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PASLAN is dedicated to helping you build a chapter on your campus. Our mission is to engage college students in the legislative process through hands-on training. The most effective way to change politics today is by becoming an active participant in the process. PASLAN supports student groups that advocate for legislation that improve the commonwealth’s social welfare or tangibly contribute to the public good.
If your interested in taking the next step in becoming an advocate for the public good, then reach out. We advise that you talk to friends and other people in your department to gauge the interest of your student body before you reach out. Ideally a chapter will have between 10-15 committed members. Advocacy is hard work and it will take time. It is important to find students willing to dedicate at least 5 hours a week to the project.
Frequently Asked Questions
Chapters are free to pursue any legislation that falls within our mission of improving the commonwealth’s social welfare or tangibly contributing to the public good. If a chapter chooses to advocate for policies that the organization feels is outside this purview, they will not receive a PASLAN adviser and will not be allowed to use the PASLAN name or private resources. They are free to use any of our public resources that are freely available online.
What Other Benefits Do PASLAN Chapters Receive?
PASLAN chapters have access to to a PASLAN adviser and to some of the restricted online resources, such as our Legislative Resource Manager (LRM), that allow chapters to more effectively organize and lobby. The LRM allows PASLAN chapters to easily track their discussions with legislators while also giving them access to view the meeting notes of other chapters with the same legislator. PASLAN chapter members also have access to the PASLAN Slack Channel allowing them to easily organize their chapters, talk to members of other chapters and contact advisers for help throughout the process easily.
How Is PASLAN Funded?
PASLAN is funded by individual and institutional donors. There are no dues or fees for PASLAN membership. Just a dedicated group of students willing to stick it out through the messy legislative process. If you can get 10-15 people together, we’ll do our best to support you in your legislative endeavor. We are currently fundraising to get this program started. If you, or someone you know, would like to make a contribution to the Pennsylvania Student Legislative Action Network, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org