For our Kids

Katherine Gilmore Richardson with her kids
  • Advocate for a fair funding formula and increase education funding for safer school buildings, after school programs in schools and additional support for teachers and school staff.
  • Introduce legislation to mandate conflict resolution and digital literacy/social media education classes for all students and staff.
  • Through efficiency in Government and other savings, implement quality PreK for every 3 year-old in Philadelphia.
  • Increase funding for trade and technical skills schools to ensure student who do not attend college are job market ready after graduation.
  • Fully fund the City’s commitment to Community College of Philadelphia.

For our City

  • Prosperity: Introduce legislation and create opportunities for job creation, poverty rate reduction, and closing the income equality gap in Philadelphia.
  • Public Safety: Advocate for focused crime prevention, neighborhood safety and criminal justice reform.
  • Criminal Justice Reform: Increase job readiness training and job opportunities for formerly incarcerated individuals.
  • Efficiency: Cut red tape, increase efficiency, and reduce government waste.
  • Workforce Development: Invest in training for an evolving economy for all ages — high school, college and mid-career professionals to ensure our citizens are prepared for jobs of the future.

For our Neighborhoods

Katherine Gilmore Richardson with her kids
  • Shift funding priorities to middle neighborhoods to help families keep, preserve and stay in their homes.
  • Thorough review of business taxes, tax structure and laws to increase opportunities for small and middle market businesses to expand job opportunities and increase business sustainability in Philadelphia.
  • Introduce legislation to create a program that gives community service credit towards graduation for students who work with community organizations and business corridors to collect trash and clean their local communities