Citizen Action Center

Pass the Down Syndrome Protection Act

Action: Contact your State Senator and ask for their support House Bill 321, the Down Syndrome Protection Act

Status: House Bill 321 passed the PA House on May 14, 2019 by a 117-76 vote. Bill was referred to the PA Senate Health and Human Services committee.

Summary: The Down Syndrome Protection Act would stop any child from being aborted solely due to a diagnosis of Down syndrome.

Help stop human trafficking in PA – Pass the Buyer Beware Act

Action: Contact your State Representatives and State Senator to support the Buyer Beware Act.

Status: Senate Bill 60 passed the Judiciary Committee on June 11, 2019 with a 14-0 vote. Still awaiting a vote by the full PA Senate. House Bill 12 was referred to the PA House Judiciary committee.

Summary: The Buyer Beware Act – Senate Bill 60 and House Bill 12 – would do three things: 1) Increase criminal charges against traffickers, 2) Increase subsequent fines and 3) Expand the definitions of the offense. Click here to take action.

Freedom to Counsel in Allegheny County

Action: Contact your County Council member and ask that they vote No on Ordinance No. 11000-19.

Status: Proposed in Allegheny County.

Summary: This ordinance is unnecessary and does not eliminate abusive or forced therapy practices, which are already prohibited for counselors. Instead, it endangers freedom of speech.