Working in partnership with organizations and activists across the city as part of the Our City Our Schools effort to return Philadelphia Public Schools to local control.
City council, state legislature, and the federal government, must represent the interests of poor and working people, not developers and bankers. One of Reclaim Philadelphia’s primary goals is to foster and support candidates who stand for the 99 percent of Americans, free from the influence of wealthy donors, unafraid of taking progressive stances.
The right to fair wages, to protection from wage theft, will be safeguarded by Reclaim Philadelphia and its members. Reclaim Philadelphia stands in solidarity with unions and with worker centers who seek social justice.
So-called “free trade” deals have served primarily to enrich corporations and destroy legal protections for workers at home and abroad. They contain provisions that drastically limit the bargaining power of labor and vitiate national environmental laws. Reclaim Philadelphia opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
We believe that progressive taxation is a way of investing in common goods and raising the quality of life for everyone. Philadelphia’s tax burdens fall lightly on developers in Center City, who enjoy record profits, while schools and neighborhoods are starved. Many universities in the area pay no taxes at all, while benefiting tremendously from public goods.