Cathy Spahr felt the call to activism back in 2016, after the election of Donald Trump. She founded an organization called We Speak for the Trees, which uses the Dr. Suess book "The Lorax" to advocate for the environment and for those without a voice. We Speak for the Trees collects copies of "The Lorax" to give to elected officials with hand written messages from their constituents in the book. She invites parents to join her and bring their children so that the future generations can learn how to advocate and communicate with their elected officials. 

Cathy has also been a member of her local Indivisible group since February of 2017. She helped restart the local Democratic Committee in her township as well. 

Cathy is now running for State Representative in PA's 160th house district against Steven Barrar. She wants to bring her real life experience with addiction, working in local government, and being an activist to the table to help PA families and speak for those without a voice. 


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    “I support Cathy Spahr because she takes a realistic view of what unchecked and uncontrolled growth can do, and how we all need to be concerned for and considerate of our impact.”

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    “I strongly endorse Cathy Spahr for State Representive. Cathy is a natural leader, who cares deeply for country, community and people. She is an innovator who is grounded in common sense. This is a rare combination that is needed in our local government.”

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    “Besides working full time and raising twin boys, Cathy set up We Speak for the Trees as a means to get her message to Senators and Congressmen. How many of us see problems and feel helpless that there's nothing we can do? Cathy found a creative and inclusive way to share her concerns about the environment. She'll bring that innovative approach to the problems facing her constituents and the people of Pennsylvania.”

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  • endorsed

    “I support Cathy Spahr because she takes a realistic view of what unchecked and uncontrolled growth can do, and how we all need to be concerned for and considerate of our impact.”

  • endorsed

    “I strongly endorse Cathy Spahr for State Representive. Cathy is a natural leader, who cares deeply for country, community and people. She is an innovator who is grounded in common sense. This is a rare combination that is needed in our local government.”

  • endorsed

    “Besides working full time and raising twin boys, Cathy set up We Speak for the Trees as a means to get her message to Senators and Congressmen. How many of us see problems and feel helpless that there's nothing we can do? Cathy found a creative and inclusive way to share her concerns about the environment. She'll bring that innovative approach to the problems facing her constituents and the people of Pennsylvania.”