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Voting & Elections 05.6.2022

Pennsylvania Primary Day is May 17

“In a ‘government by the people’ – we owe it to each other to make sure we all vote” -- Voters Urged to Learn the Rules and Deadline Dates -- With Primary Day just over a week away, Common Cause Pennsylvania Executive Director Khalif Ali is urging Keystone State voters to “learn the rules and deadline dates – and make a plan to vote.”

Voting & Elections 04.13.2022

Senate to Vote today on Bill to Prohibit Private Grants to Elections Offices

“There’s a clear solution: the Legislature can fully fund our elections system, if it doesn’t want counties to resort to private grant funding.”

Media & Democracy 03.31.2022

Senate Intergovernmental Operations Considers Ballot Dropboxes

It’s unfortunate that our Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee is spending time and resources on this, today. There are so many other things that Pennsylvania voters are concerned about – continuing access to telehealth services, help with housing needs, the economy and better jobs.

Voting & Elections 03.1.2022

PA Supreme Court Rules that Act 77 will remain in effect as it considers challenge to mail voting law

Common Cause Pennsylvania welcomes the news that Act 77 remains in effect during the Supreme Court proceedings. Almost 40% of Pennsylvanians who voted in the 2020 General Election used a mail ballot to cast their vote.

Voting & Elections 10.22.2021

Voters Tell State Judge That They Should Be Able to Join AG’s Lawsuit Over Release of Personal Data to PA Senators

Eight voters and three community organizations took their argument to Commonwealth Court today in their effort to join a lawsuit challenging a subpoena issued by a state Senate committee to the Department of State seeking the personally identifying information of the approximately nine million registered voters in Pennsylvania.

Ethics 10.12.2021

Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA 10th) admits he is on the hot seat and on Tuesday spoke for the first time about a senate report alleging he sowed seeds of mistrust following the 2020 election.

“When you’re in a position of leadership, you have a responsibility, to tell the truth,” Executive Director of Common Cause Pa., Khalif Ali said. He says Perry should step down for sowing seeds of mistrust in our democracy. “You can’t just arbitrarily object and call into question the integrity of the process that was questioned in previous elections in which Republicans were successful.”

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