Civil Rights & Social Justice

These two party bosses used to oppose open primaries. Now, they’re all in

Alan Novak spent eight years as the chairman of Pennsylvania’s Republican Party, trying to secure votes for GOP candidates across the state.During that time, Novak said, his party “didn’t think much about independent”...

Good-government groups join forces to push open primaries to top of Pennsylvania’s reform agenda

Pennsylvania currently has closed primaries, meaning a registered voter can only help narrow a field of candidates in the spring if they belong to the same party.

Fetterman reports high support for cannabis legalization, decriminalization

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman told Democratic lawmakers on Monday that residents in 50 counties have shown strong support for legalizing recreational cannabis for adults.Appearing Monday before a joint hearing of the House and Senate Democratic...

Immigrants aren’t a roadblock to progress or prosperity. They amplify it | Gisele Barreto...

America has always been a home for the exiles and asylum-seekers, for anyone looking for a better life.

California Synagogue Shooting: Pa. officials react to violence at Congregation Chabad in Poway

The shooting came six months to the day of the mass shooting at Tree of Life in Pittsburgh, Pa.

High stakes for Pa. as Supreme Court grapples with census citizenship question

The high court's eventual decision could have significant consequences for Pennsylvania’s federal funding and political representation.

Pa. Rep. Joyce helped elevate false claims migrants in Arizona were carrying tuberculosis. Republicans...

Joyce's statements are an unfortunate reminder that Republicans have turned undocumented immigrants into a faceless other to be feared.

The controversy over Lt. Gov. Fetterman’s marijuana listening tour, explained

Fetterman's initiative has come under attack this month from Republican lawmakers, who claim the strong show of support for legalization doesn’t reflect what they see in their districts.

Taking undocumented immigrants’ housing won’t help the ‘most vulnerable,’ Mr. President | John L....

The Trump administration is upping the ante in its war on undocumented immigrants with a new proposal to boot them from public housing -- all in the name of helping "the most vulnerable" Americans.But...

As legal pot efforts take hold across the country, opponents organize in Pennsylvania

On a gray Friday in early April, as Lt. Gov John Fetterman prepared to make two weekend stops on his recreational marijuana listening tour, dozens of conservatives gathered in suburban Harrisburg to learn about...