We Did It!
Our work—YOUR work—writing letters and postcards, sending texts, making phone calls and contributing to our rural ads in northeast Pennsylvania—helped make the difference in Pennsylvania. All four candidates on whose behalf we focused—Josh Shapiro for governor, John Fetterman for Senate, Matt Cartwright in Pennsylvania’s Eighth Congressional District, and Susan Wild in Pennsylvania’s Seventh Congressional district—won their races.
Please notice the close margins in the Congressional races, especially for Susan Wild, who won by 3,714 votes. If you worked with us over the last two years, you can safely say you delivered at least some of those votes, and the result that helped save our Democracy.
On November 16th we learned that, largely thanks to the tireless efforts of our partner Turn PA Blue, Democrats have taken control of the Pennsylvania House by a razor thin margin! That victory can put a stop to Republican plans to place several harmful constitutional amendments on the ballot for the May 2023 primary election.
Now we have to re-elect Rev. Raphael Warnock in Georgia to give President Biden the 51 seat majority he needs to pass meaningful legislation, confirm responsible judges and put us in a stronger position to hold the Senate in 2024. Please visit our Take Action Page for details.
The radical right will be back in Pennsylvania in 2023 and 2024 – and so will we and our partners outside of and within Pennsylvania. We’re evaluating what worked, what didn’t and what we can do better, and getting an early start on building the foundation for 2024.
Please join our email list to keep informed about our 2024 road map and email Bob Scheier or Ann Eldridge if you want to join our leadership team to help shape our strategy. We guarantee you a collaborative, creative, and above all fulfilling experience driving positive change to ensure the future of our democracy.
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Who We Are
Living in the Massachusetts “blue bubble,” it’s easy to feel there’s little you can do to protect our democracy from a rapidly increasing number of far-right attacks. But what if you look further afield? Pennsylvania, the closest big (19 electoral votes) swing state to Massachusetts needs not only our financial contributions, but our time, talents, and political activism. By working to elect Democrats not only at the Congressional level, but at the gubernatorial, legislative and county level, we help protect voting rights and the vote counting process against right-wing attack in this critical swing state.
That’s why we formed MAFlipPA, a Massachusetts-based political action group that connects 450+ Massachusetts residents with trusted Pennsylvania-based partners all working to elect Democrats and progressives to local and state-level posts in 2021 and 2022.
Will you join us?
Pennsylvania is the closest big swing state to Massachusetts. Only a seven-hour drive away lie major swing population centers ready for canvassing and other vital in-person work. Unlike many states, Pennsylvania voters elect both the legislature AND the judiciary. Both will be involved in shaping future congressional districts, adjudicating challenges to voter suppression laws, and affirming presidential election results. By working to elect Democratic and progressive legislators and judges in the state, we can ensure that Pennsylvania's voters, and its 19 electoral college votes, will not be silenced.
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