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We did it!

With over 143,000 of your votes, our campaign finished in 1st place in the City Council At-Large race.

You showed our City what happens when communities unite. In the spring, when millionaires and their dark money tried to buy this election, you stood tall. Together, we knocked on 6,000 doors, made 27,000 phone calls, […]

By |November 20th, 2015|Updates|

Push to narrow the digital divide

As Philadelphia and Comcast negotiate a new franchise agreement, we have a unique opportunity to narrow the digital divide and provide expanded digital and media opportunities to the next generation of city youths.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20151112_Push_to_narrow_the_digital_divide_.html

By |November 17th, 2015|In the News|

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|

Campaign Launch Photos

Photos from the campaign kick-off event.

   

By |February 16th, 2015|Updates|

Helen Gym Launches At-Large City Council Campaign

Today, Helen Gym launched her campaign for City Council At-Large in the Democratic Primary.  Gym, a former elementary school teacher and co-founder of Parents United, a parents’ organization advocating for better public schools, has spent over twenty years working to ensure every child has access to a high-quality, public education.
While Gym focused on her education […]

By |February 11th, 2015|Press Release|

Helen’s Announcement Speech

I stand here filled with gratitude to see so many of you here. I am so lucky, and we are all so lucky, to live in a city with communities like this one.

Although I have lived here for almost thirty years, I wasn’t born in Philadelphia. I grew up in Ohio, the daughter of Korean […]

By |February 11th, 2015|Updates|