Five things you can do NOW!
May 26- Participate in Facebook Live day of Action
Pennsylvania’s closed primary elections shut out more than one million voters from important elections every year. Join our Virtual Advocacy Day on May 26 and help change that.
Sign up here: OpenPrimariesPA event link
Join us in the fight for Open Primaries!
On Primary Day- June 2nd
take a picture of you holding this sign (click on image to the right to download the print-ready sign) and blast on your social media. Start a conversation about our voting rights. Be sure to share with us on our social media:
Click on image to download
Call your PA House of Representatives legislator and candidates running for statewide office:
“I would consider voting for you on the primary but I cant, because I am an independent. Please support SB 300 and HB 192 to open PA's primaries to non affiliated voters”.
Write a letter...
...to the editor to your local newspaper highlighting how the primaries in PA bar independent from voting, even though the primaries are publicly funded and are the important first round of voting to decide who will represent all of us.
The pandemic has forced us to re-evaluate many facets of life. This is an opportunity for us to redesign our systems where there is more freedom, choice, inclusion and safety for all.
Voters have been confronted with what it means to have their ability to vote threatened. This is felt by independent voters every election season. I am one of nearly 900,000 independent voters in PA who are barred from voting in the primary, even though the primaries are publicly funded and are most crucial first round of elections that decide who will represent all of us.
As we address this current crisis and ask how we can make voting this election season accessible, safe and accurate, we must also ask “What about those of us who can’t vote at all?” Join us in the fight for open primaries www.paindependent.org.
In other news....
1) Take this national survey of independents sponsored by Independentvoting.org
2) Politics4thepeople book club next selection