BATs please  support our friend Helen Gym, City Councilwoman for Philadelphia and a champion for public schools and immigrant communities. Helen needs your vote in the prestigious EMILY’S List Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star challenge. You can use this link to cast your vote
Helen was a powerful speaker at our first BAT rally in front of the USDOE in Washington, DC.  She is an amazing advocate for children, communities, and teachers. See Helen in action here
Elected in 2015, Helen Gym became Philadelphia’s first Asian American woman seated to City Council, winning her at-large seat after more than 20 years in grassroots organizing on behalf of Philadelphia’s public education system and immigrant communities. Helen has been a tireless advocate for immigrants, students, women and families. She is on the front lines of the resistance against Trump, and her work has already garnered national attention.
Helen is making headlines again as one of six national finalists for the EMILY’s List Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award! Voting ends Friday, April 14th at noon, so please click here to cast your vote for Helen today!
The award is named for Gabrielle Giffords, the courageous Congresswoman from Arizona, and honors a pro-choice Democratic woman in local elected office who has a promising career in public service ahead of her.
Please join BATs in helping to honor Councilwoman Helen Gym for her victories, and help bring national attention to the issue she’s fighting for.

Here is Helen speaking at our first BAT Rally in front of the USDOE – July 2014!

Thank you for supporting and voting for Helen!


Marla Kilfoyle, Executive Director BATs

Melissa Tomlinson, Asst. Executive Director BATs

The BATs Board of Directors and Steering Committee Directors.

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