Pennsylvania

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Coalition of Pennsylvania Leaders and Organizations Announce Support for Pro- Democracy Principles

PENNSYLVANIA—Today, democracyFIRST announced the latest wave of supporters signing the democracyFIRST Promise, a cross-partisan effort to restore political consensus for democratic norms for our election process, including the condemnation of all political violence.

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Coalition Leader

Bob Asher

Former National Committeeman

Pennsylvania GOP

Former Elected Official

Bill Shuster

Former U.S. Representative

Pennsylvania

democracyFIRST Promise

As public officials who have sworn an oath to the Constitution, and who have the responsibility of overseeing elections in our jurisdictions, we commit to our fellow citizens that we will place our loyalty to our country, republic, and democracy first.

We commit to respecting the checks and balances defined in our Constitution, and preserving our electoral processes, democratic institutions, and norms, which protect the rights, freedoms, liberties, and opportunities guaranteed to all Americans.

In all cases, I will:

Support every eligible American citizen’s freedom to exercise their right to register and vote in free, fair, accessible, safe, and secure elections.

Denounce any attempt to intimidate, harass, threaten, or incite violence against election workers or against the opponents or supporters of any candidate for office.

Restore trust and faith in our democracy, and never undermine our electoral process by knowingly propagating falsehoods and misinformation

Accept the final election result and certify the results in accordance with the law after all ballots are counted. We will support the peaceful transfer of power and certification of the election. Any claims of election irregularities, or requests for recounts of election contests, will be reviewed in good faith under the law without intimidation, violence, undermining faith in elections through disinformation or other unlawful means.

We promise to partner, across partisan division and across the country, to support and defend these foundational principles of our democratic republic.

Pennsylvania Coalition Leaders

Elected Officials

Incumbent

Aaron Kaufer

State Representative, District 120

Pennsylvania

Incumbent

Albert “Chip” Abramovic

Venango County Commissioner

Pennsylvania

Incumbent

Alec Ryncavage

State Representative, District 119

Pennsylvania

Incumbent

Alice Yoder

Lancaster County Commissioner

Pennsylvania

Candidates

Candidate

Janelle Stelson

Candidate for U.S. House

PA-10

Candidate

Jim Wertz

State Senate, District 49

Pennsylvania

Candidate

Laura Harding

State Representative, District 103

Pennsylvania

Candidate

Nicole Ruscitto

State Senate, District 37

Pennsylvania

Former Elected Officials, Community Leaders, and Organizations

Former U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania

Bill Shuster served as the U.S. representative for Pennsylvania’s 9th congressional district...

Former National Committeeman, PAGOP

“As millions of Pennsylvanians cast their ballot this November, they should do...

Former Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth and Chester County Commissioner

Carol Aichele previously served as Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from...

Former U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania

“To protect the future of free, fair, and safe elections here in...

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