Who’s Gonna Show #OneTermTommy The Door?

Good Governors Don’t Frack People

Most Pennsylvania primary elections are sleepy business. Not this one.

On May 20, 2014, an all-important primary election will be held, and it will probably determine the state’s next governor.

A whopping 55-34% of Pennsylvania voters feel that Tom Corbett does not deserve reelection, according to a recent Quinnipiac University pollPolitico Magazine has captioned Corbett “arguably the most vulnerable incumbent governor in 2014.” And, per Stephen Calabria in The Huffington Post on February 26, 2014, GOP Governor Tom Corbett Trails Each of His Democratic ChallengersIt’s one of the few causes for optimism in an otherwise fracked up commonwealth.  

The May 20th primary will also set the stage for new balance of power in the state house and senate. Pennsylvania voters must choose among party candidates in primary elections, and whoever emerges victorious will run against Governor Gasbag and the Republicans, and candidates from all other political parties, in the General Election on November 4, 2014.

R U Politically Fit?  Exercise Your Franchise

This is an important election cycle, and two essential sites have been providing information about fractivist-friendly candidates in Pennsylvania and counties along the New York state border:

  • Marcellus at The Polls is digging in deep, informally endorsing candidates who best support the people living in the Marcellus region. You can find a list of Fractivist Friendly candidates here: 2014 PA Candidates (and below), or join the lively debate on the popular facebook page.

Marcellus Protest founder, Gloria Forouzan, encourages the 700+ Marcellus At The Polls page members to “flex our muscles” in this Primary. “Have you reached out to help a PA fracktivist friendly candidate yet? No? What are you waiting for? Don’t just sit & click ‘Like’, that won’t win the election.

“Marcellus at The Polls: Fractivist Friendly Candidates, May 2014”

PA GOVERNOR

PAUL GLOVER –  Green Party

The ONLY gubernatorial candidate who supports a ban on fracking.

Glover for Governor

431 W. Walnut Lane

Philadelphia, PA 19144

Phone: 215 805-8330

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glover4governor

PA LT. GOVERNOR:

BRAD KOPLINSKI

Koplinski has publicly stated that he supports a fracking moratorium:

Brad Koplinski signs anti-fracking pledge, first candidate for statewide office to do so

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/04/brad_koplinski_signs_anti-frac.html

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Pa-Democrats-vying-for-Lt-Gov-clash-on-drilling-5279884.php?cmpid=twitter
Campaign Website: http://www.koplinski2014.com/
PO Box 461
Harrisburg, PA 17108
Phone: 717-759-4450
Email: Campaign@koplinski2014.com
Twitter: @Bradkoplinski
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bradjkoplinski

CANDIDATES – US CONGRESS:

DAYLIN LEACH – 13th District

Daylin For Congress

PO Box 228
Jenkintown, PA 19046

Phone: (610) 731-4147
E-mail: info@votedaylin.com

Campaign Website: http://votedaylin.com/about-daylin

SHAUGHNESSY NAUGHTON – 8th District – Bucks County

Shaughnessy supports the fracking moratorium in Bucks County

Phone:   215.531.1377

Email: smn@shaughnessyforcongress.com

Website: http://ShaughnessyforCongress.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShaughnessyForCongress

ADAM RODRIGUEZ – 10th District

Adam supports a moratorium on fracking.

District includes townships of Barrett, Price , Paradise,Pocono, Jackson, Stroud (Dist. 02, 03 AND 04), and Boroughs of Stroudsburg,East Stroudsburg, Mt. Pocono in Monroe County & all of Pike and WayneCounties. Also Bradford, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lycoming, Mifflin,Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, and Union counties.

Campaign Website: http://www.adamforpa.com/contact_us

PA SENATE

 LINDA SMALL – 28th District – York County

This is a SPECIAL ELECTION – on March 18

***This is an OPEN SEAT, no incumbent

Voters of all parties are eligible to vote, to replace  Sen. Waugh who resigned.

News story: http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/02/candidates_for_28th_state_sena.html

PA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:

JESSE WHITE (D) – 46th District

724.743.4443

Campaign Website: http://supportjesse.com/

Donations: https://fundly.com/jessewhite

BRIAN COPPOLA (R) – 46th District

Brian was the lead plaintiff of the (victorious) lawsuit against Act 13 victory, at the time he was a Robinson Township Supervisor. Last fall he was targeted by the fracking industry and voted out – in favor of Range Resources’ candidate.  Brian is not running to hurt Democratic incumbent, Jesse White, but to make sure the gas industry doesn’t have a horse in the race to try and buy our democracy.
Email: brianforpa@gmail.com

MARIGRACE BUTELA – 52nd district –parts of Fayette & Westmoreland counties

**This is an OPEN SEAT! NO INCUMBENT

District includes:  Fayette County-Bullskin Twp,Connellsville City & Twp, Dunbar Twp & Borough, Menallen Twp, NorthUnion Twp, Perry Twp & Borough, Saltlick, Upper Tyrone & VanderbiltBorough.  Westmoreland County: East Huntingdon & Scottdale Borough,Everson (part Fayette & Westmoreland).

Needs registered Democrats to sign her petition: call 724.323.3834

KRISTEN HAYES – 84th district – Lycoming County

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KristenHayesforPA

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HayesforPA

District map: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/member_information/House_bio.cfm?id=1098#map_canvas

Major towns: Jersey Shore, Williamsport

Incumbent is Garth Everett sponsored Forced Pooling legislation in 2010. Everett has publicly stated that PA WILL have pooling.

Friends of Kristen Hayes

PO Box 631

Jersey Shore, PA 17740

CAROL FRENCH – 110th district – parts of Bradford County, Susquehanna County and ALL of Sullivan County

District map: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/member_information/House_bio.cfm?id=97

Major towns: Towanda, Sayre

ON NEW YORK STATE BORDER:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carol.french.52687

Incumbent: Tina Pickett

MAUREEN MADDEN  – 115 District*
This is a new district –  Monroe County – includes: Coolbaugh, Price, Paradise, Stroudsburg Borough, East Stroudsburg Borough, and Stroud Townships 1 through 6

Candidate statement: “Proud to Fight for a Fracking Moratorium
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTw7IKDOy9o

PO 1186
Stroudsburg, PA
Campaign website: http://www.maureenmadden.com/
Email: treasurer@maureenmadden.com, maureen@maureenmadden.com

via Karen Feridun, Berks Gas Truth

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More information about fractivist candidates:

Two Berks Gas Truth members are running for the PA Democratic State Committee. Patti Rose and Rosie Skomitz were both instrumental in the PA Dems action last summer. Rosie’s running for a second term. Patti is running for the first time. Rob Rick is running for Berks County’s Dem Committee. He’s anti-fracking and one of the leaders of the huge fight against the Gas-to-Liquids facility proposed for our county. By the way, every county has a committee and getting elected to serve on it is often as simple as writing in your own name. At most, you need to get 10 people to write you in (same as the number of petition signatures you would have needed to get on the ballot). I’m a committee member and have found it extremely useful.

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via Paul Roden:

PA State Representative Steve Santarsiero (D-31) Has just received the endorsement from the Sierra Club of Southeast PA. If you live in Lower Makefield Township Yardley Borough, Newtown Township, Newton Borough and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Precincts of Morrisville Borough, you are a part of his 31 Assembly District. He is on the Environment Committee and the Chair of the Southeastern PA Democratic Caucus. He is a great man and he deserves your support. He is teachable or educable on fracking. He does listen and is persuadable. He thinks climate change is real and we need to act to reverse it.

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IAN THOMAS, candidate for State Rep in the 168th, is an anti-fracking candidate. The 168th District includes: Chester Heights, Edgmont, Marple (5), Media, Middletown, Newtown, Thornbury and Upper Providence in Delaware County

http://www.electianthomas.com/issues/hydrolic_fracturing_fracking

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Naturally, this list is incomplete.

Please add information about your favorite fractivist-friendly candidates to the comments section.

And don’t forget to VOTE on may 20, 2014!

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