ABC Keystone’s Regional Construction Wake-up Call – Capital Region

No cost to attend! Winter 2022 Topic: “Get in the Game!” – Why Civic Engagement Matters to Your Business | Get the latest scouting report on the upcoming elections. | Hear the play-by-play on legislative re-districting. | Learn ABC’s gameplan and be ready to take the field! | Speaker: David Greineder, Director of Government Affairs, ABC PA

ABC Keystone’s Regional Construction Wake-up Call – Lancaster Region

No cost to attend! Winter 2022 Topic: “Get in the Game!” – Why Civic Engagement Matters to Your Business | Get the latest scouting report on the upcoming elections. | Hear the play-by-play on legislative re-districting. | Learn ABC’s gameplan and be ready to take the field! | Speaker: David Greineder, Director of Government Affairs, ABC PA

ABC Keystone’s Regional Construction Wake-up Call – Southwest Region

No cost to attend! Winter 2022 Topic: “Get in the Game!” – Why Civic Engagement Matters to Your Business | Get the latest scouting report on the upcoming elections. | Hear the play-by-play on legislative re-districting. | Learn ABC’s gameplan and be ready to take the field! | Speaker: David Greineder, Director of Government Affairs, ABC PA

ABC Keystone’s Regional Construction Wake-up Call – Northeast Region

No cost to attend! Winter 2022 Topic: “Get in the Game!” – Why Civic Engagement Matters to Your Business | Get the latest scouting report on the upcoming elections. | Hear the play-by-play on legislative re-districting. | Learn ABC’s gameplan and be ready to take the field! | Speaker: David Greineder, Director of Government Affairs, ABC PA

Advocacy Update: The Times Will Be A-Changin’

ABC Keystone Merit Shop Advocacy Blog

The new year began with the continued debate and drama of re-districting plans. The legislature has been moving legislation establishing new boundaries of the 17 congressional districts. Not surprisingly, the governor and Democrats have opposed the plan. On the other hand, state House and Senate district boundaries are decided by a five-member Legislative Reapportionment Commission, which is controlled by Democrats. The maps released by the commission, particularly the House map, are opposed by Republicans. There is still a long way to go, and legal challenges will likely be filed by both sides, which will cause delays. Adding to the confusion, according to the current timeline, candidates seeking office are to circulate petitions starting on February 15 and ending on March 8, unless the legislature moves the primary timeline – which would be a political challenge in and of itself.

Advocacy Update: Get In the Game

ABC Keystone Merit Shop Advocacy Blog

It’s another big election year in Pennsylvania and candidates are lining up. The open governor’s office and U.S. Senate seat are popular choices. Currently, there are over a dozen Republicans seeking the governor’s office. Josh Shapiro, the Attorney General, is the lone Democrat vying for the seat. For U.S. Senate, there are 13 Republicans and 14 Democrats running. It’s still too early for “drop-outs,” so ABC will keep members aware of who’s in and who’s out as we draw closer to the May 17 primary. In addition, 17 congressional seats, 203 state House seats, and 25 state Senate seats are up for grabs.

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.

ABC Keystone’s Regional Construction Wake-up Call – Capitol Region

No cost to attend! Fall 2021 Topic: “Mental Health Panel Discussion on Suicide Prevention in Construction” Join your colleagues for a Mental Health Panel Discussion on Suicide Prevention in Construction and hear from Facilitator Greg Sizemore, Vice President, HSE and Workforce Development of ABC National. “Suicide is an epidemic in our industry, and now is the time for the construction industry to expand their traditional safety programs to include employee mental health.” – ABC’s Greg Sizemore.