Broke in Philly, an initiative of Resolve Philadelphia in partnership with more than 20 local news outlets producing coverage on economic mobility, has sent a list of eight questions to all of Philadelphia's 2019 Mayoral and City Council candidates. The questions were compiled through public suggestions and voting from readers and collaboration editors, and ask the candidates to explain how they plan to fight poverty and strengthen economic mobility in Philadelphia.
Candidates' responses will be shared with the public here so Philadelphia residents can use this information to make an informed choice when casting their ballot. Responses will also be used in Broke in Philly coverage of the elections.
The questions were compiled by circulating a survey inviting readers to submit questions they wished to pose to candidates about Philadelphia's economic reality. Broke in Philly received more than 300 suggested questions, which were then divided into categories like jobs, taxes and education. Reporting partners then published polls asking readers to choose their favorite of the three most common questions in each category. Combining feedback from the public and local media's editorial input, Broke in Philly then finalized a list of eight questions to be distributed to candidates.