The Pennsylvania Senate has built on Senator Judy Ward’s (R-30) proposed voter verification constitutional amendment by passing a comprehensive voter rights bill designed to transform Pennsylvania’s election system, and restore public confidence in the outcome of elections.  The Voting Rights Protection Act (House Bill 1300) is a wide-ranging plan that expands access, boosts election security, and helps counties administer elections in an accurate and more timely manner.  The package contains critical reforms requested by counties to help elections run more smoothly. This includes changing voter registration and mail-in ballot deadlines, as well as giving counties more time before Election Day to count mail-in votes.  The bill also establishes a state Bureau of Election Audits.

 

Throughout the month of July, Wreaths Across America (WAA) will be featuring its annual ‘Giving in July’ campaign — a month dedicated to giving back in communities while helping to share the mission to Remember, Honor and Teach.  Since its founding in 2007, WAA has partnered with hundreds of like-minded charities, community programs, and civic groups throughout the country to remember and honor our nation’s veterans and active duty military. ‘Giving in July’ highlights the opportunity to ‘do good twice’ through the Group Sponsorship Program.  WAA gives back $5 of each $15 wreath sponsorship to support programs helping veterans, military families, youth and more in communities across the country.  This year, more than 2,500 cemeteries will participate in National Wreaths Across America Day on Saturday, December 18th.  Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.   For more information or to sponsor a wreath, visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.