The November 7th election is quickly approaching. Are you registered to vote? Will you need to vote via absentee ballot? The deadline for registering is in just a few days and you should start the absentee ballot process now!
On Friday President Trump made some comments that did not set well with NFL players. He called out those players who refuse to stand for the National Motto before games. His choice of words were not appropriate, but he got the NFL’s attention. During Sunday’s Steelers vs. Bears game, only one Steelers’ player came to the field to stand for the National Anthem. Is he now being pressured to explain his actions away?
Time is running out as the September 30th deadline approaches to repeal Obamacare through reconciliation. Senator Lindsey Graham and Senator Bill Cassidy have introduced a bill that would end many of Obamacare’s components and PA’s Senators Casey and Toomey need to support it!
Since the violence in Charlottesville, VA, there has been an uptick in the vandalism of statues of those deemed racist — Robert E. Lee, an unnamed Confederate soldier, Christopher Columbus. Whether these efforts are truly to combat racism or simply being used as a means to destablize the nation are being questioned. However, right in the midst of Washington, DC there remains the image of probably one of the most racist women ever to live in America — Margaret Sanger!
State legislators are, for the most part, in their district offices this month. Why not take the time to set up a face-to-face meeting with them? Now would be an excellent time to bring your concerns to them — a vote they cast, a bill they co-sponsored, a bill that should be introduced?? Let them know. They are your elected representatives in Harrisburg!
Congressmen Mike Kelly and Keith Rothfus were the only two PA Congressmen who signed onto a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressing concerns over the apparent religious test that Senator Bernie Sanders was using to determine whether to support a Trump nominee or not! Also, Senator Mitch McConnell has finally decided to move towards a repeal of Obamacare, a step in the right direction!
It’s called ‘merit selection of judges,’ but it would take away your ability to vote for PA Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth Court judges. How would those judges be chosen? The Governor would get to choose from a list handed him by a 13-member panel and then confirmed by a simple majority in the PA Senate. HB 111 would do just that and it’s in the House Judiciary Committee right now!
Who has endorsed the candidates for statewide races for PA Supreme Court, PA Superior Court and PA Commonwealth Court? A lot is revealed about the judicial philosophy of a candidate by those who endorses him or her.
Today is the National Day of Prayer and President Trump took advantage of the day to sign an executive order protecting religious liberty. The executive order focused on the Johnston Amendment in an effort to weaken its strangle hold on churches and other religious organizations.
Judge Neil Gorsuch has been voted out of the Judiciary Committee strictly along party lines and is now headed for a vote before the full Senate. However, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has promised a filibuster of the nominee and our Senator Casey supports this threat and has also vowed to vote against Judge Gorsuch on the floor!