Penn Democrats is a student-run Democratic organization open to all members of the Penn community. Our mission is to provide a stimulating and enjoyable forum for the discussion of politics and current events, and to organize to elect progressive Democrats up and down the ballot.
To that end, 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.
2020 is the most important election in our lifetimes, and Penn Democrats will be the place to be to make a difference in the swing state of Pennsylvania by promoting progressive change up and down the ballot. This semester in particular, thanks to a generous contribution, we are featuring a paid virtual 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! Penn Dems members are from all majors, backgrounds, left-of-center political leanings, and levels of knowledge about politics.
Fun fact: our former club secretary (1996) Christina Finello is now the Democratic nominee for Congress in PA's 1st Congressional District!