PA Working Families’ campaign on behalf of Tom Wolf for Governor got off to a thrilling start on Saturday, October 4. About 400 people showed up to hear from PA Working Families leaders Gabe Morgan of SEIU 32BJ and Bishop Dwayne Royster, the Executive Director of POWER, plus special guests Philly City Council President Darrell Clarke and Tom Wolf himself.
Despite the rain, most folks went out and knocked on doors in Clarke’s district, after the speeches.
You can see more photos from the day below, and read the Philly Inquirer’s political reporter Tom Fitzgerald’s account of the day.
A series of speakers fired up the group by attacking Corbett for cuts to public education and tax policies they said favor corporations and the natural-gas industry.
“Pennsylvania is in the depths of a moral crisis – it’s morally bankrupt,” said Bishop Dwayne Royster, a leader of the Working Families group who heads the faith-based activist group POWER.
Corbett “decided it was more important to balance the books on the backs of our children than to ask the rich to pay their fair share,” Royster said.
The canvassers included members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, the Laborers and District 1199c of the health-care workers, as well as delegations from the activist groups Action United, Fight for Philly and MoveOn.