Petition: Mayor Kenney, Make SEPTA Free on Election Day!

Photo: Jeff Fusco / Philly Mag

Mayor Kenney, City Council, and SEPTA:

Let's join other major cities including Dallas, Houston, Tampa, and the Twin Cities and offer complimentary public transit on election day. Let's help Philadelphians make a voting plan that includes SEPTA. 

We know that not only getting to the polls can be challenging in Philadelphia, but many people also have long and expensive commutes on SEPTA to work and/or to drop their children off to daycare and schools, and getting to the polls may require an extra trip or two.

One poll showed thirty-eight percent of youth of color said that lacking transportation played a minor or major role in their choice not to vote, whereas just 27 percent of young white non-voters said the same.

By making SEPTA free to riders for the day, we can help ease the burden to make voting more convenient, create a culture that values voting from the highest levels of City government on down, and make sure Philadelphians get to the polls in a critical midterm election year when the city's interests are on the line in Harrisburg and Washington. 

This November 6th, let's make it easier than ever to vote by funding free SEPTA for all on Election Day!

580 SIGNATURES
500 signatures

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  • Michael Hulburt
    signed 2018-10-13 17:32:33 -0400
  • Emily Morton-Owens
    signed via 2018-10-13 17:00:27 -0400
  • Mary Gallant
    signed 2018-10-13 16:01:05 -0400
  • Zachary Powers
    signed via 2018-10-13 15:14:31 -0400
    SEPTA can improve its’ public image by advocating for democracy in Philadelphia and making SEPTA free on election day.
  • Will Fenton
    signed 2018-10-11 22:20:09 -0400
  • Jamie Bogert
    signed 2018-10-11 16:21:24 -0400
  • Gillian Keener
    signed 2018-10-11 16:10:11 -0400
  • Kelly Faatz
    signed 2018-10-11 06:15:30 -0400
  • Joni Lipson
    signed via 2018-10-10 22:29:42 -0400
  • Jasmine Landry
    signed 2018-10-10 16:29:36 -0400
  • Carol Sprang
    signed 2018-10-10 13:38:25 -0400
  • joanna stone
    signed 2018-10-10 11:33:54 -0400
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  • D Web
    signed 2018-10-10 07:57:35 -0400
  • Elizabeth Diener
    signed 2018-10-09 23:02:09 -0400
  • Denise Riley
    signed 2018-10-09 22:22:21 -0400
    Denise N Riley
  • Jacqueline Stern
    signed 2018-10-09 21:07:33 -0400
  • Kimberly Freeman
    signed 2018-10-09 20:38:30 -0400
  • Robert Gilda
    signed 2018-10-09 20:05:15 -0400
  • Patricia Callahan
    signed 2018-10-09 19:57:56 -0400
  • Brigid Fagan
    signed 2018-10-09 19:16:40 -0400
  • Mackenzie Blackwell
    signed 2018-10-09 18:00:07 -0400
  • Janice Prevail
    signed 2018-10-09 17:23:14 -0400
  • Nancy Lo
    signed 2018-10-09 16:31:33 -0400
  • Mary Erfle
    signed 2018-10-09 16:31:12 -0400
  • Ernie Mabrey
    signed 2018-10-09 16:12:37 -0400
  • Robin Walker
    signed 2018-10-09 14:16:02 -0400
  • Erin Kirchner
    signed 2018-10-09 12:50:34 -0400
    Erin Kirchner
  • Kathryn Grentzenberg
    signed 2018-10-09 12:45:36 -0400
    Kathryn C Grentzenberg – Dear Mayor – I think we need to everything in our collective power to make voting possible in this upcoming election. Please consider Septa for Free Election Day!!!!
  • Ellen Kennedy
    signed 2018-10-09 12:21:14 -0400
  • Steven Page
    signed 2018-10-09 12:10:35 -0400