• VOTE YES

    Vote 'YES'

  • The third question is as follows:

    “Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended by adding a new section providing that equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged because of an individual’s race or ethnicity?”

    VOTE YES.

    If passed, this amendment would prohibit restricting or denying an individual’s equal rights because of race or ethnicity and enshrine equal rights under the law for all Pennsylvanians.

    Introduced by State Senator Vincent Hughes, this amendment would protect Pennsylvania from transgressions happening at the federal level. The Trump Administration appointed dozens of questionable and unqualified individuals with a track record of discrimination to the federal bench. If passed, this amendment would enshrine equal protection for all at the state level, despite ever-changing political winds in Washington. That includes protections around housing and healthcare, workplace rights, and policing reform.

    Once added to the Pennsylvania Constitution, the right to be free from racial or ethnic discrimination under the law cannot be eliminated except by a judicial decision finding the amendment unconstitutional or the approval of a subsequent constitutional amendment. If approved, the General Assembly may pass new laws to implement the amendment, but it may not pass a law inconsistent with it. To ensure protections based on race and ethnicity for all Pennsylvanians, voters should vote YES on this question.

    This ballot measure is progressive, vote ‘YES’.

    The third question is as follows:

    “Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended by adding a new section providing that equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged because of an individual’s race or ethnicity?”

    VOTE YES.

    If passed, this amendment would prohibit restricting or denying an individual’s equal rights because of race or ethnicity and enshrine equal rights under the law for all Pennsylvanians.

    Introduced by State Senator Vincent Hughes, this amendment would protect Pennsylvania from transgressions happening at the federal level. The Trump Administration appointed dozens of questionable and unqualified individuals with a track record of discrimination to the federal bench. If passed, this amendment would enshrine equal protection for all at the state level, despite ever-changing political winds in Washington. That includes protections around housing and healthcare, workplace rights, and policing reform.

    Once added to the Pennsylvania Constitution, the right to be free from racial or ethnic discrimination under the law cannot be eliminated except by a judicial decision finding the amendment unconstitutional or the approval of a subsequent constitutional amendment. If approved, the General Assembly may pass new laws to implement the amendment, but it may not pass a law inconsistent with it. To ensure protections based on race and ethnicity for all Pennsylvanians, voters should vote YES on this question.

    This ballot measure is progressive, vote ‘YES’.