(Photo via twitter.com/philaculture)
Happy Election Day!
Inspired by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s (GPCA) social media campaign, here are a few folks who work in the local nonprofit/philanthropy/social enterprise/government space and have already turned out to vote today.
GPCA’s audience services manager, Christine Dancey, gave this awesome reason for voting.
Christine Dancey, our audience services manager made sure to vote in spite of the rain! ☔️Voting matters to her "because it is one of the ways to have some influence over the decisions being made about my community's livelihood."#Vote #GOTV #ElectionDay #ArtsAdvocate #PAVotes pic.twitter.com/Vxm7EQw2MF
— Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (@philaculture) November 6, 2018
Friends Select School showed off its pride in some first-time voters.
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— Friends Select (@FriendsSelect_) November 6, 2018
The GREEN Program founder and CEO Melissa Lee announced that voting is the new black.
— Melissa Lee (@me1issalee) November 6, 2018
Former Science Center CEO Stephen Tang arrived at the polls early …
— Stephen S. Tang (@stephenstang) November 6, 2018
… and former Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia Director of Civic Affairs Kate Hagedorn documented a long line.
— Kate Hagedorn (@K_Hagedorn) November 6, 2018
Mayor Jim Kenney, of course, shouted out Philly voter services.
#IVoted today! Have you yet? Polls are open until 8 p.m. in Pennsylvania, so be sure to get out there! If you have trouble voting, call the @PhillyVotes #ElectionDay hotline at 215-686-1590. You can find your polling place online ➡️ https://t.co/C6Y25sVnwK pic.twitter.com/u1oDvoo6Z3
— Jim Kenney (@PhillyMayor) November 6, 2018
The Need in Deed staff practiced democracy en masse.
— Need in Deed (@NIDPhilly) November 6, 2018
Red Paw Emergency Relief Team founder Jen Leary highlighted a client’s efforts to vote.
Spoke to a @RedPawRelief client who is voting this morning. He just lost his home. He’s staying far away from his neighborhood. He has to get his 4 kids to school, take care of his elderly mom & go to work. If he can still get to the polls, so can you! #PhillyVotes #ElectionDay
— Jennifer Leary (@learyjen) November 6, 2018
The City of Philadelphia’s assistant director of innovation strategy, Eliza Pollack, voted for two.
— Eliza Pollack (@elizaPHL) November 6, 2018
Witty Gritty founder Michelle Freeman (who wrote about giving her employees off to volunteer at the polls two years ago) made a lil’ voting gif.
— Michelle Freeman (@micheemichee520) November 6, 2018
Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia Executive Director Sidney Hargro recalled the struggles of the civil rights movement.
They withstood long lines, bad weather, and brutality from those who stood in the way of their right to vote. Now, it's your turn. "Ain't gonna let nobody turn me around…" #votetuesday #vote2018 #TuesdayMotivation pic.twitter.com/VyJgTZUiEe
— Sidney Hargro (@SidneyRHargro) November 6, 2018
And this, just because we like it:
— Signe Wilkinson (@SigneWilk) November 6, 2018
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