We launched our first program around increasing our communities' access to democracy in 2020 with the Defending Democracy Program. This program will increase the engagement of members of the poor and working class in elections in Washington and Greene Counties. Through this work, our communities can protect our voting rights and ensure our elected officials are being held accountable to the issues that matter to our members.
Our Democracy Work
All of our campaigns have begun by community members bringing an issue to our attention and working with them to build a strategic plan to stop impacts onto people and the environment.
In order to educate voters, we ask all candidates running for public office in the communities that we serve about their proposed policies to increase environmental, climate, and economic justice in Washington and Greene Counties. Generally, candidates are sent questionnaires or asked about their proposed policies at public forums.
STAFF LEAD: Paul Fedore
Our Democracy Program News
Washington County is updating their comprehensive plan, which was last adopted in 2005. The Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC) Act of 1968, P.L. 805, No. 247, defines a County Comprehensive […]Read More
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: […]Read More
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, […]Read More
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