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Alliance Day 2007: Regional Elections Round Up
 

Alliance Day 2007: Regional Elections Round Up

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A review of recent election activity locally and regionally.

A review of recent election activity locally and regionally.

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    Alliance Day 2007: Regional Elections Round Up Alliance Day 2007: Regional Elections Round Up Presentation Transcript

    • DAY Regional Elections Round-up Nancy DeLucia Jessica Eldredge Julie Hawkins
    • Regional Elections DAY Round-up Who Won? •Philadelphia: •Candidates for Mayor •Candidates for City Council •PA Suburbs – Candidates for County Councils/Commissions Who Lost? •What’s next for the other Democratic Mayoral candidates •How does this impact overall support for arts & culture?
    • Regional Elections DAY Round-up Competitive Races in the General Election •Suburban County Councils/Commissions: •Montgomery •Bucks •Philadelphia: •Mayor •City Council District 10, At-Large Possible Outcomes & Implications •Suburban county “party flips” •Philadelphia’s reform movement
    • Regional Elections DAY Round-up Election Issues — General •Crime/Safety •Taxes •Land Use & Physical Resources •Education Election Issues — Arts & Culture •Regional funding •Representation in the government system •Support for publicly owned art, institutions, & properties •Support of “arts-friendly” legislation •Integration with general issues
    • Regional Elections DAY Round-up Cultural Alliance Advocacy Plans •Candidate meetings •Cultural Alliance Annual Meeting – September 24 •Public meetings and forums •Regional issue partnerships •Research and policy support •GOTV efforts •Online action center
    • Regional Elections DAY Round-up What You Can Do • Join the online action center – www.philaculture.org • Encourage audiences, board, and staff to ask candidates about cultural issues • Attend candidate events on your personal time & dime, ask about arts & culture issues • Make the connection – tie into the bigger picture of general election issues • Join the GOTV effort this fall • Add candidates to your mailing list
    • Regional Elections DAY Round-up We must be ever more vigilant as private citizens in participating in a myriad of public issues.... These are moments of potentially seismic change, and we have no one but ourselves to blame if the changes are not those we would want. – Ben Cameron
    • Regional Elections DAY Round-up The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s Cultural Policy work is funded by the William Penn Foundation.