5th Square is a nonpartisan political action committee (PAC) organized within the State of Pennsylvania to advocate for better policy and investment approaches to transportation, land use, and public space in Philadelphia.
During the campaign cycle, we interview, evaluate, and rate candidates in local races (mayoral and council) based on their records and campaign stances, and we also ask candidates to pledge their support toward our policy platform. We then endorse, fund, and provide volunteer support for the very best candidates.
You can browse our local 2015 Platform and check back soon for our statewide policy platform.
We are named for the last of Philadelphia's five original public squares, Centre Square, through which our rapid transit operates and upon which stands City Hall.
WHO WE ARE
5th Square was founded in 2014 and is chaired by co-founder David Curtis. Check back soon for our Advisory Board page.