Civic Engagement

PennFuture is leading the transition to a clean energy economy in Pennsylvania and beyond. We are protecting our air, water, and land, and empowering all Pennsylvanians to build sustainable communities for future generations. 

Registering to vote is the first step in that empowerment, which is why our Democracy for All program seeks to register tens of thousands of new voters in 2020. In particular, we plan to register new voters in communities of color. 


Why is PennFuture focusing on communities of color?

Communities of color are disproportionately impacted by climate change and pollution, which is not an accident. Racial justice and equity are inextricably linked to protecting our environment. Too often, environmental organizations just move pollution from one person's backyard to another’s. To win this fight, we need to keep the chemicals and pollutants that cause asthma, cancer, and climate change out of Pennsylvania entirely. 

The key to helping these communities fight for environmental justice is to maximize their power in our democracy, and that starts with registering to vote.  We intend to work in communities across Pennsylvania that to bring new resources into these communities and to build an ongoing relationship. 

For more information, please visit our dedicated Democracy for All website by clicking here