How to Contact Your Representatives

How to find your city, state and federal representatives, and tips on how to write them—because it's our responsibility to hold them accountable

Guest Commentary: A “Ray of Hope” For Fair School Funding

A May pre-trial hearing for a seven-year-old school funding lawsuit in Pennsylvania has a state politics watcher wondering: Could this finally mean more money for schools that need it?

By Charlie Bacas

Speed Up the Vote Count

Philadelphia 3.0’s director of engagement makes a compelling call for election efficiency

By Jon Geeting

Will the legislature turn blue in 2020?

With Joe Biden leading in the polls, Philly 3.0’s engagement editor says, it just may be possible

By Jon Geeting

No Common Sense on Guns

The only gun bills the state legislature will consider this year take us backwards, not forwards. Is there anything Philly can do?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

What #MeToo in PA?

The state legislature failed to act on more than a dozen sexual harassment bills to protect workers across Pennsylvania. Here’s what that means for women

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Guest Commentary: In Defense of the Soda Tax

In response to a Citizen commentary, the Executive Director of Public Citizens for Children and Youth argues that the soda tax is working, for kids and the city

By Donna Cooper

What to do about a problem like Pat Meehan

PA’s 7th District is up for grabs—but not that kind of grabbing. Can we elect a woman, please?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy