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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|

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; 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|