PROTECT&ELECT (P&E) was founded in Philadelphia after the 2016 elections as a grassroots organization to support PA Democrats and ensure they maintain their offices. In 2018, P&E became a state Political Action Committee (PAC) focused on turning the PA Legislature Blue. P&E supports candidates where volunteers' efforts can make a critical difference to the election outcome. Our volunteers value camaraderie, personal experiences with the candidates, collaborations with other political organizations and the opportunity to influence elections.
We focus on four ways to contribute to the political discussion:
Elect: P&E recognizes how important it is to have fair representation in Harrisburg, which impacts our daily lives and sets the foundation for what happens nationally. We have vetted and endorsed many state House and Senate candidates, and have supported them by phone banking, postcarding, canvassing and fundraising.
Educate: P&E facilitates meetings featuring guest speakers from the PA Democratic community.
Register: Now more than ever, the most important way to effect change is by active participation in our democracy. We not only vote; we help everyone to exercise their rights by registering eligible voters, including new citizens, and by promoting both in-person voting and voting by mail.
Digest: P&E’s DIGEST provides regular updates on issues, candidates, events and ways to join other movements.
Protect and Elect’s support was critical to my success in flipping a competitive seat from red to blue. P&E’s early financial support, and enthusiastic postcard effort gave me the confidence and time to continue to knock doors and reach more voters.
PA House 157th District