STRATEGIES FOR COUNTERING MIS- AND DISINFORMATION
The League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh held a virtual session on the Strategies for Countering Mis- and Disinformation. You can view a recording of the event here.
Below are three other informative videos:
RATING FOR POTENTIAL CANDIDATES TO FILL SEATS ON PENNSYLVANIA APPELLATE COURTS
The Pennsylvania Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Commission issued ratings for candidates seeking to fill seats on Pennsylvania Appellate Courts.
CLICK HERE to view the ratings.
TELL CONGRESS THAT EQUALITY BELONGS IN THE CONSTITUTION
More than 100 years after some women gained the right to vote, people in the US are still not constitutionally guaranteed equality on the basis of sex. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) will update the US Constitution to protect the equality of rights under the law regardless of sex. The ERA has met all ratification requirements, and now we are urging Congress to act to ensure the ERA is published.
Inequality hurts everyone. Urge Congress to act now to assert that the ERA is part of the Constitution!
Click here to connect to your representatives.
Click here to view a recording of a discussion on the League’s role in the ERA. AJ Conroy of the ERA Coalition discusses the ERA history, the League’s role, the implication of passing the ERA, and what PA citizens can do to help.
DID YOU KNOW THAT REGISTERED INDEPENDENTS CAN’T VOTE IN PRIMARIES? LET’S FIX THAT.
Pennsylvania has a chance to give every eligible voter the right to vote in every election. Let’s make 2023 the year Pennsylvania joins 41 other states by repealing closed primaries.
Please call your PA state Senator and ask them to to support a bill to repeal closed primaries or click here to email your Senator.
TAKE ACTION: TELL THE SENATE TO PASS THE DISCLOSE ACT
Voters have a right to know who is making large campaign contributions to influence their votes. Undisclosed political spending has exploded in recent elections, with roughly $1 billion spent since 2010 by dark money groups. This represents massive growth over the last few decades, with many recent federal elections setting records for the most outside political spending.
The funding that candidates and dark money groups raise goes largely to advertising, which is intentionally used to influence voters’ decisions. Although funding is necessary to run for office, dark, undisclosed money opens the door for elected officials to take office without the public knowing which organizations helped them get elected.
The Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act or DISCLOSE Act of 2021 (s. 443) requires organizations to disclose political donations over $10,000 during an election cycle. The League supports this legislation because we believe that Americans deserve to know who is trying to influence their vote.
ELECTION SECURITY, RUMOR VS REALITY
Rumors about our elections abound these days. Click here for the facts about the security of our elections.
LEHIGH COUNTY IS LOOKING FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS TO BECOME POLL WORKERS
You must be 18 years old and a registered voter to apply. This is a paid position!
Call 610-783-3000 X7812 to volunteer or to find out more about becoming a poll worker.
As a Spanish interpreter, you will break language barriers so that everyone has a chance to participate in democracy. Perform your civic duty and ba a part of change.
NEW LEGISLATIVE MAPS
- The Legislative Reapportionment Commission has approved final House and Senate maps, however challenges can still be made to either map.
- Click here to see your old and new legislative districts.
- Click here to see all of the new Pa state House districts, as well as statistics for each district.
- Click here to see all of the new PA state Senate districts, as well as statistics for each district.
- Click here to see the new U.S. House districts in Pennsylvania, as well as statistics for each district.
SUPPORT DEMOCRACY BY VOLUNTEERING TO BE A POLL WORKER
Call (610-782-3194) or email (email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org) the Lehigh County Office of Voter Registration to volunteer to be a poll worker or sign up online. Note that this is a PAID position.