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!

578 SIGNATURES
500 signatures

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  • Marina Bresser
    signed via 2018-10-03 13:02:06 -0400
    This needs to be done.!!

    Fund it out of the Parking Authority’s surplus budget.
  • Catherine Collins
    signed 2018-10-03 12:58:52 -0400
  • Jeffrey Bussmann
    signed 2018-10-03 12:57:23 -0400
  • Amanda Finnell
    signed via 2018-10-03 12:54:48 -0400
    This would be phenomenal and a huge help to so many people living in poverty in Philadelphia!
  • Brian McKenna
    signed 2018-10-03 12:53:15 -0400
  • Sarah Gish-Kraus
    signed via 2018-10-03 12:39:55 -0400
  • Julie Ratner
    signed via 2018-10-03 12:26:14 -0400
  • Elizabeth Moore
    signed 2018-10-03 11:48:37 -0400
  • William Tung
    signed 2018-10-03 11:45:40 -0400
  • Sheila Majumdar
    signed via 2018-10-03 11:31:48 -0400
  • Valerie Stillman
    signed via 2018-10-03 11:22:12 -0400
  • A Z
    signed via 2018-10-03 11:19:10 -0400
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  • Ken Rosso
    signed via 2018-10-03 11:10:53 -0400
  • Lauren Summers
    signed via 2018-10-03 11:03:40 -0400
  • Robert Seeley
    signed via 2018-10-03 10:51:22 -0400
    Robert Seeley
  • Jessica Stanforth
    signed via 2018-10-03 10:42:49 -0400
  • Joshua Redman
    signed 2018-10-03 10:36:14 -0400
    Every possible barrier to voting should be removed. This is an easy way to encourage the citizens of Philadelphia to vote.
  • Alice Xie
    signed via 2018-10-03 10:36:06 -0400
  • David Flanagan
    signed via 2018-10-03 10:34:58 -0400
  • Josh Miller-Myers
    signed via 2018-10-03 09:56:18 -0400
  • Janet Monge
    signed via 2018-10-03 09:40:09 -0400
  • Edyta Zielinska
    signed 2018-10-03 09:32:13 -0400
  • Kim Jordan
    signed 2018-10-03 09:17:12 -0400
  • Jane Kauer
    signed 2018-10-03 09:08:43 -0400
    Short of closing all workplaces this is a real move towards helping all people get to vote!
  • Sydney Meyer
    signed 2018-10-03 09:06:44 -0400
  • Olivia Ortiz
    signed 2018-10-03 08:51:46 -0400
  • Devaki Dravid
    signed 2018-10-03 08:51:05 -0400
  • Christina Chimi
    signed 2018-10-03 08:46:37 -0400
  • Emmanuel Parker
    signed 2018-10-03 08:42:19 -0400
  • Brian Krisch
    signed 2018-10-03 08:40:27 -0400