Sunday, July 5, 2015

The rally before the game

Tuesday is Election Day and members of the Philadelphia Unemployment Project (PUP) are outside of City Hall urging Philadelphians to vote.

The rally before the game

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Natalie Ross (left) helps Philadelphia Unemployment Project´s Antoinette Kraus load signs into a van for a candlelight vigil in Harrisburg to protest the demise of the adultBasic program. (File Photo: Matt Rourke / Associated Press)
Natalie Ross (left) helps Philadelphia Unemployment Project's Antoinette Kraus load signs into a van for a candlelight vigil in Harrisburg to protest the demise of the adultBasic program. (File Photo: Matt Rourke / Associated Press)

If you’re in or around City Hall then you can’t help but hear a chorus of people chanting “get out and vote.”

That’s right, Tuesday is Election Day and members of the Philadelphia Unemployment Project (PUP) are outside of City Hall urging Philadelphians to vote.

“This is the rally before the game and everybody should be playing like their life depends on it,” said Carl Grant, a member of PUP, an organization of low-wage workers and the unemployed. The group has a lineup of speakers that are set to join them this afternoon.

Tim Styer, PUP developer and organizer, said the group has helped to get thousands of people registered to vote for rhe 2012 presidential election.

“This election is important to us,” said Styer, adding that he read in the newspapers today that the race could be close. “Philadelphia could make a difference.”

For polling place information, call the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE.

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