THE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN Pennsylvania
MAKE AN IMPACT FOR DEMOCRACY
Democracy starts with each of us—and together, we can make a major impact when we speak up for what’s right. We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. We are powerful, fearless, ordinary Americans working together to build a democracy that works for us all.
Take action! Join in the democracy work of the organizations below:
- ACLU of Pennsylvania
- All Voting is Local – Pennsylvania
- Committee of Seventy
- Common Cause Pennsylvania
- Draw the Lines PA
- Fair Districts PA
- League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania
- March on Harrisburg
- NAACP Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group
- Unitarian Universalist Pennsylvania Legislative Advocacy Network (UUPLAN)
LEARN MORE ABOUT NEW VOTING AND ELECTION BILLS IN PENNSYLVANIA
An online database created by the Brennan Center has all the most recent information on restrictive and expansive voting bills that are being proposed or have passed in your state. Make sure to stay up-to-date!
VISIT A ‘ONE-STOP-SHOP’ FOR ELECTION INFO: VOTE411.ORG FOR PENNSYLVANIA
VOTE411 is a “one-stop-shop” for election information created by League of Women Voters. Get your Personalized Voting Information to find your polling place, see what’s on your ballot, check your voter registration, learn ID requirements, and much more!
VOLUNTEER AT THE POLLS IN PENNSYLVANIA
An online portal developed by the Fair Elections Center to share state by state information on poll worker requirements and applications for each state.
LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN PENNSYLVANIA
A searchable database by Open Secrets with profiles showing you who’s making the big political contributions in your state, as well as where the money’s coming from.
LEARN HOW DEMOCRACY REFORMS BECOME LAW IN PENNSYLVANIA
Twenty-four states, including Pennsylvania, do not feature a process for citizen-led ballot initiatives. This means that a state legislator must sponsor a bill in order for it to be voted on to become law. This requires you to be in relationship with your state legislatures. Some tactics used in these states to pressure on them to act are community powered lobbying, marching, and nonviolent civil disobedience. LEARN MORE!
Pennsylvania DEMOCRACY REFORM AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IS POSSIBLE TOO!
Learn more about the Freedom to Vote Act.
Add Your Name: Protect vote-by-mail in 2022
ACT NOW! The Commonwealth Court ruled that Act 77, which gave every Pennsylvanian the right to vote by mail, is unconstitutional. Add your name to our petition now to send a message to would-be vote suppressors: vote-by-mail is safe, secure, and here to stay.
VOLUNTEER TO PROTECT THE VOTE!
Join Common Cause’s Election Protection program makes sure eligible voters know how to cast their ballots and ensure they are counted. Sign up to help voters — by monitoring polling places, contacting voters, watchdogging social media for disinformation, and more!
Pennsylvania court strikes down state’s mail-in voting law
A court in the US state of Pennsylvania sided with Republican legislators this past January in striking down a state law that had eliminated barriers to voting by mail, raising a question mark about ballot access in the political battleground state ahead of crucial election contests later this year.