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Pennsylvania

SUPER STATE STRATEGY

Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes would go a long way to helping Democrats win the White House in 2020.

Taking back control of the Pennsylvania General Assembly and ending Republican gerrymandering is another huge priority in 2020.

Democrats lost the state in 2016 for the first time since 1988. That’s why we need your help to make Pennsylvania blue again!

Our Targets:

4

STATE SENATE SEATS TO FLIP

9

STATE HOUSE SEATS TO FLIP

20

ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTES

Currently, Republicans control both chambers of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

To win Pennsylvania, Democrats will need to regain ground in areas like the Northeastern part of the state and turn out urban and suburban voters—especially in state races. The most critical regions for Democrats at the state level are in the Philadelphia suburbs (particularly Bucks County), Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh (and its suburbs).

Beating Republicans in Pennsylvania is key to moving progressive legislation forward.

What's at stake

Gerrymandering

The Pennsylvania GOP has spent 10 years rigging district maps to protect their political power.

The State Supreme Court recently threw out these gerrymandered congressional maps drawn by Republicans in 2011, widely considered the most partisan in the country.

The new map in use today is temporary. Democrats must win a majority to keep the GOP from putting Republicans' own interests ahead of Pennsylvanians' in 2021.

Criminal Justice Reform

Pennsylvania’s incarceration rate is higher than the national average, with 96,000 people incarcerated as of 2018. In the same year, the state ranked last in corrections when measured by incarceration rates, racial equity in jailing, and other related factors.

Health Care

There are still 685,400 Pennsylvanians who don’t have health insurance, even after expanding Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act.

Flipping the Pennsylvania General Assembly and the White House to Democratic control are essential to improving health care access for Pennsylvanians.