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What are Legislative Committees and How Do They Affect You?

By Jason Capello / March 6, 2024
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Legislative committees are an integral part of the democratic process in the United States. They are groups of legislators assigned to study, debate, and amend proposed bills before they are presented to the full House or Senate for a vote. The PA House and Senate write and enact legislation. Each legislative chamber has mirroring committees […]

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2023 is an Important Election Year! Part Two: County and Municipal Elections

By Nina Victoria / October 18, 2023
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The upcoming November 7th election may seem to lack luster – we will not be voting for President or Governor – but we do have the opportunity to vote for county and municipal officials – positions that make decisions that affect our everyday lives. *For this blog, we list candidates in the order they appear […]

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2023 is an Important Election Year! Part One: Judicial Elections

By Nina Victoria / October 18, 2023
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It’s an “off-year” for elections – we don’t vote for President, Governor, or for state or federal congressional representatives. But this is still an important election year. This year, Pennsylvanians have the opportunity to vote for judges and municipal officials – positions that make decisions that affect our everyday lives. *For this blog, we list […]

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North Carolina Supreme Court Opens up a Path for a Potential Threat to Democracy

By Paul Fedore / June 12, 2023
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On June 30th of last year, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that could affect congressional redistricting nationwide. This case seeks to answer an important question: Should any state court be allowed to draw federal congressional districts?  The case Moore v. Harper will address North Carolina’s congressional map. The state Supreme […]

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