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Census 2020

On April 1, 2020 the U.S. Census Bureau will be counting all residents living in the United States. In Pennsylvania, we’re committed to working together to make sure all our neighbors are included in the census.

Our communities and families benefit when you participate in the U.S. Census. Our population count determines the federal support Pennsylvanians receive for the next ten years for education, healthcare, housing, food assistance, roads, and more. When your invite arrives, you can respond online, by mail, or by phone.

Pa Senate Democratic Caucus Endorses American Working Family Relief Action Plan

The Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus endorsed a package of policies and legislation intended to protect workers during and after the COVID-19 outbreak.

The platform, called American Working Family Relief Action Plan, includes practices for public and private employers, as well as policy positions for local, state and federal governments. 

Primary Election Date is Now June 2

May 18 is the new deadline to register to vote in the June 2 Pennsylvania Primary Election. Pennsylvania has made some exciting and historic changes to its voting laws that will make voting easier and more accessible for millions across the Commonwealth. That’s why we made it easy for you to be sure you are ready to vote!

Act 77 Voting Reform

On October 31, 2019, Governor Wolf signed Act 77 of 2019 into law. The Act is an historic election reform bill that makes the most significant improvements to Pennsylvania’s elections in more than 80 years. Act 77 allows more convenient and secure voting. Most voters can now vote by mail-in ballot, and voters will have more time to register to vote and to return their absentee or mail-in ballots.

PA Senate Democrats 2020 Priorities

In 2020, we are building upon the progress of 2019 and prioritizing legislation that will that improve the lives for ALL Pennsylvanians. One basic tenet underpins the efforts of the Senate Democrats: health care is a human right. As a country and a state, we have a moral and ethical obligation to provide access to healthcare to deliver the best opportunity for people reach their full potential.

REAL ID in Pennsylvania

Beginning October 1, 2021, Pennsylvanians will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, photo ID card, or another form of federally-acceptable identification (such as a valid passport or military ID) to board a domestic commercial flight or enter a federal building or military installation that requires ID.

For information on the Coronavirus, please visit the Department of Health’s website

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