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BSU's Successful Primary

June 9, 2021

Change takes time and this movement is just getting started. But what we saw in the primary election on May 18 is that we can take on the political establishment and create a government of, by and for working people of all races.

BSU's Successful Primary

Berks Stands Up endorsed candidate wins primary election

May 19, 2021

BSU is building the grassroots power by electing candidates from school board to city council who will push hard for bold, transformative change, and make Pennsylvania a place where all of us can thrive

Berks Stands Up endorsed candidate wins primary election

Applauding Chauvin Verdict, PA Stands Up Demands Officials End Violent Policing, Reimagine Public Safety

April 20, 2021

PA Stands Up issued the following statement from Ashleigh Strange, lead organizer at Lehigh Valley Stands Up, following the jury’s finding police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all 3 counts for the murder of George Floyd last summer:

Applauding Chauvin Verdict, PA Stands Up Demands Officials End Violent Policing, Reimagine Public Safety

Statement on Muhlenberg Police Violence

March 22, 2021

Stephen Hughes with one of his grandsons and dogs. Photo provided by Anjie Hughes

Statement on Muhlenberg Police Violence

Chris Ellis on the importance of the Fight for $15

March 17, 2021

Chris Ellis, SEIU Local 668 Chapter 9 Chair and member of BSU Leadership Team, on Berks County TV discussing the importance of raising the minimum wage

Chris Ellis on the importance of the Fight for $15

PA Stands Up Applauds Passage of American Rescue Plan, Thanks Workers, Organizers Who Led the Fight

March 6, 2021

The organization will keep fighting for a long overdue $15 minimum wage for every worker

PA Stands Up Applauds Passage of American Rescue Plan, Thanks Workers, Organizers Who Led the Fight

Support the Franklin Manor Housing Crisis Fund

February 11, 2021

We can't let the tenants of Franklin Manor be evicted because of an absent property owner's negligence!

Support the Franklin Manor Housing Crisis Fund

Our Peaceful Transition of Power

February 3, 2021

Founder Jane Palmer passes leadership to new paid organizer, Celine Schrier

Our Peaceful Transition of Power

Left Coalition-Building in a Changing Region: A View from Reading and Berks County

January 22, 2021

Sharryn Kasmir, Hofstra University

Left Coalition-Building in a Changing Region: A View from Reading and Berks County

Insurrection Statements from PA Stands Up Chapters

January 8, 2021

We're proud to amplify these statements from fellow chapters of our statewide organization, PA Stands Up

Insurrection Statements from PA Stands Up Chapters

Insurrection

January 7, 2021

BSU's statement on Insurrection in Washington D.C. on January 6, 2020

Insurrection

The Years of Repair Sermon

January 3, 2021

Check out Jane Palmer's sermon for the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County, inspired by our vision for all of our futures

The Years of Repair Sermon

December 2020 Mass Meeting Recording

December 17, 2020

Check out the recording from our December 2020 Mass Meeting

December 2020 Mass Meeting Recording

Biden Must Deliver

December 14, 2020

Working people delivered for Biden. Now he must deliver for working people.

Biden Must Deliver

A Bumpy Night in Berks County, Pennsylvania

November 3, 2020

D.D. Guttenplan, The Nation

A Bumpy Night in Berks County, Pennsylvania

PA Stands Up: Who We Are

October 7, 2020

We're building a movement from the bottom up to bring everyday people into the political process and win real change.

PA Stands Up: Who We Are

Prospects for Left Politics in the United States amid Coronavirus and Capitalist Crisis

April 29, 2020

Sharryn Kasmir, Hofstra University & University of Bergen

Prospects for Left Politics in the United States amid Coronavirus and Capitalist Crisis