More herehere and here. Paid for by Committee to Elect Helen Tai. Helen Tai — 16, So many abhorrent things were happening across the country, from gun violence to hate crimes to destruction of the environment, and since then, it has only gotten worse.
This historic win was a result of strong support from Democrats, Republicans and Independents who voted for commonsense solutions such as balancing the budget, funding public education and commonsense gun safety laws. At the same time, we had to run a re-election campaign. Hosted a Policy Committee Hearing on MeToo Legislatio n to help bring attention to this important issue and to better understand how lawm akers can best help end workplace sexual harassment.
Learn more about Helen here. Voted to pass HB, known as the Domestic Violence Bill, which will put more stringent requirements on the removal of guns from domestic abusers. I wanted to be part of the solution.
More herehere and here Introduced HRwhich calls on the t State Government Commission to study the mental health provider shortage and issue a report within a year of its adoption. But I am heartened that last night Pennsylvania elected many good new representatives and senators, especially my dear friend Steve Santarsiero, and I know that they will work with integrity to continue the work that is so important to all of us.
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You showed me how hard you were willing to work and the lengths you would go to do what was necessary. I ntroduced a package of bills to prevent guns from getting into the wrong hands. An awe-inspiring of you gave so generously — of your money, of your time, of your sweat and tears, and of your heart. Watch Head of School Tom Kardish. When I declared my candidacy in January, I had no idea what I was getting myself into.
I also want to celebrate what we did accomplish. More herehereherehere, and here.
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Helen Tai won the May 15, Special Election to become the first woman and first person of color to represent the th Legislative District. The unofficial :. The unofficial : Helen Tai — 16, Helen Give 'em Helen Learn more about Helen here.
I was tired of protesting and complaining. I hope that this loss does not discourage you from continuing to participate because you made a huge difference. Co-sponsored 80 bills on government reform, election reform, education, environment, gun safety, fair wages, metoo, LGBTQ rights and more.
An enormous of people and organizations stepped forward to help tai Pennsylvania free. You spent countless evenings and weekends knocking on tens of thousands of doors, you turned over your house to hundreds of volunteers filing in and out all day, you donated, hosted fundraisers and begged others to give as well, you talked to thousands of voters on the phones and via text, you put up campaign s all over the district and replaced them over and over again when they were stolenyou drove canvassers, you made cinnamon rolls and brought food to the campaign office, you kept the office running and supplied with toilet paper, you checked up on me constantly to ensure that I was getting enough sleep and not too disheartened by the lies put forth by my opponent, you wrote letters to the editor, you staffed fundraisers and other events, you begged volunteers to help out, you trained volunteers, you stuffed envelopes, you organized volunteers, and you gave so much of yourselves.
Helen tai wins special election to represent th district in pennsylvania
I know we are all disappointed that our hard work did not result in a victory. Even though we lost this battle, YOU inspired me so much.
Unfortunately, Helen lost the general election on November 6. Thank you so much for these words of encouragement, and I want to offer them back to you as well.
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