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Harrisburg, PA 17102
Ph: (717) 234-1576
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Making Democracy Work

A Free Public Education Forum:

Tioga Pipeline Forum

Wednesday, September 17th
6:30 p.m.

Tokishi Training Center •124 NYPUM Drive •Wellsboro

There is no fee to attend the forum, but pre-registration is suggested.
Please register via email to:

Pipeline Safety and Our Community

  • How to recognize potential hazards and leaks
  • Emergency response precautions you an take
  • Ways to make better land use decisions near pipelines
  • How a simple call to 811 can make the difference

Funded by a Technical Assistance Grant to the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Education Fund by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)



Monday, Sept. 22 at
7:00 P.M.

Linglestown Road Giant Community Room

Guest Speaker: Roberta Winters League of Women Voters of PA, PA Marcellus Shale Pipeline Specialist

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Join us for this FREE presentation and discussion.

Public health research needs associated with unconventional natural gas drilling operations:

Testimony to the EPA

Pipeline and Drilling Updates

The latest report from Earthworks: Blackout in the Gas Patch- How Pennsylvania Residents are Left in the Dark on Health and Enforcement:

League Testimony on Environmental Quality Board's Current Proposal re: additional RACT (reasonably available control technology) requirements and emission limitations for certain major stationary sources of oxides of nitrogen plus volatile organic compound emissions (VOC):

Residents' Testimony on Constitution Pipeline near Dimock, PA

Colorado Investigates Spike in Fetal Abnormalities for Mothers Living Near Natural Gas Drilling Operations

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett won't appeal Voter ID law

Congratulations to the League of Women Voters of PA, the lead organizational plaintiff in the Voter ID lawsuit against the Commonwealth of PA, and to all members and community partners who fought alongside us.

Governor Corbett announced that he will not appeal to the PA Supreme Court the judge's ruling on the unconstitutionality of the law.

As a reminder, voters WILL NOT have to show a photo ID to vote in the May 20th primary!

Respect Returned to the PA Voters!
Voter ID Law Struck Down

League Press Release

Action Alert on SB411 - Fracking Bill

Opportunity for Public Comment on Proposed Oil and Gas Regulations

Sherene Hess named to Water Resources Advisory Committee

Congratulations to Sherene Hess, president of LWV of Indiana County, on her appointment to the Water Resources Advisory Committee (WRAC) of the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

WRAC provides technical advice to DEP on the environmental, economic, and other social impacts of existing, new or proposed regulations, policies, and control techniques or technologies affecting water resources management including but not limited to surface/ground water quality and quantity issues.

We at LWVPA are proud of all of Sherene's contributions to the League. She is a significant force and a wonderful source of dedication and knowledge for the League. We look forward to a great future for Sherene.


Civic Participation Keeps You Young!

Tioga Pipeline Forum
Sammie Ruth Fletcher holds a Certificate of Civic Participation from the RLWV in honor of her 100th birthday on October 12.

FEATURE: by Lynda Ginsparg, The Radnor Voter Newsletter Editor

There is a 100-­year-­old treasure residing in Radnor Township, and her name is Sammie Ruth Fletcher. The newly-­minted centenarian celebrated her birthday on October 12, joined by family and friends at a dinner in her honor. Much has been written about Mrs. Fletcher since her arrival in the township more than 65 years ago. She is most noted for bringing together United Nations representatives from several countries to experience life in the United States by visiting the homes of average Americans here in Radnor in 1954. Read more

was held Thursday, November 14, 2013
at The Union League in Philadelphia

Program Booklet

Jody Bender's Recap

Benefits the League of Women Voters of PA - Citizen Education Fund

Contributions to LWVPA-CEF, a 501(c)(3) organization,
are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
It's not too late to support the LWVPA - Citizen Education Fund

Read the August 16th Commonwealth Court order re: the Photo ID law

The trial for a permanent injunction of Pennsylvania's Voter ID law (Act 18 of 2012) was conducted in Commonwealth Court in Harrisburg from July 15 through August 1st. Read daily updates from the courtroom as posted by the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia.

Summary of Act 13 of 2012 re: Oil and Gas Wells


Go to to choose and sign up for a policy.

Governor Corbett's "Healthy PA" Concept Paper

It¡¯s a NO BRAINER! ACT NOW to Save PA Money and Promote Health Care

Click here for additional background information and story forms.

Check here for recent healthcare activity in Pennsylvania

Details can be found in this Essential Healthcare Benefit Study done for the PA Insurance Department.


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