Washington, D.C. – Today, United We Dream Action (UWDA) is excited to announce our endorsement of Helen Gym for Philadelphia Mayor. From starting as a grassroots organizer to advocating for working people and immigrants as the first Asian-American woman city councilmember in Philadelphia Helen has shown her willingness to bring her lived experience and working knowledge to make Philadelphia a better city for all.
Ahead of election day, UWDA is partnering with the Working Families Party (WFP), Asian Pacific Islander Political Alliance (API PA) and Make the Road Pennsylvania to contact voters in Philly, including a text bank with WFP on May 9th and a phone bank with API PA on May 16th.
Michelle Ming, Political Director for United We Dream Action, said:
“United We Dream Action is proud to endorse Helen Gym as Philly’s next mayor. Coming from grassroots organizing to city councilmember and now mayoral candidate, Helen has worked for and with the people to bring change to her community. She has consistently fought for working people and immigrants by pushing for workers’ protection laws, a citywide wealth tax, and against ICE presence around the city.
We recognize the power in having elected officials who have both the lived and learned experiences of the public to fight for the community. Having Helen Gym as mayor will improve the everyday lives of immigrants, working people, and people of color, and create a greater future for all.”