With the 2022 General Election just weeks away, the Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice Reform is pleased to unveil its “2022 Voter’s Guide.” On the ballot this year will be candidates for governor, 203 members of the state House, and half of the Senate (25 members) – as well as the Commonwealth’s entire Congressional delegation and one U.S. Senate seat. These positions carry a tremendous responsibility – the impact of the decisions made by our elected officials can reverberate for years to come.
PCCJR has developed this voter’s guide to help voters have a better understanding of where the various state legislative candidates stand on issues that affect the state’s civil justice climate. For too long, Pennsylvania’s elected officials have enacted laws and pursued policies that have negatively and unfairly tilted the scales of justice in the Commonwealth. The state’s notoriously litigious legal environment has been spotlighted as both a top judicial hellhole, as well as a prime location for nuclear verdicts. These negative designations serve as major red flags to businesses looking to invest and create jobs in Pennsylvania. Job creators and taxpayers bear the ultimate burden of Pennsylvania’s unfair legal landscape.
That’s why the upcoming General Election is so important. PCCJR’s “2022 Voter’s Guide” was developed to help voters make informed decisions when they cast their ballot. This year’s guide includes an overview of the issues impacting Pennsylvania’s legal climate, as well as a voting scorecard to highlight how incumbent lawmakers voted on key legislative proposals. Additionally, PCCJR sent questionnaires to all candidates running in open state House and Senate seats across Pennsylvania. The guide includes links to their responses.
Before heading to the polls on November 8, make sure you know where the candidates stand on these important issues!