– Rep. Chris Quinn (R-Delaware) and Sen. Tom Killion (R-Chester and Delaware), in association with Open Primaries PA coalition; and Penn State Brandywine’s Center for Ethics and Civic Engagement will hold the Public Forum for Open Primaries Event at Penn State Brandywine.
“We need to figure out how to strengthen and enfranchise the electorate in the electoral process. Open primaries would help bring independent voters to our elections,” said Quinn.
The event will focus on Quinn’s legislation, House Bill 192
, which would allow unaffiliated voters to participate in either Democratic or Republican primary election, in addition to discussion of Senate Bill 300
“Right now, more than 740,000 Pennsylvanians are shut out of one-half of the electoral process simply because they’re not a registered Republican or Democrat,” noted Killion. “Allowing more people the opportunity to participate in the entire process is important for ensuring we have a truly representative democracy.”
Quinn and Killion will be hosting the Public Forum for Open Primaries on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 5:30-7 p.m. The event will take place in Main Building, Room 113, Penn State Brandywine in Media
. It is free to attend and no advanced registration is required.
The event is sponsored by Open Primaries PA coalition and Penn State Brandywine’s Center for Ethics and Civic Engagement.
For additional information, call Quinn’s office at 610-325-1541, or visit RepChrisQuinn.com
; Killion’s office at 610-436-3320, or visit SenatorKillion.com
Representative Chris Quinn
168th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Rene Morrow
Senator Tom Killion
Pennsylvania State Senate
Media Contact: Shannon Royer