Act NOW for a Safer Washington Ave

Ask City Council to prioritize safety using this email tool. Donate to the Safer Washington Ave Fund to elect officials who pledge to uphold the city's Vision Zero goals.  

Questionnaire Responses - 2022 PA State Legislature Races

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Press Release: Safer Washington Avenue Fund Reaches More Than $10,000 in Donations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, February 10, 2022PHILADELPHIA — On Monday, 5th Square established its Safer Washington Avenue Fund, specifically dedicated to electing Philadelphia candidates who will pledge to uphold the City's stated Vision Zero goals. In four days, it has drawn more than $10,000 in donations. Continue reading

Make Outdoor Dining on Streets & Sidewalks Permanent

Tell Council TODAY to put people before parking spaces. City Council is considering a bill that would make permanent the current permitting process for outdoor dining on streets and sidewalks. Contact them today to tell them to vote YES on this bill. Continue reading

Action: Mayor Kenney: Veto the Downzoning of Girard Ave.

Please join us in urging Mayor Kenney to veto Council President Clarke's bill that aims to downzone much of Girard Avenue east of Broad St. Sign the Petition Continue reading

ACTION: Reject Tax Cuts for Parking Execs

Tell Council to support transit passes for low-income residents, not giveaways to parking executives Continue reading

ACTION NEEDED 🏘️ Support Affordable Units at 48th & Chester

We are amplifying a message from Cedar Park Neighbors and several local 5th Square Members supporting the creation of affordable units for 15 families at 48th and Chester. Letters of support are due TOMORROW: Friday, 5/28/21 Continue reading

Take Action: Support These Philly Budget Priorities for Safety, Health, and Mobility!

5th Square members and our advocacy partners are calling on City Council to support a city budget that promotes clean neighborhoods, funds our city parks and Rec center programming, keeps residents in their homes, provides for safer and sustainable mobility choices, and makes our public spaces accessible to all Philadelphians. Continue reading

Members of Congress: Earmark Funding for Trolley Modernization Today

SEPTA’s trolley network is a vital transit lifeline and is critically important to our region’s economic well-being. Unfortunately, the system is slow, mired by delays, unacceptably outdated, and lacks ADA accessibility. The Philadelphia region deserves reliable, accessible, and frequent trolley service.  We deserve a fully-modernized trolley network that will better serve Southeastern PA as we recover from the pandemic. We call on Congress to authorize direct financial support for SEPTA’s Trolley Modernization Project. We are also asking SEPTA to prioritize Trolley Modernization and increase their capital budget investment allocation for this important project. Sign this petition and share it with the tag #FundTrolleyMod Continue reading

Tell City Council: Don't Override the Society Hill Overlay Veto!

Society Hill NIMBY ('Not in My Back Yard') activists have been lobbying Councilmember Mark Squilla to help them make their neighborhood even more exclusive, and despite the Mayor vetoing this push at the end of last year, the bill is back again and likely to pass City Council this Thursday.We only need 6 members of Council to block a veto override vote. Call today and ask them to vote against Bill 200094 to take a stand against exclusionary zoning in Society Hill and against separate zoning rules for our wealthiest neighborhoods. Continue reading