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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.  

Your participation is more important to us than money, if you are unable to pay the membership fee, please contact us.

Thank you! 

About US

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

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.

PWNEPA's Origins

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Board Members

Chair, Marie Killian​

Jean Harris, Ph.D.​

​M. J. Igoe​

Wendy Jones​

Jan W. Kelly, Ph.D.​

Annette Palutis​

Ann Powell, Esq.​

Phyllis Reinhardt

Judie Senkow-Richards

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.

Thank you for your interest in Progressive Women of NEPA.

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