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Tragedy in Buffalo, NY: Remarks from Bishop Royster
I was shocked like many of you to hear the news of the shooting that occurred in Buffalo, NY at the TOPS Supermarket. Over the last few years prior to coming back to POWER, I served as the Northeast Regional Director for Faith in Action. In that time frame, I made more than 20 trips to Buffalo meeting with Clergy, Ley leaders and Organizers on the ground. The African American community is very tight knit and there is not a corner of it that has not been impacted by this violent act of white nationalist terrorism.
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.
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.
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.
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…
On Saturday evening in Philadelphia there was a mass shooting. Three people were killed and many others injured. It was on South Street, a place…
Nora Elmarzouky—POWER’s Climate Justice and Jobs Organizer—explores the concept of energy democracy as the critical approach to racial and economic justice while addressing the climate…
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.