Carla Cain was in her home area on May 8 for a Northwest Philadelphia Candidates Night that featured candidates for all the offices that will be on the May 21 primary ballot. The three community organizations, West Mt. Airy Neighbors, East Mt. Airy Neighbors, and Chestnut Hill Community Association worked together to host the event at the New Covenant Church in West Mt. Airy. Nine of the 13 City Commissioner candidates were present. Carla continued her campaign points about increasing voter registration and turnout, going into all the wards of the city, the schools, community centers, churches and synagogues, wherever the people are, to engage and educate voters. Each candidate was given a minute to introduce themselves, and then were asked a question from moderator Pete Mazzaccaro, editor of the Chestnut Hill Local. To listen clickRead More
Carla spoke to the committeepeople of the 30th Ward, held at Independence Charter School in South Philadelphia. Candidates were given four questions on a slip of paper right before entering the room, so had to look at the questions, and then formulate answering them. See video by clicking on Read More.Read More
Carla spoke at a Candidates meeting at a residence in the 17th Ward, 21st Division, on May 2. See video by clicking Read More.Read More
Carla was among City Commissioner candidates interviewed by Patrick Christmas, policy director at the non-partisan, good government Committee of 70 on April 29. Seventy had candidates fill out a questionnaire as part of Better Philadelphia Elections Coalition project. Christmas is responsible for personnel for Better Philadelphia Elections Coalition, Open Primaries PA and Philadelphia Resolution 1, among other city and state-level advocacy projects. Videos ran on Facebook Live. See Carla’s interview by clicking Read More.Read More
Carla appeared at a Meet and Greet Candidates Night on May 1 at Iaste Ballroom, 2401 South Swanson Street in South Philadelphia. The sponsors were Laborers District Council, A. Philip Randolph Institute, Coalition of Labor Women, and Coalition of Black Trade Unionists. Again, Carla spoke with passion and conviction. Take a listen.Read More
Carla has received the endorsement of One Pennsylvania.
“One Pennsylvania unites low income and working class activists with the support of a broad coalition of community, labor, faith, and students’ organizations. Our members are workers, students, parents, seniors, people with disabilities, and retirees who are excited to learn, collaborate, and build power. Together, we tackle the fundamental economic justice and political participation problems of our community….”Read More
From the moment Carla started talking, she connected with the audience attending the Women.Connected Candidates Night, April 25 at Brith Sholom House in Wynnefield Heights. Her passion shined as she talked about her visions for the office: increased registration and turnout, transparency, accountability and checks that employees are doing their jobs. Watch a brief excerpt of her talk.Read More
Carla spoke to the senior residents at Gray Manor Senior Home in North Philadelphia on April 12.Read More
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District Council 47 has endorsed Carla Cain for City Commissioner.Read More
The layout of the May 21 primary ballot has been published with candidates’ button numbers. Carla Cain’s button is number 41. It is listed in the third column of Democratic names. Click Read More to get a better look at the ballot.Read More
Carla Cain joined other City Commissioner candidates at a Meet and Greet April 4 presented by Grassroots Advocacy for South Philadelphia (GRASP) at Adobe Cafe in East Passyunk. GRASP is “a group of friends and neighbors dedicated to connecting residents with representatives and candidates…We are non-partisan, and among our main goals is harnessing the power of folks to get involved in politics on a local level.”Read More
When Carla Cain sees the statue of Octavius Catto outside City Hall, she sees a hero—and a calling. “He’s my hero because he died fighting for what he believed in,” she says.
Catto’s statue is the first of an African-American in Philadelphia. A distinguished scholar, he fought for the right of African-Americans to vote—in the mid-1800s, before the Civil War! He was killed outside a polling station on 700 South Street on Election Day, October 10, 1871. He was only 32 years old.Read More
Carla joined other Democratic candidates running for office at the 50th Ward (West Oak Lane) Petition Party on March 9.Read More
Carla participated in the interview portion of the endorsement process by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District Council 47 on March 14.Read More
Today was the day for candidates to submit petitions to run for offices on the municipal primary ballot on May 21. From Northeast Philadelphia to the Philadelphia International Airport, Carla Cain received almost 4,100 signatures on her petition to run for City Commissioner. Candidates for city-wide office needed 1,000 signatures.Read More
East Mt. Airy resident and committeeperson Carla Cain has announced she is entering the Democratic race for City Commissioner. Two nominees will be selected in the May 21 primary.
Cain believes she brings pertinent experience to the office,Read More