A People’s Movement Voter Engagement

Advancing. Confronting. Connecting.

We believe that when people who have been marginalized stand and speak up with their vote, change happens. The power of community and collective voice will always foster change whether immediate or gradual. In this critical election season, we are focusing on building sustainable relationships and centering communities most impacted by the issues we address through our faith-based organizing.

A People’s Movement:

Advancing. Confronting. Connecting.

POWER is an interfaith organization committed to building communities of opportunity that work for all. We represent over 50 congregations throughout Southeastern and Central Pennsylvania.

POWER is a proud member of the Faith in Action (Formerly PICO) and Partnership for Working Families Networks.

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.

At the center of our faith-based community organizing efforts is the belief in potential transformation – of people, institutions, and our larger culture. This belief stems directly from the shared principles of our faith communities and influences the way our leaders relate to public officials, to community members, and to one another. Click here to learn more.

POWER Philadelphia

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

POWER Metro

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

POWER Central PA

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

Lifting Up a Moral Voice with Political Muscle

POWER is non-partisan and is not aligned with any political party. We do not endorse or support candidates for office. We focus on issues that directly affect the quality of life in our communities such as education, economic justice, criminal justice reform, and health care. At a time when there is widespread concern about declining civic participation, community organizing offers a powerful tool to connect people to one another and to the institutions that influence their lives.

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.

Education Justice

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Economic Dignity

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Moral Healthcare

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Climate Justice

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POWER in the News

Climate JusticeEconomic JusticeNewsPublications
September 11, 2018

Why labor has embraced immigrant rights – and 9 more examples of Philly intersectionality

BY: Juliana Feliciano Reyes Last month, 2,000 workers and labor leaders sporting brightly colored shirts and waving "Libertad y justicia para todos" signs marched through Old City…
NewsPublicationsVoter Engagement
September 4, 2018

Midterms: Civil rights groups on high alert for cyberthreats as they register minorities

WASHINGTON – Trupania Bonner is quick to warn groups registering minorities to vote to be alert for cybertricks. His training class for civic engagement groups now…
Criminal Justice ReformNewsPublications
August 4, 2018

Black pastors criticized for lauding President Trump

Some local clergy leaders are critical of inner-city pastors who recently lauded President Donald Trump during a recent White House round table that focused on…
EducationNewsPublications
July 24, 2018

More parking tickets should mean more school books, activists tell PPA

BY: JIM SAKSA This story originally appeared on PlanPhilly. — Why does the Philadelphia Parking Authority exist? This isn’t just the lament of drivers filled with…

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