The campaign’s over, two Philadelphia candidates say it’s time to pick up signs

An effort is underway to rid Philadelphia’s streets of political trash. 

Campaign signs dot the Philadelphia landscape, and Democratic Nominee for Sheriff Jewell Williams has rounded up his own posse to remove thousands of the candidate advertisements. Councilman Bill Green is part of the group. He said losing candidates frequently don’t remove their posters.

“That’s mostly whose signs actually we are picking up the people who lost, they kind of gave up Tuesday night so we are picking them up and so we are happy to help them out,” said Green.

Williams said some of the signs aren’t so easy to remove.

“Oh yeah, I didn’t know they were so tough. I’m pulling them down I’m using my key pulling them off popping the tape and pulling them out of the ground,” said Williams.

Candidates that don’t remove their posters risk a fine.

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