Advocacy Update: Election Recap and Help Us Improve Our Advocacy Program

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The 2020 General Election is now behind us. Much like in 2016, the polls were wrong in many respects. In a year when Democrats were projected to win big, the “blue wave” flopped. Democratic operatives were looking to flip control of state legislatures to dictate re-districting processes next year. As it turns out, only two state legislative chambers changed control, both in New Hampshire, and both flipped from Democrat to Republican. Overall, Republicans outperformed expectations, gaining seats both in the U.S. Congress and in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

Advocacy Update: Thankful for Engaged Members

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Thank you for your service and membership with ABC! It is safe to say the start of the new decade did not go as anyone intended. Our members continue to manage the effects of the pandemic and are concerned about business prospects in 2021. Despite these challenges, ABC chapters and members have been more active in our advocacy efforts than ever before. In fact, during and after the shutdown, our grassroots network grew by nearly 50 percent. Thank you!

Make Your Voice Heard: VOTE

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ABC is committed to keep you informed and connected to resources leading up to Election Day. Your voice and your vote matters! Many of you have already performed your civic duty by casting your vote through the mail. For that, we thank you. Others are planning to vote in-person at the polls. We thank you in advance.

Election Day is Approaching Fast

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ABC is committed to keep you informed and connected to resources leading up to Election Day. Your voice and your vote matters! We are less than one week from the Election Day. If you have not voted yet, we want to make sure you are connected to the resources and information you need to cast a ballot. Discover resources.

Champions of Free Enterprise

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ABC is committed to keep you informed and connected to resources leading up to Election Day. Your voice and your vote matters! In even-numbered years, the five regional ABC chapters that make up “ABC Pennsylvania” go through a process to review and recommend candidates to support for office. As a service to our members, we posted the full list of those candidates we believe will defend free enterprise and the merit shop philosophy. View the endorsements.

Voting Options During COVID-19

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ABC is committed to keep you informed and connected to resources leading up to Election Day. Your voice and your vote matters! If you are a new voter or unsure if you are registered to vote, you can check your voter registration status by clicking here. The last day to register to vote before the election is Monday, October 19. View helpful resources.

Welcome to the ‘Silly Season’

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The political parties have officially nominated their candidates for President and Vice President of the United States. As part of that process, the Republicans and Democrats hold national conventions to conduct business and hear from prominent leaders. While one can argue we have been there for quite a while, we are now in the thick of election year politics, otherwise known as the “silly season.”

Dems Pick Up Key Seat in Special Election

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By Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs, ABC Keystone Just a year ago, Senate Republicans held a more than comfortable margin in the 50-member state Senate, with 34 members. The number […]

Why Next Week’s Election Matters

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By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs Last October, one of the most pro-life conservative Republicans in Congress abruptly resigned amid a personal scandal, bringing all eyes back on Pennsylvania. […]

2018 Set To Reshape Pennsylvania

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By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs If 2016 taught us anything, it’s that public polls mean very little when it comes to the minds of voters. Despite 99% of […]