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Did you have a bad voting surprise?

writing paper The City Commissioners, who run Philadelphia’s elections, said that they would look into the matter of voters who believed they were registered to vote, but were forced to vote by provisional ballot because their names were not in the poll books, and make the report public. You can help the Commissioners find out…



SeniorLAW Center’s Larry Felzer selected to receive GALLOP leadership award!

SeniorLAW Center’s Director of Development and Finance Lawrence S. Felzer is being honored with the prestigious Michael Greenberg Community Service Award by GALLOP, Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia, recognizing an attorney for outstanding leadership, activism and advocacy.  This award is given annually in memory of one of the founders of Philadelphia Attorneys for Human…



Voter ID is NOT required to Vote on November 6th

Important Election Day and Voter ID Reminders from SeniorLAW Center November 2012 Photo ID is NOT Required to vote on November 6th! Your vote is your voice. The election for President and Vice President, U.S. Senator and Representative, and State Senator and Representative will be held Tuesday, Nov. 6. Polling places are open from 7…



Social Security Benefits will increase 1.7% in 2013

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 62 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2013. The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits that more than 56 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2013. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December…



Urgent news: Photo ID Will Not be Required to Vote on November 6th!!!

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson granted a partial injunction on October 2, 2012, ruling that Photo ID will not be required of Pennsylvania voters in the upcoming General Election on November 6th, 2012. Click here for the full opinion Voters will still be asked for ID but be very clear: photo ID will not…



SeniorLAW Center and AARP filed an amicus brief in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Voter ID litigation on August 30th, 2012, on behalf of ten national, statewide and local aging organizations, underscoring the impact of the Voter ID law on the rights of older Pennsylvanians to vote

As Appellant Bea Bookler testified in the Commonwealth Court hearing below about complying with Act 18’s photo ID requirements, for many seniors, “It’s too hard.”  The Commonwealth Court essentially agreed, recognizing that “the elderly and infirm who have difficulty traveling” face a “heavier burden” to comply with Act 18.  The result of Act 18 is…



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