skip the introduction and go straight to our campaign finance explorers by Clicking the Images ABove.
The Philadelphia Campaign Finance Explorer is part of an effort by Philly Power Research to expose the networks of power in our city .
This first part of the project work looks at major donors to City Council and the Mayor from 2014-2018 (focusing especially on people and entities who have donated $4,000 or more). In order to focus on concentrations of power, we have largely removed union donations from these dashboards, as their fundraising base comes out of the paychecks of thousands of unionized workers. Going into the 2019 City Primary Elections for City Council and Mayor, we hope that citizen organizers will be able to use this information to better understand exactly whose money we’re up against in these elections.
The interactive dashboards below represent the first part of this Project. Read about our methodology for the dashboards here.