1st District Council Race

Vern Anastasio is an exemplary reformer, and the best choice for the First

Vern Anastasio, is, far and away, the best choice to represent the First District in Philadelphia City Council.

The First District is diverse in its needs – and Vern has the unique blend of community organizing and professional experience to offer viable solutions.

Vern has made the most palpable commitment to represent the entire first district. The neighborhoods north of Girard Avenue -- Port Richmond, Frankford, Fishtown, and Kensington – have been ignored by City Hall for too long. While other candidates have talked about representing these neighborhoods, Vern has made a tangible move to open a campaign office on Allegheny Avenue, which will remain open as the constituent office if Vern wins.

Vern Anastasio, Democratic candidate for the 1st City Council District, to Open Port Richmond Satellite Office

***Media Advisory***

(Philadelphia, PA)- This Friday, May 6, Vern Anastasio, Democratic candidate for the 1st City Council District, will be joined by local activists and members of the community for the grand opening of his Port Richmond office.

The neighborhoods of Port Richmond, Fishtown, and Kensington have not had proper representation in City Council for many years. Anastasio has pledged to open several satellite offices throughout the district if elected to City Council.

As Philadelphia’s next 1st City Council District Councilman, Vern Anastasio will ensure that every neighborhood is represented and every resident has a voice in City Hall.

Who: Vern Anastasio, Democratic Candidate for the 1st City Council District
What: Grand Opening of Port Richmond Office
When: Friday, May 6th
11:00am
Where: 2700 E. Allegheny Ave, Philadelphia, PA
(Allegheny Ave & Edgemont St)

For Immediate Release: May 4, 2011
Contact: Chris Shores, (267) 793-0557

Anastasio Announces Environmental Sustainability Action Plan

Anastasio Announces Environmental Sustainability Action Plan

Anastasio's plan works towards a cleaner and greener City which is an essential component of growing the economy, crating jobs, and improving the quality of life for Philadelphia residents.

(Philadelphia, PA) – Today, Vern Anastasio, Democratic candidate for the 1st City Council District released his Environmental Sustainability Action Plan for the City of Philadelphia. The plan focuses on responsible development along the Delaware River, establishing a sustainable green economy, and increasing the amount of green spaces throughout the First District.

For decades, the waterfront has been a squandered opportunity. As a member of Council, Vern Anastasio will work tirelessly to enact the PennPraxis vision, forging partnerships to integrate the communities with the Delaware River and transform the waterfront into the crown jewel of our City.

Philadelphia 1st District Council Candidate forum

ONE OF YOUR LAST CHANCES TO SEE THE CANDIDATES.....
1st District City Council Candidate Forum
Chinese Christian Church and Center
11th and Vine Streets
Monday, May 2, at 7pm

Anastasio Announces Government Reform Plan

Anastasio's plan to change the culture of corruption and entitlement in City Hall
will ensure a more transparent and responsive government

(Philadelphia, PA) – Today, Vern Anastasio, Democratic candidate for the 1st City Council District rolled out his Government Reform Plan for the City of Philadelphia. The plan focuses on rooting out waste, fraud and abuse in City Hall while making City government more transparent, accessible and responsive.

“I’m tired of career politicians lining their own pockets at the expense of Philadelphia families. The only way to change business as usual is to clean up City Hall. The first thing I want to do is eliminate the wasteful DROP program. It has already cost Philadelphia taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, without providing any concrete benefits.”

Vern Anastasio Announces Education Reform Plan

Anastasio's plan to transform our schools into safe places of learning will ensure that our students have the resources they need to reach their full potential

(Philadelphia, PA) – Today, Vern Anastasio, Democratic candidate for the 1st City Council District rolled out his Education Reform Plan for the City of Philadelphia. The plan focuses on working towards academic excellence while ensuring the safety of all children throughout the City. By providing students with the resources they need to reach their full potential in a safe and secure environment, Anastasio’s plan outlines a number of key objectives that he will work to implement as a member of City Council.

Hornstein Collects 5th Union Endorsement, Releases Plan to Make Philly Less Weird

Hey folks, I always think there are too many bogus "either/or" choices imposed on Philly politics: you "either" are the progressive reform candidate "or" you're the labor candidate "or" you're the candidate supported by business owners. Jeff Hornstein's City Council campaign has been putting the lie to that supposition by picking up support from progressives, unions, and business owners, and now by releasing a plan for Philly's economy that people from all those groups are getting behind. Please check it out. --Sam

First District City Council candidate Jeff Hornstein picked up the endorsement of one of the City’s most politically active unions, AFSCME District Council 47, his fifth major union endorsement, as he unveiled “Investing in Philadelphia’s Future,” his plan to grow the City’s economy and green business on the Delaware and to “make Philly less weird.”

Grace Aims "Union Bosses" Smear, Hits Himself

I've supported Jeff Hornstein in the First Councilmanic race from the beginning because he's just an outstanding candidate who gets what the issues are without anyone having to go back to first principles with him. He's keenly smart, and more importantly, he's walked the walk and talked the talk to advance the interests and needs of poor and working class people during a long activist career that has had many successes. We need someone like Jeff who is an unabashed progressive, from the guts up, in City Council and who doesn't think that the Chamber of Commerce = God. That's who Jeff is (along with Sherrie Cohen, running at-Large, but that's going to be another post.)

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