Remove Piileggi as Senate Majoriy Leader

Republican Liberty Caucus of Pennsylvania Supports

Removal of Senator Pileggi as Majority Leader

 

            The Pennsylvania Chapter of the Republican Liberty Caucus supports the efforts of State Senators Wagner, White, the American Future Fund, and others for the removal of Senator Pileggi as Majority Leader in the State Senate.

          “The people of Pennsylvania voted to remove Governor Corbett.  Now we must remove the Senator who bears much of the responsibility for losing the Governor’s mansion,” stated Republican Liberty Caucus State Chair Lois Kaneshiki.

          Senator Pileggi has failed to bring any of Governor Corbett’s agenda for a vote in the Senate during his term of office, including broad-based school choice legislation, school policy reform, pension reform, liquor store privatization, lottery privatization, and paycheck protection.

          We need leadership who will help lobby for consensus and bring these needed reforms for a vote.

          It is time for new leadership.

            The Republican Liberty Caucus fights for free markets, civil liberties, and limited government.  Join us at http://www.RLCPa.org.

RLCPa Convention & Training

Convention & Grassroots Training
"How to Build Your Grassroots Organization" with the Leadership Institute

Saturday, Dec. 6th, 2014

10:00 Convention:  Elect RLCPa officers:  members only
12:00: lunch
 1:00-4:00  training with the best of the Leadership Institute!  
Learn how to build your grassroots organization!

cost for members:
$10 for lunch only
$35 for lunch and training
$25 for training only

Grassroots workshop open to non-members.

Register in advance on Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rlcpa-convention-grassroots-training-tickets-13566667267

Seating will be limited!


We hope to see you there!

Lois Kaneshiki
Chair
Republican Liberty Caucus of Pennsylvania
814-207-0011

SB999 Hearing: Where Were They?

There was a public hearing in the state Senate Intergovernmental Relations Committee this morning on the Liberty Preservation Act SB999, which would make it illegal for the state of Pa to assist the Feds in implementing the unconstitutional sections 1021 and 1022 of the NDAA of 2012.
Unfortunately, most of the committee members did not show up!

Senator Smucker (717) 787-6535

Senator Hughes (717) 787-7112 

Senator Teplitz (717) 787-6801 
Senator Wozniak (717) 787-5400 

Senator Greenleaf walked in 20 minutes late and missed most of the testimony (717) 787-6599 
Senator Mensch walked in 25 technical forex minutes late and missed most of the testimony (717) 787-3110 
Senator Argall was not present (He is a co-sponsor.)
Senator Wiley was not present. His policy director was present.
(717) 787-8927 

Please CALL these senators, and your state senator,and ask them to uphold their oath of office and defend our Constitution and so-sponsor SB999!

Thank you, Committee Chair Scott Wagner for holding this important hearing for liberty in Pa! And many THANKS to our primary sponsor, Senator Mike Folmer.
Thanks also to Senators Eichelberger, Hutchinson, and Alloway for co-sponsoring this bill.

SB999 Hearing Oct. 7th!

Exciting Announcement!
There is a Senate Intergovernmental Relations Committee hearing scheduled for SB999, the Liberty Preservation Act, which would make it illegal for Pa to assist the Feds in the enforcement of the NDAA of 2012!
Tuesday, Oct. 7th, at 10:00 am.
North Office Building, Hearing Room #2
Capitol, Harrisburg
This is a PUBLIC hearing, so we hope you will attend!
Please contact your state senator and ask him or her to co-sponsor this important bill to protect our rights of due process in Pennsylvania!
Find out how to contact your state senator here:
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/

Call to Action for Liberty Republicans in Pa!

 On Tuesday, February 18th, 2014, Republicans across Pennsylvania will begin to collect signatures to become elected officials in the Republican Party.  Any registered Republican can run for these important party positions.

The Republican Party is organized by committees.  Every county in Pennsylvania has a Republican Committee.  In addition, every county elects representatives to serve on the Republican State Committee.  

The county committees are organized by precinct.  Most counties are supposed to have 2 elected committee people in every precinct, but many of these positions remain vacant for many reasons.  The terms of office are usually 2 or 4 years (check your county committee's bylaws for the terms.)  You can run for these positions by obtaining a nomination petition at your county's Voter Registration office and obtaining a minimum of 10 signatures from registered Republicans in your precinct.  You are entitled to a free "walking list" of voters when you pick up your petition.

The state committee members are on 4-year terms.  They are expected to attend 3 meetings per year in the Harrisburg area.  In order to run for state committee, you must download the nomination petition off the Pennsylvania Department of Elections web site.  You need a minimum of 100 signatures of registered Republicans in your county or district in order to get your name on the ballot.  You can obtain a free "walking list" of voters at your county courthouse.   There is a $25 filing fee, and your petitions must be filed in Harrisburg.

Any petition for party office must be filed by close of business on March 11, 2014.

I encourage all liberty-Republicans to run for one of these important party positions.

Lois Kaneshiki

Chair

Republican Liberty Caucus-Pennsylvania Chapter

 

Liberty Preservation Act Vote Jan. 15th

We finally got SB999, the Liberty Preservation Act, on the Intergovernmental Operations Committee schedule!  We need your help to get it passed out of committee sot we can get a FULL SENATE VOTE! 

The meeting is scheduled for this Wednesday, January 15th, 2014,  at 10am in room 461 at the state Capitol.  This is a public meeting and you can attend and observe the discussion and vote!

 The Liberty Preservation Act makes it illegal for Pennsylvania law enforcement to assist the federal government in using the egregious sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to detain citizens indefinitely, without a warrant or any of our Constitutionally-protected due process rights!

 

We need you to do the following early this week:

 

1.      Call, email and tweet your state senator and ask him to co-sponsor SB999.

Find your state senator here:

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/index.cfm

 2.      Forward this web link to your friends with a personal request.

3.     Contact the fast cash payday loans members of the Intergovernmental Operations Committee via phone, email, twitter, and or Facebook.  These members will determine whether or not SB999 gets a vote in the state Senate!

 

Republicans:

Highest priority are Senators Greenleaf and Smucker.

 

Senator Greenleaf

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717-787-6599

Twitter:  @senGreenleaf  (use #SB999 and #NDAA)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Senator-Stewart-J-Greenleaf/166278640114726

 

Senator Smucker

(717) 787-6535

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twitter:  @SenatorSmucker

https://www.facebook.com/SenatorSmucker

 

Senator Scarnati

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@senatorscarnati

717-787-7084

 

Senator Mensch

717-787-3110

@SenatorMensch

https://www.facebook.com/senatormensch

http://www.senatormensch.com/contact-me/

 

Democrats:

 

Senator Wiley (minority Chair)

(717) 787-8927

@SenatorWiley

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https://www.facebook.com/SenatorSeanWiley?ref=hl

 

Senator Hughes

(717) 787-7112

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@SenatorHughes

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Senator-Vincent-Hughes/111791468893

 

Senator Teplitz

(717) 787-6801

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@SenatorTeplitz

https://www.facebook.com/StateSenatorRobTeplitz

 

Senator Wozniak

(717) 787-5400

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Thank our courageous co-sponsors!

 

Senator Folmer (prime sponsor)

@SenatorFolmer

http://www.senatorfolmer.com/voice-your-concerns-2/

 

Senator Hutchinson (committee Chair)

(717) 787-9684

http://www.senatorscotthutchinson.com/contact-me/

 

Senator Argall

@senatorArgall

https://www.facebook.com/SenatorArgall

717-787-2637

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Senator Eichelberger

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(717) 787-5490

 

Senator Alloway

(717) 787-4651

@SenatorAlloway

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Thank you for helping us fight for liberty in Pennsylvania!

Please become a member today and help us defend the Constitution!

 

RLCPa says NO to Reducing Size of Legislature

On December 18, 2013, the Board of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Republican Liberty Caucus passed the following resolution:

Republican Liberty Caucus

Pennsylvania Chapter

Resolution Against Reducing Size of State Legislature

 

Whereas, in a representative Republic, elected officials should be accountable to their constituents, and

Whereas, the more constituents there are per official, the less access citizens have to their legislators, and

Whereas, the larger the legislative districts, the harder it is for ordinary citizens to seek elected office, and

Whereas, reduction in the size of vigrx plus fraud the legislature will act as an “incumbency protection program,” and

Whereas, the problems with the Pennsylvania General Assembly are not that we have too many legislators, and

Whereas, the cost of the legislature should be addressed by changing to a part-time legislature and eliminating the unconstitutional pensions (Article II of Pennsylvania Constitution: “Compensation”)

Therefore, be it resolved, that the Republican Liberty Caucus of Pennsylvania does hereby firmly oppose HB 1234 and HB 1716 and any other attempt to reduce the size of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

Preserving Our Civil Liberties

Watch our 40 minute program with Pennsylvania Tenth Amendment Center Pa Legal Director Ben Gross on youtube:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuw2kji1w3c

 

RLCPa to Toomey: Defund Obamacare

Pennsylvania Republican Liberty Caucus to Senator Toomey:  Don’t Fund Obamacare

September 5, 2013 -  The Board of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Republican Liberty Caucus unanimously approved the following resolution requesting Senator Pat Toomey to vote against funding Obamacare in the upcoming budget continuing resolution vote:

“Whereas, President Obama has given waivers to unions and big business, but will soon force average citizens into Obamacare ‘exchanges,’ and

Whereas, Obamacare mandates are making it harder for employers to hire full-time workers, and

Whereas, the promises of lowered costs and the ability to keep one’s current insurance have proven untrue, and

Whereas, Obamacare will force doctors to close their offices to more and more citizens and make it harder for citizens to obtain medical care, and

Whereas, members of Congress and federal government employees are exempt from Obamacare, and

Whereas, Obamacare creates mandates that violate certain citizens’ religious and moral convictions, and

Whereas, we believe the citizens of the United States would be better served with free market solutions to our healthcare problems,

 

Be it resolved that we, the Republican Liberty Caucus of Pennsylvania, does hereby petition Senator Toomey to sign the Lee letter, pledging not to vote for a continuing resolution if it contains funding for Obamacare.”

 

The letter authored by Senator Mike Lee can be read here:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/155933054/Senator-Lee-s-Letter-to-Eliminate-ObamaCare-Funding

Fourteen Senators have signed the letter thus far.  The list can be viewed here:

http://www.freedomworks.org/blog/jwithrow/does-your-senator-stand-with-mike-lee-against-obam

The Republican Liberty Caucus supports Republican candidates who defend the Constitution, and works to move the Republican Party in a more liberty-minded direction.   Liberty-minded Republicans can join the Pennsylvania chapter for a $25 annual membership fee on the web site http://www.RLCPa.org

 

 

Liberty Preservation Act Introduced

Republican Liberty Caucus

Pennsylvania Chapter

Contact:  Lois Kaneshiki, Chair

814-207-0011

http://www.RLCPa.org

For Immediate release 

Republican Liberty Caucus of Pennsylvania

Announces Liberty Preservation Act (SB999)

Makes It Unlawful to Comply with NDAA in Commonwealth

            The Republican Liberty Caucus of Pennsylvania (RLCPa), in conjunction with the Tenth Amendment Center and State Senator Mike Folmer announce the introduction of Senate Bill 999, the “Liberty Preservation Act.”  The bill would make it unlawful for employees of the Commonwealth to assist federal officials in the implementation of sections of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA.)

          Sections 1021 and 1022 of the NDAA codify for the first time in U.S. history the claimed power of the President of the United States to seize and detain a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil and hold him indefinitely without charge and without trial.

          “These sections violate at least eleven of our Constitutional due process rights,” stated RLC NDAA Project Leader and Harrisburg attorney Marc Scaringi

            Think it can’t happen here?  It already has.

          In 1942, the U.S. military issued an order which began the forced evacuation of 100,000 Japanese-American citizens for no other reason than they were of Japanese descent. 

          “My parents-in-law were in those camps,” stated RLCPa Chair Lois Kaneshiki.  “These are people who didn’t want to learn or speak Japanese at home as children with their Japanese-speaking parents because they wanted to be viewed as Americans first.”

          More recently, it took a month and a half and a 13-hour filibuster by Senator Paul to get Attorney General Holder to tell us whether or not the president has the authority to use a drone to kill a U.S. citizen not engaged in combat.

          Senator Folmer stated, “I believe the indefinite detention of American citizens or others without providing them due process of law is unconstitutional and illegal, including under the NDAA. This is why I introduced legislation to prohibit state, county, and local agencies from complying with NDAA:  to protect Pennsylvanians’ due process rights.”

 

Senate Transportation Bill

The Republican Liberty Caucus of Pennsylvania opposes the recent Senate $2.5 billion transportation bill (SB1), which is a treasure trove of pork and special interest money, and unnecessarily raises taxes on working Pennsylvanians.

          We agree that we need to fix our crumbling infrastructure, but there are too many things wrong with this bill.

          The bill raises taxes without tackling necessary budget and spending issues that are keeping our Commonwealth from achieving better economic growth.  These issues are prevailing wage and pension reform, the latter of which, with a $47 billion unfunded liability, is on course to bankrupting our state.  Elected officials know these issues must be addressed, yet they have yet to do so.

          The bill spends millions of dollars on mass transit, Amtrak, and even bike trails, which do not fall under the category of “critical infrastructure needs.”

          The bill raises the wholesale gas tax from 19.2 cents per gallon to 47.7 cents per gallon.  It increases license fees, vehicle registration fees, and moving violation fees.  Pennsylvanians will be paying $.75 per gallon in taxes if this bill passes in its current form.

          We urge the House to draft a bill with prevailing wage reform included, and cut the unnecessary projects out of the Senate version.  Perhaps at that point it won’t be necessary to further choke the taxpayers with higher fees and taxes.