Endorsements to #RepealClosedPrimaries from:
Articles and Letters to the Editor
Pennsylvania - the State of Independents | July 27, 2022 (Real Clear Politics)
Repeal closed primaries in Pennsylvania | June 15, 2022 (Pottstown Mercury)
Push For Open Primaries Continue | June 6, 2022 (ButlerRadio.com)
Advocate David Thornburgh: Opening Pa.’s primaries is the ‘right and smart thing to do’ | May 23, 2022 (Penn Capital-Star)
The Push for Open Primaries in PA | May 5, 2022 (Erie News Now)
David Thornburgh spearheads new effort to open PA primaries | May 4, 2022 (Chestnut Hill Local)
Advocacy organizations are looking to open the state’s primaries to independent, third party voters | May 3, 2022 (WESA, The Confluence)
Ballot PA and Rep. Chris Quinn talk open primaries | May 2, 2022 (WHYY, Radio Times)
Independents can't vote in Pennsylvania's primaries -- here's why that might change | April 28, 2022 (Fox 43)
Why Pa. independents can’t vote for candidates in this May's primary, and the push to change that | April 25, 2022 (Spotlight PA)
Hearing on State Senate bill to open primary elections | April 21, 2022 (Fox 56)
The Pa. voting system is primed to produce candidates like Doug Mastriano | July 5, 2022 (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Open primaries for fairness, governance | June 6, 2022 (The Tribune Democrat)
Open primaries for fairness, governance | May 31, 2022 (The Times Tribune)
It may be time to rethink the role of the independent voter in primary elections | May 26, 2022 (City & State)
Can anything bring some normalcy to Pa. politics? Yep. - John Baer | May 26, 2022 (Penn Live)
Independent voters want to be heard. Is anybody listening? | May 24, 2022 (The Fulcrum)
Opinion: Pennsylvania has a primary problem | May 21, 2022 (CNN)
Time to Give Independents a Vote | May 10, 2022 (Tri County Record)
GUEST VIEW: Pennsylvania’s closed primaries diminish democracy and encourage extremism | May 13, 2022 (The Sharon Herald)
Our View: Open primaries have our vote | May 10, 2022 (Bucks County Courier Times)
It's time for Pennsylvania to allow Independents to vote in primary | May 2, 2022 (Reading Eagle)
It's time for Pennsylvania to open its primaries | May 1, 2022 (Herald-Standard)
Opening Pa.'s primary elections would help de-radicalize politics | April 29, 2022 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Bipartisan Open Primaries Legislation Introduced | May 18, 2021 - Senator Dan Laughlin (R-Erie) introduced legislation, SB690, that would significantly expand the franchise in Pennsylvania by allowing independent voters to participate in primary elections.
Sen. Dan Laughlin to Introduce Legislation to Enfranchise 900,000 Independent Voters on Election Day | May 17, 2021 - On Election Day, Senator Dan Laughlin will introduce legislation to allow independent voters unaffiliated with any political party -- now numbering 900,000 -- to participate in either the Democratic or Republican primary.
Open Primaries PA hosting Virtual Advocacy Day to Secure Voting Rights for All Pennsylvanians | May 22, 2020 - Open Primaries PA will host a Virtual Advocacy Day on May 26 to highlight the closed presidential primary on June 2 that shuts out more than one million independent and third-party voters from casting ballots for candidates.
Open Primaries PA Launches Statewide Digital Campaign | April 28, 2020 - Open Primaries PA is launching today an outreach campaign to the more than 1.2 million Pennsylvanians who are registered unaffiliated or with a third-party who cannot vote for candidates in the June 2 primary.
PA Primary Moved to June 2, but 1.2 Million Voters Still Shut Out | March 27, 2020 - As we continue to address the COVID-19 crisis, and ask how we can make voting this election season accessible, safe, and accurate, we must also begin to ask, "What about those of us who can't vote at all?" It is incumbent upon us all to address that critical question in the months to come.
All Voters Vote in HD 190 Special Election | February 25, 2020 - Open Primaries PA is calling attention to the stark contrast in voter access between today’s special election in West Philadelphia’s state House District 190 and the upcoming presidential primary on April 28.
Open Primaries Legislation Approved by the Pennsylvania Senate | June 25, 2019 - The Senate approved with overwhelming bipartisan support (42-8) a landmark bill that would allow 785,000 independent Pennsylvanians to vote in primary elections.
Open Primaries Legislation Advances in the Senate | June 18, 2019 - Legislation that would allow 785,000 independent Pennsylvanians to vote in spring primary elections took another step forward today.
Primary Reform Picks Up Traction Ahead of May 21 Primary | May 20, 2019 - Calls for reforming Pennsylvania's primary system have continued to grow over the past year.
Open Primaries PA to Press for Independents’ Right to Vote | April 29, 2019 - A new statewide coalition, Open Primaries PA, launched with the mission of opening Pennsylvania’s primary process to include independent voters across the Commonwealth.