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Pennsylvania Commissions Jointly Issue Statement Honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Pennsylvania Commissions on Women, African American, Latino, Asian Pacific American and LGBTQ Affairs, overseen by Gov. Tom Wolf, released a joint statement today honoring the life and work of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Moriah Hathaway, executive director of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women, stated: “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a champion for women and…

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Frances Wolf: 100 Years Later: No Excuse. Vote

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, First Lady Frances Wolf made the following statement: “In 2020, there are very few excuses not to get things done. Just this year, as the entire world grappled with a global pandemic, all of us found…

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Governor Wolf Vetoes House Bill 321

Governor Tom Wolf vetoed House Bill 321. The governor’s full veto message: TO THE HONORABLE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA “Pursuant to Article IV, Section 15 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, I am returning herewith, without my approval, House Bill 321, Printer’s Number 1404. “This legislation is a restriction on women and medical…

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Governor Wolf Will Veto House Bill 321

Harrisburg, PA – Press Secretary J.J. Abbott released the following statement regarding House Bill 321: “As Governor Wolf has said repeatedly, he will veto any bill, including House Bill 321, that seeks to limit health care choices for women and politicize difficult moments for vulnerable families. There is no evidence that this bill is needed…

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Gov. Wolf Reaffirms Vow to Veto Heartbeat Bill at Rally in Support of Women’s Reproductive Rights

Philadelphia, PA – Governor Tom Wolf, joined by legislators, advocates and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, today vowed to veto the so-called heartbeat bill and any legislation that restricts women’s reproductive rights. “Today I am reaffirming my commitment to keeping Pennsylvania a place where women make their own health decisions,” Gov. Wolf said. “Politicians should not…

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