Members of AFSCME District Council 47, AFSCME 1199 C and SEIU 32BJ were in West Oak Lane, Germantown and Mt. Airy this weekend getting out the word about Jim Kenney’s candidacy in the Democratic Primary Election on MAY 19. Committee men and women in the 10th ward were also canvassing for Kenney. State Rep. Dwight Evans and 10th Ward Leader Isabella Fitzgerald were there too.
New Poll: Jim Kenney Continues To Have Slight Lead in Democratic Primary Race
As the Philadelphia Democratic primary election enters its final month, a new poll commissioned by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), finds that Jim Kenney, Anthony Hardy Williams, and Lynne Abraham are still locked in a tight three-way race.
Jim Kenney (26 percent) holds a slim 1-point lead over Anthony Hardy Williams (25 percent) and a 4-point advantage over Lynne Abraham (22 percent), with nearly 1-in-5 likely Democratic primary voters still undecided (18 percent).
The poll, conducted by GBA Strategies which surveys 587 likely Democratic primary voters, also finds that Philadelphia voters embrace economic priorities focused squarely on wages and increased opportunity for those struggling to get by in an economy that rewards big corporations and the wealthy at the expense of workers and the middle class.
One of the greatest variables in this year’s mayoral race will be turnout. Kenney leads by a wide margin (37 to 23 percent) among voters who consistently vote in city elections and can be counted on to vote, even in a low turnout scenario. Williams, on the other hand, relies on less consistent voters to bolster his standing, putting a large organizational burden on him that is particularly noteworthy given the support for Kenney among most labor unions and some key African American ward leaders.
New York Life Insurance Company Workshop for DC 47 Local 2187
DATE: April 28th, 2015
TIME: 11:30 -1PM
The first workshop will be centered on the membership’s retirement. We will be focusing not only on each member’s current plans but their present and future options to create a better understanding of how to reduce risk, preserve wealth for their heirs and create a healthier income in their retirement years. This workshop will also focus around each member budgeting needs. Worksheets will be provided to review anticipated costs later in life such as healthcare / dental / vision including medicare and medicare supplement, long term care costs, travel / hobby expenses and much more. Lunch will be provided
Please RSVP to Jmarshall@dc47.org by 4/27/15 10:00 am
DC 47 endorsed candidates for judge, city council, mayor and city commissioner attended the ‘Party With a Purpose’ sponsored by the union and met members of the union and others attending the event.