What We’ve Done
Knocked over 90,000 doors to help re-elect Governor Wolf, flipping Erie and Beaver counties back towards the progressive candidate by 10 point margins over the 2016 election.
PA United PAC, a connected organization of PA United, ran the coordinated field program for the Pam Iovino for State Senate special election, knocking more than 36,000 doors, and collecting 6,073 positive vote pledges in an election decided by fewer than 2,000 votes
Trained, supported, and then partnered with Voice of Westmoreland (VOW)—an all-volunteer grassroots group—on a membership drive, signing up over 200 dues-paying members to self-fund a full-time organizer in Westmoreland County
Recruited and ran a slate of three young, progressive candidates of color resulting in the first progressive champion elected to Erie City Council
Why Pennsylvania United
Over the course of the past half-century, small cities and towns across Western PA have experienced historic disinvestment from both economic opportunities and organizing resources. This disinvestment was one of the main reasons that Donald Trump won the state of Pennsylvania by 44,292 votes in 2016. National groups and political consultants are consistently naming Pennsylvania as the central swing state in the 2020 elections.
PA United works to connect communities of color with white working-class communities in counties across Western PA around issues of equitable development with environmental protections, increasing the minimum wage, criminal justice reform, and support for workers organizing in unions. We organize with people by connecting issues with politics and building a multi-racial, working class movement for long-term change.