Democracy

Call your representative and senators every day. Here's how.

By | Andre Delattre
Executive Director, U.S. PIRG

There’s a lot unfolding in Washington, D.C., right now, and you may be wondering: “What can I do to voice my concerns?”

Voting by mail is not only safe, it’s secure

By | Joe Ready
Director, Democracy for the People Campaign

In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) most states are letting anyone vote absentee for the spring and summer elections. Voting by mail is a safe, secure way fror people to cast their ballot because states, especially those who have a long history of voting by mail, have established strong safeguards to prevent improper voting.

News Release | PennPIRG | Democracy

Pennsylvania elections present another test case in COVID-19 voting

Pennsylvania held its primary elections Tuesday. Even before the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), more Pennsylvanians than ever were going to vote by mail given the state’s expansion of mail-in voting last fall. However, the spread of COVID-19 has accelerated that shift towards more mail-in voting. Compounding matters, recent civil unrest in response to police brutality led many counties to consolidate polling locations.

News Release | PennPIRG | Democracy

PennPIRG Supports Rep. Boyle’s Bill for Emergency Vote-By-Mail in PA

The continued spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) poses a real threat to our democracy, as it may significantly reduce voter turnout in the spring primary and the general election in November. PennPIRG, the statewide public interest organization, is supporting a new bill introduced today by Representative Kevin Boyle. HB2637 amends Act 77, providing $40,000,000 to send each voter in the state a vote-by-mail application. The state should go even further and send a vote-by-mail ballot to every voter to ensure full participation.

Report | U.S. PIRG | Democracy

Small donors driving 2020 presidential race

U.S. PIRG analyzed the campaign finance reports from 2020 candidates. We found that small donations, and the people who provide them, have a significant voice in the presidential race.

News Release | Democracy

Our Statement Regarding the President’s “Commission on Election Integrity”

Read PennPIRG's statement on the President's establishment of an "Advisory Commission on Election Integrity."

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