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PA Senate GOP Refuses to Support "Love is Love Day" Resolution

On the floor of the PA Senate today, Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-Bucks) spoke during petitions about “Love is Love” day.

He had attempted to offer a resolution designating February 15 as Love is Love Day in Pennsylvania. This was not to be controversial; however, the Senate Republicans were unable to generate unanimous support for it in their caucus.

February is Black History Month

The year 2020 marks the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment and the culmination of the women’s suffrage movement. The year 2020 also marks the sesquicentennial of the Fifteenth Amendment (1870) and the right of black men to the ballot after the Civil War.

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, 2020, 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.

Poverty Listening Tour

Many residents across Pennsylvania and the United States are living in poverty. At its core, poverty is the lack of adequate money and financial resources to meet basic needs. Access to adequate resources are not just about overcoming personal or individual barriers – it is important to recognize that government policies and social service support system failures hamper the ability of individuals to become self-sufficient. To better understand the depth and breadth of poverty and how it affects our communities, Senator Art Haywood visited multiple regions throughout Pennsylvania in 2019.

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