• Asa Khalif for City Council
    Asa Khalif for City Council
  • Asa Khalif for City Council
    Asa Khalif for City Council
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My mission and vision

Fix Our Streets

Between the thousands of potholes, broken chunks of asphalt, intersections with no street signs, and frequent flooding, Philly streets are almost undrivable. Axles crack, front ends need realignment, and rims get bent as our surfaces get worse and worse.

I will lead our council to mandate our streets be brought up to national standards within two years.

Legal Help For The Poor

More and more, the poor and the working poor are victimized by bad landlords, car dealers,
lenders, and plenty of other greedy folks. The Community Legal Services could play a vital role in protecting the poor but the council refuses to provide adequate funding.

I will work to double the CLS budget.

Soda Tax

The Soda Tax is paid by financially-struggling, poor residents and goes to subsidize pre-k for the wealthy.

I will be the FIRST vote for repeal.

Affordable Housing

This City Council has made an unholy mess of “affordable housing”. They’ve changed the rules to allow prosperous households with $100,000 income to qualify for a gigantic taxpayer subsidy. Helping folks who don’t need help is partly why we’re the poorest big city in America.
I will refocus our resources on the poor and struggling in all parts of our city.

Shut Down The Mayor's Fund

It’s past time we shut down the very shady Mayor’s Fund, which is funded with cash siphoned from the Philadelphia Marathon. The Mayor’s Fund is a personal piggy-bank for those in power who made personal use of the funds. Two City Representatives in a row were accused of pocketing big bucks. The Mayor shouldn’t have a “slush fund”.

I promise to introduce a bill closing the Mayor’s Fund and transferring future proceeds to the school district and our children.

Criminal Justice Reform

The poor are jailed because they lack bail money. Shortage of Public Defenders. Stop & Frisk. Waiting in Starbucks is a crime. The DA has an official list of lying cops. Prisoners rights are routinely violated.

I will lead a People’s Review of our warped criminal justice system and turn the recommendations into legislation.

Asa is a longtime social justice activist advocate, he has lent his voice and brought national attention to numerous issues and causes.

 

Born and raised in Philadelphia, he attended Roman Catholic High School and Temple University. Asa became an organizer in the Black Lives Matter movement when his cousin Brandon Tate Brown was fatally shot by Philadelphia police in December 2014.

 

While racial issues are important to Asa, he is a powerful champion against discrimination of any kind. He has campaigned against the sexual degradation of women and for equal rights for women in general.

 

Asa has worked tirelessly for the rights and safety of LGBTQ people. He has also spotlighted the hurdles that the homeless are subjected to in order to attain available aid. He created a coalition of activists that feed the homeless every Saturday and provide clothing along with information regarding housing for homeless vets.

 

Asa has become a force in underscoring and exposing the fast-tracking school to prison pipeline.

 

Asa’s compassion has successfully motivated change in the community and altered many lives.

 

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21 May 2019 07:00 AM - 08:00 PM