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We’re a city filled with spirit. We’re a city full of passion.

We’re Philadelphians, who are dreamers and doers and tackle every single day with a lot of heart and a whole lot of gusto. We’re committed to making positive change for all and dedicated to making a real impact. The year 2026 provides an opportunity to come together to honor our great city—where America first declared its independence almost 250 years ago—and set ambitious goals for change. To make history, together.

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2026 Starts Now

Join a citywide movement that’s happening now to make Philadelphia the very best it can be. Today, we invite individuals and communities to unite behind the 250th milestone that’s ahead of us and work together to make Philadelphia a more equitable, just, sustainable and resilient city. 2026 is an opportunity to set our collective future.

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Your Voice, Your Impact

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By the People, For all People

With you, we’re leading a grassroots initiative that’s by, of, and for all of us. So the road to 2026 is paved with Philadelphian’s actions, voices, places, and creativities.

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Our focus for the future:

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Your Declaration Counts

While the Declaration of Independence promised all Americans a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, too many inequities and barriers exist. At PHILADELPHIA250, we believe we all deserve to be heard and to be invited to participate in our collective prosperity. To live in a city where anything and everything is possible.

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By 2026 I would like this country to have rebuilt the foundations of our constitutional democracy.

Danielle AllenJames Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University, and Director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics
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By 2026 I want Philadelphia to have equal education and equal opportunity across the board.

Hassan Bennett Client Advocate
Defenders Association of Philadelphia
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photography Credit attribution:

Swann Memorial Fountain: Matt Stanley for Visit Philadelphia
Philadelphia Museum of Art Steps: Prasad Panchakshari via Unsplash
Schuykill Banks: Stef.C Photography via Instagram