In 2014, the Eastern Pennsylvania district of the Communist Party USA has been involved in campaigns to raise the minimum wage and to support public education in Philadelphia and throughout the state. Some of our members are active in building the climate march and in working on the midterm election. We are hopeful that the broad developing coalition can change who the Governor is in November. Some of our members are working with their unions; others are active with Working America and involved in the campaign to defeat Tom Corbett and elect Democrat Tom Wolf.
Opposing travel ban
Amid a crowd of more than 100 protesters in Terminal A at PHL, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf made an announcement around January 28, 2017 : “I am here to say you are welcome here.” Less than an hour later, word filtered through that a federal judge’s ruling temporarily stayed part of an order from President Donald Trump banning citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days.
He wasn’t the only prominent politician to make an appearance. Senator Bob Casey left an engagement wearing a tux and tails to show solidarity for Syrian families at PHL who had been denied entry and forced to return to the Middle East and three people from Qatar who were being detained. Mayor Jim Kenney, Congressmen Robert Brady and Dwight Evans, City Councilwoman Helen Gym and state Rep. Brian Sims were also there.
2018 215 People’s Alliance endorsements
In 2018 215 People’s Alliance endorsed:
- Tom Wolf, Governor
- Bob Casey, US Senate,
- Jim Roebuck, Jr., 188th District
- Elizabeth Fiedler, 184th District
- Chris Rabb, 200th District
- Joe Hohenstein, 177th District
- Malcolm Kenyatta, 181th District.