The 5th Square is a political action committee (PAC) in Philadelphia that is helping to change the city for the better. The non-partisan group is doing their best to ensure that the next Mayor and City Council candidates are prepared to make city job creation a major priority. Along with more jobs nearer to where people live, The 5th Square advocates for close and frequent transit stations, and urges public officials to treat Philly’s public streets as public spaces that serve pedestrians as well as cars.
In order to challenge officials to make the changes necessary to revitalize and revamp economic growth, The 5th Square tackles important issues like land value tax, protected bike lane arterials, regional employment, and the issues associated with gentrification.
For more information, or to donate to the cause, visit their website here.