What a Year!
by Jill Greene, Executive Director
As 2018 comes to a close, it's time to look back and reflect, and I must say, this year has been exhilarating! In the short time I've been with the League, we've had an historic mid-term election, a definitive (and successful!) resolution to our gerrymandering lawsuit, and a record-breaking year for our online voter's guide, Vote411.org. I can't wait to see what 2019 brings!
I hope everyone has a wonderful, exciting New Year!
On January 1st, new and returning PA State Legislators will be sworn in, and their first order of business will be to vote on their rules for the coming session. LWVPA, in conjunction with Fair Districts PA, are urging our members to talk to their elected officials about reforming the rules so that our government works more efficiently!
Our legislature's rules have, for many years, prevented lawmakers from passing bills that will benefit Pennsylvanians. Committee chairs are allowed to stand in the way of popular legislation, and party leaders can prevent votes on popular, bipartisan bills voted out of committee. This does nothing to encourage cooperation and fair play.
No one person should have that much power to derail the legislative process. We are calling on our members to contact your legislators today, and ask them to support rules that ensure that the voices of the people are heard!
For more information and tips on contacting your legislators, visit https://fairdistrictspa.com/take-action/reform-the-rules.
Reclaiming Our Democracy Town Hall
On December 1, Fair Districts PA and LWVPA co-hosted the Reclaiming Our Democracy townhall at the PA State Museum in Harrisburg. It was a hugely successful event, with over 250 attendees. To view video of the event, check out Fair Districts PA's website!
LWVPA Announces New Election Law Position
After months of hard work, we are excited to announce our new Election Law Position. We've updated and expanded the position to include open primaries, voter registration modernization, and alternative election systems. Check it out here!
Improving our criminal justice system is an important priority of the LWVPA.
Our members are dedicated to ensuring that our justice system should be fair to all and that everyone who becomes a part of the system should be treated with dignity. Learn more about the issue here.
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The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania (LWVPA) is a grassroots citizen engagement organization dedicated to encouraging informed and active participation in government by all Pennsylvanians, working to increase understanding of major local, state, and national public policy issues, and influencing public policy through education and advocacy. The League never supports or opposes a candidate or political party yet helps voters to learn about government issues and candidates.
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