Penn and Columbia University are the only two Ivy League institutions that do not pay PILOTS, or Payments in Lieu of Taxes, to their local governments.
Owen Voutsinas-Klose is running as a delegate for former Vice President Joe Biden. Jack Cahill is running as a delegate for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
The primary election is scheduled to take place on June 2, and the deadline to request a mail-in ballot is May 26.
Voters with Pennsylvania identification can apply for a mail-in or absentee ballot online, while non-identification holding voters must email, call, or mail in a request to receive a ballot.
The group hopes to diversify what it feels is a dominant pre-professional atmosphere on campus by fostering electoral engagement and progressive activism.
CAFSA, an on-campus organization officially founded in September 2019 to combat rape culture and support historically underrepresented identities, removed Penn Dems from their coalition after they endorsed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Even though most students have now left Penn's campus, students should still be counted as living in Philadelphia, or where they would have been living on April 1 had the coronavirus not displaced them.
Though Biden does not share the alumni status of 1968 Wharton graduate Donald Trump, several members of the Biden family have graduated from Penn’s various schools, and the former vice president served as a Penn presidential professor of practice.
Warren taught at Penn Law in the 1980s and 1990s, and Biden served as a Benjamin Franklin Presidential Professor of Practice from 2017 until he launched his campaign in 2019.
Wolf ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close their physical locations on March 19.
Sanders' endorsement of Biden has drawn the ire of Penn for Bernie, with the group declining to endorse Biden, but Penn Dems and Penn for Biden are optimistic the former vice president will have significant youth support in November.
Penn for Bernie's board members wrote in an emailed statement to The Daily Pennsylvanian that although they "revere" Sanders, they do not agree with his decision and "are not a cult who will follow him in each and every direction."
Penn for Bernie's directors sent out a survey form on Friday to over 200 members seeking input about the future of Penn for Bernie.
Biden, a former Penn Presidential Professor of Practice, now has a clear path to the nomination and will face Trump, a 1968 Wharton graduate, in November's general election.
The stay-at-home order began at 8 p.m. on April 1 and will continue until April 30, Governor Tom Wolf announced.
While Penn Democrats officially endorsed Biden in late March, Penn for Bernie said their group has no plans to support Biden’s campaign unless he adopts leftist policies that address issues pertinent to younger voters.
Amidst COVID-19, political groups like Penn Democrats and Penn Leads the Vote try to keep students politically engaged despite physical limitations and uncertain primary dates.
All Philadelphia residents are required to remain home unless they are performing essential personal activities.
Penn Dems endorsed Biden Saturday and said the former Penn Presidential Professor of Practice's "diverse coalition of support" will lead him to success in November's election.
Biden spoke at the National Constitution Center due to the cancellation of his rally in Cleveland, Ohio amid the coronavirus outbreak.