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October 14, 2021Press Releases

Josh Shapiro Continues His “Big Fights Bus Tour” in Philadelphia


Thursday, October 14, 2021


SPA Press,


Josh Shapiro Continues His “Big Fights Bus Tour” in Philadelphia 

Josh Shapiro joined Black faith leaders for a tour of Mother Bethel AME – the first African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in America – and discussion about how he can protect voting rights and address systemic inequities as Governor.

PENNSYLVANIA – Today, Josh Shapiro brought his “Big Fights Bus Tour” to Philadelphia. Shapiro visited small businesses, spoke with Black faith leaders about voting rights and the systemic issues facing Black Pennsylvanians, and thanked union leaders and members for their support.

At his first stop, Shapiro visited City Line Diner and Deli with State Senator Hughes, Representative Cephas, and Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. to discuss the economic issues facing Pennsylvanians and how the Commonwealth can better support small businesses.

In the afternoon, Shapiro was hosted at Mother Bethel AME by Reverend Mark Tyler – the first African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in America and the oldest parcel of land continuously owned by African-Americans. Along with Black faith leaders from across the city, Shapiro toured the historic church and discussed the systemic inequities facing Pennsylvania’s communities of color, the ongoing fight to defend voting rights, and what he would do as Governor to promote equity and build a future that supports all Pennsylvanians.

In the evening, Representative Joanna McClinton joined Attorney General Shapiro at Chocolate City Hair Studio, where they spoke with the owner about the challenges facing her business amid the ongoing pandemic.

Shapiro concluded his day speaking to Philadelphia workers and community leaders at the Laborers’ Training Center on North Broad St. Shapiro thanked them for their support and shared his vision for Pennsylvania – one where workers’ rights are not only protected, but prioritized and expanded.

Since launching his campaign yesterday in Pittsburgh and in his hometown of Abington, Pennsylvanians have already rallied behind Shapiro. Over the course of the next week, he will bring his “Big Fights Bus Tour” to communities across the Commonwealth to discuss the real issues that Pennsylvanians are facing and to highlight his record of taking on the big fights, standing up to those in power, and getting things done.