We need to make gerrymandering and unlimited gifts from lobbyists to legislators illegal!
This is Mike Turzai, the Speaker of the House in Pennsylvania. He needs to “BE A HERO.” We want him to make legislators in Harrisburg come out from hiding and vote to pass two anti-corruption bills.
The “Gift Ban” (HB 39), introduced by a conservative Republican, makes it illegal for legislators to take gifts from lobbyists. Right now, they can take anything, any size, any amount, any time. Vacations, sports tickets, cars, food, drinks, nights on the town. All are legal and all are corrupt.
The other bill (HB 722) takes gerrymandering out of the hands of the politicians and puts it into the hands of the citizens. Instead of politicians choosing their voters, the voters get to choose their politicians.
We want Mike Turzai to be our hero and be the guy who cleaned up Harrisburg by making the politicians do what they don’t ever want to do: Vote on anti-corruption bills.
This is Daryl Metcalfe, the Chair of the State Government Committee. As it stands right now, House Bill 722 has been corrupted in a kangaroo court maneuver that has ammended the bill along a straight party line vote. This amendment removed the independent redistricting committee and replaced it with 6 legislators. We, the citizens of the commonwealth, asked our legislator to draw themselves out of redistricting and Representative Metcalfe has instead chosen to draw the voters out of the process.
Turzai has the power to move these bills. Tuzai has the power to remove Daryl Metcalfe from the Chairman position. Turzai has the power to put our government to work for the people, not for the party leaders.
Call Speaker Turzai now and tell him to make corruption illegal.
Hello, my name is ____ and I am calling to demand that Speaker Turzai remove Representative Daryl Metcalfe from the chairmanship of the state government committee. His obstruction of the democratic process in his handling of the amendment process of House Bill 722 in committee and his refusal to meet with constituents and concerned citizens demonstrates that he is unfit to serve in the chairman role of this committee. Furthermore, a clean version of House Bill 722 must be brought up for a hearing in committee or be properly discharged to the floor in its unamended form. You can the power to right this wrong. Be the hero we know you can be.