PA Stands Up Institute

We are Black, brown, and white working people living across Pennsylvania’s towns, rural areas, and cities. We develop the capacity of everyday people to be leaders in our communities and fight for policies that work for working people.

We train hundreds of leaders each year in base-building, canvassing, training, and communications. We organized for a People’s Bailout and created mutual aid networks to support our neighbors during the pandemic. We organized dozens of rallies and marches in defense of Black lives. We contacted more than 1 million people to encourage them to register to vote and vote from home for every election.

Our Work

We engage our members and leaders in regular training every year to develop skills that build the movement. Our leadership development program centers around connecting with communities and covers topics like: power building, deep canvassing, effective one-on-ones, narrative, and storytelling.