Our Mission

The New Pennsylvania Project (NPP) was founded in May 2021 to expand Pennsylvania’s electorate so it reflects the Commonwealth’s demographically changing population. NPP will engage and empower young residents and those living in underrepresented and often neglected communities of color and immigrant communities. We will register these communities to vote, provide education about the issues that matter in their neighborhoods and mobilize the electorate to vote in every election – twice a year.

The New Pennsylvania Project’s targeted constituencies live in the Capital region, Northeastern PA, Bucks and Allegheny counties, and several cities in the collar counties of Philadelphia. We will engage communities year-round, educating neighbors, colleagues, and friends about civil rights, policing reform, fair education funding, marijuana legalization, economic justice, and environmental justice and stewardship. We will host events and conversations, canvass, inspire, and encourage participation in the electoral process.

When our democracy and our voting rights are under a sustained attack, our work is more vital than ever before. We must engage and empower new voters, if we are to protect free and fair elections.

The New Pennsylvania Project is modeled in homage to the New Georgia Project (NGP) founded by Nsé Ufot and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate, Stacey Abrams. NGP played a leading role in changing the Georgia electorate, and enabled historic Democratic victories in the 2020 Presidential Election and the 2021 Special Election.

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The Pennsylvania Primary Election takes place on Tuesday, May 17th. It’s never too early to make your voting plan. Visit http://bit.ly/NPPVotePA today

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“We believe that democracy is in peril at this moment,” said @kadidakenner, founder of the @NewPennsylvania “2022 is probably the most important election of your life if you care about voting rights.”

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Latest News

Jan 24, 2022

Kadida Kenner Testifies In Front of The Legislative Reapportionment Commission

New Pennsylvania Project executive director Kadida Kenner testifies in front of the The Legislative Reapportionment Commission about redistricting and fair maps in Pennsylvania. “I strongly urge the commission to adopt …

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Jan 13, 2022

Six Heroic Defenders of Democracy

The assault on voting rights advances full bore. These people are fighting back. Matt Ford/December 7, 2021 ILLUSTRATIONS BY LYNDON HAYES, PHOTOGRAPH BY ORLANDO PINDER FOR THE NEW REPUBLIC By …

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Jan 13, 2022

Is the Stacey Abrams method the only hope for saving democracy in Pa.?

Kadida Kenner and the New Pennsylvania Project are hoping to copy how Stacey Abrams saved democracy in Georgia by finding lots of new voters. by Will Bunch | Columnist Published …

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The Issues

Democracy & Social Justice
Protecting voting rights, policing reform, reapportionment, and redistricting
Economic Justice
Raise the minimum wage, one fair wage for tipped workers.
Fair Education Funding
Fair funding for K-12 public schools and higher education, canceling student debt.

New Pennsylvania Project Team

The New Pennsylvania Project is a voting rights organization with the primary purpose of voter registration. We highlight issues that matter to you and your communities - not campaigns or political parties.

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