Launching Reimagining Philadelphia: Building Power with 215 People’s Alliance

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically exposed a system that promotes profits over people. We need to build a movement that demands transformative changes that empowers working people and marginalized communities, while challenging the power of corporations and the rich. Now is our time to reimagine a transformative city. REGISTER HERE for June 6th 1:00 PM […]

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 […]

South Philly Review – Barbacoa opens kitchen to support hunger drive

As business owners who live walking distance from their restaurant, Cristina Martinez and Ben Miller saw the immediate need to feed hungry neighbors. The married couple owns the South Philly Barbacoa at 1140 S. 9th St. in the Passyunk Square neighborhood and wanted to help fight food insecurity during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Their restaurant, […]

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, […]