“We create these binaries of what is the norm and what is not the norm. It’s time that people understand it’s not binary in the world, and life is an experience,” said trans-Latina community activist, Naiymah Sanchez.
State and Local
Calling it an “economic dignity package,” Councilwoman Helen Gym said it was important that Philadelphia took the lead in passing both the Fair Workweek and minimum wage bills.
A civil rights lawyer of more than 35 years, Mary Gay Scanlon hopes to take her fight against Trump era policies to Washington.
DACO's inaugural Cannabis Opportunities Conference welcomed 750 attendees over the weekend.
La miembro del Concejo Municipal Helen Gym se sentó con AL DÍA para discutir su propuesta de legislación sobre la semana laboral justa, los ID municipales, el cierre del Centro de Detención de Berks y otros muchos asuntos.
City Councilmember Helen Gym sat down with AL DÍA to discuss her proposed fair work week legislation, city municipal IDs, shutting down the Berks Detention Center, and more.
Most immediately, the city plans to carry out a “large-scale clean-up” along Kensington Avenue on Nov. 2 and clear out the Frankford Avenue encampment by Nov. 15.
El alcalde de una de las comunidades más necesitadas del oeste de Pensilvania espera expandir su plataforma progresista como vicegobernador.
The mayor of a struggling community in Western Pennsylvania hopes to expand his progressive platform as the state’s lieutenant governor.
With her campaign for U.S. Congress, former prosecutor Pearl Kim aims to make history on Nov. 6.
El cambio propuesto en la normativa dificultará la obtención de permisos de residencia permanente a aquellos inmigrantes económicamente más vulnerables.
The proposed changes would make it more difficult for economically disadvantaged immigrants to gain admission to the country.
David Torres es el primer latino en Filadelfia que participa en las elecciones de representantes ante el Congreso de los EE.UU.
David Torres is the first-ever Latino to run for U.S. Congress in Philadelphia.
An investigation by the District Attorney's Office has determined that police officer Angel Vasquez was “legally justified in using deadly force” during an incident in August.
The mayor and other marijuana advocates have announced that Philadelphia will host a summit later this month focused on economic opportunity in the cannabis industry.
“The death of David Jones was completely preventable and his family hopes that lessons are learned from this tragedy,” attorneys for the Jones family said.
The nine-month investigation resulted in more than 57 arrests.
Protesters included Gritty fans and witches, among many others
As of Sept. 25, police have recorded 244 homicides this year, a 10 percent increase compared with the same date in 2017. The mayor is taking action.
Six percent of the City of Philadelphia’s workforce are Hispanic or Latino, a total of 1,674 employees, according to the most current figures.
While the Pennsylvania governor insists his hands are tied on matters such as the Berks County Residential Center, protesters beg to differ.
"En esta Semana Puertorriqueña, celebremos nuestra rica diversidad y el impacto positivo que nuestros hermanos y hermanas puertorriqueñas tienen en nuestras comunidades", dijo el alcalde Jim Kenney.
“This Puerto Rican Week, let’s celebrate our rich diversity and the positive impact that our Puerto Rican brothers and sisters have on our communities,” said Mayor Jim Kenney.
Chris Mundiath, un republicano de origen peruano, se postula para el Distrito 70 de Pensilvania en la Cámara de Representantes.
Chris Mundiath, a Peruvian-American Republican, is running for Pennsylvania’s 70th District in the House of Representatives.