News You Can Use – PA Stands Up Is On The Move

Photo: Otis (LSU), William (PA United), and Pele (PASU) at the White House 

Hi, Friend

It has undoubtedly been a busy month for PA Stands Up!

Last week, U.S. Senators John Fetterman and Cynthia Lummis introduced the Whole-Home Repairs Act. If picked up, this bill will establish a national pilot program based on our groundbreaking Whole-Home Repairs Program, which helps to weatherize homes and stabilize communities. 

This week, our Program Director, Pele, and PASU board member Otis traveled to Washington, D.C., to provide testimony before the Department of Energy and the White House on issues such as Whole Home Repairs, flooding in Pennsylvania, the implementation of Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and the State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP).

We continue to advocate for the needs of working-class people and challenge the influence of wealthy corporations and corrupt billionaires. We firmly believe in the power of grassroots organizing and the collective strength of our community.

Friend, become a member or renew your membership today! Sign up for an event or speak with your local organizer to find ways to make a difference in your community!  

When we come together, we can make a real impact. Now is the time to act!

In solidarity, 

 — Eddie 

News You Can Use Podcast 

Welcome, everyone, to season 2, episode 1 of News You Can Use, a podcast by PA Stands Up. On today’s episode, Pele and Edwin will chat with Brittany Stephenson, the first Black woman ever elected to Luzerne County Council, and Brad Chambers, a young Black Democrat who is looking to unseat a longtime GOP state lawmaker in this year’s election. Don’t miss out on this insightful discussion on the current political climate and the significance of representation in government.


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