Quick facts about
One Pennsylvania

About OnePA: One Pennsylvania is a multiracial statewide grassroots community organization that shifts the balance of power through popular political education, lifting up community voices and building high-impact campaigns with partner organizations. To build a permanent progressive majority, One PA centers neglected voters in Philadelphia, Allegheny and Delaware counties through a 12-month calendar of civic and issue engagement. Through consistent and sustained face-to-face conversations, members lead the way, turning neglected, politically invisible people into the foundation of a movement.

In 2020, One PA helped to drive record-breaking turnout and fulfill Black voter projections of 92% support for Biden--the only demographic group to meet this goal!

  • Directly contacted hundreds of thousands of low-propensity voters and developed a coordinated campaign with partners across the state to engage Black voters across Pennsylvania.

  • Used creative, community-centered online video ads and posters to combat misinformation and build confidence in our democracy.

  • Supported and protected GOTV by monitoring polling sites, providing accurate information to voters, and offering food and face masks on voting lines.

In 2021-22, One PA will:

  • Work to achieve maximum voter turnout in local, state, and federal races including in competitive primaries.

  • Strive for co-governance to ensure representation by and accountability of elected leaders.

  • Fight judicial gerrymandering and advocate for diverse representation in the Legislature through fair redistricting.

  • Expand and develop staff for optimal organizing, strategy, and communications, including hire a Political Organizer in Harrisburg to enhance One PA’s presence in the state capitol.

Flip the Vote’s Support Means:

In the last three years One Pennsylvania has experienced intense growth and now has 40 full time staff and a membership base of 300,000 Pennsylvnians, including 25,000 regular members and hundreds of Member Leaders. With Flip the Vote’s support, One Pennsylvania will be able to prepare for the intense work of the next few years, by strengthening its infrastructure by hiring 3 critical positions:

  • Leadership Development Coordinator to design and implement statewide systems for staff and member training, political education and organizing skills, leadership development plans, and healing justice, especially in areas of recent expansion in Western and SouthEastern PA.

  • Data and Information Technology Organizer to facilitate technological skill building, analyze engagement of a politically active membership base, and onboard new technology and organizing tools.

  • Engagement Director to identify strategic opportunities for growth and success that align with One PA’s priorities; create and implement a strategy for deeper and wider engagement of members’ communities; and oversee deployment of statewide communication tools.