Primary Election 2021 Includes Ballot Questions — Polls opened for Pennsylvania’s municipal primary election, today, May 18 at 7 a.m. and will close at 8 p.m.
There are four ballot questions, two of which are extremely important in stopping overreach and oppression.
Please vote yes on to amend Article III, Section 9 of the Pennsylvania Constitution to provide a new exception to traditional legislative procedure by allowing the General Assembly to terminate or extend a disaster emergency declaration or a portion of such declaration without needing the Governor’s approval.
Please vote yes on Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to change existing law so that: a disaster emergency declaration will expire automatically after 21 days, regardless of the severity of the emergency, unless the General Assembly takes action to extend the disaster emergency; the Governor may not declare a new disaster emergency to respond to the dangers facing the Commonwealth unless the General Assembly passes a concurrent resolution; the General Assembly enacts new laws for disaster management?
The other questions involve making tax-funded municipal emergency services eligible for getting the same loan benefits now granted to volunteer companies, which would be unnecessary; and to adding a new section providing that equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged because of an individual’s race or ethnicity, which you would think would be redundant. We recommend no votes.