Successful 2020 ChangePA Candidates

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TIME FOR CHANGE

“ChangePA was the game-changer for my campaign.” 

— Rep. Joe Webster

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Who We Are

Time for Change

We are a Political Action Committee dedicated to flipping the Pennsylvania House from Republican to Democrat.

A Democratic majority would result in more funding for our schools, support for women’s health, protection of the environment, responsible gun laws, criminal justice reform, and an end to hyper-partisan gerrymandering.

With the incredible generosity of our donors and partners, we raised $450,000 for the 2020 election. We also received a generous matching grant from the PA Alliance, through which we were able to designate an additional $175,000 to Pennsylvania House candidates. In total we raised over $650,000. 6 of our candidates won.

We Make the Difference in Competitive Elections


Using a rigorous candidate selection process, ChangePA is able to contribute where funds will make the biggest difference and at the time the candidates most need help—tipping close races in our favor.​ We have no paid staff, so every dollar we raise above expenses goes to candidates.

ChangePA works with other political groups with similar objectives, such as PA Blue Victory Fund. We share election information, discuss campaign strategy, and utilize resources (such as volunteer placement efforts) that ChangePA does not maintain. Each group does its own fundraising.

ChangePA focuses on state House races because they receive less public attention and less funding than elections to the U.S. Congress—so ChangePA’s contributions have a big impact.

Throw Pennsylvania Republicans Out of Office

Republican control of the Pennsylvania legislature has meant:

  • We are the only state that doesn’t tax fracking!

  • We cannot change our inequitable taxing system!

  • We underfund public education!

  • We cannot pass responsible gun control!

  • Women’s health care is under attack!

  • We are hostile to the environment!

  • Gerrymandering is a way of life!

It’s time for change.

“ChangePA helped us to level the playing field. Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart!”

 

— Rep. Danielle Friel Otten

Founders

Hon. Mark Bernstein (Ret.)

Laslo Boyd, Ph.D.

Michael Churchill, Esq.

S. David Fineman, Esq.

Tom Gilhool, Esq.

Barbara Gold, M.D.

Steven Gold, Esq.

Mary Goldman

Anne Hagele

Mary Hurtig

Joyce Norden

Kim Oxholm

Tobey Oxholm, Esq.

Linda Schleifer

Tasha Stonorov

Hon. Flora Wolf (Ret.)

Shelly Yanoff, Esq.

Hon. Mark Bernstein (Ret.)

Laslo Boyd, Ph.D.

Anne Hagele

Joyce Norden

Kim Oxholm

Linda Schleifer

Stephen Seplow

Hon. Flora Wolf (Ret.)

“ChangePA’s support gave me the financial boost I needed—to spend my time at the doors, listening and speaking with people, instead of having to ask for money.” 

— Rep. Melissa Shusterman

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ChangePA Raised Over $650,000 for 2020 

 

Through online contributions, numerous House Parties (many of them virtual, post-COVID), and a highly successful Zoom Convention—ChangePA reached its goal in August 2020 to raise $450,000 to support Pennsylvania House candidates on November 3rd.

 

One of our most successful events—prior to the pandemic—was an evening with U.S. Senators Bob Casey (PA) & Chris Coons (DE). ChangePA raised $100,000 by this event, including a matching gift from PA Blue Victory Fund of $10,000.

Even having reached our $450,000 goal, we continued to receive donations. And with a matching grant from the PA Alliance, we designated a total addition of $175,000 for Pennsylvania House candidates.

Through the collective effort of our donors, we contributed over $650,000 to Pennsylvania House races.

Thank you again!!!

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Latest News

October 1, 2020  

For Kathryn Kolbert, the current threat to women’s health care could not be more clear: A strengthened conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court will result in both the Affordable Care Act and Roe v. Wade being overturned. 

Meet the Retired Philly Poli-Sci Prof Who’s Raising $350K to Flip the PA House

August 14, 2020 — Not long after the 2016 election, with Donald Trump in the White House, and Democrats in disarray, Laslo Boyd and his wife knew what they had to do. They had to do their part to help put Democrats back into power. They pulled together a bunch of friends, and made two very important decisions.

YouTube  The Liar Tweets Tonight

April 21, 2020 — Enjoy this Virtual Sing-In video by Roy Zimmerman and The ReZisters, featuring Sandy Riccardi. Made in collaboration with the Raging Grannies of Mendocino. Parody lyrics by Ede Morris, Roy Zimmerman, Melanie Harby. “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” words and music by Solomon Linda.

 

Blog

by Laslo Boyd, Ph.D.

November 20, 2020

Still Drinking from a Firehose

Did you think the flow of news would slow down and get more “normal” after the election? How’s that working out for you?

November 10, 2020

What Happened in Pennsylvania?

We’ve celebrated and we’ve speculated. Now it’s time to try to understand exactly what happened in Pennsylvania during the 2020 Presidential Election.

November 6, 2020

Searching for Optimism

While there are still votes to be counted, a Biden win is looking increasingly likely. Halting the devastation of the Trump presidency will come as a tremendous relief.

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