GOP School Board BANS authors of color: defeat them NOW!

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Members of the Central York School Board made national headlines for banning resources and books by and about women and people of color — and they’re up for re-election in just a few weeks.

Watch the CNN clip of the students fighting back against the racist, sexist, and xenophobic resource ban. Then, chip in to the Democrats running to defeat the Republicans who passed the ban!

Then, take action! Sign up to phone bank with the Citizens for Central York School School Board candidates and remind folks to VOTE! Or, write postcards to register PA voters!

Among the banned materials are Malala Yousafzai’s autobiography, children’s books about Barack and Michelle Obama, Hidden Figures (based on the popular movie), and even a Sesame Street Town Hall on racism.

Defeating right-wing extremists on PA’s School Boards this November will send a message nationwide that we won’t tolerate book bans and attacks on women and people of color.

At Turn PA Blue, we’re working on the ground for local school board elections across the commonwealth.  

Check out the CNN clip of PA students protesting the book ban in York now. Then donate to our work unseating these school board members in November!

Then, take action! Sign up to phone bank with the Citizens for Central York School School Board candidates and remind folks to VOTE! Or, write postcards to register PA voters!

Thanks for taking action today.

— Turn PA Blue

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Turn PA Blue’s Weekly Round Up for the week of 9/20/21

We have six weeks until the November 2, 2021 election when crucial statewide judicial and local elections are on the ballot. The work we do now lays the groundwork – and sets the tone – for everything that follows in 2022 when we’ll be right back in the national spotlight. 

Here’s how you can take action right now and make a difference:




  • Vote by Mail Outreach Texting, Thursdays from 3-6 PM: SIGN UP HERE. Training is offered before each shift. New texters are welcome!


  • Check out our Canvass Schedule HERE. Additional events will be added!


  • Our postcard store is OPEN! We’ll be launching our Get Out the Vote Postcards this week. The deadline for completing and mailing those postcards is October 20th.  FIND DETAILS & ORDER HERE!


  • Are you new to canvassing or feeling rusty? We’ve got your back! Join us for Canvassing 101: How to Knock Doors and Influence People on 9/20 from 6:30-8:00 PM. This training will take you step-by-step through a canvass, review how to record your data, show you how to use MiniVAN, provide best practices and tips for your conversations, model common scenarios at the doors, and take questions. SIGN UP HERE.
  • Deep Canvassing Happy Hour with the PA House Democratic Campaign Committee and Special Guest Rep Leanne Krueger on 9/30 from 7-8 PM. Come on out and learn about a first-in-the-nation effort from the PA House Democratic Campaign Committee to bring issue-based deep canvassing to state legislative elections! SIGN UP HERE.



Check out the Turn PA Blue Calendar Here

Thank you for your time and dedication!

In solidarity,

The Turn PA Blue Team

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Turn PA Blue is committed to harnessing the power and energy of committed volunteers to help elect Democrats up and down the ballot in 2020. The grassroots energy enhanced by Turn PA Blue has the ability to drive turnout and energy upward to help Democrats running across the state at all levels. Our goal is also to integrate the inclusion of new voices into the Democratic Party on all levels, with particular emphasis on strengthening the local parties whose infrastructure is vital to the growth and efficacy of the Democratic Party will also serve to “build our bench” for future candidate recruitment.

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