Stories tagged: "democrats"

The Pennsylvania Capitol (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
PA House Can Finally Get to Work for the People After Adopting Operating Rules

State lawmakers finally adopted a set of operating rules for the House which expand sexual harassment and discrimination protections, and change the constitutional amendment approval process.

Pennsylvania House Speaker Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, speaker at the Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. Democrats in the Pennsylvania House moved to control the chamber, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022 after they barely won back a majority of seats in November but one of their incumbents died and two others won higher office. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
In an Attempted Power Grab, House GOP Lawmakers Try to Set Special Elections in Dem-Leaning Districts for May

While House Democrats flipped a total of 12 seats in November to win a majority, three seats are now vacant and Republicans are claiming they’re in the majority again.

FILE - Pennsylvania state Rep. Summer Lee speaks to supporters before being endorsed by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., as the Democratic Party nomination for the state's 12th Congressional District during a campaign stop in Pittsburgh on May 12, 2022. In Pittsburgh, Democrats were concerned about potential voter confusion because the Republican running against Lee is named Mike Doyle, the same name as the city's longtime Democratic congressman, who is retiring at the end of the year. Lee won the race and will become the first Black congresswoman from Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Rebecca Droke, File)
Here Are All the Democratic Women Who Were Elected in Pennsylvania

So far, 44 out of the 75 Democratic women who ran in the commonwealth have won their respective elections. The only race that’s still to be called as of this writing featuring a female Democrat is between Democrat Melissa Cerrato and incumbent Republican Todd Stephens in the 151st House district.  

Dr. Denise Johnson, the Acting Secretary and Physician General of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, speaking before the House and Senate Policy committees Tuesday, July 19, 2022. (Courtesy: Pennsylvania House of Representatives).
PA Secretary of Health Talks About the Reality of Women’s Healthcare Post-Roe

In a hearing before Democratic lawmakers, Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Health testified to the “facts and fictions” of a post-Roe Pennsylvania and what could happen if abortion access is restricted in the state. 

Rep. Susan Wild (D-PA)
Rep. Susan Wild Holds Emotional Town Hall After Mass Shooting In TX

As the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas was unfolding, as the numbers were growing and no one knew for certain just how many children, teachers, and school personnel were injured or dead, community leaders responded in very different ways.

Women's rights advocates demonstrate against recent abortion bans in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Republican Candidates Threaten Pro-Choice Commonwealth Policies

Democratic candidates for Governor and Senate have been equally forceful in their public support for abortion access, while their opponents in the GOP are universally against the right.

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
New Poll Shows Fetterman With 20 Point Lead In Democratic Field; Three Republicans In A Tight Race

A new Monmouth University poll released Wednesday shows the Democratic primary for United States Senate has a clear front-runner: Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman. The Republicans, meanwhile, have a tight three-way race for the nomination. In the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate: John Fetterman garnered the support of 44% of poll respondents while Congressman Conor Lamb...