Taiwan La’Rue (He/Him)
Pittsburgh Political Organizer
Taiwan was raised in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. At 18 years old, Taiwan became the Chairman and CEO of a business called “1WayOut” that impacts environments where failure is accepted . Taiwan started this business because he was tired of seeing people fall victim to gentrification. He wants to create change within his community and wants to empower them with knowledge and opportunities that will change their life for the better. Taiwan then went to Garden City, Kansas to become a student athlete. He then transferred to Lackawanna College in 2019 and spent the next 2 years there to earn his Associate’s Degree in business, which is his proudest achievement as he isthe first in his family to attend college. In 2022, Taiwan became a staff member of One PA and quickly earned his role as a core canvasser in 2023. He now helps fight for racial injustice and economic justice in his city and across the state. He uses his verbal communication skills to engage with the public to identify these economic issues, share information and resources, or gather information and data. Taiwan enjoys impacting the youth, coaching football, graphic designing, and doing photography. He is based in Pittsburgh, PA.