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Broke in Philly: What Questions Do You Want City Leaders to Answer About Poverty, Economic Insecurity?

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    NBC10 is one of more than 20 news organizations producing Broke in Philly, a collaborative reporting project on solutions to poverty and the city’s push towards economic justice. Follow us at @BrokeInPhilly.

    It’s no secret that Philadelphia is the country’s poorest major city. Our poverty rate hovers at a stubborn 26 percent. We have high rates of drug addiction, food insecurity and economic disparity.

    But democracy gives all residents the opportunity to address these issues directly with their elected leaders. And with a city election coming up in May, now is the time to make your voice heard.

    What questions do you want answered from your elected leaders and political candidates? If you had five minutes with Mayor Jim Kenney or a city council member, what would you ask them about Philadelphia's economic challenges and solutions to those problems?

    Submit your questions using the form below. We will work with our Broke in Philly media partners to create a list and get them answered. If you can’t access the form below, click here to submit your questions.