2018 Accomplishments and Impact
ADVOCACY AND PUBLIC POLICY
Our Kids Our Commitment Ballot Initiative
With our partners, collected 63,499 signatures, qualified for the November ballot, and garnered 251,000+ yes votes on election day. With this strong statement of priorities, the stage is set to advance real change in how we fund proven programs for kids including Pre-K education and after school programs.
HB 163 – Driver’s License Suspension Reform
As a member of the Driven to Work Coalition, PUMP worked to successfully secure passage of HB 163 in the PA Legislative Session. This important legislation, signed into law by Governor Wolf, removed a significant barrier to work that unfairly and disproportionately affected low income individuals and people of color.
As an active member of Fair Districts PA and steering committee member for Draw the Lines PA, PUMP advocated for fair legislative districts by establishing an independent citizens commission to (re)draw the lines. This work continues in 2019.
Elected Official and Candidate Forums
PUMP hosted and sponsored elected official forums with the Mayor and County Executive in the spring (with ULYP) and Representatives Lamb and Rothfus during the fall campaign (with the Jewish Federation) that were attended by nearly 200 young people.
As an active member of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Task Force, PUMP helped to develop and engage community members around Fair Housing Recommendations to be advanced locally and included in report to HUD in 2019.
Inclusive Representation and Recognition
Hosted the 20th 40 Under 40 Awards which celebrated a diverse and inclusive class of honorees transforming our city.
Compiled two of the most comprehensive election resource lists locally for the primary and general election. Our fall general election resource blog was viewed over 50,000 times in October with 45,000 unique users and 90% generated organically.
Endorsed The Campaign for Fair Education Funding and recently joined as a supporting organization of Pre-K for PA and Start Strong PA.
Community Support and Events
- Hosted or sponsored 49 local events attended by over 4,200 individuals. Both are PUMP records.
- Recruited over 500 volunteers (a record) for PUMP, nonprofit, and community initiatives including OKOC, PSL Service Projects, OpenStreets, PUMPed to Run, Kickball for a Cause, and more.
- Supported partner causes through participation, calendar and social media postings, email announcements, and more. Collectively, our information sharing activities reached hundreds of thousands of individuals with millions of impressions.
to causes and events that advance our agenda
including CORO’s MLK Awards, Adagio’s Women’s Health Policy Symposium, A+ Schools Changemakers, All for All Summit, Ready to Run, Global Switchboard’s Hub+Spoke, Women and Girls Foundation, HEARTH, and more.
BY THE NUMBERS
from March – November
the PSL End of Year Party, the most ever.
5 Solo Nights
corporate contract tournament
5 Tournaments / Outings
for individuals and teams
sets of running
clothes & shoes