Providing Reverse Commute Options to inner-city workers
PUP has continued to operate our reverse commute program, Commuter Options. We currently are transporting 50 inner-city workers to suburban jobs. Recently, we have been able to provide a van and employment to several women living in a shelter for domestic violence survivors. Over 50% of inner-city Philadelphians do not have cars, which isolates them form better paying suburban jobs.
Organizing to Oppose Budget Cuts in Suburban Philadelphia
We did a great deal of organizing in suburban Philadelphia to protect the Safety Net for poor and working people. We helped win all votes for suburban Republicans to protect the ACA and won support for the Food Stamp program as well. We did not prevent votes for the massive tax cut/scam, but we have seen great turnover in suburban Congressional seats, providing for a more diverse Pennsylvania Congressional delegation.
Fighting foreclosure and protecting people’s homes
We continue to work to prevent foreclosure in Philadelphia. Our housing counselors do an excellent job in helping homeowners protect their homes and we have organized the Save Our Homes Coalition of housing advocates, housing counselors, Legal Services attorneys and homeowners, which is working to make changes in policies that can cost people their homes.
Computer Lab with printers, fax and phone services for the unemployed
We continue to offer unemployed Philadelphians a place to do a work search with a well-equipped computer lab. We offer help with computer usage, phones, printer, fax machines, job leads and free coffee for our folks.
Donate to support PUP
We are happy to be able to provide important services and be a center to organize for justice for low income and unemployed people. We need your support to continue our mission. Please consider making a donation to PUP at this Holiday season.
Just type or click on this link https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/donate-to-pup, if you would like to help. We all hope you have a fine Holiday and a great New Years.