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Thanks to the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, we know the arts drive $4.1 billion in economic impact for the City of Philadelphia, while supporting more than 55,000 full-time equivalent jobs. The creative economy generates $1.3 billion in household income and over $200 million in city and state tax revenue. And yet we continually slash funding for our city’s artistic and cultural treasures, deeming them “less valuable” than industries that generate far fewer direct benefits to Philly.
“I believe in unions. I will fight for unions. And I will always be proud to carry my union card in my wallet.  My hope and prayer is to be able to carry that card onto the floor of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as one of the strongest champions for organized labor, working people, and our economy that we’ve had in a long, long time,” said Lovitz.
I believe in unions. I will fight for unions. And I will always be proud to carry my union card in my wallet. My hope and prayer is to be able to carry that card onto the floor of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as one of the strongest champions for unions, working people, and our economy that we’ve had in a long, long time.
Perhaps if we highlight the massive economic devastation this continuing crisis presents to our city and our communities of color, we may finally see the kind of movement that will save lives—and Philadelphia.
"One of the most important lessons I learned in the union was standing shoulder to shoulder with people who come from different walks of life than you. You understand that you all want the same thing, which is a better way of life for you and your family.”