The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on the Merit Selection legislation (H.B. 1815) next Tuesday, June 5. A favorable Committee vote would send the bill to the floor for consideration by the entire House of Representatives. Bringing the Merit Selection Bill to the floor is a crucial step in amending the constitution – a process that culminates with Pennsylvanians having the opportunity to vote in a referendum on whether to change the current judicial selection process. Our 2010 survey revealed that 93% of PA voters want the opportunity to vote on whether to change how we choose appellate court judges.
Please take the time to contact the members of the House Judiciary Committee and urge them to vote YES and the Merit Selection bill to the floor for further consideration. It has been more than forty years since Pennsylvanians had the opportunity to decide how judges were selected and it is high time they were given the chance to make their voices heard.