Protecting Our Democracy
For our democracy to work, its institutions have to function. We need to support and nourish those institutions.
- An End to Gerrymandering: We need to stop the practice whereby elected officials pick their voters. It’s supposed to be the other way around. I support SB22 and HB722 which both call for a non-partisan commission to decide congressional and state legislative lines.
- Campaign Finance Reform: It’s beyond time to reform the way money influences politics in our state. We need to adopt a system that is more transparent and reduces the influence of large corporations on our elections.
- Voting and Elections: Let’s make it easier for people to vote, not harder. I support early voting and voting by mail. Both have worked in other states; they can work here too.
- Protecting a Free Press: In the last year, the press has come under increasing attack. Our democracy cannot exist without an informed electorate and the press plays a pivotal role in that regard. I will always speak out for a free press and as a member of the PA Senate will only support the nomination of officials and judges who share that point of view.