from Frances Wolf, 3/21/18
Tom knows that we’re stronger when everyone is treated fairly. That’s why he’s been a champion for policies that ensure women aren’t discriminated against when it comes to equal pay or access to birth control and comprehensive healthcare.
Republicans across the country want to turn back the clock on the progress we’ve made in advancing women’s rights, so it’s more important than ever that we stand with Tom.
That’s why we’re launching Women for Wolf — a coalition of women supporting Tom and his pro-equality, pro-women actions — and we’re hoping you’ll show your support by liking Women for Wolf on Facebook.
Tom stood up to extremists who wanted to restrict women’s healthcare, and he’s investing resources to combat sexual harassment and sexual violence on Pennsylvania’s college campuses. He’ll keep fighting for women, but he needs our support to help him continue the fight as Pennsylvania’s governor.
Over the weeks and months to come, Women for Wolf will play a critical role in this campaign by organizing more events and opportunities to get involved.
So don’t miss out — like the Women for Wolf Facebook page now.
Thanks for your support,
Governor Wolf, February 19, 2018
Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement on the new remedial congressional map ordered by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court:
“Over the last month, I have personally heard from thousands of Pennsylvanians and they are sick and tired of gerrymandering, which perpetuates gridlock, alienates citizens and stifles reform. I have stood for fairness and rejected a proposed map that was universally seen as another partisan gerrymander. I applaud the court for their decision and I respect their effort to remedy Pennsylvania’s unfair and unequal congressional elections.
“Now, my focus will be on making sure the Department of State can support our counties and all candidates in the election process, particularly during the petition period. My administration will work expeditiously to update Department of State systems and ensure all processes are in place to assist candidates for Congress.”
Here’s the new map, from ABC News:
The last-minute Republican leaders’ map split Chester County between 2 districts and put parts of 3 counties in the 6th district. The Supreme Court’s decision puts all of Chester County in the 6th, which is only fair atonement for the outgoing gerrymander, considering that the County has 5/7 of the population of one district. In fact, the map does a great job of keeping county splits to a minimum, both in SE PA and in the state as a whole.
At the Turn PA Blue Petition Workshop, talking about rapid progress in Chesco Dem Zone One and how it will help the Governor’s reelection this year.
It’s unlikely you’re a fan of either, however, if you’re viewing this site.
Scott Wagner, far right-wing Republican candidate for PA Governor in 2018, is an admirer of extremist Trump associate Steve Bannon. Photo cropped from “Scott Wagner Seated Next to Steve Bannon at “Put Americans First Rally,” Raging Chicken Press, 9/24/17.