A pedestrian walks past bullet holes in the window of a store front on South Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 5, 2022. (Photo by KRISTON JAE BETHEL/AFP via Getty Images)
Op-Ed: Gun Violence Is Devastating Philadelphia. That’s Why We Need to Vote for Change.

The current plague of gun violence is a result of a lack of good economic opportunity in our communities, a pervasive sense of hopelessness, and - most importantly - a failure of leadership at every level," writes Ryan N. Boyer, the Business Manager for the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council.