Question:

Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to change existing law and increase the power of the General Assembly to unilaterally terminate or extend a disaster emergency declaration—and the powers of Commonwealth agencies to address the disaster regardless of its severity pursuant to that declaration—through passing a concurrent resolution by simple majority, thereby removing the existing check and balance of presenting a resolution to the Governor for approval or disapproval?

 

Explanation:

This relates to the termination or extension of disaster emergency declarations commonly known as a “state of emergency”. If this question receives a majority “yes” vote, the Governor has to work with the Pennsylvania State House and State Senate instead of making a unlaterial decision.

Our Stance:

Tom Wolf has been acting like a tyrant during his time as governor. by voting yes, we are able to limit the power of King Wolf in the Pennsylvania Constitution and allow our representatives to decided the fate of our state of emergencies which has been used more as a political tool instead of what it is intended to do. 

Question: 

Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to change existing law so that: a disaster emergency declaration will expire automatically after 21 days, regardless of the severity of the emergency, unless the General Assembly takes action to extend the disaster emergency; the Governor may not declare a new disaster emergency to respond to the dangers facing the Commonwealth unless the General Assembly passes a concurrent resolution; the General Assembly enacts new laws for disaster management?

 

Explanation:

This relates to the termination or extension of disaster emergency declarations commonly known as a “state of emergency”. If this question receives a majority “yes” vote, the Governor can only call for a 21 day state of emergency and would need a vote from the Pennsylvania State House and State Senate to extend the state of emergency past the 21 day period. This would also allow our representatives to be able to manage state emergencies by a case by case basis instead of a blanket rule under the governor

 

Our Stance:

Under the Wolf Administration, small businesses all over the commonwealth have gone out of business, children are still not fully back in school after over a year, and our freedoms are still being jeopardized on a daily basis. By voting yes, we can end the economic shutdown and put our children back in school. Businesses should be open, people should be allowed to participate in freedom not tyranny, and children belong in the classroom not behind a computer screen. 

Question: 

Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended by adding a new section providing that equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged because of an individual’s race or ethnicity?

 

Explanation:

While everyone in Pennsylvania is equal under the law, it is actually not stated in our Pennsylvania constitution and this measure simply allows everyone to have the same rights under our constitution. 

 

Our Stance:

This ballot question has nothing to do with the liberal agenda in D.C. called the “Equality Act”. The question simply puts what is already passed, bipartisan legislation into our constitution and we should vote yes.