Campaign: Civil Justice

Reform PA Ballot Access Laws

Reform ballot access laws that discriminate against third party or independent candidates.

 

Current Legislation

 

SB 195 (Voter's Choice Act): http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/billInfo.cfm?sYear=2013&sInd=0&body=S&type=B&bn=0195

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Reform Voting Methodology

Reform PA's election laws to adopt a new method of voting that provides voters with the most options and flexibility in choosing candidates. Our current system--which uses a simple plurality vote--is unfair to voters due to what is known as the "spoiler effect". In this system, voters often feel compelled to vote for the "lesser of two evils", because they are afraid of who will win the election if they don't. In other ...more »

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Campaign: Social Justice

Create Public Preschools

Establish a public preschool system that gives disadvantaged children a head start while providing working families with affordable daycare.

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Prohibit Prescription Drug Formularies

Push for an ammendment to the ACA that bans the practice of health insurers using drug formularies to determine coverage of drugs.

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Campaign: Social Justice

Oppose PA SB 1275

The proposed bill by Dinniman and Tomlinson would allow schools in the PASSHE system to succeed and become state related schools like Penn State, Lincoln....This would cripple the PASSHE system and make education at them deteriorate and costs rise to unaffordable.

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Campaign: Citizen Awareness

Educational/Panel Discussion Videos

Produce Issue based videos for a youtube channel/website section....make them either educational on issue or hold a physical panel type form on an issue

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Instant Runoff Voting for Governor

I've seen some people suggest voting reform on here in general terms, but I feel that this is a good specific measure for us to support. We would elect the Governor of Pennsylvania through an instant runoff voting system instead of our current first-past-the-post system. This would eliminate the spoiler effect when electing the Governor. Someone with center-left political views could rank the Green candidate as his first ...more »

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Campaign: Economic Justice

Revoke Corporate Charters (Criminal Convictions)

Call for revocation of corporate charters to be a penalty available to courts to apply to corporations whose executives are found guilty of crimes (in their capacity as executives).

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State-funded Small Business Incubation Program

In order to promote new, small businesses in our state, establish a state-funded, business incubation program that will both fund and mentor new owners of small businesses. Applicants will submit their business plans to a review panel for admission into the program. Once accepted, the program will offer a small grant as seed money for the business, and the program will offer mentorship to the business owners/managers. ...more »

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Remove "Professional Exemption" from Labor Law

Currently, the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has a loophole that allows companies to get out of the time-and-half overtime pay; it's called the "Professional Exemption" and in being vague, allows business to cheat workers by calling anyone they can a "professional" due to their work being intellectual in nature. This was added to our labor laws during the Bush era, and it needs to GO. I see no honest benefit to not ...more »

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Open Access to Debates

Open political debates to all candidates who demonstrate a modicum of support.

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Open Source Voting Machines

Support converting the state's voting machines to use open source software that will provide the following advantages over proprietary and closed systems:

 

1) Increased cost-effectiveness

2) Total transparency of design and operation

3) Maximum scrutiny of system security

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