Turn PA Blue

Turning PA Blue Action Group

Pennsylvania is a State filled with inequality.  Richer school districts often receive more education funding from the State at the expense of needier districts.   Philadelphia and the surrounding counties contribute more revenues to the State through business, income, and sales taxes than any other region of the State, yet we receive only a fraction of that money back in Government services.   While our General Assembly complains about Federal interference in local issues, it constantly enacts legislation to limit the independence of its municipalities.  And even though there are over 900,000 more Democrats in Pennsylvania that any other group, our legislature and Congressional delegation are overwhelmingly Republican.   To address these inequalities, Turning PA Blue is working with our suburban allies to build upon the successes that Neighborhood Networks has enjoyed in Philadelphia, through the identification of progressive candidates, voter registration and engagement, and ancillary services such as research and publicity.

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Nov 2019

TURN PA BLUE – DECONSTRUCTING TURZAI

Mike Turzai informs us at the beginning of his op-ed, “Opponents of school choice should quit the punitive rhetoric ”, which appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer last Sunday (11/3), that State and local school districts in Pennsylvania spend $33 billion on education, with $13 billion coming from the State’s General Fund.   Although Turzai calls...

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Oct 2019

Turn PA Blue Halloween Edition – Tales of the Crypt-o-Creeps

Halloween provides the perfect backdrop for telling the following tales – tales of secrecy, tales of expediency, tales of horrible things happening in a veil of darkness, tales of the malignant ones, and their quest to turn Penn’s sylvan paradise into a foul wasteland.  Heed these paragraphs well, to protect yourselves from their evil mission....

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