Political/Advocacy

Amnesty International

Email: pennamnesty@gmail.com
Website: http://www.facebook.com/Amnesty.International.at.Penn/
Membership: Not listed

Description: Not listed


Childhood Cancer Coalition

Email: pennccc@gmail.com
Website: http://www.pennccc.org/
Membership: Open to all

Description: Penn Childhood Cancer Coalition (Penn CCC) is a student organization at the University of Pennsylvania that supports the childhood cancer community through service initiatives and advocacy. We represent a volunteer base of over 100 students dedicated to bettering the lives of children with cancer.


Democrats

Email: info@penndems.org
Website: http://www.penndems.org/
Membership: Open to all

Description: The University of Pennsylvania Democrats is a student-run political organization open to all members of the Penn community – undergraduate and graduate alike. Our mission is to promote progressive political values on and off campus, through dialogue and action. Penn Democrats is the largest campus political organization at the University of Pennsylvania and is a hub for stimulating political discourse. We work closely with Democratic campaigns – at the municipal, state, and national levels – to support the election of progressive candidates to public office. Members of Penn Democrats participate in political campaigns, organize on-campus lectures and rallies, conduct voter registration drives, engage in debates, circulate petitions, and seek to stimulate discussion through issue-based activism.


Government and Politics Association

Email: penngpa@gmail.com
Website: http://www.penngpa.org/
Membership: Not listed

Description: The Government and Politics Association is Penn’s largest political organization. Devoted to non-partisan and balanced dialogue, the organization does not adopt positions on political issues; we leave it to our members to make up their own minds. We host over 40 events per semester, ranging from informal discussions and social events to formal debates and speaker events. Our membership is 100% inclusive; anyone who wants to join GPA is welcome.


Penn for Immigrant Rights

Email: pennforimmigrantrights@gmail.com
Website: http://www.upenn4immigrantrights.wordpress.com/
Membership: Not listed

Description: Penn for Immigrant Rights (PIR) is a social and political advocacy group dedicated to opening up the dialogue about undocumented immigrants and immigration in general. We strive to educate Penn’s campus and the Philadelphia community through demonstrations and workshops that seek to dismantle misconceptions about immigration. We also manage and fundraise the Penn for Immigrant Rights Scholarship, which awards a yearly scholarship to an immigrant student in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties.


Penn4LiNK

Email: upennforlink@gmail.com
Website: http://www.dolphin.upenn.edu/pforlink/
Membership: Open to all

Description: Penn for Liberty in North Korea is a student organization at the University of Pennsylvania that aims to help end the humanitarian crisis in North Korea by: Raising money to aid Liberty in North Korea’s (a non-governmental organization) efforts to rescue and resettle North Korean refugees, spreading awareness about the human rights violations that occur in North Korea, and providing a forum of open and informed discussion about the North Korean humanitarian crisis and how we can help solve it.


Sangam

Email: penn.sangam@gmail.com
Website: Not listed
Membership: Open to all, events open to all

Description: Sangam is Penn’s premier Pan-Asian discussion group dedicated to raising awareness about Asian American issues through monthly “chai chats,” speakers, workshops, and any other type of event you can conceive. The mission of Sangam is to promote dialogue on social, political and cultural issues pertaining to the Pan-Asian community.


Seneca International

Email: senecainternational.upenn@gmail.com
Website: Not listed
Membership: Not listed

Description: Seneca International is dedicated to advocating for the rights of women globally. By shining a spotlight on the egregious violations of human rights, the denial of crucial economic rights, and the absence of civil rights endured by women around the world, we aim to help women everywhere achieve their full potential. Through compelling events, philanthropy, and research, we strive to push women’s rights to the forefront of the public eye, starting on Penn’s campus.


Students for a Sensible Drug Policy

Email: ssdpatpenn@gmail.com
Website: http://www.ssdp.org/
Membership: Open to all, events open to all

Description: Students for Sensible Drug Policy is an international grassroots network of students who are concerned about the impact drug abuse has on our communities, but who also know that the War on Drugs is failing our generation and our society. SSDP mobilizes and empowers young people to participate in the political process, pushing for sensible policies to achieve a safer and more just future, while fighting back against counterproductive Drug War policies, particularly those that directly harm students and youth.