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)
FIND OUT HOW, WHERE, AND WHEN TO VOTE IN PENNSYLVANIA
VOLUNTEER AT THE POLLS IN PENNSYLVANIA
LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN PENNSYLVANIA
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 H.R.1, the For the People Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in March 2019.
THE NEXT PRESIDENT & CONGRESS MUST ENACT DEMOCRACY REFORM!
Sign your name to show the next administration and Congress that Day 1 is for Democracy. Demand that the For People Act is a first priority of the next administration and Congress.
HELP STOP DISINFORMATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA!
Do your part for our democracy today. If you spot any misleading or deceptive posts about voting or democracy reforms on social media report them to the Common Cause Social Media Monitoring team!
Rather self explanatory, this article details a testimony by Common Cause which advocates for voting by mail.
Another list, this time documenting the growing support for Fair District PA’s efforts. The article tracks their growth in 2019 and the progress that has been made as a result.
After years of pressure from advocates, leaders in Pennsylvania’s GOP-controlled state House are indicating they might be willing to substantially tighten the law governing legislative gifts.