Paul Fedore


Paul Fedore has been a resident of Washington County for four years and previously worked with Washington County United, a chapter of PA United, as a canvasser fighting for economic, environmental, and racial justice. He loves camping, hiking, fishing, and boating. Paul joined CCJ’s team in July 2020 as the Field Program Coordinator to help deepen and strengthen our relationships with communities in southwestern Pennsylvania and to ensure that people have a pathway to engage in improving their communities. He is excited to work with everyone to hold fossil fuel companies and our elected officials accountable and to organize to build power in our small towns and rural communities.

Paul can be reached at paul@centerforcoalfieldjustice.org

Posts by Paul Fedore

Washington County awards its largest broadband project since the start of the initiative

By Paul Fedore | September 26, 2023

On July 20th, the Washington County Commissioners awarded the final three projects for the third phase of the Broadband Program to Comcast. This group of projects is the largest and the most expensive since the start of the initiative back in 2021. These projects will extend broadband access too 2,600 previously unserved locations in East […]

Purdue Pharmaceuticals Bankruptcy Settlement Paused

By Paul Fedore | September 5, 2023

While state and local governments have begun receiving their share of opioid settlement funds from a variety of parties held responsible for harm, the maker of the drug that is at the center of the opioid crisis, Purdue Pharma, has been trying to shield its wealthy Sackler family owners from further lawsuits over their role […]

Federal agencies approve new Harm Reduction Resources

By Paul Fedore | August 28, 2023

Harm Reduction advocates have been hard at work trying to get state, local and federal governments to increase and expand resources and services to combat the opioid crisis and mitigate the amount of overdoses and overdose deaths across the nation. A couple new resources are now available. Recently, a test strip pre-order form was created […]

Tell your Commissioners: Practice Transparency when Spending Opioid Settlement Funds

By Paul Fedore | August 10, 2023

There is a lot of money coming into local governments from the recent opioid settlements, and county commissioners are the ones in charge of spending it. There is nothing saying that the public must be made aware of how they spend the funds. We need to make sure these funds are used properly, and the […]

New Proposals Approved for Washington County Broadband initiative

By Paul Fedore | June 28, 2023

Washington County officials are continuing their plan to increase broadband access in our communities. On Thursday, May 18th, the County Commissioners awarded funding to two more broadband projects. One of the projects will bring broadband to 695 residential and commercial targets in South Strabane and Amwell Townships. Verizon Pennsylvania LLC and Verizon North LLC will […]

North Carolina Supreme Court Opens up a Path for a Potential Threat to Democracy

By Paul Fedore | June 12, 2023

On June 30th of last year, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that could affect congressional redistricting nationwide. This case seeks to answer an important question: Should any state court be allowed to draw federal congressional districts?  The case Moore v. Harper will address North Carolina’s congressional map. The state Supreme […]

HB 847 Hopes to Address Two Election Concerns, Making the Process Easier for Voters and the Counties

By Paul Fedore | May 31, 2023

A bill with potential to address election concerns has made it through the State Government Committee and has been laid on the table of the House of Representatives.  HB 847, introduced by Centre County Representative Scott Conklin, would amend the state election code to allow counties seven days prior to Election Day to pre-canvass mail-in […]

The Second Project in the Third Phase of the Washington County Broadband Initiative has been Awarded

By Paul Fedore | May 31, 2023

We are currently in phase three of the initiative to bring broadband services to underserved communities all over Washington County, and the second project, which will extend broadband services to approximately 680 rural homes and businesses in Hanover Township and Burgettstown has been awarded to Comcast. In total this project will cost $8.1 million and […]

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