We’re demanding relief, for candidates who cannot circulate petitions due to the health risks associated with Covid-19.
Elections shall be free and equal; and no power, civil or military, shall at any time interfere to prevent the free exercise of the right of suffrage.
-Pennsylvania Constitution (Section 5)
Pennsylvania has fallen far from “free and equal” elections. Small political parties have to petition the state for ballot access. To place our candidates on the ballot in a general election, the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania needs to collect a minimum of 5,000 signatures.
Unfortunately, the Governor’s executive orders have made petitioning a prohibited activity in Pennsylvania. Essentially, the Governor has removed our only legal route to ballot access – and he did it after the two major parties had already secured their ballot access.
The Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania doesn’t think this is right, and we’ve filed suit against the Governor in federal court.
You can read about our lawsuit here.
The Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania has hired an all-star legal team and we are confident that we will prevail in court. However, lawsuits are expensive and we need your financial help. Please join us in this fight by contributing. We understand personal budgets vary, and we are grateful for anything you can give.