We are excited to endorse Ginny Kerslake in the Democratic primary for PA State Representative in the 167th District, in Chester County!
Ginny is committed to the fight against construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline, and a strong advocate for climate justice, universal health care, a $15 minimum wage, and fair funding for public schools. As an Earth scientist with years of experience in environmental testing, and a neighbor who has seen the devastating effects on water and safety in the Mariner East pipeline construction zone, Ginny is uniquely qualified to fight for her community in the legislature. We hope you’ll join us in helping Ginny to win office!
What you can do:
- Vote for Ginny, if you live in the 167th district! We encourage everyone to vote by mail on June 2nd. The deadline for registration is May 18th, and the deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot is May 26th.
- Volunteer to call voters. You can make calls from your own home, on your own schedule. To learn more and sign up, email Sam Rubin firstname.lastname@example.org.
More on Ginny and why we support her candidacy:
Ginny and her family live in West Whiteland Township, a community that experienced well-water contamination and sinkholes when construction began on the Mariner East 2 pipeline in 2017. Ginny stepped up to co-found several grass-roots organizations to raise public awareness and fight the project. In 2018, she used her organizing skills to manage Danielle Friel Otten’s successful campaign for State Assembly.
The 350-mile Mariner East 2 pipeline is under construction across the state, running through Chester County to Marcus Hook. It will carry natural gas liquids for making single-use plastic. These substances are highly explosive, and more than 100,000 people live in the blast zone surrounding the pipeline. There is no evacuation plan for residents who live nearby in the event of a leak.
Ginny has signed the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge, and she is committed to fighting for a halt to the pipeline project, an end to fossil fuel subsidies, and living-wage renewable energy jobs. Watch Ginny speak about the pipeline here, and check out her Tedx talk about organizing.
Pennsylvania remains under the thumb of the fossil fuel industry, with Harrisburg dominated by pro-fracking interests. In order to put people and the planet over profit, we need to shift the balance of power: from Republicans to Democrats, and from Democrats who support fracking to Democrats who have a vision for a just, fossil-free future. Electing Ginny is an important step in creating the change we need.