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What is 5th Square?

5th Square is Philly's urbanist political action committee. We formed in 2014 to support candidates for local elected office who are committed to policy change in the areas of transportation, land use, and public space, and to advance a vision for a more accessible, sustainable, equitable Philadelphia for all residents.

 

 

  

On the Issues

During campaign season, we rate candidates for local and state office based on their voting records, campaign positions, and support for urbanist policy goals. We then endorse, fund, and provide volunteer support for the candidates best positioned to advance our mission. Between elections, we engage in issue advocacy and rapid response to legislation, host events, and provide political support to other urbanist advocates, organizations, and campaigns.

Read more about our positions and endorsed candidates

 

 

 

  

Get Involved!

Sign up for our weekly newsletter, which reaches over 10,000 subscribers each week.

Become a member to sustain the organization and have a say on our candidate endorsements. 

Volunteer with us to help build Philly's urbanist political movement. 

Or contact us at [email protected]