Hi! I'm Amanda
Amanda McIllmurray is a working-class woman, lifelong Philadelphian, organizer, and leader who is running for Philadelphia City Council . Amanda is running because in this critical moment of continuing crises we deserve so much more. We deserve safe and healthy communities. Amanda knows that we must fight for the world we all deserve and that when we work together, we win.
As the daughter of union members, Amanda knows that every single worker deserves safe working conditions and adequate pay. Amanda believes that our government should be able to meet our needs and shouldn’t function off bandaids and “who you know.” She is fighting to bring affordable housing, community safety, workers’ rights, and universal family care to our communities.
Philly’s strength comes from our ability to work together — to knit together people from different places and of different races into one beautiful, chaotic and gritty city. For this to be a place where we all thrive, we can’t let developers, education privatizers, union busters and the wealthy few pit us against each other based on what we look like, where we come from or how much money we make. It’s time to stand up for each other and come together.
I’ve intentionally crafted a platform that is both broad and specific in its goals to incorporate the needs of the LGBTQIA+ community, the disability community, and racial, gender, immigration and economic justice.
We're building a movement together