Endorsements for April 26, 2016 Primary Election

The national board of Americans for Democratic Action voted overwhelmingly to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.

Monday, April 4th, the Board of Directors for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of Americans for Democratic Action announced its endorsements in the April 26th Pennsylvania Democratic Primary. ADA did not endorse in races in which a candidate had no primary opposition. ADA is a nonpartisan organization and sometimes endorses in Republican primary elections, however, there are no Republican primary elections in which ADA had an interest.

Pennsylvania Attorney General: Josh Shapiro

U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania: Joe Sestak

U.S. Congress, 2nd Pennsylvania District: Dwight Evans

U.S. Congress, 7th Pennsylvania District: Mary Ellen Balchunis

Pennsylvania State Senate, 1st District: Lawrence Farnese

Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 182nd District: Brian Sims

Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 183rd District: Phillips Armstrong, Sr.

Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 190th District: Movita Johnson-Harrell

Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 200th District: Christopher Rabb

Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 202th District: Jared Solomon


Ballot Question Recommendations

Pennsylvania Ballot

Proposed Pennsylvania Constitutional Amendment #1, Amending the Mandatory Judicial Retirement Age: Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to require that justices of the Supreme Court, judges, and magisterial district judges be retired on the last day of the calendar year in which they attain the age of 75 years.

Recommended vote: No.

Proposed Pennsylvania Constitutional Amendment #2, Abolition of the Philadelphia Traffic Court: Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to abolish the Philadelphia Traffic Court?

Recommended vote: Yes.


Philadelphia Ballot

Philadelphia Question#3: On the Proposed Charter Change Question, “Shall the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter be amended to provide for the creation, appointment, powers and duties of an independent Commission on African American Males, which would study and recommend responses to challenges facing African-American males in Philadelphia?

Recommended vote: No. While we see the value of such a commission and support its creation, our position has always been that these matters do not belong in the Charter and are best left to legislation and executive action.


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