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Carla Cain at Grassroots Advocacy for South Philadelphia (GRASP) Meet and Greet City Commissioner Candidates

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.”

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Carla Cain draws inspiration from Octavius Catto in her run for City Commissioner

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.

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