Posted on September 29, 2014 at 12:12 pm
On November 4th, registered voters in Pennsylvania will take to the polls to cast their ballots in PA’s general election! Voters will be nominating candidates for a number of critical positions including governor, lieutenant governor, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the PA state House and Senate.
Participating in these elections is one of the most critical ways to ensure that your voice is heard at the decision-making table in our state and nation’s capitals!
Given the influence the Governor, as chief executive of the Commonwealth, has over the policies and priorities of our state, it is important to understand candidate perspectives on domestic violence and the issues that impact survivors of domestic violence in order to make an informed decision in the voting booth.
To help identify those priorities, Women Against Abuse reached out to the major party candidates for Governor and asked them to weigh in on some of the most important issues facing survivors.
About This Guide
The material in this guide was initially compiled by Women Against Abuse in advance of the PA Primary Election in May of 2014. Candidate questionnaires were sent to all major party candidates for Governor and were printed in their entirety. For the purposes of the General Election, this guide has been edited down to reflect only the responses of the two main party candidates for Governor (as they were originally submitted).
As a Reminder!
Women Against Abuse is nonpartisan: it does not support or oppose any political parties or candidates for public office. Nothing in this guide should be taken as an endorsement of any candidate by Women Against Abuse.
As a reminder, candidates’ fitness for office should be judged on a myriad of qualifications that go beyond the questions contained in this guide.
For More Information
Contact your county Board of Elections for more information, including to check on your voter registration status. Visit Committee of Seventy and/or Votes PA for additional election and candidate information, as well as for the location of your polling place.