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Published 04.02.2021, Revised 04.13.2021

Primary Ballot Questions

The ballot for the May 18th 2021 Primary will have 4 questions on it. 3 are asking you to vote on whether or not to change the Consitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 1 is a Statewide Referendum.

We recommend the following votes (in ballot order)

VOTE NO: ARTICLE III, SECTION 9 RELATING TO TERMINATION OR EXTENSION OF DISASTER EMERGENCY DECLARATIONS

VOTE NO: ARTICLE IV -- DISASTER EMERGENCY DECLARATION AND MANAGEMENT

VOTE YES: ARTICLE I -- PROHIBITION AGAINST DENIAL OR ABRIDGEMENT OF EQUALITY OF RIGHTS BECAUSE OF RACE OR ETHNICITY

VOTE YES: STATEWIDE REFERENDUM - ACT 2020-91 -- ALLOWING MUNICIPAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SERVICES TO APPLY FOR LOANS THROUGH AN EXISTING STATE PROGRAM

Published 01.11.2021

Call to Action:

Ask Republican State Reps from Delco to Vote NO to PA Court Gerrymandering (HB 38, formerly HB 196)

Please call these Delco Republican State Reps and ask them to vote NO on HB 38:

Chris Quinn: 610-325-1541

Craig Williams: 610-358-5925


HB 38 (formerly HB 196) is a resolution proposing a Constitutional Amendment to gerrymander the Pennsylvania Supreme, Superior, and Commonwealth Courts. It will change how we vote on Judges, changing them from Statewide to District positions. The Republican-controlled Legislature is desperate to progress this resolution because it could ensure near-permanent Republican control of the Higher Court System in Pennsylvania. All Democratic State Reps oppose this resolution.

If this resolution passes, changing the Constitution will be a ballot question in the May 2021 Primary Election. They are banking on low turnout in the May Primary to ensure that the ballot question passes.

WE CAN'T LET THIS HAPPEN

The Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association, and the Allegheny County Bar Association all oppose this resolution.

Published 12.18.2020

To the Times:

“I don’t know how mistakes like this happen.”

So said state Rep. Chris Quinn, R-168 of Middletown, to Pennsylvania Capital-Star reporter, Stephen Caruso. Quinn was referring to the presence of his signature on the Dec. 4 letter – authored by 75 Republican state legislators – addressed to Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation, calling for Congress to comply with the narrative of the Trump administration, rejecting the 20 Electoral College votes earned by President-Elect Joe Biden’s 80,000 vote lead in Pennsylvania.

Published 08.2020

Flatten the Ballot Curve

You can help us avoid problems in November by joining the initiative to Flatten the Ballot Curve in Delco. By applying to vote by mail as early as possible, you’ll make it easier to mail back your own ballot by Election Day and reduce the “spike” in last-minute applications. A flattened curve means last-minute requests for a ballot can go out the following day — rather than Election Day


Published 08.2020

Why Can’t the Moderate Republicans in the State Legislature Get Anything Done?

Harrisburg is mired in a stalemate. Former leader Mike Turzai refused to bring important legislation to the floor for a vote. As a result, there were 374 bills sitting in the House Judiciary Committee when the Republican chair left the position, many of them stalled since June 2019.