Legislative Interviews

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We have received from the PA League a cover letter and interview questions to ask the state legislators who represent the citizens of Lehigh County in the PA State Assembly this year.  We created a editable document with interview questions only.  We also added Questions Updated w Supplemental Questions.  The purposes of these legislative interviews are:

• To learn where legislators stand on specific issues so the League can be a better advocate on our positions.
• To educate legislators about issues the League cares about and to let them know our position on those issues.
• To help Leagues build a relationship with their legislators.

We are ready to start the process of contacting the local offices of our nine legislators to schedule interviews using the following questions about current issues.  Click on the link for positions or “Where We Stand” recently received from the state League.
1. Voting and Elections Modernization
2. Redistricting Reform (update coming soon)
3. Criminal Justice Reform
4. Environmental Protection (see below; updates coming soon)

Land Use
Natural Gas Extraction from Marcellus Shale
Pooling
Pipelines

As reports are due to the state League by March 15, the appointments need to take place in February or early March. If you would like to join the team of members interviewing your legislator, please contact Jan Little.

Action Co-Chairs Mary Erdman and Jan Little and Secretary Molly Faust have been scheduling interviews and recruiting members to join them.  Ideally, at least one of the interviewers should be a constituent of the legislator being interviewed.  Then, one member should conduct the interview and another member could take notes of the legislator’s answers.  Later, the “reporter” can write up the answers in the editable document as a report.  It is a good idea for all three members to contribute to the report.   Then attach the report to an email and send to Jan Little and Mary Erdman, Action Co-Chairs.  We will post the report our website as we in 2018 as shown at the bottom of this page.  Optional: Then, help the state League by filling out the Google Form here: https://goo.gl/forms/VrvGm0TaUsBc7x622  You simply copy from the report and paste into the Google Form.

Representatives

2019 Legislative Interviews Scheduled

  • Gary Day:  Fri., 2/8/19 @ 11 a.m. *+Mary Erdman, *+Jan Little
  • Ryan Mackenzie:  Scheduling in progress by *Jan Little
  • Zachary Mako:  Mon., 2/25/19 @ Noon  Pat Hudson, *Jan Little
  • Jeanne McNeill:  Rescheduling in progress by *Jan Little
  • Michael H. Schlossberg:  Th., 2/14/19 @ 10 a.m. +Pat Hudson, +Paulette Hunter, +Emma Lewis, *Jan Little, +Terry Schettini
  • Peter Schweyer: Th., 2/7/19 @ 1:30 p.m.*Mary Erdman, *Barbara Williams
  • Justin Simmons:  Scheduling in progress by *+Molly Faust

Senators

2019 Legislative Interviews Scheduled

  • Lisa M. Boscola: Th., 3/7/19 @ 2 p.m. **+Susan McNamara, +Kathy Stagl, *Jan Little, +Tom Ulrich
  • Patrick M. Browne: Fri., 1/22/19 @ 2 p.m. *+Mary Erdman, *+Jan Little, +Mary Sue Schnell

*means a member of the board of directors of the Lehigh County league

+means a constituent

** means a member of the board of directors of the Northampton County league

Representatives

2018 Legislative Interviews Completed

Canceled by officeholder

Senators

2018 Legislative Interviews Completed

Key:

*means a member of the board of directors of the Lehigh County league

** means a member of the board of directors of the Northampton County league

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