No one is above the law despite what the GOP leadership thinks in Harrisburg.
"When elected officials openly attack the judiciary, or even worse, openly defy a court order, they are violating a sacred principle enshrined in our system of government: no one, particularly a public servant who has taken an oath to uphold the law, stands above it."
Gov. Wolf made the right call here. The GOP proposed map would have carved the city of Reading into a primarily Lancaster County district.
Great conversation with Mitch and Chris @LeftOutPodcast today. Be sure to like and follow their Podcast and FB page.
This week, Chris and Mitch talked with Douglas B. Metcalfe, who is running for state representative in Pennsylvania's 128th legislative district. Later on, the ...guys talked about the government shutdown, multiple resignations in the White House and more!
For more information on Doug's campaign, visit www.metcalfe4pa.com
You can also follow him on Twitter @Metcalfe4PA
Today is #PABUDGET day!
Pennsylvania needs pragmatic, problem solving leaders, not partisan hacks. #Vote2018 #TeamDoug #Metcalfe4PA
PA Supreme Court rules that PA Congressional District maps are unconstitutional!!!
From the PA Supreme Court...the congressional map “clearly, plainly and palpably violates the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and, on that sole basis, we hereby strike it as unconstitutional.”
Lawmakers have until Feb 9 to draw new maps and the Governor has until Feb 15 to approve maps. If not the court will adopt its own maps.
This is a big win for all of us that believe partisan gerrymandering needs to come to an end!
I am optimistic that the PA Supreme Court will make the right decision and strike down PA's gerrymandered congressional districts. These partisan controlled maps violate voters constitutional rights. I live in PA Congressional District 7, the poster child for Gerrymandering. This district is unbelievably gerrymandered - stringing together disparate communities miles away throughout 4 counties!
Berks County is especially gerrymandered with four congressional districts rando...mly cutting through the county. Berks County makes up no more than 25% (and much less) of any of these 4 districts leaving us without a voice in Washington DC.
We cannot go another election cycle with these maps in place! While the logistics to create new maps for this primary season may present some challenges, these are challenges that can and should be overcome.
I was excited to spend the evening with Governor Tom Wolf at Let's Turn PA Blue event to motivate & train volunteers to collect signatures to get Dems on the ballot! It's time to re-elect our Governor & elect more Dems to the PA House & Senate! #TurnPABlue #Vote2018 #BlueWave #Metcalfe4PA