More than half of Pennsylvanians agree with Rep. Frankel on the issues that he has spent more than two decades fighting for — LGBTQ+ civil rights, women’s reproductive rights and public protections against gun violence — but each of those issues continue to be an uphill climb in the General Assembly. More than anything else, the reason for this incongruence in legislative action comes down to this: Pennsylvania is among the worst states in the nation when it comes to redistricting, campaign finance and ethics laws.
Rep. Frankel has consistently cosponsored and voted for an independent, non-partisan redistricting commission that creates new districts that will allow the will of voters to be reflected in election results. This year, the Legislative reapportionment Commission created as fair and reasonable a set of maps as one we’ve seen in decades, but Pennsylvanians deserve to expect that outcome every time.
Similarly, Rep. Frankel finds our state’s lack of limits and transparency in the areas campaign finance or even cash gifts to be an embarrassment to the state and a constant threat to good policy. He has supports legislation to reveal and limit the outsized influence of wealthy industries on our laws.
Lastly, Rep. Frankel supports a variety of bills that would make it easier for voters to make their voices heard. You should be able to easily vote, whether you have a disability, an unstable address, an inflexible work schedule or you’re incarcerated.
Since 1999, Rep. Dan Frankel has served Pennsylvania’s 23rd district, which includes the neighborhoods of Squirrel Hill, Oakland, Point Breeze, Regent Square, Greenfield, and Shadyside.