Regarded as the largest club on the University of Pennslyvania’s campus, Penn Democrats is a student-run Democratic organization open to all members of the Penn community. Our mission is to champion progressive causes and the Democratic Party at Penn & around Philadelphia and we are constantly inspired by leaders going against the status quo to bring about change.
Penn Dems condemns the recent acts of violence against members of Asian American Pacific Islander and African-American communities. We stand in solidarity with members of these communities and all members historically discriminated against. Penn Dems is a space for all to feel welcome and included and take action against those who make others feel uncomfortable. Treating others with respect is a key value of Penn Democrats and we make it our mission to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment.
Penn Democrats attract some of the most involved and energized students on Penn’s campus. We host phone banks, speakers, social events, discussions, panels and debates. Penn Democrats plays an important role in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania politics, endorsing progressive candidates for office and engaging critically with elected officials. Our Penn Democrats members partake in PILOTS, Fossil Free Penn, Education funding protests, as well as other issues prevalent within the city of Philadelphia. If you are looking for a place to get involved, the opportunities are endless within Penn Democrats. Come to our events if you are looking to engage in thoughtful and intellectually-stimulating debates about progressive issues with Democrats of all backgrounds.
The Social Life within Penn Democrats is vibrant and dynamic. From barbeques, BYOs, dinners, Farmer’s Market Walks, game nights and so much more, there is a place for you within our social life!
This semester in particular, thanks to a generous contribution, we are featuring a paid organizing fellowship! If you're angry about the current state of affairs in our country, and want to organize with like-minded progressives for positive change, there is a place for you in Penn Dems and we welcome you! In addition, we provide our members with internship panels, an awareness of over 80+ internship opportunities, and so much more.