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
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  • Don Knieriem
    signed 2018-10-03 08:37:38 -0400
  • Heather Levi
    signed via 2018-10-03 08:32:45 -0400
  • Anna Ferris
    signed 2018-10-03 08:24:52 -0400
  • Heidi Davis
    signed via 2018-10-03 07:52:22 -0400
  • Zach Dravis
    signed 2018-10-03 07:48:49 -0400
  • Michael Sokil
    signed via 2018-10-03 07:47:48 -0400
  • Elizabeth Harders
    signed via 2018-10-03 07:46:17 -0400
  • Julia Bringhurst
    signed via 2018-10-03 07:10:39 -0400
  • Michael McGettigan
    signed via 2018-10-03 07:01:32 -0400
  • Keah Patterson
    signed via 2018-10-03 05:35:10 -0400
  • Marissa Zhao
    signed 2018-10-03 01:06:30 -0400
  • Justin Duerr
    signed 2018-10-03 00:28:20 -0400
  • Marcelle Bacon
    signed via 2018-10-03 00:04:27 -0400
  • Jacqueline Goldfinger
    signed 2018-10-02 23:44:20 -0400
  • John Rebstock
    signed via 2018-10-02 23:07:50 -0400
  • Thomas Clancy
    signed via 2018-10-02 23:07:26 -0400
    Also, why not make SEPTA free every other day also. Thanks!
  • Aubrie Costello
    signed via 2018-10-02 23:04:55 -0400
  • Margot Field
    signed 2018-10-02 22:22:56 -0400
  • Sarah Hill
    signed 2018-10-02 22:22:40 -0400
  • Nate Fletcher
    signed 2018-10-02 22:18:23 -0400
  • Chad Diehl
    signed 2018-10-02 21:54:29 -0400
  • Sula Kritikos
    signed via 2018-10-02 21:53:53 -0400
  • Kathleen Nelson
    signed via 2018-10-02 21:51:25 -0400
  • Jack Udo
    signed via 2018-10-02 21:51:11 -0400
  • Mandi Kidd
    signed via 2018-10-02 21:47:22 -0400
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  • Meg Arenberg
    signed 2018-10-02 21:40:23 -0400
  • David Szczepanik
    signed via 2018-10-02 21:22:50 -0400
  • Alexandra O'Neill
    signed via 2018-10-02 21:21:55 -0400
  • Aly Boyd
    signed 2018-10-02 21:11:32 -0400
  • Kevin Collison
    signed 2018-10-02 21:08:11 -0400
    If you won’t make Election Day a mandatory day off, making SEPTA Free is a good start to encouraging people to vote.