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Applauding Chauvin Verdict, PA Stands Up Demands Officials End Violent Policing, Reimagine Public Safety

April 20, 2021

PA Stands Up issued the following statement from Ashleigh Strange, lead organizer at Lehigh Valley Stands Up, following the jury’s finding police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all 3 counts for the murder of George Floyd last summer:

Applauding Chauvin Verdict, PA Stands Up Demands Officials End Violent Policing, Reimagine Public Safety

Daunte Wright’s Murder Highlights National Crisis of Racist Policing

April 12, 2021

Following the murder of Daunte Wright during a routine traffic stop outside of Minneapolis last night, PA Stands Up issued a statement from Canvass Manager Dom Holmes:

Daunte Wright’s Murder Highlights National Crisis of Racist Policing

PA Stands Up Applauds Passage of American Rescue Plan, Thanks Workers, Organizers Who Led the Fight

March 6, 2021

The organization will keep fighting for a long overdue $15 minimum wage for every worker

PA Stands Up Applauds Passage of American Rescue Plan, Thanks Workers, Organizers Who Led the Fight

Pennsylvanians to Demand Bold Rescue Plan from Congress, $15 Minimum Wage Regardless of Immigration Status

March 2, 2021

Voters Sent President Biden, Progressive Majorities to Washington to Deliver for Working People

Pennsylvanians to Demand Bold Rescue Plan from Congress, $15 Minimum Wage Regardless of Immigration Status

PA Stands Up Applauds PA Dem Reps for Passing American Rescue Act; Urges Quick, Bold Action from Sens. Casey and Toomey

February 27, 2021

A statement from PA Stands Up Executive Director Hannah Laurison following the passage of the American Rescue Plan by the U.S. House.

PA Stands Up Applauds PA Dem Reps for Passing American Rescue Act; Urges Quick, Bold Action from Sens. Casey and Toomey

PA Stands Up Praises Wolf's Proposals to Help Working People, Calls on Him to Include All of Us

February 3, 2021

Now is the time for leaders who deliver for each and every community, no exceptions.

PA Stands Up Praises Wolf's Proposals to Help Working People, Calls on Him to Include All of Us

Trump and Republicans Who Supported The Insurrection Must Be Removed

January 8, 2021

The events of the last forty eight hours show that the nation faces a stark choice: white authoritarian rule or multi-racial democracy

Trump and Republicans Who Supported The Insurrection Must Be Removed

As Electoral College Makes Biden Win Official, Grassroots Group Demands He Delivers for Working People

December 14, 2020

PA Stands Up will release a 2-minute video to remind him that the communities that elected him need bold action now more than ever.

As Electoral College Makes Biden Win Official, Grassroots Group Demands He Delivers for Working People

People of PA Won't Let Trump or Rogue Legislators Prevent Their Voices From Being Heard

November 10, 2020

Philadelphia -- Online and in the media, Pennsylvania's Republican state legislators are signaling their intention to interfere with the process of counting and certifying the result of the 2020 election. These efforts dovetail with a new lawsuit from the Trump campaign that seeks to overturn the will of Pennsylvania's voters to swear in Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. In response, Hannah Laurison, the executive director of Pennsylvania Stands Up, issued the following statement.

People of PA Won't Let Trump or Rogue Legislators Prevent Their Voices From Being Heard

Multi-racial Working Class Delivered for Biden, Now Biden Must Deliver for the Working Class

November 6, 2020

PA Stands Up had more than 400,000 conversations with voters to defeat Trump and bring new voters into the political process

Multi-racial Working Class Delivered for Biden, Now Biden Must Deliver for the Working Class

PA Stands Up Makes More than 8.6 Million Voter Contact Attempts, Pledges Mobilizations to Count Every Vote

November 4, 2020

The statewide organization is working with dozens of community organizations, unions, and faith communities to demand every vote be counted

PA Stands Up Makes More than 8.6 Million Voter Contact Attempts, Pledges Mobilizations to Count Every Vote

Thousands of Volunteers Make More Than 4.5 Million Voter Contacts to Defeat Donald Trump and Flip Pennsylvania Legislature

October 30, 2020

In addition to canvassing efforts, a new advertisement with message of unity will run in battleground counties: https://youtu.be/vqxJVKg7e98

Thousands of Volunteers Make More Than 4.5 Million Voter Contacts to Defeat Donald Trump and  Flip Pennsylvania Legislature

AFTER PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE NEGLECTS NEEDS OF RURAL AMERICANS, GRASSROOTS GROUPS LAUNCH AD CAMPAIGN IN PA BATTLEGROUND COUNTIES TO DEFEAT TRUMP

October 23, 2020

AFTER PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE NEGLECTS NEEDS OF RURAL AMERICANS, GRASSROOTS GROUPS LAUNCH AD CAMPAIGN IN PA BATTLEGROUND COUNTIES TO DEFEAT TRUMP

AFTER PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE NEGLECTS NEEDS OF RURAL AMERICANS, GRASSROOTS GROUPS LAUNCH AD CAMPAIGN IN PA BATTLEGROUND COUNTIES TO DEFEAT TRUMP

PA Stands Up Calls on County Officials to Make Sure Dropboxes are Accessible to All

October 16, 2020

PA voters are turning out in record numbers. After local county officials were caught removing and guarding dropboxes in Harrisburg, we're demanding that local and state officials make sure dropboxes are accessible to all.

PA Stands Up Calls on County Officials to Make Sure Dropboxes are Accessible to All

Pennsylvania Stands Up Volunteers Surpass 2 Million Voter Contacts, Including More than 112,000 "Deep Canvass" Calls

September 29, 2020

Pennsylvania Stands Up, a progressive grassroots organization with nine local chapters around the state, passed 1 million attempted voter contacts to elect Joe Biden last week in a battleground state that Donald Trump won in 2016 by just 44,292 votes, together with partners at People's Action and Seed the Vote. Over 112,000 of these attempts have employed a research-backed “deep canvassing” methodology, which relies on personal, values-based conversations aimed at engaging voters’ sentiments and beliefs. Pennsylvania Stands Up State PAC has made an additional 1,000,000 calls with their partners at Turn PA Blue to elect 27 endorsed candidates for the Pennsylvania legislature. Taken together, that means Pennsylvania Stands Up and PA Stands Up State PAC volunteers have attempted 2 million voter contacts in the Keystone State.

Pennsylvania Stands Up Volunteers Surpass 2 Million Voter Contacts, Including More than 112,000 "Deep Canvass" Calls

Elected officials must intervene to halt trumped up charges against Taylor Enterline and Kathryn Patterson

September 15, 2020

This photo above shows Taylor Enterline staging a peaceful protest for racial justice in front of the Manheim Borough Police station this summer. Sunday, police arrested Taylor and Kathryn Patterson, despite eyewitness testimony that they were serving as medics, and a judge has set bail at $1 million in what appears to be a politically motivated attack on the movement for police reform and accountability. We're calling on elected officials to stand up and push back on the trumped up charges Enterline and Patterson are facing.

Elected officials must intervene to halt trumped up charges against Taylor Enterline and Kathryn Patterson

PA Stands Up chapters in Lancaster, Reading decry latest examples of police brutality, vow to bring change

September 14, 2020

No matter what we look like or where we live, we all want a fair society where we can go through the day without fearing for our lives or our loved ones, where our families can be whole and our communities vibrant. But once again, the people entrusted to serve and protect are brutalizing and killing us instead.

PA Stands Up chapters in Lancaster, Reading decry latest examples of police brutality, vow to bring change

As 2020 Election Draws Near, PA Stands Up Announces Endorsements, Plan to Build on Primary Wins

September 2, 2020

PA Stands Up is building one of the most powerful independent political organizations in the country, capable of making major gains in the 2020 election and on track to win significant governing power by 2023.

As 2020 Election Draws Near, PA Stands Up Announces Endorsements, Plan to Build on Primary Wins

A Statement on the Police Shooting of Jacob Blake and Trayford Pellerin

August 25, 2020

On Friday, Trayford Pellerin was killed by the Louisiana State Police and Sunday, the Kenosha police in Wisconsin shot Jacob Blake 7 times. In light of these events, Hannah Laurison, our executive director, issued the following statement on behalf of PA Stands Up.

A Statement on the Police Shooting of Jacob Blake and Trayford Pellerin

Voter Experience Survey Shows Need for Significant Changes Ahead of November

July 30, 2020

A new report from PA Stands Up shows that Pennsylvania voter encountered significant problems in the June 2 primary. More than 13% of survey respondents who requested a paper ballot never received it, less than half of voters surveyed thought their polling was safe, and 5% of respondents were unable to vote as a result of these challenges.

Voter Experience Survey Shows Need for Significant Changes Ahead of November

Study confirms game-changing impact of voter persuasion model deployed by PA Stands Up

July 21, 2020

Pennsylvania - Since President Donald Trump won the state of Pennsylvania in 2016 by a razor-thin margin of 44,292 votes, a foremost question among those seeking to unseat him in 2020 has been how to win hearts and minds, particularly around hot-button issues like immigration and race. Since 2019, PA Stands Up has been pioneering the use of "deep canvassing," a strategy that involves empathetic listening and sharing experiences to create human connection and motivate political action. A new study of our efforts in partnership with People's Action and political scientists at Yale and Berkeley University shows that this approach is far more effective than traditional canvassing efforts.

 Study confirms game-changing impact of voter persuasion model deployed by PA Stands Up

Pennsylvanians celebrate critical win for abortion access

June 29, 2020

Members of Pennsylvania Stands Up, Women’s Medical Fund, Philadelphia Women’s Centers, and ACLU-PA celebrate the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a Louisiana law meant to shut down abortion clinics, while calling on lawmakers' to ensure every person gets the care they need.

Pennsylvanians celebrate critical win for abortion access

People Across Pennsylvania Celebrate Juneteenth By Demanding Action from Elected Leaders

June 19, 2020

From Erie to Upper Darby, people of all races are calling for investment in Black communities, defunding the police, and the resignation of President Donald Trump.

People Across Pennsylvania Celebrate Juneteenth By Demanding Action from Elected Leaders

Whose State House? Winning a Pennsylvania for All of Us—Virtual Forum

June 18, 2020

This month’s Democratic primary spelled tremendous victories for our movement. All across the Commonwealth, progressive candidates built insurgent campaigns powered by the commitment of everyday working people like us. Join us on Thursday, June 25 for a virtual forum with Democratic nominees Nikil Saval (SD-1) and Shanna Danielson (SD-31) and State Representatives Summer Lee (HD-34) and Elizabeth Fiedler (HD-184) to discuss our path to taking the State House for the people!

Whose State House? Winning a Pennsylvania for All of Us—Virtual Forum

Join Us in Taking Action on Juneteenth

June 16, 2020

In line with the national call to action from the Movement for Black Lives, we are calling for a mobilization around Juneteenth, the holiday celebrating the end of slavery following the Civil War. We invite you to join us by taking action from home or in your community the weekend of June 19-21.

Join Us in Taking Action on Juneteenth

A Nationwide Uprising for Black Liberation—Virtual Forum

June 7, 2020

Join us for a virtual forum about the nationwide uprising for racial justice and black liberation still unfolding across America. We will discuss the massive protests ignited by the murder of George Floyd. We’ll dig into what this historic moment means and where we go from here to build the movements it will take to win the changes we long for.

A Nationwide Uprising for Black Liberation—Virtual Forum

Nikil Saval Wins! Progressive Wave Sweeping Pennsylvania

June 3, 2020

Pennsylvania Stands Up powers Saval's major upset of powerful incumbent state senator and propels champions to Harrisburg with more than 513,000 voter contacts. Party front-runner Joe Biden take note: Candidates are running and winning on a bold, progressive agenda.

Nikil Saval Wins! Progressive Wave Sweeping Pennsylvania

We Must Transform Our Society To Protect Black Life and Win Black Liberation

June 2, 2020

In a moment of double crisis, with an epidemic of police violence against Black people and a public health pandemic, Michaela Lovegood and Hannah Laurison of Pennsylvania Stands Up issued the following statement.

We Must Transform Our Society To Protect Black Life  and Win Black Liberation

Organizing Against Xenophobia in COVID Times

May 21, 2020

Join us for a virtual forum on organizing against racism and xenophobia in COVID times. The forum will feature Tobita Chow (People’s Action), Onah Ossai (PA Stands Up), and Mohan Seshadri (Pennsylvania Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs), and will be moderated by Hannah Laurison (PA Stands Up).

Organizing Against Xenophobia in COVID Times

Worker Struggles & Covid: The Crisis & the Opportunity

May 7, 2020

Join us for a virtual forum on worker struggles in the context of COVID-19. Lisa Frank (SEIU Healthcare PA) will moderate the discussion with Saru Jayaraman (One Fair Wage), Jonah Furman (formerly Bernie Sanders 2020), and Keon Liberato (Local 3012 Penn. Federation BMWED Teamsters).

Worker Struggles & Covid: The Crisis & the Opportunity

Pennsylvanians to Governor Wolf: Put Our Safety First

April 23, 2020

PA Stands Up is launching a petition calling on the Governor to make the people of Pennsylvania his top priority.

Pennsylvanians to Governor Wolf: Put Our Safety First

The Crisis & the Opportunity: Virtual Forum Launches with Varshini Prakash

April 21, 2020

Join Varshini Prakash, Executive Director and Co-founder of the Sunrise Movement, on Thursday, April 30th, 7pm, as Pennsylvania Stands Up launches a public forum series focused on the current crises we face, and the opportunity we have in this moment to build a better world together.

The Crisis & the Opportunity: Virtual Forum Launches with Varshini Prakash

In This Together: Virtual Mass Meeting

March 18, 2020

We can’t come together in-person right now, but we can still come together. This Saturday, March 21 at 2pm Pennsylvania Stands Up is convening a statewide virtual mass meeting for all of our chapters, members, and supporters. We want to create a space for solidarity, community and replenishing of our energies, and to talk about the road ahead.

In This Together: Virtual Mass Meeting

Announcing: 2020 Fellows Program—Apply!

January 9, 2020

The 2020 Fellows Program is a volunteer program for working people across Pennsylvania. Fellows will draw thousands of people who have been disconnected from politics into the political process and build a community of people committed to revitalizing our democracy. Together, we will be able to bring in the thousands of volunteers necessary to win in 2020 and build progressive infrastructure for the long haul.

Announcing: 2020 Fellows Program—Apply!

New job posting: Deputy Communications Director

January 8, 2020

We're seeking an expert communicator and media practitioner, who is committed to telling the story of organizing and people-powered campaigns. This person will work closely with our local chapter leaders to influence public debate, maintain contact with the press, carry out digital advocacy campaigns, and tell the story of our work for change across Pennsylvania.

New job posting: Deputy Communications Director

No War With Iran

January 8, 2020

Please tell your Members of Congress to unequivocally oppose a US war with Iran, and any escalation that could lead to war.

No War With Iran

We're Hiring

November 15, 2019

PA Stands Up is currently hiring for several statewide and region-based positions.

We're Hiring