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Abolish the Philadelphia City Commissioner’s office

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Philadelphia City Commissioner Anthony Clark—a guy elected to oversee our elections— doesn’t vote. He doesn’t show up to work. He went to Egypt while on the taxpayer dime. And now, he’s filed for a $500,000 taxpayer-funded DROP payout—even though it was never intended for elected officials.

That is outrageous.

But guess what? Fellow Commissioner Al Schmidt thinks we don’t care. He told the Inquirer “there was no outrage present” about his colleague’s behavior.

We disagree.

We think Anthony Clark should be out of a job. In fact, we think the city should abolish the Commissioner’s Office all together—because we don’t need it. Most cities run their elections out of the Mayor’s Office more transparently, with less bias and for less money.

We know the power of citizen outrage: Recently, some 15,000 Philadelphians signed a petition to squash Councilman Mark Squilla’s wrongheaded bill requiring bands register with the city.

Can we prove Schmidt is wrong, too?

Join us and demand City Council pass legislation enabling Philadelphians to abolish the City Commissioner’s Office.



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