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POWER congregations are launching policy change campaigns to improve communities in Philadelphia.
We need a great public school system that will create equal opportunities for all of our children to thrive, regardless of their race, neighborhood, or income level. Essential to getting there is to demand a full, fair funding formula for Pennsylvania.
POWER is working to lift Philadelphians out of poverty by advocating for more living wage jobs.
POWER is committed to advocating for federal pathways to citizenship for our undocumented brothers and sisters and just, humane local immigration policies. Our work supports the PICO National Network’s Campaign for Citizenship.
POWER begins to organize its members to push for better schools for low income Philadelphians by supporting localized school support initiatives.
POWER’s Founding Convention affirmed a change platform that also recognizes housing, public safety and healthcare as key issues impacting Philadelphia neighborhoods and families.
With long-term unemployment and poverty besieging so many Philadelphia neighborhoods, POWER congregations’ first focus will be a campaign to improve city emloyment and education systems.
On September 25, 2010 more than 40 POWER-affiliated congregations convened 2,000 of their members and allies to affirm a 5-part Change Platform at their Founding Convention.
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