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How to Run for Neighborhood Office and Win
January 18, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Note: This event is open to all political affiliations!
In the Spring of 2017 and 2018, Philadelphia’s 1,686 voting precincts will collectively ELECT 5,058 Election Board Officials and 3,372 Committee People from each major party – that’s nearly 12,000 open seats!
Election Board Officials are in charge of polling places and Committee People are Party Officials tasked with ensuring that people in their neighborhood show up to vote in force. It’s time to get involved.
This isn’t just another panel that encourages you to run; we’re going to help you understand legal and technical processes, give you specific information about your voting division, help with campaign literature, and provide follow-up support and guidance to those who want it.
EXPERT COMMUNITY PANEL
Larry Otter – Attorney at law, Election Expert
Michael Bell – 36th Ward Committee Member
Ben Waxman – 8th Ward Committee Member and Former Candidate for State Representative
Karen Bojar – 9th Ward Committee Member and author of Green Shoots of Democracy
Malcolm Kenyatta – Community Activist and Former Delegate to the Democratic National Convention
Amanda McIllmurray – Organizer with Reclaim Philadelphia and Former Delegate to the Democratic National Convention
Brett Mandel – 8th Ward Committee Member and Former Candidate for City Controller
Brian Villa* – Vice Chairman of Philadelphia’s 27th Ward
Omar Sabir – Former Candidate for City Commissioner
David Diano – Founder of VoterWeb campaign software company