The mission of The Philadelphia Citizen is twofold: to provide deeply reported journalism that emphasizes solutions to advance our region and to actively reignite citizenship in and around Philadelphia. Recognizing that media that chronicles only what’s wrong without considering how to address underlying issues is only doing half a job, The Citizen provides not just facts, but context and remedies. By promoting and supporting Philadelphia’s positive change agents and taking to task the business-as-usual crowd, The Citizen underscores the role that each of us can play in charting Philadelphia’s way forward.
The Philadelphia Citizen offers straightforward prescriptions for ordinary Philadelphians to become more active participants in the life of their city, serving as a one stop shop for civic engagement. In addition to its regularly published web-based content, since 2014, The Citizen has curated a Philadelphia-focused symposium series featuring established and emerging thought-leaders interacting with a young, diverse, ultra-engaged audience.
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Many people know Act 77 established a new vote-by-mail system for Pennsylvania, but there’s less public awareness around a couple unsung features of the law, because they haven’t debuted yet due to the pandemic. The big one is the in-person early-voting satellite locations where people will be able to request, complete and hand in their … Continue reading One-Stop Shop Voting
In the 1984 Democratic primary election, my guy was Senator Gary Hart, arguably the most thoughtful, creative reformer to run for president in modern times. (Talk about radical: He’d take two hours of each day to shut his office door and just read). His upstart challenge to the party’s establishment standard-bearer, Walter Mondale, would hit … Continue reading Where’s The Beef?