To advocate for passage of the ethics-reform question on the November 8th ballot, Philadelphia Forward and its partners:
· Raised more than $30,000 to fund a campaign urging Philadelphians to Vote Yes On Ethics.
· Secured endorsements of the ethics-reform question from the following groups and individuals:
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
Andrew Chirls, Chancellor, Philadelphia Bar Association
Andrew Wigglesworth, Delaware Valley Healthcare Council
Andy Toy, Chairman, Phila. Chinatown Development Corporation
Beverly A. Harper, President Portfolio Associates, Inc.
Brandywine Realty Trust
Brett Mandel, Philadelphia Forward
Center City Residents Association
CEO Council for Growth
Charles Thomson, Thomson Communications
Chris Binder, Citizen's Bank
Dan Bosin, the American Institute of Architects, Philadelphia
Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business
Global Indian Chamber
Greater Bustleton Civic League
Green Party of Philadelphia
Happy Craven Fernandez, Moore College of Art and Design
John F. Smith III, Reed Smith, LLP, and Board Member, PEL
John K. Ball, Shoemaker Construction Co.
Judith E. Tschirgi, Chief Information Officer, SEI Investments
Kimberly Hall and Rob Powelson, Chester County Chamber
Liz Dow, LEADERSHIP Philadelphia
Mark J. Foley, esq.
Mark S. Schweiker, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhodes, LLP
National Assn for the Advancement of Colored People, Phila.
Paul R. Levy, Central Philadelphia Development Corporation
Peggy Amsterdam, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Pennsylvania Economy League
Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts
Philadelphia Federation of Young Republicans
Philadelphia Parks Alliance
Philadelphia University City District
Philadelphians United to Restore Ethics
Philip A. Peterson, Aon Consulting, Inc.
Right Now! Philadelphia
Saul Ewing, LLP
Society Created to Reduce Urban Blight
SPEAR (Students for Progressive Ethics Amendments and Reforms)
Terry Gillen, Coalition for Fair Taxes
The Committee of Seventy
The Design Advocacy Group
The League of Women Voters of Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Bar Association
Tim Cost, Executive Vice President, ARAMARK Corporation
Tom Muldoon, GPCC’s Young Professionals Network
Tom Muldoon, Philadelphia Convention Visitors Bureau
Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen, LLP
Young Involved Philadelphia
· Established information about the campaign on the following websites:
· Created a blogswarm with information posted on the following blogs:
· Sponsored ads in the following local publications (reaching more than 3 million readers):
o Metro (November 7, 2005)
o Philadelphia Weekly (November 2, 2005)
o City Paper (November 3, 2005)
o South Philadelphia/Southwest Philadelphia Review (November 3, 2005)
o Northeast Times (November 3, 2005)
o Chestnut Hill Local (November 3, 2005)
o West Side Weekly (November 4, 2005)
o Philadelphia Tribune (November 6, 2005)
o Al Dia (November 4, 2005)
o Philadelphia Sun (November 6, 2005)
· Helped inspire letters to the editor, editorials, columns, and content about the push for ethics reform in Philadelphia media:
o Philadelphia Inquirer “Charter Change To Get Mailing By Candidate” (10/13/05)
o Philadelphia Daily News “Number of Government Reformers Growing” (10/14/05)
o Philadelphia Daily News League of Women Voters Letter (10/12/05)
o Philadelphia Inquirer League of Women Voters Letter (10/12/05)
o Philadelphia Daily News Philadelphia Forward/Brett Mandel Letter (10/21/05)
o Philadelphia Daily News “Vote For Ethics” Ms. Demeanor Column (10/21/05)
o Philadelphia Inquirer “Enough Already! Yes On Ethics Reform” Editorial (10/25/05)
o Philadelphia Inquirer “The Mariano Indictment: Case Is Made Stronger For Change At City Hall” Editorial (10/26/05)
o Philadelphia Inquirer “Mad As Hell? Then Start A Revolution” Chris Satullo Opinion (10/26/05)
o Philadelphia Inquirer “Why to vote” Kathleen Fitzpatrick Letter (10/26/05)
o Philadelphia Daily News “A Roundtable With An Edge For Nov. 8 Vote” Committee of 70/Anne Mahlum Opinion (10/26/05)
o Philadelphia Daily News “Mariano: Another pol who seems fit for jail” Jill Porter Column (10/26/05)
o Philadelphia Inquirer “Voters can have a say in ending city’s ‘pay-to-play’” Mark S. Schweiker Opinion (10/28/05)
o WURD “Dialogues” (10/28/05)
o Philadelphia Inquirer “Good journalism” Zachary Stalberg Letter (10/31/05)
o Philadelphia Inquirer “No, he has not left the building” Editorial (10/31/05)
o The Fallser “Reform Philly” Philadelphia Forward/Brett Mandel Letter (11/1/05)
o Southwest Globe Times “Reform Philly” Philadelphia Forward/Brett Mandel Letter (11/2/05)
o Philadelphia Daily News “VOTE FOR CLEAN” Editorial (11/2/05)
o Citypaper “Charter reform coming up (11/3/05)
o Philadelphia Inquirer “New ethics measures under review” Story (11/4/05)
o Philadelphia Inquirer “Ethics Zero to $26,350 in 3 three” Heard in the Hall Item (11/4/05)
o Philadelphia Daily News “Nutter submits 2 bills related to ethics reform” Story (11/4/05)
o Philadelphia Daily News “VOTE ‘YES’ ON ETHICS REFORM” Philadelphia Board of Ethics Opinion (11/4/05)
o Philadelphia Daily News “Strike a chord: Vote!” Jill Porter Column (11/4/05)
o KYW 1060 David Thornburgh business Commentary (11/5/05)
o WHAT “Thera Martin-Connelly” (11/5/05)
o Philadelphia Inquirer “Election Recap: Pennsylvania Endorsements” Editorial (11/6/05)
o New York Times “Philadelphia Voters to Consider a Measure on Political Ethics” Story (11/6/05)
o Philadelphia Daily News “Our Picks” Editorial (11/6/05)
o Philadelphia Business Journal “Ethics ballot item deserves full support” (11/4/05)
· Coordinated email outreach and reminders to tens of thousands of Philadelphians on the lists of endorsing organizations.
· Sponsored robocall phone calls to more than 40,000 Philadelphia frequent voters to inform them about the ethics-reform question on the November 8th ballot.
· Hosted an endorsement event attended by reformers, which generated media attention in print and on television and radio.
· Printed 20,000 brochures and hundreds of t-shirts to educate about and increase awareness of the ethics-reform question on the November 8th ballot.
· Coordinated canvassing activities in support of the ethics-reform question on the November 8th ballot at transit stops on Election Eve, which generated media attention in print and on television and radio.
· Placed volunteers at polling places across Philadelphia to greet voters with a message in support of the ethics-reform question on the November 8th ballot.
· Hosted an Election Night party at a neighborhood restaurant in celebration of our efforts, which generated media attention in print and on television and radio.