White Nationalist Front Group Caught Pushing Book Bans in Southeast PA

Jun 16, 2022 | Featured, Stories

Woke PA, an Astroturfed organization responsible for pushing book bans across Bucks and Montgomery Counties, appears to be connected to a local militia group associated with the Three Percenters. Those behind the group have remained anonymous since launching last November, but website profiler BuiltWith confirms that the Woke PA shares multiple inbound redirect links with the Proud American Patriot Network.  

Woke PA is responsible for pushing recent book bans in the Central Bucks School District targeting what they deem “sexually explicit books.” The Bucks County Courier Times reported in March that roughly a dozen people who attended a school board meeting complained about books that were listed on Woke PA’s website.  

The Bucks County Courier Times also explained that Woke PA started as “Woke at Bucks County” in November 2021 and that “little was known about the group when it first began.” The story stated that the organization used an anonymous domain registration service when launching its website and has maintained little to no social media presence.

BuiltWith confirms that Woke PA and Woke at Bucks County both have redirect links connected to the Proud American Patriot Network’s website. PAPN was founded by a former member of the Three Percenters in 2020 and describes itself as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization on its website

The militia group gained attention last summer when attempting to plan an anti-mask demonstration outside a Central Bucks School Board meeting.  They canceled the demonstration after Bucks County Columnist Cyril Mycalejko unmasked the organization’s connections to the Three Percenters.

Woke PA’s website uses coded language targeting the LGBTQ community like “Stop the Grooming” in their search results and connects individuals pushing book bans or other issues across the area.  The group has a list of “sexually inappropriate” books that they are seeking to ban in multiple school districts, as well as one school district, where it is seeking to ban books that talk about school shootings

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