From teacher to activist, to community organizer, to at-large city councilwoman, to Philadelphia mayoral candidate, Helen Gym is ready to run this Pennsylvania city.
Helen Gym is running for Philly Mayor
I met Helen Gym at Netroots Nation in, I believe, Arizona a few years ago. She was running for Philadelpelphia councilwoman at large. I remember feeling concerned when she followed former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner. After all, Turner is an explosive and impressive speaker who knows how to carry a crowd. To my surprise, Gym held her own, and in fact, the crowd gravitated to this progressive firebrand who knew her city and its needs. More importantly, she was a community organizer that was embedded with those she would now govern.
Helen Gym recently announced her candidacy for Mayor of Philadelphia. Ms. Gym makes it clear that she knows that Philadelphia needs a proven fighter who isn’t afraid to take on our hardest challenges and deliver solutions that have been a model for the nation. She says that she is that person. Ms. Gym is fighting for a safer, more prosperous, equitable Philadelphia that works for all.
Ms. Gym has been endorsed by First Ward Democrats, UNITE HERE, and many others. including Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, American Federation of Teachers, Working Families Party, AFSCME DC 47, Unite Here Locals 274, 634 & 54, Teamsters BMWED, Reclaim Philadelphia, First Ward Democrats, Amistad Movement Power, Free the Ballot, Straight Ahead, and Neighborhood Networks.
Listen to the entire interview. Ms. Gym shows quite eloquently that she is ready to be the Mayor of Philadelphia.
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