About us

The Ujima People’s Progress Party (UPP) Organizing Committee is a genuine grassroots, community effort to build the first Black worker-led electoral party for social and economic justice in Maryland.

We are not financed by big business, establishment politicians, or wealthy individuals. This is a movement to build a people’s party that will end business as usual and instead build for real progress and change for working and poor people.

More importantly, the UPP isn’t just an election-day party. We are building connections statewide to be a 365 days a year movement. We call on independent-minded activists, organizers, educators, students, workers, and unemployed members of the community to join us in building a people’s party that will do the day-to-day type of work in our communities that politicians and local government don’t and won’t do!