Renewing Democracy:  Councilwoman at large Kendra Brooks

Renewing Democracy: Councilwoman at large Kendra Brooks

Why did you decide to run?  I never thought I would run for office. My background is in organizing and I have always believed that movements are at the heart of all social change. Mainstream political parties have long-ignored the needs of communities like the one I grew up in so I never imagined myself as an elected official. However, […]

Renewing Democracy: Sheriff Elect – Rochelle Bilal

Renewing Democracy: Sheriff Elect – Rochelle Bilal

1. Why did I decide to run?  I decided to run for the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office because I wanted to see this office use its resources to uplift the community and ensure this office is reflective of positive change for future generations.  2. Where do you draw your inspiration from? My inspiration comes from a variety of women past and […]

Renewing Democracy:  Register of Wills – Tracey Gordon

Renewing Democracy: Register of Wills – Tracey Gordon

In two out of the last three presidential election cycles – 2008 & 2012 – Black women voted at rates (68.1 percent and 70.1 percent, respectively) higher than any other racial demographic group of people according to the Rutgers University’s Center for American Women and Politics study titled “Gender Differences in Voter Turnout.” And while those rates precipitously dropped in […]