A Stronger Philadelphia. Block By Block.

A Plan for America's Cities

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Creating Good Jobs

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Investing in Public Schools

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Delivering Results for All Our Communities

About Dwight Evans

As a State Representative and civic leader, Dwight has dedicated his career to bolstering our communities and improving the lives of Philadelphia families.

Dwight will be an activist Congressman who will take what's he's learned from his successes to strengthen all our neighborhoods across the city, block by block.

A Lifetime Commitment to Philadelphia

Dwight is a North Philadelphia native, a community activist and a leader in the State Legislature. Throughout his career, he has been on the front lines for civil rights, economic opportunity, quality education and safe neighborhoods.

Stronger Communities

Dwight is focused on turning once-blighted neighborhoods into thriving commercial centers and magnets for middle-class families. Block by block, he will help revitalize neighborhoods across Philadelphia by bringing stable jobs and refurbished housing.

Fresh & Affordable Food, Higher Quality of Life

Dwight led the effort to bring grocery stores to underserved neighborhoods without fresh food options in areas outside his boundaries. This helped create new jobs and was used as a national model by President Obama,

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Patent protection access bill signed into law

Originally published by Financial Regulation News on October 16, 2018 By Douglas Clark Legislation designed to help small businesses safeguard their intellectual property with expanded education on obtaining and protecting patents was recently signed into law by President Donald Trump. The Small Business Innovation Protection Act seeks to build upon existing outreach programs run by the […]


The Politics of Poverty: Officials grapple with what works and what doesn’t

Originally published by the Philadelphia Tribune on September 30, 2018 By Michael D’Onofrio Poverty is holding the city back. “We can never fully achieve the level of great city until we dramatically reduce our poverty rate,” said U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-13. But current efforts to reduce poverty are falling short. “It’s clearly not enough,” said […]