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Cecile Richards: Harrisburg wants to criminalize abortion

Right now, extremists in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, emboldened by President Donald Trump’s extreme agenda against women, are trying to force passage of a dangerous, intrusive anti-women’s health bill — and they’re just getting started.

Right now, extremists in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, emboldened by President Donald Trump’s extreme agenda against women, are trying to force passage of a dangerous, intrusive anti-women’s health bill — and they’re just getting started.

Fortunately, women and families have strong allies in Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf. They’ve volunteered together at Planned Parenthood, and they know decisions around health care should be left to a woman and her doctor, without interference from politicians in Harrisburg.

Trump’s allies introduced legislation that would outlaw abortion for some women with the most tragic of medical circumstances, even in cases of rape or incest — but Governor Wolf not only pledged to veto it, he’s also toured the state to stand with women.

Now it’s our turn to stand with him. Chip in $3 or more to show you’re with Governor Wolf in the fight to protect a woman’s right to make her own health care decision.

In April of last year, I stood with Governor Wolf and several women, such as Karen Agatone, at a press conference to share personal stories in opposition to this extreme legislation.

“My husband squeezed my hand and I tried not to panic. Then the doctor told us our baby had a form of dwarfism so severe that her chance of survival was incredibly low, actually non-existent, incompatible with life. I want people to know abortion is not about the unwanted, the unvalued, and the unknown babies of the word. Abortion is my story and what happened to my family. The decision we made for Evelyn was made because her life mattered to us.” – Karen Agatone

The anti-women leadership in Harrisburg refused to hold public hearings on their bill. They just weren’t interested in taking into consideration stories like Karen’s or testimony from medical experts before voting. They even refused to listen to a Republican senator who had an experience similar to Karen’s.

It’s clear Trump’s allies are more intent than ever on rolling back women’s rights, and we can’t let that happen.

Governor Wolf has always been one of our fiercest champions. He’ll always fight for women’s rights — and right now, he’s all who stands in the way of Harrisburg politicians enacting their extreme, anti-women’s health legislation into law.

If you’re proud to have a governor who has your back in this fight, then now is the time to show it — chip in $3 or more to Governor Tom Wolf’s campaign.

Thank you,

Cecile Richards
President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America
On behalf of Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania PAC

Frances Wolf: Here’s why Tom fought to keep baseball jobs in PA

There’s only three things Tom nearly loves as much as me and the girls: Pennsylvania, his Jeep, and baseball. So when I learned that the

There’s only three things Tom nearly loves as much as me and the girls: Pennsylvania, his Jeep, and baseball.

So when I learned that the company that makes Major League Baseball apparel for every game in the country was being acquired and could close their plant in Easton, I knew Tom would do everything he could to make sure the plant remained open.

Because, as Tom has told me countless times, baseball is about more than batting averages, runs, and ERA — it’s about bringing people together and being a part of a community.

Just like Tom, I love seeing MLB shirts on TV and knowing they were made by the hard-working people of our state. And I’m proud to know that, thanks to Tom, they’ll continue to be made here.

If you’re proud to support our baseball-loving governor too, I hope you’ll share the article about how Tom fought for baseball jobs in Pennsylvania.

Share on Facebook: http://action.WolfForPA.com/MLB-FB

Tweet on Twitter: http://action.WolfForPA.com/MLB-TW

Thank you.

Rachele Fortier: Equal Pay for Equal Work

Just 79 cents — that’s how much Pennsylvania women make for every dollar made by a man doing the same work. Pennsylvania has already fallen

Just 79 cents — that’s how much Pennsylvania women make for every dollar made by a man doing the same work.

Pennsylvania has already fallen behind 26 other states — and the national average — in pay equity.

Yet Republicans in the general assembly recently introduced legislation this year that would actually roll back local protections against discrimination.

It’s time to take action. This Equal Pay Day, stand with Governor Wolf and demand the Pennsylvania General Assembly pass real solutions to close the pay gap.

Governor Wolf has been clear about where he stands on wage discrimination. He made equal pay a campaign issue even before he took office.

But for his entire term, Republicans have stood in the way of legislation proposed by Democrats in the general assembly to promote equal pay for equal work. This year, they decided to change tactics by promoting an “equal pay” bill that would actually make the problem worse.

That’s not just a problem for Pennsylvania women — it’s a problem for all of us. Because when women are deprived of a fair wage, they have less money to feed their families, start small businesses, invest in their communities, and make Pennsylvania’s economy strong.

If Republicans think they can pull the wool over our eyes on this important issue, they’re wrong. But we need to prove that we’re not fooled, and we won’t be satisfied until they stand with Governor Wolf in supporting real solutions to end wage discrimination.

Add your name and stand with Governor Wolf this Equal Pay Day. Tell the Pennsylvania General Assembly it’s time for equal work for equal pay.

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