Since its founding by politician and diplomat Benjamin Franklin, Penn has fostered political discussion and advocacy through campus organizations. Some of these groups are action-oriented — with a distinct focus on producing political change in the community — while others are discussion-based — with their primary goal being the pursuit of political knowledge. Here is an overview of the groups to get involved with on campus if you’re interested in politics:
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With only a few weeks until the May 19 mayoral primary, Penn political groups have started coalescing around specific candidates.
Anderson Cooper will not be speaking at Penn on Tuesday night.
With less than a month until the primary election, a recent Democratic mayoral debate took a turn for the negative.
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On May 20, Philadelphia voters will head to the polls to select their nominees for Mayor and City Council. Considering that Democrats comprise 78 percent of Philadelphia’s party-affiliated electorate, the May primary essentially determines the winners in November. Among the slew of candidates for elected office are a group of Penn graduates and affiliates. The Daily Pennsylvanian takes a look at who bleeds red and blue in this May’s primary.
Amidst megaphones and blue balloons, nearly fifty members of the Student Labor Action Project marched on April 14 for Penn to pay PILOTs.
In news that surprised hardly any political observer, Hillary Rodham Clinton officially announced her campaign to be the next president of the United States.
Philadelphians will head to the polls on May 19 for the Democratic primary elections for City Council and Mayor. In a city whose politics notoriously bleed blue, the Democratic primary is virtually the general election. Here are the key issues relevant to Penn students in the lead-up to the polls.
With little more than a month until the May 19 election for Philadelphia’s mayor, the advertising wars have begun.
On Tuesday night, the five Democratic candidates for mayor squared off at the Kimmel Center on NBC10 for the first televised debate of the race.
If you ask City Council candidate and 1975 College graduate Sherrie Cohen what makes her different from the other candidates, don't expect her to limit her answer to a single issue.
Despite City Council's endorsement of PILOTs in last week's resolution, Mayor Michael Nutter is not so easily convinced of their benefit.
The pressure is on University administrators to pay PILOTs.
In a forum on education Tuesday night, five Democratic mayoral candidates responded creatively to questions and took the chance to critique each other's views.
Nearly 260 years of Penn history is a lie.
The push for PILOTs has gone from Penn President Amy Gutmann's house to City Hall.
Amidst campus controversy over Penn’s recently unveiled sexual assault policy, a bipartisan group of 12 U.S. senators reintroduced a bill establishing guidelines for colleges to adjudicate sexual assault complaints on Feb. 26.
On Monday, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers officially endorsed former City Councilman Jim Kenney for mayor.
Education is at the top of the agenda in the recent city and state budget proposals released in early March.