Pennsylvania has one of the most restrictive laws in the nation for those fighting to prove their innocence. Current law requires inmates to file a petition in court within 60 days of finding evidence of innocence. Next Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on a critical bill – SB 1261 – that will extend that deadline to one year.
Please act TODAY: Call, email, tweet, or otherwise contact Senate Judiciary Committee members
The message is simple: Please vote to SUPPORT SB 1261. Give convicted innocents a fair chance to prove their innocence in court.
For Twitter, tag @innocencepa and use #Act4Innnocents.
Spread the word!
If you are a constituent, let them know.
Majority Chair: Stewart Greenleaf – District 12: Montgomery, Bucks Counties; (717) 787-6599; Email; @SenGreenleaf
John C. Rafferty, Vice Chair – District 44 (Berks, Chester, Montgomery Counties); (717) 787-1398; Email; @SenJohnRafferty
Richard Alloway, II – District 33: Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, York Counties; (717) 787-4651; Email; @SenatorAlloway
John H. Eichelberger, Jr – District 30: Blair, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon Counties; (717) 787-5490; Email
John Gordner – District 27: Columbia, Luzerne, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder Counties; (717) 787-8928; Email; @SenatorGordner
Guy Reschenthaler – District 37: Allegheny, Washington Counties; (717) 787-5839; Email; @PASenatorGuy
Randy Vulakovich – District 38: Allegheny County; (717) 787-6538; Email; @SenVulakovich
Gene Yaw – District 23: Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna (part) and Union Counties; (717) 787-3280; Email; @SenatorGeneYaw
Minority Chair: Daylin Leach – District 17: Montgomery, Delaware Counties; (717) 787-5544; Email; @daylinleach
Lisa M. Boscola – District 18: Lehigh (part) and Northampton (part) Counties; (717) 787-4236; Email; @SenLisaBoscola
Lawrence M. Farnese, Jr. – District 1: Philadelphia; (717) 787-5662; Email; @larryfarnese
Art Haywood – District 4: Montgomery, Philadelphia Counties; (717) 787-1427; Email; @SenatorHaywood
John P. Sabatina, Jr. – District 5: Philadelphia; (717) 787-9608; Email; @SenSabatina