Sherrie Cohen formally launched her candidacy for an Philadelphia City Council at Large. Her campaign website is www.cohen4council.com. A short form of her bio is:
A native of Philadelphia, Sherrie Cohen is the daughter of the late Councilman David Cohen. She is currently the co-chair of the Civil Rights Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association. In this capacity, she has drafted resolutions to present to the Bar’s Board of Governors supporting or opposing pending city, state and federal legislation. Recently, Sherrie has worked to increase the state minimum wage and for an exemption from city taxes for low-wage workers.
Here are a few of her comments:
“My commitment is to a citywide movement for equality of opportunity, participatory democracy, shared prosperity and social, economic, racial and gender justice. I want to empower the powerless and lift up the voice of the voiceless, fight to win on every issue where human rights and human dignity are at stake, and build a city that works for all of us” Cohen said to the crowd of supporters and activists gathered at the William Way Community Center in Center City.