Advocacy Update: Buckle Up for a Whopper of a New Year

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Get ready for a jam-packed 2022. If you’ve been paying attention to what’s been going on in Harrisburg this past month, you know the drama has already begun.

Let’s start with what we affectionately call “re-districting.” Every decade, states go through a process of their own choosing to re-draw state and federal legislative districts. Because Pennsylvania is losing population, the Commonwealth’s congressional delegation will shrink from 18 to 17 congresspersons. This means legislative leaders will have to merge two seats. No easy task. A few weeks ago, preliminary maps were released by the House. The maps must go through the entire legislative process, and the governor must sign-off unless there are votes for an override. There could be legal challenges depending on the outcome of the legislative process and how contentious the talks will be. Regardless, the timeline is extremely tight, as session days are short, and candidates begin circulating petitions in mid-February. If you are interested in reviewing or commenting on the congressional maps, you can go to www.paredistricting.com.

Advocacy Update: Advocacy In Action

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On October 25, ABC members traveled to Harrisburg to take part in “Free Enterprise Day.” Industry leaders from our five regional chapters spoke to legislators serving on the Senate Labor & Industry Committee on the challenges they are facing and what role the legislature can play to improve workforce conditions.

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.

Election Day is Here! Polls Open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Feeling a bit cooped up? Looking to get out of the house for an errand? If the answer is yes – and if you did not already vote by mail-in or absentee ballot – please take a few minutes to head to your local polling place to exercise your right to vote.

Fulfilling Your Civic Duty During COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes to the way we conduct our daily lives – including voting. Pennsylvania’s primary election was moved to Tuesday, June 2. Polls will be in operation from 7 am to 8 pm and will be expected to adhere to all COVID-19 health and safety protocols.