Mr. Schmidt Goes to Washington
Former City Commissioner Al Schmidt’s testimony this week before the Jan. 6 committee was a reminder that maybe integrity isn’t dead yet
“It’s Just About Doing the Right Thing”
Philly’s Democratic Socialists tried to upend the appointment of democracy-saving Republican Seth Bluestein to city commissioner. But two local pols demonstrated the real progressive ideals we need from our leaders.
Who Should Replace Al Schmidt?
The democracy-defending city commissioner is resigning next year. Philly 3.0’s engagement director urges Mayor Kenney to appoint a courageous, accomplished—and Republican—staffer to help run our city’s elections
Guest Commentary: Don’t Abolish the City Commissioners
A business owner and civic leader argues that pulling off the 2020 election should make us rethink calls to eliminate the row office
Now Can We Abolish the City Commissioners Office?
Republican Al Schmidt says he won’t run again. Is now the time to make a much-needed change to how our elections are run?
Guest Commentary: Who’s Protecting Our Vote?
A two-hour “prank” during a meeting last week seems to prove the City Commissioners don’t take seriously their role in making our elections safe and easy. A former commissioner candidate calls them to account
The Easiest Way To Vote
For the first time this year, you can cast your ballot for 50 days straight at City Hall—or maybe, Philly 3.0’s engagement director notes, in a neighborhood near you. Here’s how to take advantage.
Tasco—Count Me In On That Petition!
The former Councilwoman—and one-time City Commissioner—comes out in favor of abolishing the elected office that oversees elections