LWV of PA News

This page provides a mix of League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania news releases and posts.

THE LWV OF PA SUPPORTS THE ADOPTION OF THE REGIONAL GREENHOUSE GAS INITIATIVE (RGGI)

In 2019, @GovernorTomWolf committed PA to decreasing greenhouse gas emissions 26% by 2025 & 80 % by 2050. “We are not advancing toward these goals, but backsliding. It’s important that we start to address these emissions.” -Hayley Book, Sr. Advisor at DEP.

The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania supports PA’s adoption of RGGI in order to protect our beautiful Commonwealth and boost local economies.


WILL REDISTRICTING BE FAIR?

Harrisburg failed to pass comprehensive legislation that would make the redistricting process fair, transparent, and nonpartisan. The lines drawn this year will dictate legislative districts for the next TEN YEARS. Pennsylvanians will be able to participate in congressional hearings in the months to come, it is our civic duty to engage in this process & keep politics out of redistricting.

https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/pa-redistricting-is-poised-to-be-transparent-will-it-be-fair-advocates-think-yes/?mc_cid=dda6cbbef6&mc_eid=cd1fd6ac5f/


PA ELECTION LAW AND ELECTION LAW REFORM

“LWVPA supports effective election laws that ensure that elections are accessible, transparent, fair, secure, and recountable, promote universal voter participation, and provide voters with meaningful choices when they go to the polls.” – Carol Kuniholm, April 2021

Check out this great resource on Pennsylvania election law, reform & more! Shout out to the local league in Greater Pittsburgh for putting this together.

https://lwvpgh.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=554754&module_id=477549&fbclid=IwAR3zWz5dtic1QHZlnSel5C_DLdvPKrfhoBGJq05T9-nNt2YHuqYCKtx4SQ0


END PRISON GERRYMANDERING

It is time to #EndPrisonGerrymandering and have these individuals counted in their last known address, not as a resident of their penal institution. Prison Gerrymandering is a racial justice issue, The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and Fair Districts PA support an end to this practice in our Commonwealth.

https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2021-07-08/census/petition-calls-for-an-end-to-prison-gerrymandering-in-pa/a74930-1?fbclid=IwAR21J4x8-RGVF04Jb1btexQu-pe-AwcCapqOQl1sScsvD9az2zH2nVa9btU