Stories tagged: "Melissa Shusterman"


(L-R) Keystone managing editor Patrick Berkery, state Rep. Melissa Shusterman, state Sen. Katie Muth, state Sen. Malcolm Kenyatta, and Lancaster City Council President Izzy Smith-Wade-El during the Keystone candidate forum at the Bok Building in Philadelphia, Oct. 19, 2022 (Photo: the Keystone).
‘They Aren’t Listening to You and They Don’t Care About Your Values’: PA Democrats Say Republicans in Harrisburg Are Hurting Pennsylvanians

At the Keystone’s candidate forum in Philadelphia, state Democrats cited Republican efforts to ban abortion and their hypocrisy on the issue of public safety as examples of how the GOP-majority are attempting to take away the rights of Pennsylvanians.

State Sen. Judy Ward (R-Blair) speaks during a Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee hearing at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
These State Lawmakers Are up for Reelection; Here Are the Abortion Bills They’ve Proposed

The US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade means abortion rights will be determined at the state level. With many state lawmakers up for reelection this year, your vote matters more than ever in determining the future of abortion rights in the commonwealth.

L-R: Rep. Melissa Shusterman, Sen Amanda Cappeletti, and Rep. Liz Hanbidge, outside the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown on Oct. 15. (Courtesy Rep. Hanbidge)
New PA Bill Would Provide Three Days’ Paid Leave for Pregnancy Loss

Many women silently grieve a pregnancy loss while going about their daily lives. New PA bill would allow working women to take time off.

State Rep. Maureen Madden (D-Monroe)  says the anti-abortion bill Republicans are pushing will traumatize women who have miscarriages. (Flickr/Office of Governor Tom Wolf)
Madden: GOP’s Anti-Abortion Bill Would Traumatize Women

State Rep. Maureen Madden explains how a new bill pushed by Republicans would have affected her.