Executive Director, Philly 3.0


Alison Perelman is the Executive Director of Philadelphia 3.0, a nonprofit and PAC committed to reforming local politics. 3.0 engages in issue advocacy and reform, and supports candidates – mostly challengers – running for City Council. In the 2019 primary election, five of the six candidates supported by 3.0 won their races. In that cycle, the organization focused their efforts on the competitive election in the 3rd Council District, where the 3.0-supported candidate became the first challenger to beat a full-term district incumbent since 1995. As part of her advocacy work, Ali leads the organization’s election reform efforts through the Better Philadelphia Election Coalition (BPEC), a group of 15 diverse nonprofits committed to election modernization that was co-founded by 3.0 in 2016. In 2018, she co-founded Open Wards Philly (OWP), a group of committee people dedicated to democratizing the local Democratic and Republican city parties.

Prior to joining 3.0, Ali worked in the office of Philadelphia City Councilman At-Large Bill Green (D), where she led initiatives on tax reform and public health. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club; the Forum for Executive Women, where she chairs the Public Sector Committee; The Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Education; and the Bella Vista Neighbors Association; where she chairs the Beautification committee. She also spent seven years on the Board of Greensgrow Farms. Ali is a Democratic Committee Person in the 2nd Ward.

Ali holds an AB from Princeton and a PhD in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives with her wife and son in the Bella Vista neighborhood of Philadelphia.