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Pennsylvania State Representative District 131

Description of office: The General Assembly is the legislative branch of government in Pennsylvania. It is composed of two houses: the Senate is the upper house, and the House of Representatives is the lower house. A majority vote in both houses is necessary to pass a law. The PA House of Representatives consists of 203 members representing one district each, with an equal number of constituents. Representatives must be at least 21 years old, have been a citizen and a resident of the state four years and a resident of their respective districts one year before their election, and shall reside in their respective districts during their terms of service. The House develops budget packages, makes taxation decisions, allocates spending, and passes laws (including redistricting in collaboration with the Senate). The House also has the exclusive authority to impeach public officials. Representatives also serve on various policy committees that may propose legislation. Term: 2 years Salary: $106,422 Vote for ONE.

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    Meriam Sabih

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Biographical Information

What do you see as the most pressing issues facing Pennsylvanians, and how would you address them?

What changes would you support making to Pennsylvania’s voting laws to expand access, ensure security, and support local election officials and processes?

What legislation would you support to comply with the Commonwealth Court's ruling that Pennsylvania’s school funding system is unconstitutional and must be reformed?

What changes, if any, would you support making to Pennsylvania’s abortion laws?

County Lehigh
Occupation Freelance Journalist
Education Master's Degree in Political Science from Lehigh University, Bachelor's Degree in English and Psychology from Rutgers University
Qualifications Only Endorsed Candidate for HD 131 by Planned Parenthood, Montgomery County Democratic Committee & Lehigh Valley for All. I'm a Journalist. I also have years of proven experience as a community organizer, volunteer at our local democratic committee, as a outreach coordinator and Precinct Person.
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X Handle @MeriamSabih
I have lived in the Lehigh Valley for over 15 years and have seen it change. We have not had good representation in Harrisburg in a long time. When I think about the issues facing our Commonwealth today, education is at the forefront. I believe that access to quality education is essential and I am committed to working tirelessly to ensure that every child has the support and resources they need to succeed. I strongly support the protection of women's reproductive rights in Pennsylvania which includes ensuring that all women can safely access the care they need. We also need smart growth policies that protect our environment while fostering a strong local economy.
January 6th taught us that we cannot take our democracy and freedoms for granted. They can be taken away from us violently and we must protect our constitution and our rights. We must elect people in public office who respect those American values. We must ensure safe, fair elections both for voters and poll workers. I support the automatic voter registration at license registration which promotes election security and expands access to as many citizens can be involved in the democratic process.
The court's ruling that Pennsylvania's school funding system is unconstitutional echoes the concerns that we need to do more to improve our public education system. Poor school building conditions, outdated textbooks, and disparities between school districts put some students at a disadvantage. I would support the initiative to increase school funding so students have the chance they deserve to succeed irrespective of where they reside.
I am the only candidate for District 131 that has received the endorsement of Planned Parenthood. There has been a long history of struggle for women to attain their rights. As a woman, I am indebted to their sacrifices. We should not reverse the historic progress that has been made. I support the protection of women's reproductive rights in Pennsylvania which includes ensuring that all women can safely access the care they need. My focus is also on ensuring that all people, including our seniors, have access to quality healthcare that they deserve and that families have the childcare they need to succeed in their personal and professional lives. I am committed to increasing access to mental health services and preventative care.
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