COUNCILMEMBER GYM STATEMENT ON CHANGES TO SCHOOL DAY START AND END TIMES

July 19, 2021

PROGRESSIVE COUNCILMEMBERS CHAMPION NEW FUNDING TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE AND EVICTIONS, CALL FOR DEEPER INVESTMENT IN PUBLIC SERVICES

June 24, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER GILMORE RICHARDSON’S MINOR CURFEW REFORM BILL ADVANCES OUT OF COMMITTEE

June 14, 2021

COUNCIL COMMITTEE ADVANCES BILLS TO ELIMINATE STRUCTURAL BARRIERS IN RENTAL APPLICATION AND SCREENING PROCESS

June 9, 2021

COUNCILMEMBERS CALL FOR INVESTMENT IN EQUITABLE ECONOMIC RECOVERY THROUGH A JOBS PROGRAM AND SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT

June 8, 2021

COUNCILMEMBERS ISSUE STATEMENT OPPOSING REGRESSIVE TAX CUTS AND CALLING FOR DEEP INVESTMENTS IN PUBLIC SERVICES

June 2, 2021

COUNCILMEMBERS’ NEW ANTI-VIOLENCE PLAN CALLS FOR AT LEAST $50 MILLION INVESTMENT IN YOUNG PEOPLE

June 1, 2021

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCILMEMBERS REACT TO RESIGNATION OF HEALTH COMMISSIONER OVER IMPROPER TREATMENT OF MOVE VICTIMS’ REMAINS

May 14, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER GYM’S STATEMENT ON DR FARLEY’S RESIGNATION

May 13, 2021

WEEKLY REPORT: MEMBERS FOCUS ON PROPOSED TAX CUTS, COVID-19 VACCINATION RATE DURING FIRST WEEK OF FY2022 BUDGET HEARINGS

May 7, 2021

WEEKLY REPORT: CITY COUNCIL ADVOCACY LEADS TO COURT ORDER HALTING SHERIFF SALES UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2021

April 29, 2021

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCILMEMBERS REACT TO CHAUVIN MURDER CONVICTION IN GEORGE FLOYD CASE, LOOK TOWARD REFORMS IN POLICING

April 22, 2021

JOB POSTING: COMMUNITY LIAISON TO COUNCILMEMBER HELEN GYM (PART-TIME TEMPORARY)

April 21, 2021

CITY COUNCIL HEARS URGENT DEMANDS TO INVEST IN UNIVERSAL TRAUMA COUNSELING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

April 8, 2021

WEEKLY REPORT: MORE FUNDING, PROPOSED GOVERNANCE CHANGE FOR PHILADELPHIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS UP FOR DEBATE IN CITY COUNCIL

March 18, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER GYM’S STATEMENT ON MASS SHOOTING OF ASIAN WOMEN THAT ESCALATED A RISE OF ANTI-ASIAN VIOLENCE

March 17, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER GYM CALLS FOR INVESTMENTS IN SCHOOL BUILDINGS NEEDED TO REOPEN ALL SCHOOLS SAFELY

March 1, 2021

WEEKLY REPORT: MEMBERS URGE MORE ACTION TO REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE FOLLOWING BROAD AND OLNEY SHOOTING; DEBATE OVER VACCINE DISTRIBUTION CONTINUES

February 18, 2021

COUNCIL HEARING ON SAFELY REOPENING SCHOOLS CENTERS IMPORTANCE OF INPUT AND SUPPORT FROM SCHOOL COMMUNITIES

February 17, 2021

LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS CALL TO DELAY SCHOOL REOPENING AND STRENGTHEN PLAN IN COLLABORATION WITH SCHOOL COMMUNITIES

February 5, 2021

10 things we can do to make vaccine distribution fairer and rebuild trust

February 4, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER GYM’S STATEMENT ON COMCAST DOUBLING SPEED OF INTERNET ESSENTIALS

February 2, 2021

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL CLOSES 2020 WITH FINAL VOTES ON TAX REFORMS, WORKER PROTECTION BILLS

December 10, 2020

COUNCIL PASSES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT HOSPITALITY SECTOR JOBS FOR LAID-OFF WORKERS

December 10, 2020

PHILADELPHIA ELECTED OFFICIALS JOIN WITH BUSINESS, EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO CALL ON CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS TO APPROVE EMERGENCY RELIEF PACKAGE

December 9, 2020

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL ADVANCES DEVELOPMENT IMPACT TAX, ABATEMENT CHANGES; MEMBERS LOOK AHEAD TO COVID RECOVERY

December 4, 2020

LEGISLATION TO RETAIN HOSPITALITY SECTOR JOBS FOR LAID-OFF WORKERS ADVANCES OUT OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE

November 25, 2020

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL TO WEIGH COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE TAX ABATEMENT REFORM; AS COVID CASES CLIMB, MEMBERS MONITOR VACCINATION PLANS

November 20, 2020

COUNCILMEMBER GYM’S STATEMENT ON PILOTS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

November 17, 2020

WEEKLY REPORT: SHOOTING OF WALTER WALLACE, JR. BY POLICE HEIGHTENS FOCUS ON POLICE REFORM, MENTAL HEALTH

October 29, 2020

COUNCIL PASSES RESOLUTION AFFIRMING RIGHT TO PROTEST

October 29, 2020

CITY COUNCIL PASSES BAN ON POLICE USE OF “LESS LETHAL” MUNITIONS TOWARDS DEMONSTRATORS AND BYSTANDERS

October 29, 2020

CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ADVANCES LEGISLATION BANNING POLICE USE  OF “LESS LETHAL” MUNITIONS IN RESPONSE TO DEMONSTRATIONS

October 21, 2020

COUNCILMEMBERS INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO RETAIN HOSPITALITY SECTOR JOBS FOR LAID OFF WORKERS AS ECONOMY REOPENS

October 14, 2020

WEEKLY REPORT: CITY OFFICIALS UNITE TO ANNOUNCE GUN LAWSUIT AGAINST COMMONWEALTH; COUNCIL COMMITTEE REVIEWS POLICE RESPONSE TO PROTESTS

October 8, 2020

PHILADELPHIANS HARMED BY POLICE USE OF FORCE TESTIFY ABOUT EXPERIENCES IN WEST PHILADELPHIA AND ON I-676 DURING GEORGE FLOYD DEMONSTRATIONS

October 8, 2020

COUNCIL APPROVES COUNCILMAN JOHNSON’S “LET PHILLY BREATHE” BILL TO BAN THE USE OF CHOKEHOLDS AND OTHER DANGEROUS RESTRAINTS BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

September 18, 2020

COUNCIL PASSES PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY LEAVE

September 15, 2020

WEEKLY REPORT: POLICE REFORM, POVERTY, GUN VIOLENCE AND PANDEMIC PROTECTIONS ON THE AGENDA IN COUNCIL’S FIRST FALL SESSION

September 11, 2020

COUNCILMEMBERS GYM, GAUTHIER, AND BROOKS CALL ON HARRISBURG TO EXTEND MORATORIUM ON EVICTIONS

August 31, 2020

COUNCILMEMBER GYM’S STATEMENT ON THE DANGER OF RECOMMENCING EVICTIONS IN PENNSYLVANIA DURING A PANDEMIC

August 26, 2020

PHILADELPHIA FUNDS LEGAL DEFENSE INITIATIVE FOR IMMIGRANTS

June 25, 2020

PHILADELPHIA BECOMES FIRST CITY IN U.S. TO PROHIBIT RETALIATION AGAINST WORKERS SEEKING TO ENFORCE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH PROTECTIONS

June 25, 2020

COUNCILMEMBERS GYM AND JONES, JR. CALL FOR HEARING ON CITY’S PROTEST RESPONSE

June 25, 2020

CITY COUNCIL ENACTS “EMERGENCY HOUSING PROTECTION ACT” TO PROVIDE GROUNDBREAKING PROTECTION FOR RENTERS DURING COVID PANDEMIC

June 18, 2020

COUNCILMAN KENYATTA JOHNSON INTRODUCES “LET PHILLY BREATHE” BILL TO BAN THE USE OF CERTAIN TYPES OF CHOKEHOLDS BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

June 12, 2020

CITY COUNCIL INTRODUCES POLICE REFORM LEGISLATION

June 11, 2020

COUNCIL COMMITTEE ADVANCES FIVE BILLS IN EMERGENCY HOUSING PROTECTION ACT

June 5, 2020

COUNCILMEMBER GYM INTRODUCES ESSENTIAL WORKER PROTECTION BILL, ADVANCES KEY ANTI-RETALIATION PROTECTIONS AMIDST COVID-19 OUTBREAK

May 21, 2020

CITY COUNCILMEMBERS GAUTHIER, BROOKS, GYM, DOMB, THOMAS, GILMORE RICHARDSON, SQUILLA, JONES, QUIÑONES-SÁNCHEZ, JOHNSON, BASS AND PARKER ISSUE APOLOGY ON 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOVE BOMBING

May 13, 2020

STATEMENT BY COUNCILMEMBER HELEN GYM ON GOVERNOR WOLF’S EVICTION MORATORIUM ORDER

May 7, 2020

COUNCILMEMBERS GYM, BROOKS AND GAUTHIER INTRODUCE EMERGENCY HOUSING PROTECTION PACKAGE

April 30, 2020

MEMBERS OF CiTY COUNCIL CONDEMN RACIST AND XENOPHOBIC RHETORIC AGAINST ASIAN AND ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES AMID THE RISE OF COVID-19

April 7, 2020

STATEMENT BY COUNCILMEMBERS BROOKS, GYM, GAUTHIER, JOHNSON, GILMORE RICHARDSON, GREEN, AND THOMAS CALLING ON PA SUPREME COURT TO ADDRESS THE COVID-19 THREAT IN COUNTY JAILS AND YOUTH DETENTION FACILITIES

April 3, 2020

COUNCILMEMBERS GYM, BROOKS, GAUTHIER, AND JOHNSON CALL TO SUSPEND RENT AND MORTGAGE PAYMENTS FOR THOSE IN NEED DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

April 1, 2020

COUNCILMEMBERS BROOKS AND GYM INTRODUCE RESOLUTIONS CALLING FOR CITY ACTION TO PROTECT RESIDENTS AND WORKERS DURING THE COVID-19 EPIDEMIC

March 12, 2020

COUNCILMEMBER HELEN GYM’S STATEMENT ON SEPTA’S FARE RESTRUCTURING

March 11, 2020

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL UNVEILS POVERTY ACTION PLAN; MAYOR KENNEY DELIVERS FY2021 BUDGET ADDRESS

March 6, 2020

WEEKLY REPORT: PROPOSED SOUTH PHILADELPHIA SAFE INJECTION SITE BRINGS HEATED DEBATE TO COUNCIL; WAGE TAX RELIEF BILL HEADS TO THE MAYOR’S DESK

February 28, 2020

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL REACHES OUT TO COMMUNITY ADVOCATES AND VICTIMS ON GUN VIOLENCE; MEMBERS HONOR CHINATOWN LEGEND

February 14, 2020

COUNCIL PASSES COUNCILMEMBERS GYM AND HENON’S LEGISLATION TO CREATE A PERMANENT DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

February 13, 2020

WEEKLY REPORT: GUN VIOLENCE STRATEGIES AND ETHICS REFORMS TAKE CENTER STAGE; COUNCIL HONORS A SPORTS LEGEND

January 31, 2020

COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON’S SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE IMPACT OF GUN VIOLENCE IN PHILADELPHIA ON FEBRUARY 20

January 28, 2020

WEEKLY REPORT: FOLLOWING INAUGURATION, COUNCILMEMBERS BEGIN NEW TERM, DIVE INTO POLICY DISCUSSIONS

January 22, 2020

WEEKLY REPORT: LEGISLATION INTRODUCED TO CHANGE THE 10 YEAR TAX ABATEMENT, INCREASE THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION

November 22, 2019

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL APPROVES BILL PROVIDING LAWYERS FOR LOW INCOME RENTERS, “RED FLAG” GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION

November 15, 2019

WEEKLY REPORT: DIVERSE NEW CITY COUNCIL COMES INTO FOCUS AFTER ELECTION

November 8, 2019

WEEKLY REPORT: SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON POVERTY GETS UNDERWAY, COUNCIL REACHES CONSENSUS ON DHS REVIEW

October 11, 2019

COUNCIL PASSES COUNCILMEMBER GYM’S BILLS EXPANDING RIGHTS FOR TRANS AND NONBINARY PHILADELPHIANS

October 7, 2019

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL APPROVES LEAD SAFETY BILL, MEMBERS INTRODUCE GUN SAFETY AND TAX REFORM BILLS

September 27, 2019

COUNCILMEMBER GYM’S ‘SUNSHINE’ BILL TO END SECRET SETTLEMENTS MOVES TO FINAL PASSAGE

September 25, 2019

JOB POSTING: COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR TO COUNCILMEMBER HELEN GYM

July 21, 2019

COUNCILMEMBER GYM: NO SECRET SETTLEMENTS WITH TAXPAYER MONEY

June 21, 2019

COUNCILWOMAN PARKER INTRODUCES BILLS TO INCREASE PROTECTIONS FOR PARKING WORKERS

April 26, 2019

LOCAL, STATE & LABOR LEADERS CALL FOR URGENTLY NEEDED INVESTMENTS TO MAKE PA PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDINGS HEALTHY & SAFE

March 29, 2019

COUNCILWOMAN REYNOLDS BROWN HOSTS HEARING ON BILLS TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM LEAD EXPOSURE

March 20, 2019

COUNCILMEMBERS HENON, REYNOLDS-BROWN, SQUILLA, GYM, GREEN, DOMB, AND TAUBENBERGER INTRODUCE BILL TO EXPAND PHILADELPHIA’S HATE CRIMES CODE

November 1, 2018

Councilmember Helen Gym Introduces Fair Workweek Legislation With Support Of Seven Councilmembers And Growing Coalition

June 14, 2018

Councilwoman Helen Gym Accomplishments

June 6, 2018

COUNCILMEMBER HELEN GYM ON MAYOR JIM KENNEY’S BUDGET PROPOSAL: BOLD LEADERSHIP, CRUCIAL INVESTMENT IN PHILADELPHIA SCHOOL KIDS

March 1, 2018

COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON LAW AND GOVERNMENT HOLDS HEARING ON COUNCILWOMAN REYNOLDS BROWN’S SEXUAL HARASSMENT TRAINING LEGISLATION

February 13, 2018

COUNCILMEMBER HELEN GYM APPLAUDS COURT EFFORT TO PREVENT IMPROPER EVICTIONS

January 30, 2018

LOCAL SHOPPING IDEAS FOR LAST-MINUTE HOLIDAY SHOPPERS

December 19, 2017

WOMEN OF CITY COUNCIL INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO MANDATE SEXUAL HARASSMENT TRAINING FOR ALL CITY EMPLOYEES

December 15, 2017

City Councilmember Gym Statement on Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s Audits of the Philadelphia Parking Authority

December 7, 2017

CITY COUNCILMEMBER GYM AND COLLEAGUES ANNOUNCE CITY EFFORTS TO INCREASE ACA ENROLLMENT

December 1, 2017

WOMEN OF CITY COUNCIL ISSUE STATEMENT CONDEMNING SEXUAL MISCONDUCT AMID SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS

November 21, 2017

COUNCILMEMBER HELEN GYM STATEMENT ON SCHOOL REFORM COMMISSION DISSOLUTION AND RETURNING SCHOOLS TO LOCAL CONTROL

November 16, 2017

IN REVIEW: COUNCIL MEMBERS HONOR PHILADELPHIA VETERANS

November 15, 2017

CITY COUNCILMEMBER GYM STATEMENT ON RETURNING SCHOOLS TO LOCAL CONTROL

November 2, 2017

COUNCILMAN CURTIS JONES, JR. INTRODUCES ORDINANCE AMENDING “UNFAIR RENTAL PRACTICES”

October 5, 2017

COUNCILMEMBER GYM RESPONDS TO HISTORIC SCHOOL FUNDING VICTORY IN PA SUPREME COURT

September 28, 2017

COUNCILMEMBER GYM RESPONDS TO RFA REPORT ON CHARTER COSTS TO SCHOOL DISTRICT

September 13, 2017

COUNCILWOMAN HELEN GYM, CITY LEADERS ANNOUNCE DACA FUND FOR PENNSYLVANIA DREAMERS

September 11, 2017

COUNCILMEMBERS MARÍA QUIÑONES-SÁNCHEZ & HELEN GYM RESPOND TO TRUMP’S PLAN TO END DACA

September 6, 2017

COUNCILWOMAN GYM, CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS CALL FOR COMMUNITY DIALOGUE ON FUTURE OF RIZZO STATUE

August 21, 2017

IN REVIEW: COUNCIL CELEBRATES PHILADELPHIA’S DIVERSITY

July 26, 2017

COUNCILWOMAN HELEN GYM RESPONDS TO MOTION TO PROCEED ON THE BETTER CARE RECONCILIATION ACT

July 25, 2017

PHILADELPHIA MAKES HISTORIC INVESTMENT TO AID LOW-INCOME RENTERS FACING EVICTION

June 29, 2017

COUNCIL MEMBERS GREEN, QUIÑONES-SÁNCHEZ, HENON, SQUILLA AND GYM INTRODUCE PROPOSAL FOR PUBLIC FINANCING OF ELECTIONS

June 23, 2017