Upper Arlington Progressive Action (UAPA) is a grassroots political action committee based in Upper Arlington, a conservative suburb of Columbus, Ohio. UAPA supports Democratic and progressive candidates and causes, and is entirely funded by donations from supporters. UAPA is run and governed solely by volunteers.
Upper Arlington Progressive Action gives Democratic and progressive voters an identity, voice and vehicle for action. UAPA members advocate for effective and efficient government that truly serves the needs of its people.
In 2004, UAPA (as UA for Kerry) gained state, national and international attention. We played a vital role in awakening and energizing Democrats and progressive people in our city, traditionally considered a conservative Republican stronghold. Our efforts produced measurable results on Election Day 2004, and again in the 2006 campaign for governor, state legislature and U.S. Senate! UAPA supported the historic election of Barack Obama in 2008 and his reelection campaign in 2012, including spearheading distribution of voter guides to thousands of early voters in Franklin County.
We are a proven, effective grassroots organization that progressive and Democratic candidates have come to rely on to get the job done.