On the Trail
Over the past few weeks I stayed busy meeting with community organizations that serve as direct links to community members. Actively engaging with participants and hearing about issues from their perspective is an important part of my campaign and will be a central focus of my office as State Representative for the 192nd. I was privileged to be invited to speak to members of District 1199C about the need for security for our seniors so that they will not have to retire into poverty. Also, I joined Green Hill Farms Civic Association members to discuss public safety concerns in the community.
I ended the week with a visit to 900AM-WURD with Sam Staten Jr. of Laborers Local 332 to talk about my #racetothehouse, focusing on the campaign, issues facing the 192nd district and the future of Philadelphia’s elected leadership. I value partnerships with civic organizations that help to create vital communities in the district. It is these organizations that help to build a bridge between policy makers and community members leading to the legislation needed to build and maintain communities. Along the way, I like to share my work and vision for the district because I believe that offering transparency to constituents is essential to building trust within the community. In the end, it is teamwork and community building that helps to keep the neighbor in neighborhood.
#Cephas2016 at Your Door
The #racetothehouse hits into high gear with petition season. In spite of the blizzard of 2016, #Cephas2016 volunteers hit the pavements this week to get petitions signed to support my candidacy. Through February 9, my team and I will be traveling through the district to gain the signatures needed to secure my name on the ballot on Election Day, Tuesday, April 26th. You may see a friend, neighbor, block captain or community leader working to get petitions signed. When it's your turn to show support of my candidacy, here are some things to remember when signing the petition: print and sign your name legibly; provide your best contact information including your home address within the 192nd, everyone must sign for him/herself, only one signature per person counts. If you are unsure of how to complete the petition, to make your name count, feel free to ask the #Cephas2016 team member you are with for assistance.
Mini Senior Expo Offering SEPTA ID Photos
With new SEPTA regulations, seniors in Philadelphia will be required to display photo identification when using SEPTA services. Two weeks ago the office of Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr., hosted a Mini Senior Expo, at which attendees were able to get their pictures taken and leave with their new cards. To continue to bring services to the doorsteps of our constituents we will host an additional session. If you or someone you know is in need of a new photo ID, we invite you to join us on Thursday, February 4th at A Place Like Home located at 5610 Lancaster Avenue between 10am and 3pm.
Join the #Cephas2016 Team!
Have you signed up to volunteer with #Cephas2016? Join us on the trail, at your convenience, to help spread the word about my candidacy and ensure your neighbors and friends are well informed and equipped to vote on election day. To find out more about the volunteer opportunities available with the Morgan Cephas campaign visit www.morgancehpas.com, give us a call at (267) 332-9183 or stop by the campaign office at 5889 Lancaster Avenue, across from Overbrook High School.