Yesterday, Philadelphia Weekly and City and State PA released an informative article analyzing the rates of civilian complaints against a small minority of Philadelphia Police Department officers. We took their list and created an action guide for responding.
In 2017, Joseph Zuritsky donated over $22,500 to members of City Council. He was the 8th largest donor over all and the 2nd largest individual donor behind outdoor advertising executive Dominic Cipollini. In a city well known for “pay to play” politics, who is this guy and what does he want?
News coverage of Zuritsky’s charitable, business, and political dealings have failed to mention his long-running relationship with the Middle East Forum, a conservative think tank that has been designated as an Islamophobic organization by the Center for American Progress.
Nina Ahmad, the self-professed “outsider progressive”, is involved in businesses that directly benefit from hyper-gentrification and displacement of working people and people of color, and is an associate of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s brother.
What do we need to do to support the people who currently live in Philadelphia? How can we ensure that any corporate dealing actually benefits current residents rather than relocate and displace Black and Brown people?