As the primary election looms, we have another voter guide for you to check out. This one goes into more detail about races which pit Republican against Republican in the US Senate, some US House, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Senate and State House races.
May 15th is primary election day in Pennsylvania. Do you know where the candidates stand on issues that are important to you? Our voter guide covers the US Senate, US House, Governor and Lieutenant Governor races.
Don’t forget Tuesday, May 8th is the last day to apply for an absentee ballot for the May 15th election. If you are ill or will be out of your voting precinct on May 15th, you may apply for an absentee ballot.
President Trump needs a strong Secretary of State who will support his agenda internationally. The President has nominated CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. As CIA Director, Pompeo has recently met with leadership in North Korea and made progress in ending their nuclear program. However, he has not yet been confirmed as Secretary of State and there has been stiff opposition from Democrats because of his conservative views. Ask Senators Casey and Toomey to vote to confirm Mike Pompeo.
It’s that time of year again – time to vote! The May 15th primary is fast approaching, but you only have until Monday, April 16th to register to vote or to change political parties. Remember Pennsylvania has a closed primary – meaning only Republicans and Democrats can vote to choose who’s on the November ballot representing their party.
Yesterday the House and Senate passed the second largest spending bill in US history and today President Trump signed it, after indicating he may veto it. He said he was forced to sign it in order to rebuild the military, but warned Congress that he would never sign such a bill again. Only five US House members from PA voted against it and Senator Casey voted ‘yea,’ while Senator Toomey did not vote.
In the past courts sided with parents unless there was evidence of child abuse or neglect, but that can no longer be guaranteed. Increasingly courts are not viewing parents as those who know best for their children and are siding more on the “rights of the child.” A Parental Rights Amendment to the US Constitution must be added in order to protect parental rights. Right now a bill has been introduced in Harrisburg that would go a long way to protecting parental rights. A rally in support of those rights will be held at the State Capitol on April 10th.
The congressional seat in PA’s 18th District has been vacant since October 2017 when Tim Murphy resigned. Voters will determine who finishes out his term on March 13th. Turnout by educated voters is crucial in this race. The AFA of PA has contacted the candidates and created a voter guide asking crucial questions dealing with abortion, special rights for homosexuals and transgenders, First Amendment rights of pastors, etc. Don’t live in the 18th Congressional District? Feel free to share with someone you know who does.
State Representative Cris Dush is circulating a co-sponsorship memo in order to begin impeachment proceedings against the five PA Supreme Court justices which voted to declare the PA congressional map unconstitutional. The memo notes the order “blatantly and clearly contradicts the plain language of the Pennsylvania Constitution, engaged in misbehavior in office.” Ask your State Rep to sign on as a co-sponsor.
It’s very true that elections have consequences and voters should be informed on where candidates stand on the issues that are important to them. Incumbents have a voting record that tells us where they really stand on life, the Second Amendment, the Constitution, immigration, illegal aliens, etc. How did your US Rep and US Senators vote on the issues important to you?