Monday, June 29, 2009

Eichelberger takes our petitions, refuses to apologize. Again.

LGBT leaders and the allies wiated two hours for an apology from Senator Eichelberger. He gave us about one minute, took our petitons, refused to apologive, then turned his back and left.

The video below is unedited, bad sound and all, so that no one can say anything is "out of context."

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Friday, June 26, 2009

New Sotomayor poster

Presente and Keystone Progress are circulating our new "I stand with "Sotomayor" poster. Feel free to copy to use on your websites, Facebook profiles, etc.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Eichelberger still can't apologize. Still blaming us for his words.

More local coverage of Senator John Eichelberger on Altoonas right-wing talk radio. He's still blaming Keystone Progress, instead of taking responsibility for his words.

WRTA-AM 1240.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Eilchelberger makes statement, of a sort

Senator Eichelberger has finally made a statement about his outrageous comments concerning LGBT people. Did he apologize for calling lesbians and gays “dysfunctional?” No.

Did he admit that he was wrong for saying of same-sex couples that “we are allowing them to exist?” No.

Instead, he blamed us for pointing out the truth. Here’s his statement to WJAC-TV: "This group [Keystone Progress] is a politically active group that goes around the country targeting people that are involved in this issue. If this is an example of how they conduct themselves then it's difficult to continue dialogue and discussion, if people intentionally misportray the truth."

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Sen. Eichelberg on Same-sex couples: "We're allowing them to exist"

Check out our new video of Sen. Eichelberg making his bigoted comments:

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Healthcare for all rally in Harrisburg, June 11

Healthcare for All PA, and a coalition of like-minded organizations that includes the Pa. AFL-CIO; Pa. Council of Churches; Pa. Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP); The American Medical Student Association (AMSA); Pa. League of Women Voters, and others invites you to join us in Harrisburg on Thursday, June 11 from 11AM to 12:30 PM for a RALLY FOR SINGLE-PAYER HEALTHCARE FOR ALL on the Capitol Steps. Entertainment kicks off at 11 AM followed by speakers you won’t want to miss beginning at 11:30 AM. Speakers will include Donna Smith (star of Michael Moore’s “SiCKO”); Bill George (President of the Pa. AFL-CIO); Walter Tsou (nationally recognized expert and consultant on public healthcare reform and former Philadelphia Health Commissioner); Chuck Pennacchio (Executive Director of HealthCare For ALLPA and 2006 Primary candidate for the Pa. Democratic Senate race) and several more including some to be announced.

Help us spread the word far and wide. Let’s fill those Capitol steps and send a real message to the Legislature and the media that we are a mass movement that wants real healthcare for all NOW!! EVERYBODY IN. NOBODY OUT!

Click here for rally flyer, click here for Harrisburg driving and parking directions, and click here for bus and rail service. 

Email with questions, need a ride, or have room for passengers.

Taking on the Big Boys, Taking Back Our Health Care System
The savings the taxpayers in each county of Pennsylvania will see under the passage of the Family and Business Health Security Act are listed here.

Healthcare for All Pennsylvania is proud to announce the launching of our 'Print-and-Post' flier campaign to spread the good word about the only proven answer to our healthcare crisis: the Single Payer Solution. SO GO WILD! Print-and-then-Post wherever you work, play, and socialize. Click here for your copy of our flier.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Specter Scorecard Created to montior his voting record



Arlen Specter has switched teams in mid-season.  He says he's ready to play the game as a true progressive, but after years of being the guy that George W. Bush called his "firm ally when it mattered most," a lot of us are waiting to see if he's ready to knock it out of the park on progressive issues or whether he'll  strikeout when his vote really matters for the progressive team.

To keep track of Senator Specter’s votes on key progressive issues, we’ve created a new website called Specter Scorecard (

Specter Scorecard will do two things:

It will keep you informed about key upcoming votes where Sen. Specter's vote will be vital to the success of the progressive position.  We'll give you accurate information about the issue and we'll provide you with the opportunity to take action to help persuade Arlen to do the right thing.

We'll let you know how Sen. Specter has voted on important progressive issues since he made the switch.  We'll display his "progressive batting average" and keep it updated when he takes votes on those issues.

To view the site, click here (

If you'd like us to send you updates about changes in the website, click here (

Michael Morrill
Keystone Progress

Specter Scorecard is a project of Keystone Progress, PennAction, ProgressNow and True Majority.  
The information on Specter Scorecard is not intended to support or oppose the election of any candidate for public office. The sponsoring organizations encourage you to use this page to support or oppose the issues we have included on this site.