Decarcerate Slate: Our Voter Guide for the May 16th Philly Primary
Some politicians are clamoring for a return to unfettered stop and frisk policing and the era of ‘tough on crime’ policies which created mass incarceration. We refuse to go back.
The crisis of gun violence that we face today is rooted in inequality and instability. We will make our city safer by providing more affordable housing, livable wage jobs programs and policies that direct invest into life affirming institutions in our our communities like our schools, rec centers and libraries. The notion that we can police or incarcerate our way out of the current public safety crisis is entirely false as we can see by the failed experiment over the past fifty years of supercharging police budgets and incarcerating Black, brown and poor white people en masse.
On Tuesday, May 16th vote for elected officials who will support real solutions for our communities. Check out our voter guide with Free The Ballot and Straight Ahead below and share it with your friends, family and neighbors:
Isaiah Thomas, Amanda McIllmurray, Erika Almirón and Rue Landau
Jamie Gauthier (3rd District), Seth Andreson-Oberman (8th District) and Andrés Celin (7th District)
Judge in Court of Common Pleas
Samantha Williams, Caroline Turner, Kay Yu, John Padova, Natasha Taylor-Smith, Tamika Washington, Wade Albert, Jessica Brown, Will Braveman, Qawi Abdul-Rahman
PA Supreme Court
Judge of Superior Court
Judge of Commonwealth Court
Judge of Municipal Court
No on 1: Should The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter be amended to expand the requirements for annual minimum appropriations to the Budget Stabilization Reserve, more commonly known as the ""rainy day fund""?
No on 2: Should The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter be amended to create the Division of Workforce Solutions within the Department of Commerce and to define its duties?
Yes on 3: Should The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter be amended to make employees of the Citizens Police Oversight Commission exempt from civil service hiring requirements?
No on 4: Should The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter be amended to create the Office of the Chief Public Safety Director and to define its powers, duties and responsibilities?