In a state where no other group thought it was worth investing to build power, our goal was to make headway towards gaining 12 seats to end rightwing control of the legislature by 2024.
However, in this cycle we flipped the Pennsylvania House, netting the 12 seats that we needed for a new majority!
With the death of a lawmaker and two elected representatives resigning for other offices, three seats currently held by Democrats are vacant. The States Project will be supporting special elections campaigns in February 2023 to help hold these seats. If we lose even one of these races, the rightwing will regain the majority.
to improve lives in states like Pennsylvania now!
With all of the State House up for election this year, Pennsylvania was twelve seats away from a majority in the House of Representatives. With fairer maps than after redistricting, The States Project’s electoral work focused on ending rightwing control of the Pennsylvania legislature — by shifting power in the House, we could protect 19 crucial electoral votes from being stolen in 2024.