MarchOnHarrisburg was born in a D.C jail cell for the thousand plus protesters that had been arrested at the Capitol building with Democracy Spring, a nonpartisan movement to get big money out of politics in the spring of 2016 that began with a 140-mile march from Philadelphia to Washington D.C. A few of our founders met along the march and discussed creating a democracy movement focused on passing pro-democracy, anti-corruption laws at the state level. Rabbi Michael Pollack, Executive Director of MoH, recruited other Pennsylvanians in that warehouse and made each of them commit to taking the fight for democracy and against corruption to the state level.
In the Fall of 2016, the newly formed MarchOnHarrisburg team selected an appropriate legislative agenda to effectively combat Pennsylvania’s corruption: ending gerrymandering, instituting a gift ban, and automatic voter registration. Since then, we lobbied 250 out of 253 legislators in Pennsylvania, marched 265 miles across our Commonwealth, and organized 14 nonviolent direct actions.
MarchOnHarrisburg employs three organizers, and is governed by a statewide Steering Committee.
Currently, we are working with our Chapter Leaders to begin an in-district summer lobbying campaign on HB 1291: Gift Ban.
Our work is far from over, but the snowball is rolling.
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