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Joe Cox for City Council endorsement vote
October 25, 2019 @ 11:59 pm - October 26, 2019 @ 1:59 am
Should Movement for a People’s Party endorse
Joe Cox for Philadelphia City Council at Large?
Please VOTE by replying to this email by Friday Oct 25.
Human rights fighter / bike messenger Joe Cox has asked MPP for our endorsement of his independent campaign for Philadelphia City Council at Large on Nov 5th. Philadelphians, please weigh in to let us know what you think.
Joe was very involved recently in the fight to end PARS, the city’s now-abolished data sharing agreement with ICE, and founded the twice monthly PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) campaign, for which he rides around the city on his bike and gives free pizza to the unhoused and hungry.
Please REPLY TO THIS EMAIL by Friday Oct 25 and vote Yes or No for whether you’d like MPP to endorse Joe Cox!
His latest campaign video launches today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR_AchixHsM
Find out more at his website: https://www.pmajoe4council.com/
Here’s what Joe stands for in his own words:
Hi! I am Joe Cox, a Progressive Independent candidate running for Philadelphia City Council At Large. Since the 1950s, both Minority Party seats on city council have been held by the Republican Party. It is time we shake up the status quo. Let’s Put People First!
As a bike messenger for over 7 and a half years, I know firsthand just how dangerous our streets are for cyclists, motorists, and pedestrians. I have been chased, hit, and maced, just for doing my job. We have an estimated 40-a-day hit and run rate in Philadelphia. With the growth of the gig economy, the largest population of cyclists commuters in the United States and largest population of disabled citizens, we must prioritize safer streets for all.
I am running to (1) make our streets safer, cleaner and more accessible, (2) work with city officials to end Stop and Frisk and end all racist and classist policing — including working to expunge marijuana-related offenses, (3) protect green spaces and bring more 100% renewable, family-sustaining, green jobs to Philadelphia, while strengthening our commitment to Green Stormwater Infrastructure programs, and (4) legalize, tax, and regulate cannabis, and invest the city revenue back into our communities, public schools, libraries, affordable housing, public restrooms, senior centers, recreation centers, and treatment centers.
On Tuesday, November 5th, Philadelphians will have a historic choice to make. Do we continue down the same path, with the same broken promises and blatant corruption, or do we demand a city government that represents the will of the people?
Remember to REPLY TO THIS EMAIL by Friday Oct 25 and vote Yes or No for whether you’d like MPP to endorse Joe Cox!
Thank you and in solidarity,
Anthony Ross and Suzanne O’Keeffe
Movement for a People’s Party, Pennsylvania