Anne Dicker is running for the Pennsylvania State Senate from the First District in Philadelphia. This was the seat held by indicted Sen. Vince Fumo. Anne was the first candidate to step forward and challenge the powerful and influential Fumo following his 139 federal indictment. That took great courage and is emblematic of her efforts to combat the old machine style politics of Philadelphia.
Anne led Philly For Change, a Democracy For America movement which grew out of the Howard Dean presidential campaign. I got to know her when I was the organizer of Berks For Change, my local DFA group. Anne led an effort to organize the disparate and independent DFA groups in Pennsylvania and was also active in Neighborhood Networks.
She has two remaining primary opponents following Fumo's withdrawal from the race. One is an old style machine union leader and the other is a center city lawyer. Dicker will bring progressive reform to Harrisburg. She needs volunteers for election day so please sign up at her website if you're available.