Statement on the recent murders and violence by police

The past week weighs heavily on hearts. We mourn the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Sean Reed. We mourn the deaths of loved ones lost to COVID-19, that has had a disproportionate impact on our Black and Brown communities. Our collective grief is fueled by the knowledge that these […]

COVID-19 and the Black Community: Why Philly Needs a Black Stimulus

On June 2, 2:00 pm, 215 People’s Alliance, the Office of Councilmember Brooks and WURD cohost COVID-19 & the Black Community: Why Philly Needs a Black Stimulus. In Philly, the poorest big city in the country, communities of color were already faced with unequal access to healthcare, a broken social safety net, and one of […]

215 People’s Alliance and South Philly Barbacoa launch the People’s Kitchen

This week, 215 People’s Alliance started a food security and employment survival project called the People’s Kitchen in collaboration with the popular restaurant South Philly Barbacoa and with support from World Central Kitchen. Each day, Monday through Friday, different chefs from local restaurants, who otherwise would be unemployed, cook in South Philly Barbacoa’s kitchen 250 […]

Join us in calling for a People’s Bailout

During the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve seen our federal government turn its back on its people, choosing corporations over communities time and time again, with bailouts and bad policies. This has left many of us in dire situations that we are struggling to find a way out of.  Join us in calling for a People’s Bailout […]

What We Need to Beat the Virus and Go Forward

Don’t let the coronavirus be another excuse to bailout wealthy corporations and individuals. People in Philadelphia need support and relief now! Congress needs to pass and the President needs to sign legislation that goes beyond what is presently being considered. We need more money to address the medical emergency and it needs to be targeted […]

Introducing Caitlin Fritz, 215 People’s Alliance new Managing Director

This week 215PA welcomes Caitlin Fritz, as the new Managing Director. Caitlin first came to 215 People’s Alliance as a volunteer, canvassing in Northeast Philadelphia for a progressive slate of candidates for city-council at-large. Now, she will be overseeing the daily operations and implementation of 215PA’s mission. Caitlin is a passionate advocate for education justice, […]

215 People’s Alliance Endorses Bernie Sanders

This past Saturday, the 215 People’s Alliance Steering Committee unanimously voted to endorse Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders as the Presidential candidate for the Democratic Party nomination.  ‘The campaign slogan “Not Me, Us” encapsulates the work we do at 215 People’s Alliance organizing for economic and racial justice. We know that we can’t win any victories […]

We Did it!

Philadelphia just made history. From its inception 215 People’s Alliance has believed the key to winning power is building unity between community based social movements and the progressive sector of the Labor movement. This election was a big step forward in realizing that aim. For the first time in seven decades, our city said enough […]

Northeast Philly Rally for Kendra and Nic

Northeast supporters of Kendra Brooks and Nic O’Rourke and members of 215PA’s Northeast Chapter rallied today in front of the NE Free Library Branch on Cottman Ave. The 215PA Northeast chapter is a diverse group of Northeast residents who believe their vision for our city is what our neighborhoods need. There’s a long time myth […]

It’s Time For A New Social Contract! Naomi Klein, Kendra Brooks

Join bestselling author and journalist Naomi Klein, National Director of The Working Families Party Maurice Mitchell in conversation with Philadelphia community leaders on how we can build a new social contract for our best possible future. We’ll begin with opening remarks from Working Families candidate for Philly City Council At-large Kendra Brooks, and hear from […]