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Nikil Saval Campaign Wins In-Person Vote in a Landslide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nikil Saval Campaign Wins In-Person Vote in a Landslide Now the campaign waits for mail-in ballots to…

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Antibody, Ep 1: Existing Conditions

Antibody is a new narrative series about how Covid-19 has changed everything and nothing at all hosted byDaniel Denvir. In…

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Procrastinator’s Guide to the 2020 primary election in Philly

Nikil Saval (Democrat) Author, literary mag editor, South Philly ward leader and left-wing political organizer. Saval, who launched his campaign late…

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New York Times
Nikil Saval wants to bring more democratic socialism to Philadelphia, as part of a leftist wave in American electoral politics.

“The point is not to have a great candidate that you believe in,” Mr. Saval said. “The individual candidate in…

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Left Anchor – Episode 140 – Breaking into the Democratic Machine with Nikil Saval

"Today we've got Nikil Saval, candidate for the upcoming primary in the Pennsylvania First Senate District on June 2nd. We talk about…

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Nikil Saval Announces Endorsement from Representative Elizabeth Fiedler

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Nikil Saval is proud to announce he has earned the endorsement of State Representative Elizabeth Fiedler (HD…

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Philly Magazine
Inside Nikil Saval’s Progressive, Virtual Campaign For State Senate

Saval, a former magazine editor and founding member of Reclaim Philadelphia, was planning to take on 12-year incumbent Larry Farnese…

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Nikil Saval Raises More Than $300K and Earns Three Huge Endorsements

Nikil Saval Raises More Than $300K and Earns Three Huge Endorsements   PHILADELPHIA, PA — Nikil Saval, just closed out…

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Local 98 backs Nikil Saval, Bernie-endorsed challenger for Philly state Senate seat

The pandemic has put Philly politics to sleep this year. But the city’s powerful electricians’ union is not sitting this…

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The Bernie Bump: A Pa. state Senate candidate raked in cash after a Sanders endorsement

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Campaigning in the Time of Coronavirus
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Democratic Socialists of America

Democratic Socialists of America endorses Nikil Saval

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From ‘Can I have your vote?’ to ‘How can I help?’ Coronavirus has transformed campaigning for the Pa. primary.

Most candidates are using social media to connect with voters. Nikil Saval, who is challenging state Sen. Larry Farnese, opens his…

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Peoples Action
People’s Action

PEOPLE'S ACTION is national network of state & local grassroots power-building organizations united in fighting for justice.

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Kenda Brooks Endorsement

“Nikil Saval is the leader Philadelphia needs in Harrisburg. I’ve seen firsthand his commitment to racial, economic, and social justice…

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Senator Bernie Sanders Endorses Nikil Saval for State Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 11, 2020 PHILADELPHIA, PA — Nikil Saval, the choice of organized labor and working families, is…

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Bernie Sanders endorses Nikil Saval

Make a contribution today to join Nikil in the fight for a more just Pennsylvania. Nikil is counting on lots…

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Councilperson Isaiah Thomas

“Nikil Saval has been a fighter and will continue to advocate for the people of the 1st Senate District. By…

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At a Distance –Interview with Spencer Bailey of The Slowdown

Nikil Saval on Coming to Terms With Our Failures as a Society At a Distance Writer, editor, activist, and politician…

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Elizabeth Fiedler for PA House District 184

“Nikil is a hard-working, proven leader whose commitment to working people is clear from his record. He is kind, generous,…

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Nikil is a hard-working, proven leader whose commitment to working people is clear from his record. He is kind, generous,…

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Nikil Saval Announces Endorsement from Powerhouse Councilmember Kendra Brooks

Nikil Saval Raises More Than $300K and Earns Three Huge Endorsements   PHILADELPHIA, PA — Nikil Saval, just closed out…

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Nikil Saval Announces Endorsement from Powerhouse Councilmember Kendra Brooks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 11, 2020 PHILADELPHIA, PA — Nikil Saval, the choice of organized labor and working families, is…

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Rick Krajewski and Nikil Saval Dual Endorsement

Rick Krajewski for West Philadelphia endorses Nikil Saval

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POLS ON THE STREET: Virus May Change Pa. Politics Forever

In the 2nd Senatorial District, Nikil Saval decried the impact of coronavirus on hospitality workers. “On Friday, I was at…

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Sheriff Rochelle Bilal endorses Nikil Saval

Sheriff Rochelle Bilal endorses Nikil Saval

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Nikil Saval Continues Momentum, Earning Endorsement from Laborers’ District Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nikil Saval Continues Momentum, Earning Endorsement from Laborers’ District Council   PHILADELPHIA, PA — Nikil Saval, the…

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Laborers’ District Council Of Metropolitan Philadelphia Endorses Nikil Saval
Laborers’ District Council of Metropolitan Philadelphia and Vicinity

Proud to announce that our campaign has earned the support of the 5,000 members of the Laborers’ District Council of…

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Nikil Saval Continues Momentum, Earning Endorsement from Councilperson Isaiah Thomas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PHILADELPHIA, PA — Nikil Saval is proud to announce an endorsement from Councilmember Isaiah Thomas. Saval’s campaign…

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St. Monica’s staffers vote to strike amid COVID-19 concerns

Unionized workers at St. Monica’s Rehabilitation Facility have voted to strike after 20 of them tested positive for coronavirus and…

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Our Revolution

Our Revolution is a political revolution to challenge the power of the plutocrats and prioritize the needs of people and…

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One PA Endorses Nikil Saval
One Pennsylvania

One PA is a multiracial, intergenerational and multi-issue membership organization. Our members are workers, students, parents, seniors, people with disabilities,…

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Faculty and Staff Federation of Community College of Philadelphia (FSFCCP) endorse Nikil Saval

Faculty and Staff Federation of Community College of Philadelphia (FSFCCP) are affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, AFT-Pennsylvania, and…

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AFCSEME 1199C

District 1199C is an affiliate of the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees, AFSCME, AFL-CIO.

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Pennsylvania Stands Up

The mission of PA Stands Up is to build political power for everyday working people, and to make a difference…

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Philly’s pandemic politics: Zoom town halls, coronavirus policies and comforting lonely people

Candidates are also pushing for mail-in voting ahead of the June 2 primary. What are you hopeful for right now?…

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Data For Progress: The Progressive Pennsylvania Project

With all of the attention, and money, flowing into the Presidential primary, it can be easy to lose track of…

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Candidates Rick Krajewski and Nikil Saval Announce PA COVID-19 Recovery Platform

Philadelphia, PA, On Monday, April 6th, Rick Krajewski and Nikil Saval released their joint “COVID-19 Recovery Platform for Pennsylvania”. The…

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INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL UNION 98
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International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers Local Union 98

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Philadelphia Neighborhood Networks

Philadelphia Neighborhood Networks is a culturally and racially diverse organization of grass roots, neighborhood-based activists dedicated to advancing social equality,…

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350 Philadelphia

350 Philly is a volunteer-led, campaign-focused initiative connecting and organizing a strong grassroots coalition to address climate change and build…

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The Guardian Civic League Inc. of Philadelphia

The Guardian Civic League Inc. of Philadelphia, local chapter of The National Black Police Association, was founded in 1956 for…

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The Most LGBTQ Relevant Democratic Primary Races

Sen. Farnese could not be reached for comment as of presstime. Farnese faces Nikil Saval as a senatorial contestant. A…

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Temple Association of University Professionals American Federation of Teachers Local # 4531 AFL-CIO

Temple Association of University Professionals (TAUP) American Federation of Teachers Local # 4531 AFL-CIO. TAUP is the membership form for…

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Progressive Promote ‘Bold’ Agenda at 2020 Philly Summit

Of the 15 candidates who were each given one minute to speak to the conference, seven of them are launching…

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A whirlwind week for supporters, opponents of safe injection sites

Farnese’s opponent in the upcoming Democratic primary, Nikil Saval, was one of the lone supporters of Safehouse’s opening in South…

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Philly DSA Endorses Nikil Saval

Philly DSA is a local chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, the largest and fastest growing socialist organization in…

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Philly SocFem

PhillySocFem was established in January 2018 out of a desire to better articulate the ways in which class struggle in…

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POLS ON THE STREET: City’s Primary Candidate Lineup Takes Shape

"Nikil Saval’s war on State Sen. Larry Farnese in the 1st Senatorial District has been amply reported. For sure, all…

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Statement Supporting Safehouse and Overdose Prevention Sites

PHILADELPHIA — February 27, 2020 — The opioid and overdose crisis affects all communities—across race, age, income, gender and geography.…

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Philadelphia 1st Ward Democrats
Philly First Ward Democrats endorse Nikil Saval

“I support Nikil because his deep concern for our next generation shows in a myriad of moral commitments, from public…

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The 2nd Ward Democrats endorses Nikil Saval

The 2nd Ward Democrats voted decisively to endorse Nikil Saval for State Senate in the 1st District

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Nikil Saval Earns Endorsements from ‘Sunrise Movement’ and ‘Food & Water Watch Action’

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Nikil Saval, climate justice champion and labor candidate, is proud to earn the endorsements of the memberships…

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Food & Water Watch Action endorses Nikil Saval

 Food & Water Watch Action endorses Nikil Saval, climate justice champion and labor candidate.

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Sunrise Movement endorses Nikil Saval

The Philadelphia hub of Sunrise Movement, a group of young people dedicated to stopping climate change and creating millions of good…

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In Philly, progressive candidates slug it out with Democratic incumbents

Across the Schuylkill River, Sen. Larry Farnese, a Democrat representing South Philly and Center City, is also getting an intra-party…

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Nikil Saval Campaign Files for the Ballot with 2,702 Signatures

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Nikil Saval, a progressive challenger for State Senate in the First Senate District in Philadelphia, is proud…

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Pollster: How do you feel about magazines for ‘hipster Marxists?’

We told you former South Philly Ward Leader Nikil Saval’s Democratic primary challenge to state Sen. Larry Farnese would be a clash between new…

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Farnese, Saval duke it out for the progressive vote

It’s an interesting argument to make for Farnese, who will have to out-liberal a competitor whose political organization is largely…

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Vince Fumo’s old district is the scene of the latest battle between old and new Philadelphia politics

TOM GRALISH / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Democratic State Senate candidate Nikil Saval (right), who is running against incumbent Larry Farnese, talks…

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LILAC Philly Endorses Nikil Saval

LILAC Philly is a member-funded socialist organizing group doing local work in the Philadelphia area. LILAC focuses on a range…

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Reclaim Philadelphia endorses Nikil Saval

Reclaim Philadelphia was founded in May 2016 by former staff and volunteers with the Bernie Sanders campaign in Philadelphia. We…

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Second Generation Endorses Nikil Saval

Second Generation promotes the political engagement of immigrant communities that have not been fully included in the political process where…

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Teamsters BMWED-IBT Endorses Nikil Saval

Nikil Saval, a progressive challenger for State Senate in the First Senate District in Philadelphia is proud to announce the…

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Nikil Saval Campaign Earns Endorsement of Teamsters BMWED-IBT

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Nikil Saval, a progressive challenger for State Senate in the First Senate District in Philadelphia is proud…

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Saval raises $119,000-plus for Farnese challenge

“This fundraising number is unprecedented from a first-time candidate challenging an incumbent. It reflects the strength and depth of the…

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Nikil Saval Campaign Raises over $100,000 by First Filing Deadline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nikil Saval Campaign Raises over $100,000 by First Filing Deadline PHILADELPHIA, PA — Nikil Saval, a progressive…

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At the Heart of Democratic Socialism Is the Ethic of Solidarity

Nikil Saval is the co-editor of n+1, a community organizer, leader of South Philly’s second ward, and the author of…

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Nikil Saval Is the Most Interesting Politician in America

It’s not surprising, then, that Saval has a motley background. He’s been an organizer with the union UNITE HERE, a Bernie…

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Occupy Wall Street’s Legacy Runs Deeper Than You Think

Electoral Politics I never would have guessed that Occupy Wall Street, given its staunchly outsider stance, would help breathe new…

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Nikil Saval jumps into the State Senate Race

Nikil Saval, a political organizer and Democratic leader of South Philly’s 2nd Ward, announced Sunday plans to unseat state Sen.…

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Philadelphia’s political machines are stumbling. Who will fill the power void?

But among the newcomers, it is the progressive movement, with groups like Reclaim, that has made the most inroads and…

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UNITE HERE Philadelphia endorses Nikil Saval!

UNITE HERE LOCAL 274 – representing 4,000 private sector hotel and food service workers. We work at the stadiums, universities,…

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Nikil Saval Launches Campaign for State Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Philadelphia, PA - Nikil Saval, progressive challenger, first Asian American ward leader and community organizer, will announce…

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UNITE HERE

UNITE HERE LOCAL 274 – representing 4,000 private sector hotel and food service workers. We work at the stadiums, universities,…

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Left-wing challenger Nikil Saval announces bid to unseat Pa. Sen. Larry Farnese

Second District ward leader Nikil Saval will kick off a challenge this weekend for control of Pennsylvania’s First State Senate…

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Nikil Saval, Progressive Challenger, to Launch Campaign on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 12th & Catherine

Nikil Saval, Progressive Challenger, to Launch Campaign on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 12th & Catherine PHILADELPHIA, PA - Nikil…

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I’m a Democratic Ward Leader. Here’s Why I’m Voting for Kendra Brooks and Nicolas O’Rourke.

Some Democrats have argued against supporting the Working Families Party candidates for City Council. A South Philly ward leader counters…

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POLS ON THE STREET: ‘Reclaim’ Aims for New Philly Kills in 2020

Reclaim’s leadoff hitter in 2020 will be 2nd Ward Democratic Leader Nikil Saval, who will challenge State Sen. Larry Farnese…

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This left-wing organizer wants to snag a powerful PA Senate seat from Philly’s Democratic machine

A left-wing political organizer and South Philadelphia ward leader is exploring a run for one of the city’s most historically…

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Dems in Philly are lining up to run for state office in 2020

A left for the Pennsylvania Senate Writer, ward leader and organizer Nikil Saval has officially launched his campaign for the…

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