal for Philadelphia Schools.
Helen Gym proposed a plan that would make minor adjustments in the city’s Use & Occupancy and  Parking taxes, establish a modest PILOT program for the city’s largest non-profits, and cut the […]

By |April 15th, 2015|Press Release, Updates|

Helen Gym: “Keystone Exams Must End”

PHILADELPHIA (April 9, 2015) – Helen Gym, candidate for City Council At-Large and mother of three children in Philadelphia public schools, issued the following statement addressing the School District’s projection of a 22% graduation rate in 2017.

“The Keystone exams must end. The School District’s projection of a 22 percent graduation rate when the state and […]

By |April 9th, 2015|Press Release, Updates|

Helen Gym Announces Policy Priorities

PHILADELPHIA (April 6th, 2015) – Today, Helen Gym, education advocate and candidate for City Council At-Large released an outline of her policy platform. The document can be viewed publicly at helengym.com/issues. The proposal encompases a number of policy areas thats Helen Gym believes City Council needs to focus its priorities.

“Throughout my entire campaign I have […]

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

Helen Gym Joins MLK D.A.R.E. Coalition, Fight for 15, for “March to End Poverty”

PHILADELPHIA (April 4, 2015) – Today, Helen Gym, education advocate and candidate for City Council At-Large, joined activists from the Reclaim MLK movement and Fight for 15 to mark the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in a march to bring attention to the issues of deep poverty, the need […]

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