Americans for Democratic Action Southeastern Pennsylvania congratulates the candidates who won Democratic nomination in the May 16th primary election.
ADA endorsed Larry Krasner for District Attorney given his civil rights litigation record and campaign platform centered on criminal justice reform, including reversing mass incarceration, eliminating cash bail for nonviolent offenders, a practice which effectively criminalizes being poor, and correcting the abuses of civil asset forfeiture. ADA and its members will continue organizing around the progressive vision presented by Krasner and working to make Philadelphia a safer and more equitable and just city.
ADA has long been a strong advocate for ethical and accountable government. Rebecca Rhynhart, the Democratic nominee for City Controller, has pledged to increase government transparency and efficiency by releasing expenditure data to the public and annually auditing each city department. ADA supports these measures and looks forward to Rhynhart delivering on these promises of a more open and effective city government.Read more
The national board of Americans for Democratic Action voted overwhelmingly to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.
Monday, April 4th, the Board of Directors for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of Americans for Democratic Action announced its endorsements in the April 26th Pennsylvania Democratic Primary. ADA did not endorse in races in which a candidate had no primary opposition. ADA is a nonpartisan organization and sometimes endorses in Republican primary elections, however, there are no Republican primary elections in which ADA had an interest.
ADA believes that it is critical to elect the most qualified judges and has only considered candidates found “recommended” or “highly recommended” by the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations. We want to make sure that those we endorse possess the integrity, knowledge, experience and temperament for serving as judges. We especially want to have the most qualified candidates face off next fall for the three Supreme Court vacancies given that electing Democrats to the court will be vital to future legislative redistricting.
In Philadelphia, we have endorsed Jim Kenney for Mayor. He has demonstrated his commitment on a wide range of concerns that ADA supports from welcoming immigrants, supporting universal pre-k, opposing school vouchers, decriminalizing marijuana, to approving gay marriage, and raising the minimum wage. These positions reflect a strong track record in making Philadelphia a city that works for all its citizens, especially those historically disadvantaged who rely on public officials and public policy to level the playing field.Read more
Americans for Democratic Action Southeastern Pennsylvania endorses the following candidates in the May 20, 2014 primary election.
District 8: Kevin Strouse
District 13: Daylin Leach
PA State Senate
District 4: Brian Gralnick
PA State House of Representatives
District 179: Jason Dawkins
District 181: Emily Rodriguez
District 188: James Roebuck
District 197: Ben Ramos
Americans for Democratic Action is happy to announce our endorsed candidates for the May 21, 2013 primary election. After review of all candidates and extensive interviews, we have identified the following candidates as exemplifying the progressive ideals for which ADA stands.
Philadelphia Common Pleas Court
#105 Vince Giusini
#110 Giovanni Campbell
#126 Stephanie Sawyer
Philadelphia Traffic Court
#147 Inja Coates
Philadelphia City Controller
#165 Brett Mandel
Americans for Democratic Action Southeastern Pennsylvania has endorsed the following candidates in the April 24, 2012 primary election.
District 6: Manan Trivedi
District 17: #207 Daylin Leach
PA State House of Representative
District 26: Mike Hays
District 151: Will Sylianteng
District 182: Babette Josephs and Brian Sims. Both candidates in this race were endorsed.
District 188: James Roebuck
District 195: Andrew Kleeman
District 202: Mark Cohen and Numa St. Louis. Both candidates in this race were endorsed
This year it is important to reaffirm the progressive ideals of ADA by supporting candidates who will stand with us into the 21st Century. While Republicans take a purposefully negative and totally obstructive course that moves more and more to the far right of the anti-government tea party movement, we must elect officials who we can count on to stay with us on vital issues.
Consistency may be the hobgoblin of small minds, but we are consistent in our liberal values and we are proud of it! That is why we have endorsed Joe Sestak for Senate and Joe Hoeffel for Governor. In a far more fundamental way than the other candidates for these offices, Hoeffel and Sestak subscribe to ADA’s principles of freedom, economic security, good government, democratic planning and enlargement of fundamental liberties.Read more