Winning a PA for All of Us

Friday-Sunday, January 5-7, 2017
Akron, Pennsylvania

We are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for a 3-day (January 5-7) intensive training for emerging progressive leaders in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Apply here.

Application deadline: Friday, November 3rd, 11:59pm.

The potential of this precarious political moment is that everyday working people are paying more attention and looking for ways to get involved. In this moment we believe that a new generation of emerging leaders can break out of stale frameworks and false dichotomies. We believe we can build a popular movement that weaves together economic justice, racial justice, and other social justice issues; that blends resistance work and electoral work into an integrated political strategy; that works to defeat Republicans while also contesting the direction and leadership of the Democratic Party. Such a vision is the foundation for this weekend training.

The new field office of Lancaster Stands Up, part of an emergent operation in southeastern PA to turn it around in 2018 and beyond.

The main goal of the training is to develop the leadership, analysis, and practical skills of emergent progressive leaders. The training modules will provide strategic frameworks and on-the-ground organizing skills, but the retreat will also offer a structure for emerging leaders from multiple organizations in five key flippable congressional districts (PA 6, 7, 8, 15, 16) to network together and share stories, creative innovations, and best practices with each other.

Convening organizations: Beyond the Choir and Reclaim Philadelphia

Co-sponsoring organizations: 215 People’s Alliance, Keystone Progress, Lancaster Stands Up, Make the Road Action in PA, NextGen PA, PA Together

Apply here.

A joint website of Beyond the Choir and Common Defense / Beyond the Choir Action Fund.

Beyond the Choir is a 501(c)(4) organization which primarily focuses on nonpartisan education and advocacy on important social issues. Common Defense / Beyond the Choir Action FundĀ is a federal political committee which primarily focuses on electoral races. Beyond the Choir and Common Defense / Beyond the Choir Action Fund are separate organizations.

Paid for in part by Common Defense / Beyond the Choir Action Fund. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.