League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania

League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania (www.palwv.org) The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan grassroots civic organization. We encour

From all of us at League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, we wish everyone a safe and happy holiday! In 2023, we'll be b...
12/22/2022

From all of us at League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, we wish everyone a safe and happy holiday! In 2023, we'll be back to work empowering voters and defending democracy.

Join us in demanding better rules in the new legislative session! Pennsylvania voters deserve better in 2023.
12/22/2022
'Fix Harrisburg' Rally to Demand Better Legislative Rules in PA

Join us in demanding better rules in the new legislative session! Pennsylvania voters deserve better in 2023.

Pennsylvania advocacy groups will gather on the State Capitol steps for a "Fix Harrisburg" rally on Jan. 3, the first day the General Assembly is in its new session, calling for changes to legislative rules. A recent report by the group Fair Districts P-A found 93% of the bills introduced....

As we've said since these constitutional amendments were first rushed through with zero public input,   is bad policy & ...
12/19/2022
PA GOP may rush major amendments through House

As we've said since these constitutional amendments were first rushed through with zero public input, is bad policy & bad process.

League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania is closely monitoritoring this situation and encourage all concerned voters to do the same.

Take action: tinyurl.com/SB-106

Republicans may briefly control the PA House in 2023. Many want to use the advantage to pass major constitutional amendments.

League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania is pleased share our 2022 Impact Report, which highlights our achievements in emp...
12/16/2022
Announcing 2022 Impact Report — League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania

League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania is pleased share our 2022 Impact Report, which highlights our achievements in empowering voters and defending democracy during a critical election year.

We’d like to thank our members and supporters who made this impact possible! Support our work in 2023 and beyond at palwv.org/donate.

LWVPA is pleased to share our 2022 Impact Report , which highlights our achievements in empowering voters and defending democracy in 2022. We hope you’ll take a moment to read about our victories and challenges during a critical election year. We’d like to thank our members and support

Join League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, Business for America, League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, and Committee...
12/16/2022
Stabilizing Elections in Pennsylvania & How Business Can Help

Join League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, Business for America, League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, and Committee of Seventy on Janury 9 at noon ET for a bipartisan discussion on Pennsylvania election reform. Register below!

Join us with Republican and Democrat election experts to learn how your business can help create a more functional electoral system in PA.

Videos and resources from our 2022 Shale and Public Health Conference are now available! Check out new research was pres...
12/15/2022
Shale & Public Health Conference 2022 - Session 2: New Evidence - Longxiang Li, PhD

Videos and resources from our 2022 Shale and Public Health Conference are now available! Check out new research was presented by national experts on shale and public health impacts.

Thank you to The Heinz Endowments for their support of this impactful event!

Longxiang Li, PhD, Research Associate of Harvard T H Chan School of Public HealthModerator: Debbie Larson, Medical Outreach Coordinator, Environmental Health...

January 3rd will be the first day of the 2023-2024 legislative session. League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, Fair Dis...
12/14/2022
January 3--Rally at the Capitol--Reform the Rules

January 3rd will be the first day of the 2023-2024 legislative session.
League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, Fair Districts PA, and other advocacy organizations will gather at the Capitol to request better legislative rules so bipartisan solutions can finally get a vote.

Join us!

January 3rd, 2023, will be the first day of the 2023-2024 legislative session. Legislators and their guests will gather to swear in new legislators, vote on House Speaker and Senate President Pro Tempore, and vote on legislative rules. Fair Districts PA, the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania an...

We're hiring graduate student fellows! ☑️Civic Engagement Fellowship: support our statewide voter services work in 2023,...
12/13/2022

We're hiring graduate student fellows!

☑️Civic Engagement Fellowship: support our statewide voter services work in 2023, a critical election year

☑️Policy and Communications Fellowship: support & communicate our advocacy

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with December 19th as the final application deadline.

Come join our team this spring! Visit palwv.org/fellowships to learn more and apply.

PA will soon receive the first installment of federal funding to improve and expand broadband internet access. Many Penn...
12/09/2022
Lack of affordable, accessible broadband ‘holding our economy back’ Wolf says - Pennsylvania Capital-Star

PA will soon receive the first installment of federal funding to improve and expand broadband internet access. Many Pennsylvanians live without broadband, creating significant barriers to accessing education, employment, and basic needs like telemedicine.

Pennsylvania will receive the first installment of federal funding to improve and expand broadband access across the commonwealth, Gov. Tom Wolf said on Thursday.

A state panel has approved new regulations that will extend nondiscrimination protections to LGBTQ Pennsylvanians. This ...
12/09/2022
Pennsylvania panel updates anti-discrimination regulations

A state panel has approved new regulations that will extend nondiscrimination protections to LGBTQ Pennsylvanians. This includes protecting the rights of individuals facing discrimination by a school, landlord, or employers 🏳️‍🌈

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state panel on Thursday narrowly approved new definitions of s*x, religious creed and race in Pennsylvania's anti-discrimination regulations, with three members appointed by Democrats in favor and two Republican appointees voting no.

📣 This is what democracy looks like 📣If SCOTUS accepts the independent state legislature theory, state legislatures coul...
12/07/2022

📣 This is what democracy looks like 📣

If SCOTUS accepts the independent state legislature theory, state legislatures could have unchecked power to control elections in their state. .

Learn more about the case here: lwv.org/blog/state-legislature-seeks-unchecked-power-over-elections-moore-v-harper

12/07/2022
Thinking of running for local office? Register for League of Women Voters of Lehigh County's January 21st workshop!
12/06/2022

Thinking of running for local office? Register for League of Women Voters of Lehigh County's January 21st workshop!

Are you thinking of running for local office? Maybe a friend or family member is considering running. If so, please share this information with them. We will be holding or 11th biennial Running for Local Office Workshop next month. You can learn more and register and pay online on our League website. Just go to: www.lwvlehighcounty.org/running-for-office-workshop/
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On Wednesday, 12/7, the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on  . Learn more about the importance of this case and...
12/06/2022
State Legislature Seeks Unchecked Power over Elections in Moore v. Harper | League of Women Voters

On Wednesday, 12/7, the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on .

Learn more about the importance of this case and how the ISLT could impact democracy ➡️ https://bit.ly/3BdmeHk

A dangerous theory known as the “independent state legislature doctrine" argues that state legislatures have unconditional power to legislate on election issues and cannot be reviewed by any established checks and balances.

🗣 Tell Governor Wolf that the current frack ban along the Delaware River isn’t enough to protect PA communities. Take ac...
12/05/2022
Urge Governor Wolf to close the fracking loopholes in the Delaware River Basin!

🗣 Tell Governor Wolf that the current frack ban along the Delaware River isn’t enough to protect PA communities.

Take action via Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania:

We are demanding that Governor Wolf vote for a total ban on fracking in the Delaware Basin -- one that doesn’t allow for wastewater treatment and other loopholes!

  are favored by the next generation of voters. Students for Open Primaries finds that two-thirds of 16-39-year-olds con...
12/05/2022
Young Voter Survey Results — Students for Open Primaries

are favored by the next generation of voters. Students for Open Primaries finds that two-thirds of 16-39-year-olds consider themselves politically independent, and 85% favor nonpartisan primaries.

Learn more:

Young voters were the decisive vote in the 2022 midterms. Why is that? View the full report THE TAKEAWAYS THE TAKEAWAYS A supermajority of young people (65%) consider themselves independent and unaffiliated with either major party.69% of young people feel neither the Republican or Democratic Parties...

What is Moore v. Harper and the Independent State Legislature Theory? It is a threat to our democratic values and instit...
12/01/2022

What is Moore v. Harper and the Independent State Legislature Theory? It is a threat to our democratic values and institutions.

This case will determine if State Legislatures have the power to run federal elections, without any checks and balances, that could prevent fairer voting maps, fairer elections, and the protection of voter rights.

Learn more: https://lwv.org/blog/state-legislature-seeks-unchecked-power-over-elections-moore-v-harper

Join us at the Supreme Court on 12/7: tinyurl.com/lwv-scotus

PA's policy of rejecting undated and incorrectly dated absentee/mail ballots is more likely to impact voters from commun...
11/29/2022
Whose 2022 election mail ballots were rejected in PA?

PA's policy of rejecting undated and incorrectly dated absentee/mail ballots is more likely to impact voters from communities of color. This policy disenfranchises voters who exercised their right to vote, and made a minor clerical error in the process.

During the 2022 PA election, counties weren't allowed to count undated or incorrectly dated mail ballots.

We're hiring graduate student fellows! ☑️Civic Engagement Fellowship: support our statewide voter services work in 2023,...
11/28/2022

We're hiring graduate student fellows!

☑️Civic Engagement Fellowship: support our statewide voter services work in 2023, a critical election year

☑️Policy and Communications Fellowship: support & communicate our advocacy

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with December 19th as the final application deadline.

Come join our team this spring! Visit palwv.org/fellowships to learn more and apply.

It's the most wonderful day of the year ... to support the League through the purchase of   voting merch! Visit our site...
11/25/2022

It's the most wonderful day of the year ... to support the League through the purchase of voting merch!

Visit our site for discounts on ALL merchandise, plus FREE shipping: palwv.org/shop

Things we're grateful for this Thanksgiving:😍Fairer maps😍Record midterm turnout in PA😍Election heroes who made 2022 a sa...
11/22/2022

Things we're grateful for this Thanksgiving:

😍Fairer maps

😍Record midterm turnout in PA

😍Election heroes who made 2022 a safe and secure election year

From all of us at League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, have a safe and happy holiday!

Congratulations State Senator Kim Ward - Unofficial on becoming the first woman to be appointed President Pro Tempore of...
11/16/2022
Kim Ward becomes first woman to be appointed president pro tempore of the state Senate

Congratulations State Senator Kim Ward - Unofficial on becoming the first woman to be appointed President Pro Tempore of the PA Senate!

Harrisburg has a long way to go to achieve gender parity in representation, but Senator Ward continues to break glass ceilings. 👏👏🏿👏🏻

The Westmoreland County Republican will succeed Jake Corman after spending the past two years as the Senate’s first female majority leader.

Join League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania on Tuesday and Wednesday for our 10th annual Shale and Public Health confere...
11/14/2022
2022 Shale & Public Health Conference — League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania

Join League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania on Tuesday and Wednesday for our 10th annual Shale and Public Health conference! The conference is FREE and virtual, with pre-registration required. Hear from national experts at the forefront of this important environmental issue.

Register:

The tenth annual Shale & Public Health Conference will take place as an online conference over two days. The conference will feature new research presented by national experts on shale and public health impacts, and practical applications. Featuring: Synthesis of 10 years of research –

Join volunteers, supporters, academics, press and legislators for a one-day redistricting and rules reform conference in...
11/14/2022
Reclaiming Our Democracy Conference: Redistricting, Rules and Representation

Join volunteers, supporters, academics, press and legislators for a one-day redistricting and rules reform conference in Harrisburg.

Register NOW for Fair Districts PA's "Reclaiming Our Democracy" conference on December 3:

Join volunteers, supporters, academics, press and legislators for a one-day redistricting and rules reform conference in Harrisburg. Registration $40 Your conference registration entitles you to attendance at the Fair Districts PA Reclaiming Our Democracy conference on Saturday, December 3rd, and in...

Happening next week! Join Business for America for an election debrief for the PA business community, featuring excellen...
11/10/2022
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: BBPA: Election Debrief for the PA Business Community. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Happening next week! Join Business for America for an election debrief for the PA business community, featuring excellent speakers including Carol Kuniholm of Fair Districts PA.
Join us virtually on Nov 15th at 12:00 PM. Pre-registration required:

The results of the November election, particularly who becomes governor, will have a consequential impact on the health of the state’s economy and democracy. The full time state legislature, already known as a highly partisan body may become even less able to address the state’s various economic...

Teams of county election officials are working hard to accurately and securely count all eligible votes. Find more infor...
11/09/2022

Teams of county election officials are working hard to accurately and securely count all eligible votes. Find more information at: vote.pa.gov/counting

Thank you for your patience as teams of county election officials work to accurately and securely count all eligible votes. Find more information at: vote.pa.gov/counting

11/09/2022

Every vote in Pennsylvania deserves to be counted. Accurately counting all votes takes time.

While we wait for final results, let's celebrate the election heroes - poll workers, volunteers, and election officials - who helped make democracy work for PA! 🎉

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Defending Democracy. Empowering Voters.

The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania’s mission is protecting voting rights, advocating for reforms and issues important to our members, and educating voters about the structure and function of government and empowering them to participate in their government to effect change in their communities.

Through a rigorous study and consensus process, the League takes positions on issues that are important to its membership and advocates for change at the state level. As one of the country’s oldest and most respected nonpartisan grassroots organizations, the League does not support or oppose individual candidates or parties, but instead provides information for voters and the public to make informed decisions. Who Can Join? Membership is open to persons 16 years of age or older who adhere to the policies and positions of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania.


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Civic Bootcamp, my virtual workshop series, starts next week!

On Tuesday, 10/18 at 6PM, join Dr. Amy Widestrom of Arcadia University.

Amy will help neighbors to identify issues to focus on in upcoming workshops!

Thanks to our partners: Arcadia University Children First Committee of Seventy League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania

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League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania has filed an application to intervene in Governor Tom Wolf challenge of Senate Bill 106, the late-night package of constitutional amendments.
"LWVPA strongly opposes the amendments proposed in the constitutional amendment package bill (SB 106), which would dramatically shift the balance of government power in Pennsylvania and call multiple rights into question...
"The passage of SB 106 is emblematic of how broken the legislative process in Harrisburg is. Legislative leaders manipulated long standing procedural rules to ram through a bill with multiple contentious topics after 11 pm at night, late in the day, just before summer recess, with no public hearings, no genuine minority party input, and little opportunity for the public to engage or even see what was taking place."
Real medical Professionals in our Commonwealth do NOT trust Dr. Oz… https://www.facebook.com/JohnFettermanPA/videos/369043632099058
OUR BIGGEST PRIORITY IS KEEPING OUR DEMOCRACY AND RESTORING WOMEN'S RIGHTS! https://www.facebook.com/thelincolnproject.us/videos/824311361943248
Find out how high schools and students can win the Governor’s Civic Engagement Award for student voter engagement and working at the polls! The kickoff is hosted by the PA Department of State and features speakers from the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh!

The online kickoff starts at 10am on Tuesday, October 11th. RSVP: tinyurl.com/GCEAkickoff (if you can’t make it because you have classes, fill out the form to get info).

Register your school for the GCEA at Vote.PA.gov/GCEA

Contact PA Youth Vote for help organizing voter registration in public high schools. That’s what we’re here for! [email protected]
At 71 yrs of age, I’m interested in seeing younger women in particular run for political office, particularly Pa Congress and Senate, as well as local politicians.
Join my office for Civic Bootcamp, a 5-week series of virtual workshops from 6-7PM, starting on 10/18.

Partners include Arcadia University, Children First, Committee of Seventy, and League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania.

We will educate neighbors on how to create social change!

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From governor down ticket vote out GOP extremists Senator Doug Mastriano and those who stand in lockstep with him Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill, PA State Rep. Mike Jones, PA State Rep. Kate Klunk, PA State Rep. Dawn Keefer, Representative Seth Grove; as well as Rep. Scott Perry and Congressman Lloyd Smucker.

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The REPUBLICANS are going after many of your rights...The women of Iran are fighting in the streets for their rights, all you have to do is go vote for yours. STOP the Republicans at the polls. Fight for your rights
Fair Districts PA and League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania are leading the campaign to . This is a bipartisan issue; we all need to take action!
Republican Jesus imparts some important insights - partisan politics over people.

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We're in court today, with Make the Road Pennsylvania, Common Cause Pennsylvania, and League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania , to protect the personally identifying information of every registered voter in Pennsylvania. Learn more about this case from our legal director, Vic Walczak.
The photos shows Oz autographing one of the signs in question with Matthews standing next to him.

"Last night might've been the greatest things I've ever done in politics yet. I was hired by the Oz campaign to play the role of a felon supporting Fetterman… I can't believe how many idiots thought I was legit out of jail," Matthews wrote. https://www.newsweek.com/dr-oz-campaign-hires-actors-play-convicted-felons-supporting-fetterman-1740227?fbclid=IwAR2lELLryE_x0kCsbrc8XH2plV6QCJuV1o4oiyi2a8t9v3Lt4rrrhhCDdXA
PA State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff is trying to raise the voting age to 21 in addition to completely banning abortion and restricting voting rights. Does this make you angry? Then write him a letter here: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/hold-your-legislator-accountable-for-their-actions?source=email& March On Harrisburg Pennsylvania House Dems Turn PA Blue League of Women Voters of Centre County League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania
Fair and secure elections are made possible by the thousands of Pennsylvanians who serve as poll workers. That's why Beth David Reform Congregation, as part of our work with RAC-PA's Every Voice Every Vote campaign, is supporting the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania's efforts to recruit registered voters to serve as poll workers Nov. 8. Learn more about this opportunity to protect the vote and/or sign up to serve at rac.org/pa-evev-poll-worker.

Questions about Beth David's participation in RAC-PA’s EVEV campaign? Want to help lead our efforts? Contact congregant Sandy Portnoy at [email protected].
Republicans4Shapiro will target the significant percentage of Pennsylvania’s registered Republican and Republican-leaning Independents who do not see Doug Mastriano as a representative of their views and values and will communicate with them across multiple media platforms to encourage these voters to withhold their votes from Mastriano, regardless of whatever objections they may have to the policy orientation of the Democratic Party, either in the state or nationally. It will give a safe harbor to the many Republicans who find Mastriano and his radicalism simply unacceptable.

Doug Mastriano, is an extremist, far outside the mainstream of the PA Republican Party and many Republicans find his radicalism simply unacceptable.
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