One Pennsylvania unites low income and working class activists with the support of a broad coalition of community, labor, faith, and students’ organizations. Our members are workers, students, parents, seniors, people with disabilities, and retirees who are excited to learn, collaborate, and build power. Together, we tackle the fundamental economic justice and political participation problems of our community.
No matter the issue, we work to shift the balance of power into the hands of the people. We amplify community voices and offer leadership development and political education. We educate and mobilize our neighbors to become informed and active voters. We hold politicians accountable relentlessly. We campaign for good, family-sustaining jobs, strong and healthy communities, and corporate accountability.
Erin Kramer is the Executive Director of One Pennsylvania. An organizer since 2002, Erin has extensive experience in both worker and community organizing. Prior to joining One Pennsylvania, Erin worked as an organizer for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) from 2002-2013. During her time at SEIU, Erin helped organize Head Start workers in West Virginia, defended the retirement benefits of long-standing members in Mahoning Valley, and lead the representation of health care systems across three states. Erin also spent time in the Property Services Division representing the members of SEIU Local 1 in Ohio and Indiana.
Erin joined One Pennsylvania in 2013, and has been in her current role as Executive Director since late 2015. During her tenure at One Pennsylvania, Erin and her team launched the first Fight For $15 strike in the state of Pennsylvania, and have spearheaded local organizing initiatives to expand access to high-quality, inclusive Pre-K in Pittsburgh. Erin leads a committed team of organizers who are dedicated to expanding the leadership base of low-income families across the state while planting roots for permanent progressive infrastructure in Pennsylvania.
Erin lives in Pittsburgh with her partner, Gabe, and their three children: Rose, Victor, and Josephine.