How We Voted

Philly 3.0's engagement director with a fine-grained look at how citywide voting coalitions made a difference in 2019

By Jon Geeting

Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2019: Term Limits For City Council?

Would term limits like they have in Arlington, Texas and across the nation make Council more responsive…to us? Check out this story from January, and then find out more at our 2nd Annual Ideas We Should Steal Festival

By Larry Platt

Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2019: Participatory Budgeting

Around the world, city officials gives residents money from their budgets to spend as they see fit. Check out this story from 2017 and find out more at our 2nd Annual Ideas We Should Steal Festival

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Guest Commentary: Protect The Vote

In an open letter to the City Commissioners, a Philadelphia Election Board member urges for a change to the way our new voting machines operate—for the sake of our votes

By Vincent Fumo II

A Momentous Year in Philly Politics

Philly 3.0’s engagement director with four key takeaways from last week’s municipal election

By Jon Geeting

Guest Commentary: Searching for the Krasner Backlash

If everyone is so opposed to the city’s progressive District Attorney, then why do his supporters keep winning elections?

By Ben Waxman

Ideas We Should Steal Revisited: Ranked-Choice Voting

New York City is now the biggest jurisdiction that will let voters rank their favorite candidates in municipal elections. Could a similar change bring better elections to Philly?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Guest Commentary: Philly’s Left Needs to Get Government Right

Congratulations progressives, you’ve won big in Philly. Now, a good government advocate notes, it’s time to make actual progress where it counts

By Brett Mandel