Rep. Elijah Cummings Inspires Voters and Volunteers in West Philadelphia

Pennsylvania is the keystone of the Clinton campaign’s legendary “fire wall” and maximizing the turnout in the Democratic bastion of Philadelphia is key to victory in Philadelphia. Accordingly, the city of brotherly love has been graced by a who’s-who’s of luminaries in the Democratic Party.

For example, yesterday singer Katy Perry performed to a packed house at the Mann Center and was accompanied by Hillary Clinton, Dwight Evans, Bob Brady, Bob Casey, Cory Booker and Madeleine Albright.

Tomorrow, it will be Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen’s turn to perform on Independence Mall, along with Hillary, Bill and Chelsea Clinton, and Barack and Michelle Obama.

Today, campaign volunteers canvassed neighborhoods all around Philadelphia, knocking on more doors than the rest of Pennsylvania combined. They were encouraged in this effort by Congressman Elijah Cummings, who represents parts of Baltimore and Howard County, Maryland. He dropped by the West Philadelphia Democratic Campaign Field Office at 1575 N. 52nd Street in West Philadelphia. After rallying the eager volunteers, he visited local churches to greet the congregants.

Katy Perry to Hold GOTV Performance in Philadelphia

Award-winning artist and activist Katy Perry will be performing as part of the “Love Trumps Hate” concert series, and Hillary Clinton will be joining her on stage. Perry endorsed Clinton last October and has since campaigned for her. The singer returns to Philadelphia following her performance of “Rise” and “Roar” at the Democratic National Convention.

At the concert, Perry will urge Pennsylvanians to support Clinton by turning out on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, and to find out more voting information at

In order to attend the concert, you must RSVP here and obtain a confirmation voucher. You must bring your confirmation voucher to the front gate of the Mann Center in exchange for a wristband to enter the show. However, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, and vouchers do not guarantee admission.

Doors open at 5:30.

You can also follow the concert after Shabbat by following The Philadelphia Jewish Voice on Twitter (@PJVoice), Periscope or YouTube.