by Pat Loeb
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There are signs that the election of Donald Trump may ignite an increase in political involvement.READ MORE: Gas Prices Up In New Jersey, Around Nation Amid Refinery Outages
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.READ MORE: 'The United States vs. Billie Holiday' Goes Deeper Into Background Of Classic 'Lady Sings The Blues'
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.MORE NEWS: Fire Crews Rush To Battle Burning House In Delaware County
There are more than 6000 committee seats in Philadelphia, many of them vacant. If you’re interested, go to phila3-0.org for information.