217 Candidates included, including 187 Democrats and 30 Republicans
(HARRISBURG, PA)--The 2012 edition of the Pennsylvania Progressive Voters Guide (www.PaProgressiveVotersGuide.org) was released today by Keystone Progress. This year's guide includes 217 candidates who were endorsed by one or more of Pennsylvania's leading progressive organizations.
"This year's election has huge implications for our families, our communities, and our Commonwealth," said Michael Morrill, Keystone Progress Executive Director. "Our goal is to make smart, informed voting based on progressive values easier for Pennsylvania's voters."
Keystone Progress surveyed PA's leading progressive organizations to produce a Progressive Voter Guide based on their endorsements -- one-stop shopping for highly informed recommendations about the races on the ballot statewide. Voters can find their local races by clicking on the link to their county.
The Progressive Voters Guide identifies the candidates with the most progressive track records in Pennsylvania. Inclusion in the guide is limited to candidates who were endorsed by at least one progressive, non-party organization. The guide lists the endorsements earned by a candidate.
Candidates' endorsements are identified by icons in five different categories: education, environment, labor and working families, reproductive freedom and social justice. Only 16 candidates earned all five. Sean Wiley is the only candidate in northwest PA who earned that distinction.
A total of 217 candidates are listed, including 187 Democrats and 30 Republicans.
NB: Keystone Progress has not endorsed any candidates. Our role is to report on the endorsements of other progressive groups.