We Have the Power to Change our Schools

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 […]

Telling Comcast to Pay Their Fair Share

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 […]

What We Want From PA’s Next Governor

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. […]

A solution for poverty must come from within

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.