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June Monthly Newsletter

Flip the PA Legislature!

“We are ground zero. We are ground zero not just for the women of Pennslyvania but for women in Ohio, in West Virginia — everywhere. We can’t guarantee women will be protected on the national level. Forget the national level, this is where our power is right here in Pennsylvania.” — Cathy Spahr

There is much at stake in Pennsylvania in 2022. There are open seats for Governor, Lt Governor, Attorney General, and Senate. Of course, all of the US House seats are in play.  

Nothing is more exciting than the fact that with new fairer state legislative maps, Dems have a real shot at flipping the PA House of Representatives. They also need to hold or make inroads in the less favorable State Senate map. 

Join Lean Left in supporting a set of nested state legislative races (one State Senate and three State House) that can change the balance of power in Harrisburg to protect abortion rights, pass gun control legislation, and fight for other progressive values. 

State Senator Katie Muth is a fragile incumbent. She was first elected in 2018 when she defeated the Republican incumbent. She has been a champion of environmental protection, even taking on her own party over gas lines. The Republicans want this seat back!

State Representative Dan Williams is a House incumbent whose district lies within Katie’s. With 2020 redistricting, his district has changed a great deal. He has to introduce himself to his new constituents.

Challenger Cathy Spahr’s district also overlaps Katie’s. Democrats have come close to flipping this one in the last two elections. As a working single mother of two, Cathy understands well the challenges facing working families.

Challenger Paul Friel narrowly lost to the Republican incumbent in his district (embedded in Katie’s Senate district) in 2020. Paul is a small business owner with strong and deep ties to his district including as a current member of his local school board.  


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Upcoming Events

Building Power Hour Lunches 

North Carolina, Monday, June 6 at 12:00. Join us at Lean Left’s on Monday, June 6, for the Building Power Lunch Hour to discuss how we as out-of-state volunteers can support the election of Cheri Beasley to U.S. Senate and the re-election of two state Supreme Court justices, as well as ensure that Governor Cooper’s veto power stands as a check on the Republican legislature. SIGN UP HERE.

New Hampshire, Thursday, June 16 at 12:00. We have updates on the district maps — good news for a change. (News story here.) Hope to see you at lunch — bring a friend. We’ll share ideas and experiences and make plans on how we can support our neighbors in their effort to bring democracy back to the Granite State. SIGN UP HERE

Pennsylvania and Wisconsin Action Meeting June 14, 5:30 -7:00. We will start with an overview of what is at stake in PA and WI (which is just about everything!) and voting rights issues in each state. The focus of the meeting will be on important actions that you can take or organizations that you can follow to get engaged. There will be information on how to sign up for actions and what to expect when you do. SIGN UP.

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Lean Left Vermont works to elect Democrats and Progressives in key states around the nation. We empower Vermonters to engage in strategic, targeted actions that will flip congressional and state-level seats from red to blue, or keep seats blue.

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