Activist For an Equitable Philadelphia

“You have seen me fight for your rights in the streets. Let me fight in city council for you!”

Joe Cox is a Philadelphia activist who has fought strong in the streets for those who are in most need of our city. He is the founder of PMA Bike Ride, an organization where people deliver Pizza around the city of Philadelphia to the hungry. He has fought in the streets with Occupy ICE PHL to end the PARS agreement which allowed Philadelphia ICE to arrest the most undocumented immigrants without a criminal record of any ICE facility in the country. He works with activists around the city to make vital changes through direct action, and now he needs your help to bring these kinds of changes to city council.

His main priorities are bringing police accountability by ending stop and frisk and pressuring elected officials to charge officers when they are out of line, legalizing marijuana, and ending the school to prison pipeline in our city.

He is a champion for cyclist rights. Riding his bike 60 hours a week, he wants cyclists to feel safe, promising more separated bike lanes and keeping drivers out of the bike lanes like they are supposed to. Too many cyclists have died in the past few years due to unsafe conditions on the streets. This needs to change.

He wants to provide better low income housing options and get PHA out of real estate developers pockets. PHA currently is in possession of 14000 homes that are boarded up and off the market. He wants PHA to allocate its low income housing budget to fix them up and offer them on the market. More homes available means lower rent prices for citizens of Philadelphia. Lower rent will increase the amount of money local citizens can spend on goods that they need and better our local economy. There are more empty homes owned by PHA than there are people homeless and Philadelphia could have saved 300 lives last year by providing the homeless with a place to live and a sliding scale rent. Too many lives have been lost each year and Joe wants to protect our citizens and hold its government accountable for the lives living here. He also wants there to be rent control. We are one of the largest cities without it. It hurts and displaces our cities families when our cost of living continues to increase.

Joe wants to make sure all neighborhoods are being prioritized in the budget, not just high traffic tourist destinations. He will provide trash cans and recycling cans at all street corners, push the sugary beverage tax back to the schools, and repair the streets and sidewalks across the city, not just in high income neighborhoods. He wants public restrooms at all parks and transit stations. More public restrooms, including showers means a cleaner city, leaving visitors and residents happier when they don’t smell urine in the subway. Showers would make life happier and healthier for homeless citizens, and aid them in finding better employment. He wants to bring affordable healthcare to all citizens, increase funding to low cost clinics and encourage Harrisburg and Washington to provide universal health care for all. A healthy and clean city means happier residents, harder workers, more tourists, and a more equitable Philadelphia.

Contributions will go directly towards covering campaign costs, including paying campaign workers, marketing materials, events, and fees for the campaign. 


Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

    “Joe has an amazing heart and truly cares about everyone, especially people society tends to overlook. I have done some activism with him and the PMA bike ride is amazing. Vote for him because he is truly a man of the people and I trust him implicitly.”

  • endorsed

    “We need to turn Philly's establishment politics and it's political class inside out and upside down. That's why I wholeheartedly endorse Joe Cox for City Council at Large.”

  • endorsed

    “Joe is awesome.”

  • endorsed

    “I pick up the mail for Health Partners at the post office by 7th and Arch, and I run into Joe Cox sometimes. When I found out he was running for City Council, I looked into what he was about and he seems like a straight shooter. He has my vote.”

  • endorsed

    “We don't know anyone who has more of a heart for the homeless and hungry than our son, Joe Cox. He stands for justice and mercy.”

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Joe because I have seen the work that he has already done. I've seen him at almost every protest. He does so much to help those who need it the most. The guy spends hundreds on pizza a month just to feed people on the street. He can do way more being in office. 270 homeless people died in our city this past year and Joe is just the person to stop that from happening when he reaches office. I truly believe in who he is and what he does. He's a person, not a politician.”

  • endorsed

    “I support activist Joe Cox for council at large because I have personally witnessed him helping people, fighting for people in the streets of Philly and he'll do the same in council. Let's get someone in who wants and will give real Change. #pmajoeforcouncilatlarge”

February 13, 2019

Our first promo video!

Check out our first promo video! 

As mentioned in the brief clip we need to:

End the Ten Year Tax Abatement! 

Make cannabis legal for recreational use. City council needs to work with the Mayor, and the DA to release all prisoners incarcerated for related charges and have their records expunged. 

We are #peoplepowered and #pedalpowered

Please consider making a donation and becoming a monthly donor so we can bring this campaign to the people who have been forgotten about in our city.


January 29, 2019

Thank you for attending our first fundraiser!

Just a week ago today we held our first fundraiser/meet and greet at Tattooed Mom's. We want to thank everyone who showed up on a cold Tuesday night to hear from and meet Joe. The funds raised from this event will help us set up our basic campaign infrastructure as we move forward in the election cycle. Special thanks goes to our venue, Tattooed moms for being amazing as always! Guests were treated to a panel of candidates, community organizers and activists who all attended to support Joe's campaign. Several members of the press we also at the event; here's an article that came out a few days ago from Flood the Drummer: https://apple.news/A4e92OvisRm...



January 6, 2019

Join us for our first fundraiser!!

2019 is here and Philadelphians have the chance to help elect a brand new city council, so come meet & mingle with Joe Cox at this TMOMs fundraiser and learn more about about their campaign for City Council At-Large!

This event will also feature other fantastic progressive candidates running for office and local activists who are supporting Joe’s campaign to create a more equitable Philadelphia! Guests & speaker list to follow!

This road is going to be long and difficult; we can’t do it without you!
Please note that this event is 21+ w/ valid ID.

The proceeds from this event will go towards building the Joe Cox campaign infrastructure, which is vital for their political visibility & success. A portion of the bar proceeds will also go directly towards the campaign!

If you would like to donate:

Check: Please address checks to “Friends of Joe Cox for Office.”
Online: Please use the campaign’s secured donation website via CrowdPac.

Enjoy this event with our Taco Tuesday specials:
$1 Tacos
$2.50 Tecate
& half off all drafts 5-7 & 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event & invite all your pals!

If you're unable to attend please consider making a donation here! 

January 4, 2019

We need to END Stop and Frisk and take Frank Rizzo DOWN (news article attached)

https://www.phillyvoice.com/fr...


The brand new year has come and gone for Philadelphia, yet more of the same continues to plague our city. The symbol of police brutality and racist policing still remains standing tall, reaching his arm out as if he is almost touching residents from the grave.

Mayor Kenney campaigned on ending Stop and Frisk, yet the policy still remains in place. What else would you expect from a candidate who was endorsed and supported financially from the FOP?

Lets be perfectly clear; Stop and Frisk is a racist policy that disproportionately targets people of color and does not make communities safer. That's why the first sticker for our campaign reads "END STOP AND FRISK".

On New Year's say, someone draped the Frank Rizzo Statue with the "Blue Lives Matter" flag. Shortly after, Joe Cox saw it, and removed it. 

Shorty after the press caught up with Joe and asked him about it. Simply put, Joe told the reporter "I don't support racism".

While some council members, and candidates for council shy away from the topic, our campaign won't. 

When Joe Cox is elected we are going to force the issue of ENDING Stop and Frisk and removing the Frank Rizzo Statue. 


Campaign created!

Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

    “Joe has an amazing heart and truly cares about everyone, especially people society tends to overlook. I have done some activism with him and the PMA bike ride is amazing. Vote for him because he is truly a man of the people and I trust him implicitly.”

  • endorsed

    “We need to turn Philly's establishment politics and it's political class inside out and upside down. That's why I wholeheartedly endorse Joe Cox for City Council at Large.”

  • endorsed

    “Joe is awesome.”

  • endorsed

    “I pick up the mail for Health Partners at the post office by 7th and Arch, and I run into Joe Cox sometimes. When I found out he was running for City Council, I looked into what he was about and he seems like a straight shooter. He has my vote.”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “We don't know anyone who has more of a heart for the homeless and hungry than our son, Joe Cox. He stands for justice and mercy.”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Joe because I have seen the work that he has already done. I've seen him at almost every protest. He does so much to help those who need it the most. The guy spends hundreds on pizza a month just to feed people on the street. He can do way more being in office. 270 homeless people died in our city this past year and Joe is just the person to stop that from happening when he reaches office. I truly believe in who he is and what he does. He's a person, not a politician.”

  • endorsed

    “I support activist Joe Cox for council at large because I have personally witnessed him helping people, fighting for people in the streets of Philly and he'll do the same in council. Let's get someone in who wants and will give real Change. #pmajoeforcouncilatlarge”