Newsletter: Go to the πŸ—³ polls or 🚌 Bus Revolution open houses

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 207

πŸ—³ VOTE!

If you didn't vote by mail, go vote today! The polls are open until 8pm. You can use Atlas to find your polling place by searching for your address. You can also use the Pennsylvania state website.

The Inquirer now has a voter's guide listing all of the candidates and questions on the ballot. The Philadelphia Citizen also has a voter's guide (in Spanish as well) if you'd like a second opinion. As for candidates, 5th Square endorsed Elizabeth Fiedler and Joe Hohenstein previously.

⚠️ Some mail-in ballots might not be counted if they arrived damaged, without the privacy sleeve, etc. Voters with a non-processable ballot can go to City Hall before 7:30pm to get a new ballot. (More information on their voting website.) Not sure if yours was counted? You can use this tool to search for your name. If you see your neighbor or friend on this list, give them a call and help them out. ⚠️

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Join 5th Square organizers and volunteers for an informal, in-person meet-up over at Woodland Presbyterian Church on November 17th! This is an indoor/outdoor, family-friendly event where we will provide updates on our recent campaigns and talk about what's in store as we start to wrap up 2022. If you've been meaning to check out one of our events or meetings but haven't made it out yet, this will be a good first one to come to. Bring a friend or two! We will have a fire pit going and some light refreshments.

Accessible via SEPTA trolleys 11, 13, 34, and 36, as well as bus routes 30 and 42. $5 suggested donation at the door.


Save the Ardmore Busway!
As part of Bus Revolution, SEPTA has proposed abandoning the Ardmore Busway, running buses on a longer route through mixed traffic. SEPTA is holding a public feedback meeting on Tuesday, November 15th from 5:30-7:30pm at the Lower Merion township building. Save the Busway Coalition will be hosting a meeting on Monday, November 14th at 7pm to go over messaging.
Meeting link:

Bus Revolution Events
SEPTA's Bus Revolution, the bus network redesign, has the newest draft out for public review. SEPTA is hosting a series of open houses and several webinars to present the draft network with approximate timetables as it pertains to your neighborhood. We strongly encourage you to attend one of these events. This is your chance to see what's about to change, ask questions, and give your feedback. Tell everyone you know! Bring a friend!

Upcoming events for the week:

  • 11/9 (Wed), 3pm - 5pm
    Lucien Blackwell Community Center (4790 Aspen Street Philadelphia)
  • 11/10 (Thu), 12pm - 3:30pm
    Bucks County Community College - Bristol Campus (1304 Veterans Hwy, Bristol)
  • 11/10 (Thu), 5pm - 7pm
    Kingsessing Recreational Center (4901 Kingsessing Ave Philadelphia)
  • 11/12 (Sat), 2:30pm - 4:30pm
    Upper Darby Free Library Municipal Branch (501 Bywood Avenue Upper Darby)
  • 11/14 (Mon), 6:30pm
    Virtual Community Conversation - South Philadelphia

Next week's events:

  • 11/15 (Tue), 5:30pm - 7:30pm
    Lower Merion Administration Building (75 E Lancaster Ave Ardmore)
  • 11/16 (Wed), 12pm - 4pm
    Indian Valley Public Library (100 E Church Rd Ave, Telford)
  • 11/16 (Wed), 6pm - 8pm
    The Liacouras Center, Fox-Gittis Room (1776 N Broad Street)
  • 11/21 (Mon), 6:30pm
    Virtual Community Conversation - Bucks & Montgomery Counties



We are holding a policy platform meetings for members only, over Zoom.

Come and help us shape our policy platform as we head into the 2023 campaign season for Philly City Council and Mayor's races! Join us for an hour-long virtual session where we will lay out our current platform and elevate issues you want us to push for in the upcoming electoral cycle.

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Blossom at Bartram Complete Street Project Walk

Saturday, November 12, 2022
S. 49th Street and Woodland Avenue, NW corner in front of the SEPTA Woodland Depot

The walk, hosted by Feet First Philly and SEPTA, starts at 49th and Woodland and continues down the study corridor along Grays Avenue and Lindbergh Boulevard and ends at a community event for the project at 56th and Lindbergh, showing the preferred roadway alternative, gateway designs, and other study recommendations. There will be light refreshments.




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