May 31, 2021
About the Project
First 100 Days is a new art project designed to engage the public around policy issues that could be addressed in the new presidential administration.
The first 100 days of a new administration are crucial. These first few months set the tone for the next four years and show us where the new President and Vice President’s priorities lie. It’s exactly the time that our united voices can work to push real change. And as we enter this new season, our windows can continue to the effort of serving as neighborhood billboards promoting our voter demands. Let’s replace those 2020 campaign signs with posters promoting the issues we want addressed immediately.
Biden and Harris won, now it’s time to rally our communities to hold the new administration accountable to the policies they ran on and work to move them forward!
Each issue part of our First 100 Days poster project was chosen by one of our 13 Philly artists. While our 13 posters only cover a sliver of the possible policies the Biden/Harrris administration could work to address, we hope that perhaps this project will inspire Philadelphians to create their own posters as well. As Vice President Kamala Harris recently said in an interview, the word multitasking is in the English language for a reason.
Hold Your Federal Representatives Accountable by Staying in Contact!
President Biden and Vice President Harris can’t accomplish things alone. They’ll need the help of our two legislative bodies in Congress to enact any lasting change. And that’s where you can help by staying in regular contact with President Joe Biden’s White House, your representative in the House of Representatives , and your senators in the Senate. Yes, contacting your congresspeople and the White House directly do help to push them into action, especially when more of us regularly reach out to demand action on the issues we care about!
Below, we’ve outlined the three best ways you can contact the U.S. senators and representatives who represent people in Philadelphia. If you don’t live in Philadelphia, you can find those resources for other areas here. Make a plan to contact your congresspeople either weekly or monthly to check in on the status of the issues you care about. Make a calendar invite for yourself to help remind you!
You can also contact President Joe Biden online, or call the White House switchboard at 202-456-1414 or the comments line at 202-456-1111 during business hours.
Hold Your Federal Representatives Accountable by Staying in Contact
No matter where you live in the state of Pennsylvania, you have two senators representing you in the U.S. Senate. And they are:
Senator Bob Casey Jr. (D)
Twitter account: @SenBobCasey
Office’s phone: 202-224-6324
Senator Pat Toomey (R)
Twitter account: @SenToomey
Office’s phone: 202-224-4254
Who represents your interests in the U.S. House of Representatives?
Representatives of the U.S. House of Representatives are based on smaller districts of the state, so depending on where you live in Philadelphia you have one of the following three Representatives. Use the maps below (or this free tool) to learn what U.S. House District you live in to learn which representative to contact:
Representative Brendan Boyle (D)
Representative for Pennsylvania’s 2nd congressional district
Twitter account: @CongBoyle
Office’s phone: 202-225-6111
Representative Dwight Evans (D)
Representative for Pennsylvania’s 3rd congressional district
Twitter account: @RepDwightEvans
Office’s phone: 202-225-4001
Representative Mary Scanlon (D)
Representative for Pennsylvania’s 5th congressional district
Twitter account: @RepMGS
Office’s phone: 202-225-2011
William Penn Foundation
Conrad Benner, StreetsDept