We are fighting for the future of our democracy. This moment calls for courage, a bold vision for justice, and people power to get us there. That’s why I’m running for state representative in the 188th District.Meet Rick
An Agenda for Mass Liberation
A Dignified Education For All
As someone who was fortunate enough to receive a scholarship for low-income students of color, I know what a difference access to a well-funded, well-supported school environment can make in a child’s life.
Mass Liberation for Our People
Philadelphia has become a national leader in criminal justice reform. With the election of Larry Krasner as District Attorney, the decarceration movement has pushed a transformation that’s led to our jail population being its lowest in 20 years.
Healthy Housing For All
Home is a human right and every person should have safe, accessible, sustainable, and permanently affordable housing. Our community is threatened by a racist housing system that concentrates poverty for the profit of big developers.
Care For All
We believe healthcare is a human right and it is our Commonwealth’s responsibility to ensure the wellbeing of all of its people, including our children, our infirmed, and our elderly. The rising costs of healthcare, combined with efforts by the current federal administration to dismantle gains made through the Affordable Care Act, have resulted in an environment where people are often unable to seek the treatment they desperately need. We demand quality healthcare that is accessible to everyone, and a medical system that is accountable to its patients instead of insurance and pharmaceutical companies seeking to increase their profits.
Ending The War On Drugs
I was raised in a community that was devastated by the War on Drugs. Seeing the disinvestment and policing of my neighborhood, then learning it was manufactured by Reagan-era tactics of crackdowns on black neighborhoods, solidified my belief that we need to drastically redefine how we address crime and drug use. We must face the opioid crisis we currently face in Philadelphia, and we must hold our government accountable for its failure to acknowledge the human rights crisis the War on Drugs wrought upon black and brown communities for the past 40 years.
Upholding Workers' Rights
We are living in a time of immoral inequality. While many of us struggle to pay our bills, pay for food and housing, pay to live, the wealthy and well-connected continue to make more money than at any time in our nation’s history. It is time for us to build an economy that meets the needs of working people and communities rather than the super rich. We must reclaim our value as workers, and that starts with supporting unions, raising wages, and demanding all workers have the right to organize in their workplace to get what we deserve.
Philadelphia Councilmember At-Large Kendra Brooks
Philadelphia Councilmember 3rd District Jamie Gauthier
American Federation Of Teachers, Local 2026
Pennsylvania Chapter, National Organization for Women (NOW)
Transport Workers Union, Local 234
US Senator Bernie Sanders
Democratic Socialists of America, National
Americans for Democratic Action
Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division, International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) Action
Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania
Meet organizer Rick Krajewski, candidate for Pennsylvania's 188th
“The mutual aid work may stem from a place of empathy, but it’s not just about that. “It’s showing up for people and really being in solidarity with a community that we care about and that I identify with, but it’s also about ‘this is what leadership is,’” says Krajewski. “It is still proving to people that I’m the person that should be State Rep.” Instead of disappearing into the confusion of COVID-19 or pretending to go along with business as usual, the Krajewski campaign decided to respond to this moment by pushing full-throttle for the values they espouse. “
The Progressive Pennsylvania Project
“While there are signs that Roebuck isn’t in tune with the youth of his district (he was one of the few votes to keep sexting a felony) and has gotten cozy with the Republican establishment of Harrisburg (he voted for their gerrymander), this primary election isn’t really about him. It’s about Rick Krajewski, his challenger.”
Activists are mobilized to win back this crucial swing state
“In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Krajewski has retooled his campaign to include a significant mutual aid component. His canvassers don’t just talk to potential voters about their candidate; they also ask about specific needs created by the crisis and, when necessary, help organize efforts to pick up food donations or medicine. “The reality is that the system is going to overlook countless vulnerable people,” he says. “There’s going to be lots of people who might die because no one has figured out what they need.””
188th State Rep District
Our district includes: West and SouthWest Philadelphia neighborhoods including Spruce Hill, Squirrel Hill, Garden Court, Cedar Park, Kingsessing, and Cobbs Creek.