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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PUC Working Group meeting (Virtual)

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Prayer Vigil & Voter Registration

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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.

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.

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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

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…

South Street Shooting: Remarks from Bishop Royster

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…

Latest Updates

Learn more about the Public Utility Commission (PUC)and think about the future of our children. Vote for a governor who will choose climate champions for the PUC! http://powerpuc.org/

New York is taking steps toward thermal energy for climate justice - Can Pennsylvania follow suit? https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul-announces-progress-toward-implementing-utility-thermal-energy-network-and-jobs @PA_PUC @GovernorTomWolf

Sunday was the start of Rosh Hashanah, or the Jewish New Year, which marks the beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days. L'Shana Tova to all those who celebrate!
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Fridays For Future Philadelphia is an international youth-led climate change action group. Sept 23 12-2 PM, they are holding a rally/demonstration and Voter Registration in tandem with Global Climate Strike. Amani Reid will speak for POWER! Come and support at City Hall South.

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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.