Demand Accountability and Decency in Government

Following months of calculated moves to subvert democracy and suppress the will of Pennsylvania voters, Harrisburg Republicans have continued making false claims leading up to the attempted coup an deadly insurrection in Washington, D.C. They repeatedly sowed doubt over the fair and accurate results of the 2020 election by misrepresenting facts and making baseless claims of fraud despite being unable to produce any evidence beyond hearsay. These irresponsible lies have been cited by the president for months and used to incite his followers. Rather than acknowledging some responsibility and expressing any contrition over their role, Harrisburg Republicans have doubled down and began the 2021-22 legislative session by bringing up divisive legislation to boost their political stronghold on the first day House standing committess formed.

If Harrisburg Republicans won't take responsibility for their actions and move toward bipartisan efforts to focus on people rather than politics, we must work together and use our voices to make the change we want to see. Join House Democrats in calling on Harrisburg Republicans to stop their political games and start focusing on working families, senior residents, veterans and Pennsylvanians' health and economic recovery from COVID-19, and to restore the people’s faith and work to strengthen the fabric of our sacred democracy.  

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Defending Democracy

Support for legislation to streamline elections and maintain security.

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HELP SAVE LIVES, DEFEAT COVID-19 AND OPEN OUR ECONOMY RESPONSIBLY

Like you, we want our economy open as quickly and as safely as possible. 

Extremists in Harrisburg backed by corporate special interests don’t want to wait until the doctors say it’s safe. They pushed through a plan to throw away the stay-at-home guidance that’s already helped to flatten the curve, save lives and protect our essential workers. 

They refused every attempt to provide workers with Personal Protective Equipment, Job Security, Paid Sick Leave, and other key Worker Protection measures. 

They won’t listen to the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institute of Health or anyone – including the people – saying it’s too soon to throw open the doors to every business. They won’t wait for more than one out of a hundred people to get tested. 

Join us and tell Republican leaders they need to put people first, starting with our frontline workers. Take action! 

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Real help, right now: The Pennsylvania Emergency Childcare Act

As school districts across Pennsylvania turn to remote virtual learning to mitigate community spread of COVID-19, millions of school-aged children with working parents will need access to full-day childcare.

Parents who work essential frontline jobs and careers may now face the impossible choice between losing employment or paying for childcare.

The PA Emergency Childcare Act would help these families pay for safe and reliable childcare so that they can stay employed, continue to power Pennsylvania’s economic recovery and help keep Pennsylvanians safe, fed and healthy.

PECA seeks to expand qualifications for childcare subsidies to families with income above the current threshold for coverage under the PA Child Care Works Program and to create the Childcare for Essential Workers Grant Program. These programs would help parents meet the needs of their school-age and preschool children throughout the pandemic and help families navigate the world of virtual learning. Providers could include daycares, churches, individual providers and even family members.

The faster the General Assembly delivers legislation to Governor Wolf, the more critical support can be delivered to working families.

Please tell your state lawmakers and General Assembly leaders to pass PECA to expand Child Care Works and help fund the Childcare for Essential Workers Grant Program for families who need real help, right now.

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Help Pennsylvanians Stay in their homes through these unprecedented times

Pennsylvanians are doing their best to navigate everyday challenges in the middle of a pandemic. Legislative leaders should be doing their part to ensure that people aren't put on the street in the middle of a public health crisis where people are relying on their home for shelter, and it's also acting as their office and classroom. 

Please use the form below to tell your state legislator and Republican leaders that we need to take swift legislative action to help keep Pennsylvania residents in their homes and to protect tenants and landlords in these challenging times. 

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Help stop the threats to our health and safety!

Republican leaders in Harrisburg want to start the new year with two bills that would let drillers spill hundreds of gallons of dangerous oil and wastewater without having to report it and make health care in Pennsylvania even more expensive than it is now.

Join House Democrats in telling these leaders they need to start passing laws that put people and families first, not the special interests. Learn more and take action!

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Support the Plan4PA

Pennsylvania House Democrats are urging bipartisan work on their "Plan for PA," which advances the values of working, middle-class families in Pennsylvania with policies and legislation focused on putting people first and creating good jobs, providing quality schools, ensuring affordable health care and establishing a fair economy.

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Raise the minimum wage for working families, Pennsylvania’s economy

Working hard is at the core of what Pennsylvanians are about. Raising the minimum wage is about economic fairness and economic sense: every state around Pennsylvania has a higher minimum wage. It’s also about boosting our state's economy. Raising the minimum wage would put more money in the pockets of low-wage workers, money that would be spent on goods and services in our local businesses.

Fill out the form to email legislative leaders and your state lawmakers to let them know that you support an increase in the minimum wage.

 

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