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Thursday, May 4, 2023 @ 4:30PM

In-Person or Virtually

The Mayoral primary season is upon us, and one thing is certain: too few Philadelphians will vote in the primary and general elections, and those who do will likely be unaware of the specific ways government can work for them to address the key issues of the day.

Two weeks before the municipal primary, ECS will host an in-person and live-streamed dialogue to provide important information to voters. What ballot questions will be presented to Philadelphia voters in the spring primary, and why do they matter? Why are judicial elections important? And perhaps most importantly — why vote at all? Answers to these questions and more will be covered by seasoned experts in this non-partisan session.

Forum topics will include:     

  • A review of spring primary ballot questions  
  • Why voting in the primary AND the subsequent November general election is important 
  • Why less-publicized elections, like those for judges, DO matter 
  • Proven ways to increase voter turnout in Philadelphia 

Sponsored By

The ECS Forum on Justice and Opportunity – Why Vote? is a part of Every Voice, Every Vote, a collaborative project managed by The Lenfest Institute for Journalism. Lead support is provided by the William Penn Foundation with additional funding from The Lenfest Institute, Peter and Judy Leone, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Harriet and Larry Weiss, and the Wyncote Foundation, among others. To learn more about the project and view a full list of supporters, visit Editorial content is created independently of the project’s donors.


Cherri Gregg

Cherri Gregg is an afternoon drive host/news anchor for WHYY radio. Prior to her current position, the award-winning journalist covered civil rights, social justice, race, and public affairs issues impacting marginalized communities in the Philadelphia region, spending nearly a decade on air at KYW Newsradio. She served as the station’s community affairs reporter and was the creator, host, and executive producer of the weekly syndicated radio show and podcast “Flashpoint with Cherri Gregg.” Under her leadership, the show earned two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in 2021. Cherri is also a past president of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists.