We recruit, train, fund, and work to elect progressive women in Northeastern Pennsylvania to political office at the local and state levels of government.
Membership opportunities include:
Serving on committees
Encouraging women to seek political office
Learning about the political process
Working on the campaigns of endorsed candidates
Promoting and attending our fundraising efforts
Recruiting other women to join PWNEPA
Celebrating the positive outcomes of progressive women in leadership
Participating in candidate endorsement and MORE!
We recruit, train, endorse and support women candidates for local and state elected office
in the Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming county areas of NEPA.
Progressive Women of NEPA (PWNEPA)
supports and endorses women candidates
who support our VALUES:
Public policies that are just, rational and based upon empirical evidence
Equal civil liberties and civil rights for all people, in law and in reality
Equal educational and economic opportunities for all people
Legally guaranteed access to quality, affordable and comprehensive health care, including reproductive services; such as prenatal care, birth control, abortion and postnatal care
Protection from oppression and violence used by individuals and groups in order to suppress others
Our Vision is a healthy democracy in which government establishes and maintains legal, economic and social equity for all people, regardless of sex, race, nationality, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ability immigration status, or any other characteristic used to oppress individuals or groups.
Our six endorsed candidates won in the recent election!
Debi Domenick, Lackawanna County Commissioner; Paige Cognetti, Scranton Mayor; Jessica Rothchild, Scranton City Council;
Sarah Cruz, Catherine Fox and Ro Hume,Scranton School Board
Their public service will most assuredly change "politics as usual" in NEPA! Congratulations to each and good luck.
Each one of these political newcomers is an inaugural member of PWNEPA.
In honor of their election, we are conducting a membership drive to increase the number of our inaugural members. The one-time $50 membership fee is open only to women who reside in the 7 counties* of NEPA. This special inaugural category will expire on February 1, 2020, when PWNEPA's new by-laws take effect. So now is the time to secure your position as an inaugural member of our grass roots political action committee. Join us!
Chair, Marie Killian
Jean Harris, Ph.D.
M. J. Igoe
Jan W. Kelly, Ph.D.
Ann Powell, Esq.
The Board of Progressive Women of Northeastern Pennsylvania (PWNEPA) is made up of engaged women PAC members. The board establishes a budget, oversees expenditures, and assures that all operations are in compliance with applicable law.
Board members interview women candidates for local and state offices who have completed our candidate questionnaire.