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Election Guide 2018

A guide to the issues that matter

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CP photo: Jared Wickerham
Summer Lee, soon to be elected as Southwestern Pennsylvania's first Black female state legislator, ever.

This Pittsburgh City Paper Election Guide highlights several policies, protections, and laws that can become a reality if they receive enough support at the polls. We also have included the thoughts from the women on CP's staff about why they feel it is important to vote. Additionally, we’re featuring portraits of local political candidates who symbolize fresh faces of Pennsylvania politics — people who buck the state’s older-male dominated status quo.

We hope the following stories inform you, and inspire you to vote next Tuesday.

Another Pennsylvania is possible

The Candidates:

Fresh faces of Pennsylvania politics
Pennsylvania Governor, Scott Wagner vs. Tom Wolf
U.S. Senate, Lou Barletta vs. Bob Casey

The Issues:

Gun-control efforts like universal background checks are close to clearing the legislature

A narrow path exists for Pennsylvania to prohibit legal abortions
Can Pennsylvania finally offer civil rights protections to all LGBTQ residents?
Pennsylvania Democrats want to raise state’s minimum wage to $15 by 2024
Can public support push through Medicare-for-all?
Will school property taxes finally be on the chopping block?
A path for Pennsylvania lawmakers to fully legalize marijuana


Why I’m Voting

Exploring the joys of our biggest civic duty