We have two important announcements for Pennsylvania residents.
We are sad to officially announce that the May 25 Pennsylvania “Parents Know Best Rally” has been cancelled. Pennsylvania has shut down any events at the capitol in the wake of COVID-19.
We hope to reschedule for the future, so keep an eye out for that email.
While our rally can’t happen, we need you to take immediate action against PA Senate Bill 633, the Public Health Emergency Act—sponsored by Senator Jay Costa (D-PA)—which would take away civil liberties during times of uncertainty by granting more power to the state government.
By calling for the closing of schools and nonessential businesses, Gov. Wolf has already made S.B. 633 unnecessary. More importantly, however, S.B. 633 is dangerous because its limits are not clearly defined, and it does not protect the individual rights of citizens.
Even more concerning, there is no guarantee that the new powers granted to the state would end once the health emergency in question (in this case, COVID-19) was over.
In order to prevent this bill from passing the PA House (it has already passed in the Senate), we need you contact your representatives now and urge them to vote “no” on S.B. 633.
Because Gov. Wolf’s Emergency Declaration prohibits people from going to the capitol to lobby in person, you’ll have to use phone calls, faxes, emails, and social media to influence your legislators.
To fight this bill, we are working closely with our ally, the Pennsylvania Coalition for Informed Consent; they have an excellent fact sheet on their website that goes into the details of why S.B. 633 is so dangerous (you can follow the link here).
We need you to join us in the fight to stop S.B. 633 and its unnecessary government overreach.
Together we can stop the passage of S.B. 633.
Stay safe and healthy,