From October 2020 - March 2021, we ran Phase 1 of our campaign: “Nothing About Us Without Us”
The refinery land’s rebirth, making up 2% of our city, is a critical opportunity for Philadelphians to keep shifting the pattern so communities - not money - drive decisions about development in our neighborhoods and in our government. During Phase 1, mobilized over 500 comments on the clean up of the refinery, won quarterly public meetings held by Evergreen, advanced our study of Community Benefits Agreements, and more. Click here to watch our Campaign Coordinator's reflections on Phase 1
Phase 2 of our Campaign, launched in March 2021 aims to win robust community reinvestment.
Our core focuses are achieving a Community Benefits Agreement with Hilco, committing resources to South & Southwest neighborhoods most impacted by refinery & redevelopment and advancing the movement for achieving a city budget that protects the lives of all Philadelphians.