*represents candidates who have won their primary
The vision of MIA is to create a level playing field where millennials play a substantive role in the region’s politics. Often times, electoral politics discounts the voices of the young and newly registered voters from the numerous political conversations and the multilayered democratic process; despite having the energy, motivation, and numbers to sway any political conversation. In Philadelphia alone, there are (321,342) of registered millennial voters in the City of Philadelphia alone. In the 2015 primary only 12 percent (38,686) of millennials actually turned out to vote. MIA wants to transform that paradigm and increase the political stock of millennials, while advocating for fairness and integrity to be restored in the Philadelphia democratic process.
A Committeeperson is a neighborhood leader for a particular party. You must be elected to be a committeeperson. A committeeperson's entire role is political in nature. His job is to turn out votes for a particular political party in his division. There are Democratic and Republican committeepeople all over the city. Do you know your committeeperson?
In order to become a committee person you must have at least 10 signatures on an official nominating petition from the city of Philadelphia. The signatures must come from those who live in the division and who are registered voters of your particular political party.
Once you name is on the ballot you must obtain a majority of the votes from you division to become a comitteeperson.
Committeepeople are an essential part of turning out the vote in a major city such as Philadelphia. With a strong community connection and a grassroots campaign strategy a single committeeperson has the possibility to deliver almost six hundred votes from their neighborhood. A strong committeeperson and strong wards can have a great impact on local elections.