Posted on April 24, 2015 at 3:15 pm
On May 19th, registered voters in Pennsylvania will take to the polls to cast their ballots in PA’s primary election! Voters will be nominating candidates for a number of critical positions including Mayor, City Councilmembers, Sherriff, and a number of important judgeships.
Participating in these elections is one of the most critical ways to ensure that your voice is heard at the decision-making table in our state and nation’s capitals!
Given the influence the Mayor, as chief executive of Philadelphia, has over the policies and priorities of our city, it is important to understand candidate perspectives on domestic violence and the issues that impact survivors of domestic violence in order to make an informed decision in the voting booth.
To help identify those priorities, Women Against Abuse reached out to the candidates for Mayor and asked them to weigh in on some of the most important issues facing survivors.
Check out what they had to say!:
About This Guide
The material in this guide was compiled by Women Against Abuse. Candidate questionnaires were sent to all major party candidates for Mayor. Each candidate’s statement is printed as it was submitted. The candidates listed are those whose names appear on the ballot as of April 22, 2015. They are listed according to their ballot order.
As a Reminder!
Women Against Abuse is nonpartisan: it does not support or oppose any political parties or candidates for public office. Nothing in this guide should be taken as an endorsement of any candidate by Women Against Abuse.
As a reminder, candidates’ fitness for office should be judged on a myriad of qualifications that go beyond the questions contained in this guide.
For More Information
Contact your county Board of Elections for more information, including to check on your voter registration status. Visit Committee of Seventy and/or Votes PA for additional election and candidate information, as well as for the location of your polling place.