Addressing the Gun Violence Crisis
Raised in Kingsessing, Jamie has been committed to our community for her whole life. Since she was elected in 2019 to serve the 3rd District, she has relentlessly pursued policies to save lives in West and Southwest Philly. Continuing to address the gun violence crisis is her number one priority.
- In 2020, Jamie led the call to declare a gun violence state of emergency. She earned the unanimous support of Council for her evidence-based strategy to target the blocks most affected by violence.
- In 2021, Jamie worked with the Controller to create a plan to address the crisis in the most affected zip codes.
- In the 2022 budget, Jamie built a coalition to win an historic $100 million investment in community led gun violence prevention programs, mental health and behavioral support to help victims heal, and workforce development to employ at-risk youth.
- In the 2023 budget, Jamie created #JustServicesPHL, a $30 million program that included evidence-based ways to reduce gun violence such as improving city services, creating green space, and addressing blight.
Keeping Us In Our Homes
- Jamie authored the Mixed Income Neighborhood law, which requires at least 20% of new residential developments to be deeply affordable.
- Jamie won a landmark settlement around the University City Townhomes, including $3.5 million for 70 displaced families and a plan to build 70 new units of permanently affordable housing.
- When the Pandemic struck, Jamie was part of the team that prevented unfair evictions and kept thousands in their home.
- When it comes to making West and Southwest Philly affordable for all of us, she is committed to working with everyone, and she will always stand up to powerful interests who see our homes only as sources of their profits.
Focusing on Equity and Improving Quality of Life
- Jamie’s #JustServicesPHL campaign is bringing $30 million to improve city services in Black and brown neighborhoods. From improving street lighting and stopping illegal dumping to traffic calming and removing abandoned cars, this program addresses quality of life issues with a focus on equity.
- Working with Speaker Joanna McClinton and other state and local leaders, Jamie has made Cobbs Creek Parkway safer for seniors, kids, and families.
- Jamie has brought the City, the School District, and the State together to commit $15 million to repair and reopen the long-closed Sayre Pool.