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Write to elected leaders about upcoming legislation that impacts our schoolchildren and working families!

Tell Congress to Protect the Dream Act!

The Dream Act would provide aspiring Americans who were brought to the United States as children, with a road map to citizenship. “Dreamers” have grown up in this country and should be assured they can live, drive, continue their education, work and pursue their dreams in the United States without fear of detention or deportation.

GOP’s Political Games Threaten Our Children’s Education!

In October, despite the Education Committee’s best efforts and a Republican committee majority, the legislation failed to emerge. Now, Republican Senate leadership has a new plan to push their extraordinarily flawed legislation through: change the committee members. 

Though Senator Laughlin (R-York) has maintained that his removal from the committee is voluntary, he has been replaced by a co-sponsor of the bill.

Tell your Senator to stand up for public education and oppose ESAs or any other voucher legislation in PA!

We (Still) need a Shale Tax!

After months, the House is prepared to vote on a bill to put an extraction tax on shale drillers!

A shale tax will generate millions for education and other public services in the Commonwealth. We need to do everything we can to ensure that our State Representatives pass HB 1401.

Write to the PA House TODAY!

2017 Legislative Memos to Harrisburg

*NEW* Click here to read Jerry Jordan’s memo to the PA General Assembly in favor of HB 1401 and in opposition to SB 166 (paycheck deception) and HB 1386 (teacher cerfication changes)

 Click here to read Jerry Jordan’s memo to the PA House in opposition to School Code Legislation (HB 178); Charter School Legislation (HB 97); and in favor of a Marcellus Shale Tax (HB1401)

Click here to read Jerry Jordan’s memo to the PA House in opposition to HB 178

Click here to read Jerry Jordan’s memo to the General Assembly in opposition to HB 178 (school code) and in support of a Marcellus Shale tax

Click here to read Jerry Jordan’s memo to the PA Senate in opposition to HB 453 (House spending plan)

Click here to read Jerry Jordan’s memo to the General Assembly in opposition to proposed “Education Savings Account” legislation

Click here to read Jerry Jordan’s memo to the PA Senate in favor of a Marcellus Shale tax and in opposition to the latest iteration of the school code bill, SB 178

Click here to read Jerry Jordan’s memo to the PA General Assembly in favor of legislation to place an extraction tax on Marcellus Shale drilling.

Click here to read Jerry Jordan’s memo to the PA General Assembly in opposition to SB 227

Click here to read Jerry Jordan’s memo to the PA House in opposition to HB 97 (as passed by the PA Senate)

Click here to read Jerry Jordan’s memo to the PA Senate in opposition to HB 97 (charter school “reform”)

Click here to read Jerry Jordan’s memo in opposition to SB 383 (guns in schools)

Click here to read Jerry Jordan’s memo to the PA General Assembly on PFT’s opposition to SB 756

Click here to read the latest memo from Jerry Jordan to the PA General Assembly outlining the PFT’s opposition to, or support of the following legislation:

  • Governor’s $100M increase in basic education funding: SUPPORT
  • Governor’s $100M increase in special education funding: SUPPORT
  • SB 76 [Elimination of property taxes]: OPPOSED
  • SB 166 [Paycheck deception]: OPPOSED
  • SB 167 [Paycheck deception]: OPPOSED
  • SB 168 [Open bargaining]: OPPOSED
  • SB 228 [Economic furlough]: OPPOSED
  • SB 229 [Elimination of guaranteed sick leave for educators]: OPPOSED
  • SB 383 [Guns in schools]: OPPOSED
  • SB 555 [Fair share tax plan]: SUPPORT
  • SB 756 [Evaluation changes]: OPPOSED
  • SB 777 [Shale tax; pending introduction]: SUPPORT
  • HB 97 [Charter ‘reform’]: OPPOSED
  • HB 164 [Prohibition of union leave]: OPPOSED
  • HB 250 [EITC expansion]: OPPOSED
  • HB 438 [Liquor privatization]: OPPOSED
  • HB 857 [Amends private academic schools out]: OPPOSED
  • HB 991 [Liquor privatization]: OPPOSED
  • HB 975 [Liquor privatization]: OPPOSED
  • HB 1075 [Liquor privatization]: OPPOSED
  • HB 1495 [Layoffs]: OPPOSED