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

Economic JusticeNews
October 17, 2018

Marriott workers say they are drowning in credit union fees

BY: Juliana Feliciano Reyes Out of the roughly $30,000 that Amos Troyah made last year as a dishwasher at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, $2,000 went toward…
Economic JusticeNews
October 11, 2018

Summit rallies forces to fight easing of federal lending law

The Community Reinvestment Act has enabled capital to flow into minority communities throughout the country that previously were denied access to loans. Now the Trump…
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September 28, 2018

Mayor Kenney proposes minimum wage hike for Philly employees, contractors

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced legislation on Wednesday to incrementally raise the minimum wage for city employees and contract workers to $15 by July 1,…
Economic JusticePublications
September 27, 2018

Philadelphia mayor wants to raise minimum wage to $15 for city workers, contractors

Philadelphia's mayor has proposed increasing the minimum wage for city workers and employees of city contractors to $15 an hour by July 2022. City workers…

Let’s Transform Our Communities.