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The Supermajority: Why Dems don’t have a voice in Harrisburg

from Willistown-Malvern Dems

November 2016, Republicans took 34 seats in our Pennsylvania Senate, giving them a SUPERMAJORITY.

Why is this important?

It means that Pennsylvania Republican Senators can pass laws without needing a single Democrat’s vote.

If that doesn’t scare you, it should. Here are some recent bills that have passed:

SB383: Allows Pennsylvania public school workers to bring guns onto school grounds.
SB3: Bans abortion after 20 weeks leaving no exceptions for rape, incest, health or tragic fetal anomalies.

We are fortunate to have a Democratic Governor in Tom Wolf because he has veto power. BUT…guess what?

A supermajority can overturn a governor’s veto.

You heard me right. The GOP has 34 of 50 Senate seats, which represents more than two-thirds,… and a two-thirds vote from the Senate and House is required to overturn a governor’s veto.

Every election matters. We need your VOTE. We need your HELP.