Pennsylvania

Elected officials:

Legal and anti-discrimination resources:

  • ACLU of Pennsylvania
  • CAIR Pennsylvania (“Council on American-Islamic Relations is an organization formed solely for the purpose of advocacy, protection of civil rights and liberties, encouraging public engagement and education, building coalitions, and promoting justice, interfaith dialogue and understanding”)
  • Capital Region Stonewall Democrats (“Advocate equal rights for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity”)
  • Common Cause Pennsylvania (“An independent voice for change and a watchdog against corruption and abuse of power.” Nationally, Common Cause serves as a “grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy” — which includes critical work like fighting gerrymandering.)
  • Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania (“Working to pass laws that will protect the environment and to elect environmental candidates to support such policies”)
  • Drinking Liberally, Pennsylvania
  • Equality Pennsylvania (“Advancing equality and opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.”)
  • Human Rights Campaign, Pennsylvania (“Fights for LGBTQ equality in Pennsylvania alongside state and local groups and lawmakers”)
  • Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation (“Educating the citizens of Pennsylvania about state and federal environmental laws, and enabling citizens to use these laws to protect and improve the environment.“)
  • Steel City Stonewall Democrats (“Advance equal rights for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression”)
  • Women’s Law Project (“Create a more just and equitable society by advancing the rights and status of all women throughout their lives. To this end, we engage in high-impact litigation, advocacy, and education.”)

Media, blogs, and online resources:

Organizations:

  • ActionPA (“A Pennsylvania-based research, organizing and networking center for the grassroots environmental  justice movement”)
  • Allegheny Defense Project (“Strives to protect our wild forests and rivers from commercial logging, oil and gas drilling, and other extractive industries threatening the Allegheny National Forest and other public lands.”)
  • Clean Water Action Pennsylvania (“Organizes strong grassroots groups and coalitions, and campaigns to elect environmental candidates and to solve environmental and community problems.”)
  • CeaseFirePA (“Taking a stand against gun violence in Pennsylvania”)
  • Indivisible (“Demystify congressional advocacy. Support the community of local groups putting the Indivisible Guide into action.”)
  • Keystone Progress (“Using innovative techniques to reach out and educate the public about … issues, from fracking to gun violence to unemployment”)
  • Liberty City Democratic Club (“Builds political power for the Philadelphia area LGBT community through involvement within the Democratic Party”)
  • Mazzoni Center (“Provide quality comprehensive health and wellness services in an LGBTQ-focused environment, while preserving the dignity and improving the quality of life of the individuals we serve”)
  • Moms Clean Air Force (“Standing together for clean, healthy air; helping protect fetuses, infants and toddlers from toxic air pollution and climate disruption”)
  • Pennsylvania Democratic Party
  • Pennsylvania Environmental Council (“Manages challenges facing Pennsylvania’s water, land, and air resources whether from past activities, current practices, or potential future impacts.”)
  • Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates
  • Progressive Kick, Pennsylvania (“Focused on elections and incumbent accountability. We target the United States Congress and state legislators.”)
  • Represent! PA (Mission to “increase the number of Democratic women in elected office in Pennsylvania by providing financial investments in strong women candidates who have demonstrated the capacity to win.”)
  • Showing Up for Racial Justice (“Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.”)
  • Sierra Club: Pennsylvania

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