5th Square's Election Day Endorsements

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Today is primary Election Day, and 5th Square is proud to endorse two candidates for State Representative in this year's 2018 Democratic primary elections: Dan Martino for the 177th District, and Malcolm Kenyatta for the 181st District. 

5th Square issued questionnaires to all candidates for state representative and considered issuing endorsements in the 177th, 181st, and 184th Districts. After reviewing candidates' positions, and considering other factors such as electability, we felt our  believes these candidates will best represent our mission to make Philadelphia a more accessible, transit-friendly city for everyone. 

If you have friends or relatives living in North Philadelphia near Temple or in Lower Northeast Philly, share our endorsement post with them today

There are also over 100 urbanist candidates on the ballot for Democratic committee person seats today! Check out our map of candidates to see if you can vote for someone running in your area. 

Committee people are elected volunteers who make up the base of the local party organizations and these can be powerful neighborhood leadership positions. We reviewed the list of candidates appearing on the ballot in the May 15th primary, and are recommending over 100 candidates for Democratic City Committee who have previously shown interest in our mission or urbanist issues in Philadelphia like better transit, safer streets for pedestrians and cyclists, and zoning reform.

Check the map to see if there is a recommended candidate running where you live


Wednesday, May, 16 6:30 pm
Ride of Silence - Philadelphia
The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is hosting a Ride of Silence this Wednesday to honor bicyclists killed or injured in collisions with cars. The ride is being held in Philadelphia for the fourteenth year in a row and in its 16th year since its inception. It is expected to be held this year at over 300 U.S. locations and in twenty countries.

Tuesday, May 22, 6:30 pm
Zoning & Architecture Happy Hour
Join South of South Neighborhood Association's Architecture Review Committee (ARC) and Zoning Committee in celebrating another year of advocating for good neighborhood development. Meet the current committee members and hear how you can get involved in 2018. Light bites and the first round will be provided courtesy of SOSNA.

Sunday, May 20, 2:00 pm
Philly Tri-Block Party
The National Street Service (not a federal agency!) is hosting three block parties this Sunday, offering a chance to mingle with your local community, meet National Street Service Volunteers, and celebrate the value and potential of the streets of Philadelphia. These parties kick off work that NSS will be doing over the next few months to engage residents in rethinking their streets as public spaces.


PIDC is hiring a Marketing Communications Manager

Philly Office Retail is hiring an Executive Assistant/Marketing Manager

The City of Philadelphia is hiring a Deputy Director for the Office of Sustainability

Next City is hiring an Executive Director

The Free Library Foundation is hiring a Community Organizer

New Leaders Council is accepting applications for their 2019 Institute. Email us at [email protected] if you'd like a recommendation.

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