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How Pa.’s biggest political campaigns are reaching Latino voters
Heading into the home stretch before November is usually when campaigns start to engage Latino and Latina voters in a last ditch effort.
- Latinos are the fastest-growing demographic in Pennsylvania, so we looked at what the Democratic and Republican nominees for governor and Senate have been doing to reach this group.
Here’s what BP’s Beatrice Forman and WHYY’s Kenny Cooper found about the Latino voter efforts of Shapiro, Mastriano, Fetterman, and Oz.
Phillies fans celebrate with fireworks, cheers, and pole climbing
With Philly Elmo leading a drumline through crowds that swelled to surround SEPTA buses flashing “GO PHILLIES,” the city erupted in cheers last night.
- After Bryce Harper lived up to his $330 million contract hype and hit a bomb homer to put the home team up late, the Phillies head to their first World Series berth in over a decade. (Game 1 is Friday in Houston.)
Jubilant shouts and fireworks filled the city, and our photographer was there as people flooded Broad Street to celebrate — and yes, to climb a few poles.
Procrastinator’s Guide to the November election in Philly
The midterm elections are upon us, and the Billy Penn Procrastinator’s Guide is here to help. Scroll through this cheat sheet to all the candidates and charter change questions, then bookmark it for easy access when you complete your mail ballot or head to the polls on Nov. 8.
RECAP: What else happened?
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- Trump has been convening meetings to plan for aggressively challenging 2022 election results, starting in Philadelphia. [Rolling Stone]
- Senate candidates Fetterman and Oz meet Tuesday night for their first and only face-to-face debate. [Lancaster Online]
- Staff at West Philly’s Juvenile Justice Services Center described “a very dangerous situation,” with young folks awaiting trial sleeping on the floor and engaging in frequent fights. [KYW]
- The PPD’s Twitter account briefly appeared hacked on Friday, the second time in two weeks that’s happened. [@billy_penn/NBC10]
- Three former residents of DC’s Chinatown respond to the planned 76ers arena near Philly’s Chinatown, saying “Don’t make the same mistake.” Project developer David Adelman just bought out Michael Rubin to become a part owner of the team. [Inquirer$/Billy Penn/Forbes]
- The Negroni Sbagliato (it swaps in prosecco for gin) has taken TikTok by storm — and Philly cocktail lovers have been ordering it in droves. [Serious Eats/Philly Mag$]
- The Philadelphia Union meet New York City in the Eastern Conference Final on Sunday for a chance to play in the MLS Cup the following weekend. [CBS Sports]
The story you didn’t read
? Highlighting good BP articles few people clicked on ?
- Voters aged 18 to 29 had the lowest turnout of any age group in the 2020 general election, so NextGen America is getting ahead of the statistics for Pennsylvania’s midterms with a new campaign: Hot Girls Vote.
Mayor Kenney joins Office of Homeless Services Director Liz Hersh and federal officials from HUD at City Hall for what they tout is an important announcement about homelessness in Philadelphia (10 a.m.).
ON THE CALENDAR
? Irish theater company Inis Nua hosts a pop-up performance at Fergie’s Pub. The $30 tickets for “10 Dates with Mad Mary” include a meat or veggie pie. (6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26)
?️ Artist Deborah Kass, who created the big OY/YO sculpture, comes to the Weitzman Museum to discuss the role of art in modern society. Tickets are $18. (7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27)