Promote the Vote PA (“PTVPA”) is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit that is affiliated with Turn PA Blue. In order to preserve voting rights and increase access to voting, we must protect democracy at all levels of government, particularly at local and county levels where extremists have insidiously gained power. The battle for our democracy must be fought on every front consistently, in every election, every year.
Our mission includes the following:
Organizing, recruiting, and training citizens take an active role in our democracy at every level of government by helping to make the civic process more accessible to all who wish to participate;
Advocating for fair, accessible, modern elections and empowering voters with the information necessary to make sure their vote is counted, particularly with respect to voting by mail;
Working to create a structure of multi-cycle candidate pipelines to support county and local candidates in the county and municipal elections to help communities successfully build a bench of prepared and dedicated leaders;
Organize, train, and deploy volunteers to assist with nonpartisan voter education, issue advocacy, and voter mobilization in order to empower citizens to take an active role in their local government and help create a participatory democracy in a way that makes volunteering accessible to all who wish to be part of the solution
Women-to-Women Phone Banks
Ballot Question Advocacy
A robust Vote By Mail program is our key to Democratic victories in 2022 and beyond.
Building strong voting habits of voting twice a year every year is vital to our quest to increase Democratic turnout. More focus will be placed upon voter education surrounding mail in ballots and making sure voters have the information necessary to make sure their vote is counted.
PTVPA will take over and expand upon TPAB’s successful 2020 Women to Women Phone Bank program. Drawing on elements of deep canvassing such as compassionate curiosity and storytelling, PTVPA will run a six week phone bank program, calling persuadable women across PA. This program will include taking the time to train volunteers - the majority of whom are women - on deep canvassing techniques for these calls and to refine elements of our script based on feedback each week
Republicans have already begun implementing their latest dangerous strategy to nullify the governor’s veto power by placing constitutional amendments on the ballot for a statewide vote. These constitutional changes will ban abortion, defund Planned Parenthood, limit voting rights, and give more control of redistricting to the legislature. It is crucial that we work early and effectively to stop these sinister plans. This can be accomplished with a mix of voter education and outreach, as well as direct advocacy. This looming danger can not be overlooked and statewide outreach must begin, now before it’s too late.