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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Apr 2018

TURN PA BLUE – THE EARTH DAY EDITION – PART 1

Earth Day is quickly approaching, and if you scan the web, you will find a myriad of venues where you can celebrate the day – from the Prince Theater and the Constitution Center to various parks, and oddly enough, a number of breweries. There are a variety of activities at these forums, ranging from arts,...

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Mar 2018

STUDENTS HAVE “NO FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO EQUALITY IN EDUCATION”

Yes, you read this title correctly. Patrick M. Northen, a lawyer for Mike Turzai, the Republican Speaker of the Pennsylvania House, made that pronouncement this past Wednesday, March 7, at a hearing to determine whether a lawsuit by an interesting coalition of the NAACP and the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools should proceed...

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