Action United

(Demonstrators gather in front of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, near Sixth and Arch Streets.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Protesters Demand a Voice in Selection of Next President of Philadelphia ‘Fed’

The group, which staged a march this morning from Independence Hall to the Federal Reserve at Sixth and Arch Streets, says the Fed’s replacement process is dominated by major financial firms and corporations.

12/15/2014

(Protesters gather outside the Philadelphia office of Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane, near 12th and Chestnut Streets in center city.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Activists Say Phila. Charter Schools Are Rife With Fraud And Regulators Aren’t Watching

Today, they brought their complaints to the doorsteps of the Pennsylvania attorney general and the School Reform Commission.

12/08/2014

(A Philadelphia PD civil affairs officer, wearing red armband, guides Gov. Corbett's entourage away from nearby protesters and police.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

School Protesters Chase Gov. Corbett From Olney To Center City

Outside the Bellevue, at Broad and Walnut, protesters shouted, “Shame, shame!” at the governor.

01/17/2014

(Nutter administration finance director Rob Dubow testifies before City Council's finance committee.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

City Council Committee Pushes Alternative Funding Source For School Budget Gap

Rob Dubow, the mayor’s finance director, argued against raising the city’s “U&O” business tax and in favor of boosting taxes on liquor and cigarettes.

05/17/2013

(School officials and advocates listen as Pa. Rep. Curtis Thomas, D-Phila., speaks about the Education Department complaint.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Group Files Discrimination Complaint Over Philadelphia Schools’ Downsizing

The Pennsylvania public school advocate group “Action United” filed the complaint after, the group said, its analysis of the plan showed that schools slated for closing disproportionately serve African-American, low income, and disabled students.

01/28/2013

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Group Says Comcast Corp. Is Hiding Its Low-Cost Offering From Low-Income Families

Comcast’s “Internet Essentials” is restricted to certain low-income families, but cuts the cost of getting online to $9.95/month.

02/09/2012

(Activiists, outside City Hall, display orange postcards they say support paid sick leave legislation for Philadelphia.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Group ‘Surrounds’ Philadelphia City Hall With Support For Paid Sick Leave Law

Community groups pushing for a new law in Philadelphia that would require most businesses in the city to offer paid sick days to workers urged City Council to move the bill forward.

05/26/2011

(Photo by Paul Kurtz)

In Philadelphia, Critics Quickly Lambaste Gov. Corbett’s Budget Plan

Critics of Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett’s new budget plan, released today in Harrisburg, were quick to respond.

03/08/2011

(Photo by Michelle Durham)

Group Says Some Philly Schools Are Getting Short Shrift

Action United says this is not a new problem: that more experienced teachers are opting for schools in the northeast or southwest sections of the city.

12/02/2010

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Group Demands Action On A Supermarket For Chester, Pa.

A group of Chester residents, upset that they’ve gone for years without a hometown supermarket, has vowed to disrupt things at this weekend’s Philadelphia Union soccer game if they don’t get some action from city officials.

10/14/2010

PHA

Is PHA’s Greene Controversy Distracting Agency From Work?

A group fighting urban blight wants to have a meeting with the Philadelphia Housing Authority to determine whether the Carl Greene controversy has been a distraction in tending to boarded-up, vacant homes under PHA control.

10/13/2010

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