The Fourth of July Thoughts We Need to Read Now

July 4th means different things to different Americans. Here, a host of Independence Day perspectives — from Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Ronald Reagan and more — that remind us what it means to be free

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Roe Reneged: What Now, Philly?

For those who believe in abortion rights, now is the time to speak up, support the cause, and vote like women’s lives depend on it. Because they do.

By Charity Tooze

Watch: Not Your Average Voter Canvass Training

At a Citizen workshop on Tuesday, Changing the Conversation for Progress taught us how to turn stories into votes in time for the November election

By Lauren McCutcheon

Follow Gabe Kapler’s Example

A long-time college president and Philly native urges everyone to do like the former Phillies manager: Exercise their rights to protest inaction on gun violence

By Elaine Maimon

How to Support Veterans

More than a dozen ways to give back to those who fought to keep you free — from volunteering to donating to sending care packages

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

What To Do About School Shootings

The murder of 19 young children in Texas this week is a reminder of the violence children experience in America everyday — in and out of schools. Here, some ways to help

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Two Years Later, You Can Still Help Enact Racial Justice

More than 400 Black Americans have died at the hands of police since George Floyd's murder on this day in 2020. What can we do? Plenty.

By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff

Generation Change Philly: The Literary Activist

Few Philadelphians have had so seismic an impact in so short a time as Jeannine Cook, social justice activist and owner of Harriett’s Bookshop. And she’s just getting started

By Lauren McCutcheon