A recent F&M poll showed that 72% of Pennsylvanians want to see serious reform of our state government. Many Pennsylvanians want redistricting reform to end gerrymandering so that our electoral maps empower voters to choose their lawmakers rather than allowing lawmakers to choose their voters. They want Pennsylvania to take steps to secure our elections, to increase the transparency of state government to the public, and to shrink the legislature. However, our state lawmakers have been slow to take action and their inaction is hurting Pennsylvanians.
On October 16 @ 6:30 PM the Dana Hamp Gulick for PA 97 campaign is hosting the third in a series of forums about critical issues facing Pennsylvania. Dana will moderate the discussion and would love to meet you. Admission is free.
The third forum in the Critical Issues Facing PA series is about good government. Three distinguished panelists will join us. Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale will speak to us about what he has done to try to encourage responsible government in Pennsylvania and what he sees as the key challenges that lie ahead. Barry Kauffmann, President American Public Interest Enterprises and former Executive Director of Common Cause Pennsylvania will speak about how to make our General Assembly more effectual, ethical, and responsive to the people of our state. Dr. Rob Spicer of Millersville University will speak about the importance of government transparency and the role a free press plays in bringing this about. After presenting, the panelists will field audience questions.
The forum begins at 6:30 PM at the Manheim Township Municipal Building (1840 Municipal Drive Lancaster).