An Interfaith Multi-Racial People’s Movement

We are a grassroots organization of over 50 Pennsylvania congregations committed to racial and economic justice on a livable planet.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

PUC Working Group meeting (Virtual)

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Welcome to POWER Orientation

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POWER Metro Organizing Training

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POWER Democracy Hub

When we VOTE, we are participating in democracy. Your one vote represents your voice and how you envision the future of your city and state.

Along with our sister organization POWER Action, we're hosting the “Freedom Express” bus tour across the State of Pennsylvania October 18th – November 4th, 2022 . This tour is about Restoring Faith in Democracy, helping people imagine a Pennsylvania where we all thrive, and calling out the bad actors financing oppression by supporting White Christian Nationalist causes.

POWER Celebrates 10th Anniversary!

September 25, 2021 marked POWER’s tenth anniversary of connecting diverse faith communities, speaking truth to power, and striving to change Pennsylvania — and the world. Join us in celebrating throughout the year as we reflect how far we have come and envision our shared future!

Building Communities of Opportunity that Work for All

POWER works with faith communities in Southeastern and Central Pennsylvania to address local and statewide issues while simultaneously strengthening the life of our congregations. Our path to creating a more just world involves teaching people of faith how to build and exercise their own power to address root cause of the daily injustices they face.

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FEATURED CAMPAIGN

Civic Engagement

Our voter engagement work is crucial in ensuring that our Black and Brown communities are seen and heard! It is our life’s work to make sure that these communities “Get Out To Vote” and follow through in exercising their political power.

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NEW: Annual Report 2021

An insurrection, continued political division, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The challenges of 2021 were in many ways a continuation of what we saw in 2020. Although last year’s elections weren’t as high-profile as the previous year’s, the fight for democracy continued in school board and commissioners and council meetings, across Pennsylvania and across the nation.

POWER organizers were there to educate, train, and support our communities as they grappled with issues and elections that would directly impact their day to day lives.

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LATEST NEWS

Join Us on the Freedom Express Bus Tour!

Across Pennsylvania, White Christian Nationalism is literally on the ballot this fall. That’s why we’re firing up the #FreedomExpress. This tour will promote a vision…

POWER Interfaith’s WINS on Education Funding

Dear POWER Family, Time to celebrate POWER Interfaith’s WINS on Education Funding! What WINS you ask? $525,000,000 in new Basic Education Funding in the largest…

Rep. Kristine Howard Endorsing Full Funding

Thank you to Rep. Kristine Howard (PA 167th). For unambiguously stating her support for POWER’s position concerning Gov. Wolf’s state budget proposal for schools. Rep…

Latest Updates

Our work would not be possible without donations from across the state. Your donations support campaigns like Economic Justice, Criminal Justice Reform, Education Justice, Climate Justice, and organizing around Pennsylvanian civic engagement.
Give here: http://tinyurl.com/donatetoPOWER

On Friday, we joined @powerinterfaith @phillydsa for a rally in front of Independence Hall to demand NO NEW FOSSIL FUELS at Independence Hall & 19 other buildings around the city. ICYMI, you can still take action & tell @NatlParkService NO to new fossil fuels

Philadelphians gathered today to tell @NatlParkService to halt plans for installing gas-fired heating systems in Independence Hall & 19 other buildings at @INDEPENDENCENHP. The Federal Sustainability Plan calls for fossil free heating in govt buildings. Make our park fossil free!

Regardless of what happens here on Twitter, we will continue to be hard at work building community throughout the state. You can join us on these other platforms.

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Lifting Up a Moral Voice with Political Muscle

We help equip community leaders with the skills needed to reach out into their neighborhoods, identify common concerns, research possible solutions, and work with public officials and private businesses to put those solutions into effect. Through our issue-based campaigns listed below, leaders learn how to build and sustain strong teams and networks, research and analyze community issues, develop campaign strategy, and work with elected officials to implement changes in public policy.

We are over 50 congregations throughout Southeastern and Central Pennsylvania

POWER Philadelphia

POWER Philadelphia represents congregations and faith leader located in West Philadelphia, Center City, Northeast Philadelphia, and North Philadelphia

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POWER Metro

POWER Metro represents congregations and faith leaders located in Bucks County, Delaware County, Montgomery Count, and Chester County.

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POWER Central PA

POWER Central PA represents congregations and faith leaders located in York County, Lancaster County, Dauphin County, and Lebanon County.

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POWER Lehigh Valley

Our newest branch, POWER Lehigh Valley, represents congregations and faith leaders located in Lehigh and Northampton Counties.

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Let’s Transform Our Communities.