- Victoria Miller
The PA Supreme Court Matters!
Happy Friday, Activists!
We wanted to highlight our fantastic meeting coming up next Wednesday when we meet a candidate for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, a court that has made incredibly important rulings in the past few years.
Quick question -- Do you remember when this Court ruled in favor of expanded voting access during a pandemic last year? And remember Rudy Giuliani and his crazy claims about election fraud? Thank goodness our state Supreme Court denied Rudy's attempt to have lawfully cast ballots thrown out!
And you may remember that the Court strengthened our democracy in the 2018 gerrymandering case. The Court ordered that the PA Congressional maps be redrawn to be more fair. So now, our Congressional districts are no longer gerrymandered into insanely shaped districts. Because they were more fairly drawn, we won Democratic seats in the 2018 midterms. These are the rulings of a reasonable and impartial court. We need to make sure we keep it that way.
Next Wednesday we'll meet Judge Maria McLaughlin, current Superior Court judge. She is running for the PA Supreme Court seat being vacated by the retirement of Chief Justice Saylor.
Join us to ask her questions about her judicial philosophy and other issues related to serving on the Court.
And don't forget to sign up for our meeting with City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart coming up on May 6!
NEXT WEDNESDAY'S MEETING
Next week we’ll meet with Democratic candidate for PA Supreme Court, Judge Maria McLaughlin. Judge McLaughlin is from Philadelphia and has served on the Superior Court since 2017. She is the only Democrat running for the Supreme Court. She began her legal career as an assistant district attorney in Philadelphia, before serving in the family division of the city’s Court of Common Pleas.
Bring your questions and learn Judge McLaughlin’s judicial philosophy.
When: Wednesday, April 21 at 5:00 pm
OUR MAY 6 MEETING
City Controller – On Thursday, May 6 at 3:30 pm we are meeting with City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart, who's running for re-election. Find out what the Controller’s office is all about and bring your questions!
When: Thursday, May 6 at 3:30 pm
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