Advocacy Committee

Develops issue-based public events, contribute to strategic planning, build coalitions with community and advocacy organizations, track relevant local, state, and federal legislation, and organize around progressive issues.

Awards Celebration Committee

Plans and manages the Awards Celebration, an annual fundraising event honoring civic leaders, community advocates, and agents for change. Handles event management, honoree nominations, presenters and speakers, venue and logistics, and communications (partner appeals, invitations, program book, host committee, social media, and online ticketing).


Creates and implements strategies for web, social media, email, and print. Handles external communications, content creation, public relations, and marketing, including website management, email blasts, social media platforms, and print collateral. Works with other committees on event promotion, fundraising campaigns, membership, sponsorship, and partner solicitation.

Electoral Projects

Identifies, recruits, and/or supports candidates for elected office in the Greater Philadelphia area. Determines effective ways to assist the campaigns of ADA SEPA endorsed candidates. Oversees the Democratize Philly coalition, a partnership of progressive organizations to support progressive candidates, increase voter turnout, and address electoral and voting rights issues in the city.


Responsible for candidate endorsement process, including drafting and distribution of questionnaires to candidates, arrangement of candidate interviews or forums, when applicable, and submission of endorsement recommendations for the board’s approval.


Manages all aspects of public events and programming including concept and format development, organizational partnerships, logistics, advertising, and finance. Works in coordination with Advocacy on issue-based events, Fundraising for events including the annual Awards Celebration, and Communications on marketing and promotion.


Recruits new board members and committee members, based on ADA SEPA needs, availability and commitment of the nominee. Develops recruitment materials and handles on-boarding/orientation process. Actively communicates with executive committee on progress.