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Photo of the Youth Climate Strike in 2019.
Climate Change

Hurricane Ida in Philadelphia, What to Do Next

On Wednesday night, Hurricane Ida passed through Philadelphia and the Northeast causing widespread flooding, power outages, and damage. Here’s a short resource list that includes some ways to get support, help others, and take action against future climate catastrophes.  Get

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Graphic with photo of a PWR member wearing Philly We Rise t-shirt. The text on the graphic reads: We have some exciting news: we are back! Our hiatus is over and we're ready to reconnect with this amazing community.

We are back from our hiatus!

We have some exciting news: We are back! Over the last four months, we took a break from social media and email to join our parent organization, Movement Alliance Project (MAP), in a deep strategic planning process called the MAPOut.

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Photo grid with pictures taken during 2020. It includes photos from the count every vote protests, #BlackLivesMatter actions, and photos from protests for affordable housing, internet access and decarceration.

Reflecting on a Year of Resilience + Strength

Wow. It’s been a year. In the face of immense struggle, austerity and adversity, we banded together, stayed resilient, and demanded a new vision for Philadelphia. When the first cases of COVID-19 reached Philadelphia and we prepared for a lockdown,

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The 2020 Election Power Brokers

In this contentious 2020 election season, Republicans are employing two key strategies to stop our communities’ voices from being heard. First, major corporations are buying off our elected officials in what is the most expensive election cycle in the history of the country. Second, right-wing politicians are carrying out a series of tactics meant to suppress the votes of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities across the country, and notably right here in Philadelphia.

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Join a Philly Organization

Over the course of 2020, we saw the incredible power of the people. We took over streets and highways, we filled email inboxes and voicemails, we came together during moments of crisis and fought for real and tangible change. That

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protestors watch from higher ground as cops teargas a peaceful demonstration on the interstate

#DefundthePolice Resource List

As the Trump Administration continues to incite violence, promote fascist ideals across the nation and send militarized forces in Black and brown communities, our people need monetary, legal and medical assistance as they fight for justice.  We have compiled a

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A poster that says "stop unfair evictions" with a hand-drawn house.

Fighting for Housing during COVID-19

Fighting for Housing During COVID-19 By Shanayah Wyche, Philly We Rise Intern Nearly 20% of US renters were unable to pay rent for the month of May. In April, one in three renters defaulted on payments. With the massive loss of employment,

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