Everybody knows that the Philadelphia Public School District is in crisis. But few have heard the stories of how parents, students, and teachers are working to revive our neighborhood schools. Neighborhood schools play a vital role in building up safe, strong, and healthy communities for ALL residents of Philadelphia. However, more and more in our […]
The Fight For Drivers Licenses is seeking support for HB1648, which would allow all Pennsylvanians a right to a drivers license, regardless of immigration status. For so many, a drivers license is crucial for being able to secure other fundamental rights, such as the right to work and to education.
In April, Media Mobilizing Project launched the CAP Comcast Campaign — focused on helping everyday Philadelphians secure what we need from Comcast and the City while they negotiate their next franchise, allowing Comcast to sell cable services in Philly for another 15 years. We’ve heard from literally thousands of Philadelphians who want affordable rates for […]
Large telecommunications companies like Comcast make millions in profits with little incentive to respond to the public interest. Telecommunications law professor Susan Crawford says decades of increased monopoly power and deregulation are to blame, bringing us into a new “Gilded Age”.
We struggle to pay for cable and internet. But Comcast makes millions in Philadelphia. With a big renegotiation of Comcast’s ‘franchise’ deal to sell cable, Philly has a rare chance to change that. Let’s make sure Comcast pays its fair share.
As our economy changes, workers are finding new ways to build power for regular people. When a growing number of jobs today pay wages that barely allow survival, how are workers reimagining and reinvigorating a labor movement that can secure human rights for all? This episode of The Spark is a conversation between a day […]
What will it take to make PA’s next governor listen to US? Watch how your neighbors are making their voices heard. This year Pennsylvanians will choose our state’s next governor. Our current Governor, Republican Tom Corbett has been met with staggeringly low approval ratings and continued dissatisfaction amongst voters, particularly for his policies on education. […]
I propose that the real solution to addressing poverty – and challenging a system that creates extreme economic inequality in the first place – must come from within the ranks of poor and working people themselves. I am not the first to make this claim: There were two moments in U.S. history when we placed faith and hope in the power of poor and working people.