Pennsylvania’s Primary Election is a little over two weeks away and it is critical that the business community makes its voice heard in the political process. This year, in addition to selecting candidates for several statewide judicial seats, voters will have the opportunity to vote on three proposed constitutional amendments.
Ballot questions 1 and 2 relate to the pandemic response, with a YES vote allowing a majority of state lawmakers to end emergency declarations and restrictions on citizens with a majority vote. These amendments will restore the voice of the people during long-term emergency declarations. A YES vote on ballot question 3 would amend the state Constitution to prohibit the denial of equal rights based on race and ethnicity. The PA Chamber is urging a “yes” vote on all three measures and is embarking on a social media campaign to help spread the message to the general public.
The PA Chamber is also encouraging support for Supreme Court candidate Judge Kevin Brobson in the Republican Primary Election, as well as Chris Gebhard for the 48th Senatorial District Special Election and Abby Major for the 60th House District Special Election. The Special Elections are scheduled to coincide with Primary Election Day on Tuesday, May 18.
The PA Chamber is encouraging the state’s broad based business community to get out and vote in this important upcoming Primary Election!