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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.

Commonwealth Court Ruling on Vote-By-Mail – Statement of Common Cause Pennsylvania

The constitutionality of Act 77, including the vote-by-mail provisions, was already thoroughly tested and found valid by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2020. We believe that this decision is wrong, and we hope and expect the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will take this important case up quickly.

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.

Voting & Elections 10.7.2021

Report by U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee singled out two Pennsylvania Republicans — U.S. Rep. Scott Perry and State Sen. Doug Mastriano

It is clear from what we’ve seen in this report that these men do not respect the will of the voters. No elected official should remain in office, if they do not respect the voters who put them there.

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