Help build long-term movement infrastructure that will last beyond the next election. We fund organizations and local leaders that are in their communities for the long haul, not one-off campaigns that come and go each cycle.
Local groups are the most effective messengers for voter registration and mobilization because of the local community building, issue organizing, and advocacy they focus on year-round.
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This fund is administered by Movement Voter PAC, a federal political committee. Donations are not anonymous or tax-deductible, and will be reported to the FEC and state campaign regulators.
215PA is a new multiracial collaborative led by parents, teachers, students, union members, and other Philadelphians coming together to make meaningful change. 215 People’s Alliance is lifting up issues of criminal justice reform and housing justice in upcoming elections.
A powerful Center for Popular Democracy affiliate and Latino immigrant rights organization branching out from CASA de Maryland, with a growing base in South Central PA (Dauphin, Lancaster and York Counties). They have registered 10,000 voters and contacted over 45,000 infrequent Latino voters. CASA in Action has engaged Latinos in the Presidential, US Senate, important Congressional District races, as well as some key down-ballot opportunities in York County.
A USAction and ProgressNow affiliate, Keystone Progress is a multi-issue advocacy organization that combines cutting edge online organizing techniques and hard-hitting earned media to advance the state’s progressive agenda. They’re working statewide on issues from the local to national level, and are building up their community organizing and electoral capacity.
Make the Road PA is the largest Latinx organization in the state, building power for justice in Latinx communities, working class communities and Communities of Color. MRPA has been at the forefront of the resistance against Trump since before the election and are constantly reaching and registering thousands of voters and encouraging them to get involved in the community. They also play a leading role in campaigns for immigration reform and the Abolish ICE movement, a fair budget for education and human services, driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants, rights of the LGBTQ+ community, Puerto Rico Justice, and the Fight for $15. They have roughly 700 monthly participants in their events and member committee meetings. Make the Road Action builds political power by engaging thousands of Latino, immigrant, and African-American voters every year.
The largest door-knocking voter engagement and community justice organization in PA. Last year One PA registered over 7,000 new voters and knocked over 250,000 doors helping bring in the largest wave of women elected in Pennsylvania history. In 2020, they will combine census engagement with voter registration and turn out even more voters. They work from the school board to the federal level and members lead the way. One PA is a multi-racial, inter-generational statewide grassroots community organization that shifts the balance of power through popular political education, lifting up community voices, and building high-impact campaigns with partner organizations. Their members are workers, students, parents, seniors, people with disabilities, and retirees excited to learn, collaborate, and build power.
The story of Pennsylvania Stands Up is a story about everyday people turning our country around by figuring out how to get involved—even if it’s just two hours a week—and building the grassroots force we need to revitalize our democracy. We believe the time is ripe for everyday Americans—of every race and creed, immigrant and native-born, sisters and brothers—to stand up together as one united people.
Pittsburgh United is a coalition of community, labor, faith, and environmental groups committed to advancing the vision of an economy that works for all people. They spearhead, support, and win progressive policy campaigns that ensure sustainable communities, raise standards for low-wage workers, and harness economic development and public investment for community benefit.
Working Families is a growing progressive political organization that fights for an economy that works for all of us, and a democracy in which every voice matters. We believe that our children’s life chances must not be determined at birth and that America must be a nation that allows all its people to thrive.
A faith-based PICO affiliate expanding statewide. POWER played a key role in winning a living wage ordinance for city agencies and contractors, and led a statewide faith coalition that successfully changed the state’s public education funding formula to correct long-standing racial bias and inadequacies. POWER will be focusing on municipal and county-wide races in upcoming elections.
A new group started by former staff and activists from the Bernie campaign, modeled on and inspired by Reclaim Chicago. They ran actions against the dominance of corporate dollars on the DNC host committee, and are pushing to stop a lame-duck TPP vote. Reclaim Philly is planning to canvass 10,000 doors with a focus on young low-propensity voters, and is in communication and collaboration with other movement groups.