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Facts for Citizens 2022

Welcome to the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh!

"Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy."

We're #1 in Voter Service Innovation!


Our Voter Service Committee won the "Innovating Our Power Award" at the LWV National Convention! 
The award recognizes the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh for creative adaptation of voter services in response to the pandemic.  Soon we'll be busy preparing for the midterms.  Whatever your interest, idea or time availability, we have a job for you! 
Join our Award-Winning Team! You can help!

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  • Track down candidate email addresses for Vote411
  • Join the "stage crew" for a Zoom or in-person candidate forum
  • Drop off printed voter information to schools, libraries and community groups.
  • Help produce and edit short videos
  • Staff a voter registration table in the community
  • Format or proofread digital and print materials from home.
To get involved, contact  voterservice@lwvpgh.org or drop in at the next Voter Service committee meeting.   
New and prospective members are always welcome and will be teamed with experienced volunteers.
 

Not a Member?  Join the League!  

Members,  Need Help Logging in?   Member Login Help

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    Action Item:  LWVPA opposes PA Senate Bill 106.  SB 106 proposes 5 new amendments to the PA Constitution which:

  • state that the PA Constitution does not grant any right relating to abortion
  • add to the types of legislation that are exempt from the Governor's veto
  • add new voter ID requirements, eliminating some forms of ID that are currently valid for voting.
  • add a 90-day waiting period for new PA residents to register to vote, (effectively disenfranchising new residents including out-of-state students at PA colleges and universities.)
  • move the authority to audit elections from the PA Secretary of State to the Auditor General
  • change the role of the Lieutenant Governor, including eliminating the role as a tie-breaker in the Senate, and changing the way a Lt. Governor is elected.

You can read more information and find a list of suggested actions in this announcement from the LWVPA:  LWVPA Statement on SB 106

Learn more on our Harrisburg Watch page.

LWV Response to the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization striking down Roe v. Wade.


LWVUS Statement of Position on Public Policy on Reproductive Rights,

as announced by the National Board, January 1983:


"The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that public policy in a pluralistic society must affirm the constitutional right of privacy of the individual to make reproductive choices."


Read the LWVPA response to the decision   
here

Read the LWVUS response to the decision  here

The LWVUS joined an amicus brief in support of the Jackson Women's Health Organization,  which you can read here

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What Happens to your Ballot Before and After You Vote? 
Follow the Journey of an Official PA Ballot in this New Video. 

"Behind the Scenes" Journey of an Official Election BALLOT  
                           

You go to your polling place, mark your ballot, feed it into the scanner, and then what????

This 15-minute video presentation follows the "Behind the Scenes" journey of an Official Election Ballot in Pennsylvania, and helps to counter the mis- and dis-information that sometimes color our elections.  Learn more about Advanced Preparation, Election Day, Tallying the Vote, and Verifying the Vote.  See the final slides for a list of additional resources.
 
We invite you to share this important information and learn more about the built-in security and safeguards that have developed over time to safeguard election integrity.

 

Learn more on our Elections in PA page.


Read our Member Blogs - Our members are writing about climate news, election views, and book reviews.

(Members -- you may add comments to blog posts if you are logged into the website. )

Recent Blogs
Climate Crisis Report
Recent Blogs
Thinking About Elections
Recent Blogs
The Book Report
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How Does PA Government Work?

Raise your Civics IQ by exploring our Pennsylvania Government pages:

So, How Are the PA Legislative Races Shaping Up for November?

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The  PA House/Senate Races page has been updated to show the winners of the Democratic and Republican Primaries. 

(In PA, "third party" candidates do not participate in the primary.  They will be added in the fall after their filing deadline.)

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