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Every Voice, Every Vote: WHYY News Joins Philadelphia Elections and Civic News Initiative

Every Voice, Every Vote: WHYY News Joins Philadelphia Elections and Civic News Initiative

Every Voice, Every Vote: WHYY News Joins Philadelphia Elections and Civic News Initiative

What questions do you have about the 2024 election? What important issues do you want the candidates to address? Let us know.

As the United States approaches the November general election, a coalition of Philadelphia journalists and community organizers is coming together to improve civic engagement.

On Tuesday, Every Voice, Every Vote, led by the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, announced that more than $2.87 million in grants will support 71 media outlets and community organizations to launch journalism and civic engagement projects that connect residents with government local and follow the progress of the new Philadelphia mayoral administration.

WHYY News is among media organizations, including The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Tribune and Philadelphia Gay News, that will join Every Voice, Every Vote for the collaborative effort. Participating community organizations include the Committee of Seventy, Congress of Latinos Unidos, PA Youth Vote and more.

Every Voice, Every Vote launched in 2023 as Philadelphia’s largest community engagement and journalism collaboration ahead of the city’s historic mayoral election.

In 2024, the project aims to prioritize solutions-focused accountability reporting and civic engagement through four different calls to action:

  • Be Heard: Inform public officials and community members about our priorities, at the polls and in our neighborhoods.
  • Get Involved: Participate in town halls and civic engagement events to delve deeper into the issues that matter most.
  • Be responsible: transcend apathy and ensure that public officials and communities are doing their part
  • Take Action: Make changes small and big: sign petitions, attend public meetings, unite our neighborhoods around important issues.