Melissa Robbins is a public servant fighting for justice.
As an activist she has advocated, organized and fought to end homelessness, lift people out of poverty and provide better schools for our children. As a member of the Philly Chapter of the National Organization for Women she has worked non-stop towards assuring that women in the Commonwealth are paid equal compensation for their work.
In 2016, she ran and won a seat as a delegate for the 2016 Democratic National Convention in the former 13th congressional district. Melissa has worked as a political strategist for the past six years on campaigns of all levels of government from presidential to city council.
She is a veteran of the United States Army where served as a combat medic at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. The youngest of 11 kids, she was raised by a single parent and experienced deep poverty early on.
After earning her associates degree at the Community College of Philadelphia, she went on to major in broadcast
journalism with a minor in political science at Temple University, interning with the City Council and the Philadelphia Jobs Commission.
She is the proud mother of four children, one college graduate, two current college students and one high school student. In a city where gun violence claims the lives of so many young people, she will create access to better opportunities for Philadelphia’s youth.
Melissa Robbins is committed to seeing government work for everyone, not just the privileged few. She will be a champion for Philadelphia’s seniors, poverty stricken and working families.