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    for Philadelphia. New leaders and new ideas will bring
    us there. Check out our platform we're asking political
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About Us

The 5th Square is a PAC (what's a PAC anyway?) organized within the State of Pennsylvania advocating for progressive policies for land use, public space, transportation and better governance. We are currently fundraising and will be providing election analysis and endorsements for mayoral and city council candidates in the 2015 races for the City of Philadelphia.

It is critical that Philadelphia embrace leaders with vision who understand the role that well-crafted policy plays in shaping the future of our city for the better. Below you'll find our 2015 Platform we will be asking candidates to pledge their support toward. In the weeks and months ahead look to us as a source of valuable information on candidates. 

Please also consider a donation to our organization. We will be mobilizing volunteers to build a coalition of like-minded organizations in advance of the May primary election and November final election. We will also be funding the best and brightest candidates for Philadelphia's future. Help us change our city for the better by changing its leadership, one elected office at a time.

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    $5,100.01 raised
    GOAL: $5,000.00

    The stakes for livability in this election couldn't be higher.

    Philadelphia cannot afford to take four years off from the progress we've made on livable streets, multimodal transportation, and smart land use during the Nutter administration.

    There are 17 city council races up and a growing field of candidates vying to be Philadelphia's next mayor, and there are some real retrograde candidates in the mix who would be disastrous on the issues we care about.

    Fortunately, a little money and a little shoe leather goes a long way in a competitive election, and together, we can help provide the winning margin for candidates who get it, and edge out those who don't.

    We need your financial support, whatever you can manage, to start to cut through the noise and put our values and our issues front and center.

    Raising our first $5000 as an organization will allow us to put the foundation in place to raise much more money, reach a much wider circle of voters, and make an even bigger impact for issues like protected bike lanes, walkable neighborhoods, and high-quality public spaces that we all care about.


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