By Pat Loeb

by Pat Loeb

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There are signs that the election of Donald Trump may ignite an increase in political involvement.

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Among those signs, a recent surge of interest in Philadelphia’s election system. Hundreds of Philadelphians are exploring a run for the most basic city office.

Political action group Philly 3.0 recently held a workshop on how to run for Committee-person.

It sold out in three days.

So they added another. It sold out too.

“We were obviously astounded by the response,” said CEO Ali Perelman.

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She attributes it to the November election results.

“It was such a profoundly surprising moment, and the shock was a catalyst,” Perelman said.

That was certainly the case for Brandy Bones, who attended the workshop.

But even more, she was angry.

“I was kind of blown away. I just felt galvanized to be a part of changing what the democratic party values are,” Bones said.

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