Posted by on September 19, 2003

Pennsylvania Economy League Launches IssuesPhiladelphia
Non-partisan Project Developed To Help Philadelphia Voters Make An Informed Choice in Mayoral Election

(Philadelphia, PA) September 16, 2003 The Pennsylvania Economy League announced today that it is launching a non-partisan project to raise issue awareness for the crucial 2003 Philadelphia Mayoral campaign.

“In today’s busy world, voters have a difficult time getting reliable non-partisan information on candidates for elected office,” said David Thornburgh, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Economy League Eastern Division. “We’ll provide Philadelphians with a one-stop shop for information key issues facing the city.”

The centerpiece of the project will be an interactive website at

The site will feature:

* Readable issue briefs
* The ability to compare candidates positions side-by-side
* Important voter information
* The latest news on the campaign
* Postings of civic events throughout the city
* Links to other information sources

IssuesPhiladelphia will also sponsor events; conduct issues polling, and produce a televised forum between mayoral candidates.

IssuesPhiladelphia is modeled after the Pennsylvania Economy League s highly successful and award-winning IssuesPA project. IssuesPA was launched in 2002 for the Pennsylvania Governor s campaign to raise issue awareness among key audiences for that crucial election. Additionally, in 1999, the Pennsylvania Economy League project A Mayor For The City helped to frame the campaign around key issues facing Philadelphia.

Too often, civic leadership, the media and citizens focus on the so-called horse race aspect of elections IssuesPhiladelphia will help keep focus on the issues, said Mark J. Foley, Esq., Project Chairman for IssuesPhiladelphia and shareholder at Klett Rooney Lieber & Schorling. There isn t anyone else in the city that can provide this non-partisan value to the citizens of Philadelphia. We re fortunate to have the Pennsylvania Economy League in the Greater Philadelphia Region to take on this important responsibility.

The Pennsylvania Economy League: The Pennsylvania Economy League (PEL) is an independent nonprofit public policy research organization. PEL is a force for positive change — the state’s leading regionally based, statewide public policy organization. Working with Pennsylvania s public and private sectors, PEL provides independent research and insight on emerging issues to stimulate public and private action to make Pennsylvania a better place to live, work, and do business. PEL s goal is to create a knowledgeable corporate and civic audience that will ensure the Commonwealth s economic competitiveness.

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