News You Can Use – YOU Should Run For Office

On November 7th, we won big by electing 37 of our endorsed candidates to local Eastern and Central Pennsylvania offices. This means that we now have Borough Council Members in 14 cities and 19 school board members in seven districts dedicated to fighting for the needs of working-class people. But here’s the best part – YOU can join the movement and run for office! 

Don’t let conventional ideas about politics hold you back. You are qualified to run for local office, and we will support you every step of the way. In 2023, working-class people brought Pennsylvania back to its people! We are the driving force that turned out voters and created equitable policies that benefit ALL Pennsylvanians. 

If you believe in the power of working-class people and advocate for issues such as housing, labor, and climate, we want to speak with you! Become the difference you want to see in your community.

Join the fight to make positive change in Pennsylvania. Together, we can make a difference! 


Run For Office

News You Can Use: A podcast from PA Stands Up.

Welcome to episode 13 of the News You Can Use Podcast. On today’s episode, host Pele IrgangLaden chats with Maria Andrews, Movement Politics Director at PA Stands Up, about municipal election wins and losses and how members can get involved and run for office! 


  • PA Stands Up 
    • Interest Form – Interested in running for office (or leading a campaign) in PA, Sign-up! 
  • Berks Stands Up
    • 11/29 – Berks Stands Up Housing Justice Team Meetings: Sign-up! 
  • Capital Region Stands Up
    • 12/3 – Capital Region Stands Up: December Meeting: Sign-up! 
  • Lancaster Stands Up
    • 11/30 – Lancaster Stands Up New Member Onboarding: Sign-up! 
  • Lehigh Valley Stands Up 
    • 12/5 – Lehigh Valley Stands Up: Public Safety Committee Meeting: Sign-up! 
    • 12/11 – LVSU Movement Politics Team Monthly Meeting: Sign-up! 
  • NEPA Stands Up
    • 11/30 – Make Calls With NEPA: Virtual Phone Bank: Sign-up! 
    • 12/18 – NEPA Stands Up Movement Politics Team Monthly Meeting: Sign-up! 
    • 12/18 – NEPA Stands Up LGBTQ Committee Meeting: Sign-up!