Saturday, November 28, 2015

Apply to join the People's Editorial Board

A new Daily News editorial board project that It's Our Money will be playing a big role in:

Apply to join the People's Editorial Board


A new Daily News editorial board project that It's Our Money will be playing a big role in:

To us, the more people talking, the better. That's why, starting today, we're creating a way for more people to be at the table, weighing in on how to make this city better. Today, the People's Paper is launching the People's Editorial Board.

The board will be a group of eight to 10 citizens who meet to discuss and deliberate over Philadelphia's hot topics, like "Should police use 'stop-and-frisk' tactics?" or "What should we do about those damn bicyclists who don't follow traffic rules?" The board will meet once a month at the Daily News, get a chance to question experts and elected officials, and then tell the city what they think, both in the Daily News and online.

Members will also serve as people's pundits on, where they'll get to sound off on video.

Want to be a member of the People's Editorial Board? Send us a short video of yourself (two minutes or less). Tell us who you are, where you live, why your voice should be heard, and an issue in the city that bugs you . . . and what you think needs to be done about it. Email the video by Aug. 3 to

If you're not sure how to make a video, write your answers and send to the email address above.

And if you don't get a seat on the first People's Board, don't worry: Unlike City Council, the city's row offices and the state's General Assembly, we believe in term limits.

We want lots of people to serve on the People's Board. And we want to hear what you think.

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