Governor Wolf Announces 21st Century Voting Reform Plan for Pennsylvania

first_imgCampaign Finance Reform: Place limits on contributions to candidates seeking elected office with new campaign finance laws as well as implement aggregate limits for races, place sensible restrictions on Political Action Committees (PACs), and strengthen reporting and disclosure requirements across the board to restore confidence in government, and curtail the role of campaign spending in our political process. Example Legislation includes Senate Bill 11 (Costa) and House Bill 1332 (Dermody).Gerrymandering Reform: Eliminate partisan politics from the legislative redistricting process by enacting legislation to end gerrymandering by establishing an independent, bi-partisan commission to create future electoral maps. Example legislation includes Senate Bill 22 (Boscola) and House Bill 722 (Samuelson).Governor Wolf has long advocated for this change. Upon coming into office, Governor Wolf launched online voter registration and now more than a million Pennsylvanians have used it. Governor Wolf’s administration also launched a voter information texting initiative and a program to get high school seniors to register to vote. But Pennsylvania, especially the General Assembly, must do more. Governor Wolf Announces 21st Century Voting Reform Plan for Pennsylvania Government Reform,  Government That Works,  Press Release,  Redistricting,  Voting & Elections Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today will introduce his 21st century voting reform plan that includes same day and automatic voter registration, modernizing absentee voting, ending gerrymandering, and enacting campaign finance reform to reduce the influence of special interests in Harrisburg.For decades, Pennsylvania has been on the wrong side of voting rights reform. The commonwealth has fallen victim to outdated and unfair policies that make voting too difficult, make special interests too powerful, and make politicians less accountable.“To rebuild trust in Harrisburg, we must have fair and accessible elections for all citizens from our rural communities to our big cities,” said Governor Wolf. “These reforms have been championed by House and Senate Democrats to modernize our voting laws and put the people of Pennsylvania back in control of our elections. It’s time to remove barriers to voting, end gerrymandering, and curb special interests.”Governor Wolf’s 21st century voting reform plan includes:Voting Rights Reform: We must break down barriers to voter participation by making it easier for citizens to vote. Governor Wolf is proposing:Same Day Voter Registration: Eligible Pennsylvanians should be able to register to vote on election day at their polling place. Same Day Registration would help thousands of people have their voices heard, especially young people, working people, and others with limitations. Example legislation includes Senate Bill 282 (Boscola), House Bill 101 (Bizzarro), and House Bill 945 (DeLuca).Automatic Voter Registration: Eligible Pennsylvanians who get a license from PennDOT or register for a public service would be automatically registered to vote unless they opt out. Example legislation includes Senate Bill 608 (Hughes) and House Bill 193 (Gainey).Modernizing Absentee Ballots: Governor Wolf believes the current absentee ballot system is archaic and out of touch with the lives of modern voters. He supports “no-excuse” absentee ballots, where citizens can use an absentee ballot if it is most convenient for them to do so. Pennsylvania lags behind 27 other states on this issue. March 26, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Van Gaal gives youth a chance

first_img Press Association Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Jonny Evans will hope to stake their claims to be first-choice centre-backs following the departures of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic. Spanish midfielder Herrera, who joined United from Athletic Bilbao last month, is looking forward to the tour. He told MUTV: “It will be a new experience for me because it will be my first time outside Europe. All the people have told me there is a lot of United fans in America and I can’t wait to play in front of them. “I am very happy and really enjoying being at the club and in the city. The first couple of weeks here have been great. “Training has been good, similar to at Bilbao in that we train a lot with the ball. The coaches want us to have the ball and keep possession, which is great for the players.” United later announced that Anderson’s absence from the tour was due to a calf injury sustained in training. The Brazilian joined United in 2007 but has been an increasingly fringe figure at Old Trafford and spent the second half of last season on loan at Fiorentina. United had announced earlier this month that stars like Wayne Rooney, David De Gea and Juan Mata would travel to the US along with new signings Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera. Robin van Persie, Javier Hernandez, Marouane Fellaini and Adnan Januzaj are still on holiday after the World Cup. Michael Carrick is a notable absentee after undergoing ankle surgery on Thursday morning that could rule him out for the first two months of the season. In his first press conference later in the day, Van Gaal said he would spend the next three or four weeks assessing the players he has at his disposal before deciding on potential new signings and departures. United will play their first match of the tour against the Los Angeles Galaxy next Thursday before taking on Roma, Inter Milan and Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup. If they make the final, they will play a fifth match in Miami on August 4. The tour will be a big chance for the likes of Tom Cleverley, Darren Fletcher, Ashley Young, Shinji Kagawa and Nani to prove they deserve a future at Old Trafford. The fate of Anderson and Bebe already appears to be sealed, though, after they were left out along with left-back Patrice Evra, who is expected to join Juventus. Louis van Gaal has given a number of young and fringe players the chance to prove themselves in his first Manchester United squad. Twenty-five players accompanied the new boss on Friday’s flight to the USA for their pre-season tour. Youth-team products Sam Johnstone, Tyler Blackett, Michael Keane, Reece James, Jesse Lingard and Will Keane all made the cut, but there was no room for James Wilson and Tom Lawrence, who made their first-team debuts at the end of last season, or Nick Powell. last_img read more

Vaclik superpaco: “Palop and you, the best since I left”

first_imgLaLiga Santander* Data updated as of April 9, 2020 Sevilla made a phone call between Vaclik and Francisco Ruiz Brenes, Superpaco, mythical goalkeeper of the entity in the 70s and 80s. In it, in addition to asking each other how they were managing the confinement, Superpaco confessed to the current goalkeeper of his Sevilla: “Since I left I have seen many goalkeepers in Sevilla, but both Palop and you are the ones I have seen best because you also do things with elegance.” Vaclik did not hesitate to ask for advice from a Superpaco who was awarded the club’s gold badge but whose act of celebration has had to be postponed. “That you continue in that line of work that you are having because you prove to be one of the three best goalkeepers in Spain now “, It was the recommendation of Superpaco, a regular on all European trips from Seville, to the Czech international.center_img The praise of Vaclik did not end there, since the goalkeeper from San Fernando also included a compliment in the desire for the confinement to end: “Let’s see if this ends and I can go see you more times, than It is a pleasure to see you in goal because it gives us great security that is necessary to have a great Sevilla. “last_img read more