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Carla Cain submits almost 4,100 signatures

Pat Loeb of KYW News Radio interviews Carla after she filed her petitions. More
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If I’m elected, I will be only the second African-American woman to serve as City Commissioner. African-American women are the Super Voters and we have no representation among the City Commissioners. There’s something wrong with that picture.
— Carla Cain
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Carla Cain

wants to push voter registration and turnout as City Commissioner

City Commissioners are responsible for elections and voter registration in Philadelphia.

There is no election that is an off-year election because elections have consequences.

Did you know:

  • If 26 more people in each division in Philadelphia alone, had voted in the 2016 general election, Donald Trump would have lost Pennsylvania. Around 250,000 eligible voters in Philadelphia didn’t vote.

  • Gov. Wolf received 484,124 votes in Philadelphia in November, but 49% of eligible voters didn’t vote. We shouldn’t be satisfied with just over 50% turnout, when some divisions had excess of 70%.

  • The year before, Larry Krasner only needed 150, 330 votes to win the District Attorney’s race as around 17% turned out.

  • Barack Obama polled 588,806 votes in 2012.

    Carla Cain is bothered by these discrepancies in voter turnout. That’s why she is running for City Commissioner—the office that maintains data, oversees elections, prepares voting materials, processes ballots, reports and certifies results, and should encourage Philadelphians to register and vote. Carla is a Democratic committeeperson in the 25th division, 22nd Ward in Mt. Airy, 1st Vice Chair 22nd Ward, and member of the State Democratic Committee. She would:

  • Emphasize voter registration and turnout

  • Educate the voters on the importance of each election and the responsibilities of the offices on the ballot

  • Ensure new voting machines are secure and user friendly

African-Americans line up to vote after passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 .

African-Americans line up to vote after passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.