Our plan begins and ends with a people-powered approach to engaging voters of every background, in every county, for races at every level.
With a grassroots movement of thousands, we’ll empower more people to vote, ensure every vote’s counted fairly, and engage millions of undecided voters through one-on-one conversations.
Governor Tom Wolf recently signed a progressive new package of voting reforms that extends Pennsylvania’s voter registration deadline and introduces mail-in voting for the first time in 2020.
We’re responding with the first vote-by-mail campaign in Pennsylvania history. Our focused approach will empower seniors and low-income voters to cast their ballot for fifty days before Election Day.
BIG voting changes are coming to PA starting with the #PAPrimary, including convenient mail-in voting and a longer voter registration period. Read about the changes to voting at https://t.co/1CvRWtmHai. #votesPA #ReadyToVotePA #TrustedInfo2020 pic.twitter.com/MDKa6OXqjv
— PA Department of State (@PAStateDept) February 7, 2020
With a digital training series and a statewide tour, we’re spreading the word about Governor Wolf’s reforms and how they make voting more accessible to all.
Mail-In Voter Canvassing
Democratic volunteers are going to knock thousands of doors in the communities most impacted by voter suppression—educating voters face-to-face and helping them request mail-in ballots.
Targeted Digital Advertising
In one of the state party’s biggest media buys to date, we’re empowering targeted voters to request a mail-in ballot with just a few clicks.
Outreach to Election Officials
We’re working with state and county election officials to make voting by mail as easy as possible. We’re also partnering with local Democrats to build the infrastructure needed to turn out mail-in voters.
State Democrats only need nine more seats to flip the PA House and four to flip the PA Senate. Plus, we know with certainty that strong local campaigns help turn out votes for races up the ballot.
Democrats can’t win the White House without a stellar showing in local races. We’re rolling out a robust, ground-up approach to build local infrastructure and dominate state races.
Joint Organizing & Outreach
Democrats at every level are presenting an organized front in 2020. We’re preparing our candidates and organizers to campaign at every level and for every candidate—from the presidency to the Pennsylvania House.
County Party & Grassroots Partnerships
We’re rolling out new staff, programs, and organizing tools to strengthen partnerships with Democratic county parties, legislative candidates, and grassroots organizations.
A Localized Communications Plan
The PA Democratic Party’s communications team is bigger now than at any point in 2016, and still growing. We’re building the bench strength to tell more local stories, host press events across the state, and provide needed support to candidates at every level.
Legislative Weeks of Action
Online and in targeted legislative districts, local Democrats are organizing behind popular policies blocked by Harrisburg Republicans—like a living wage, gun safety, and healthcare affordability.
Donald Trump and the Republican Party have exposed our democracy to foreign interference and voter suppression. Our mission is not simply to win more votes, but to ensure every eligible vote is counted.
We’re investing in voter protection earlier and more aggressively than ever. Our voter protection efforts are rolling out nine months earlier than in 2016.
A Massive Voter Protection Team
We’re building the people-power to place attorneys and voting advocates at more polling places than ever before. Plus, a “voter support captain” will be on the ground in all sixty-seven counties on Election Day.
Voter Registration & Vote by Mail Drives
We’re engaging Pennsylvania’s most disenfranchised communities with campaigns that extend the vote to those hit hardest by voter suppression.
Local Partnerships & Advocacy
We’re working more closely with local election officials to help prepare for and preempt the barriers that often keep Pennsylvanians from voting.
Democrats will not defeat Donald Trump or flip the Pennsylvania legislature unless thousands of Pennsylvanians stand up, fight back, and engage their fellow voters one on one.
We’re investing all we’ve got into building the biggest and most organized volunteer army Pennsylvania has ever seen.
More Organizers in More Places
Months before a presidential nominee’s chosen, at least thirty full-time field organizers will be working across Pennsylvania, putting PA Dems’ ground game months ahead of its 2016 pace.
What’s more, we’re opening offices in small towns, rural farm communities, and purple suburbs that may previously have been glossed over. Every county, every community, and every vote is in sight.
Getting Out the Youth Vote
In partnership with the PA Young Democrats and PA College Democrats, we’re registering, organizing, and mobilizing thousands of young Pennsylvanians on college campuses and social media.
Meanwhile, we’re working with the 2020 Organizing Corps to train Pennsylvania college students into the next generation of Democratic campaigners.
New Tools for Taking Action
To build the biggest volunteer movement in state history, we’re making it easier and more accessible to take action. A suite of new tools—like Mobilize, SMS, and digital training resources—are rolling out to boost volunteer recruitment at the state, county, and local level.
Stronger, More Secure Data
We’re making innovative investments in our voter database to better understand who Dems have talked to, who supports us, and who we need to win over.
An operation of this size and complexity—even one powered by people—requires massive financial investment. And unlike the Republicans, PA Democrats aren’t relying on moneyed interests and ultra-wealthy donors.
To put our victory plan into motion, we need thousands and thousands of Pennsylvanians to chip in $5 or $10 or $20. Can you invest today to turn PA Back to Blue in 2020?