In a big year, here’s how Pa.’s progressive groups are making their presence felt | Analysis

BY: - March 8, 2022

With the 2022 midterm elections just months away, progressive organizations across the commonwealth say they hope to influence public policy and legislation ranging from the environment, housing, gun violence, health care, gift bans, equitable pay, food and water quality protections, fracking, and voters’ rights legislation. The Capital-Star reached out to 10 progressive organizations (eight responded, […]

Wolf says school security bill won’t allow teachers to carry guns in the classroom

BY: - July 2, 2019

Wolf issued a statement to accompany his signature, saying the bill “removes any ambiguity about whether teachers may be designated as ‘security personnel.’”

Teen organizers from March for Our Lives lobby lawmakers in Harrisburg for ‘red flag’ law

BY: - June 12, 2019

Students from Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Natrona Heights in Allegheny County, Scranton in the northeast, central Pennsylvania, and Berks and Montgomery counties were represented in Harrisburg this week.

Can doctors and rising suicide rates convince Pa. lawmakers to act on guns?

BY: - February 5, 2019

When more than a dozen moderate Republican lawmakers lost their re-election bids in 2018, some advocates worried that the new makeup of Pennsylvania’s General Assembly could stymie legislation on progressive policy issues. As one of the state’s leading advocates for gun-control, Shira Goodman, executive director of CeaseFire PA, knows that moderate lawmakers can drum up […]