Democrats hold rally against Senate bill at downtown State College

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WTAJ) — State College officials were joined Saturday morning by members of the Democratic party to rally against Senate Bill 106.

At 11:30 a.m. Saturday, community members joined state leaders as they spoke about Senate Bill 106. The bill seeks to restrict reproductive rights in the state, including removing any funding or access to safe and legal abortions. Additionally, the proposed legislation seeks to raise the minimum voting age in the state to 21, stripping away the rights of youth and students until they are older.

The event was held at MLK Plaza where speakers included Paul Takac, candidate for the 82nd District of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Ian Kidd, candidate for the 81st District of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Gisele Concepcion, President of the Government Affairs for the University Park Undergraduate Association and member of the Pennsylvania State League of Women Voters and Representative Malcolm Kenyatta, 181st district of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

“And if they are able to do it again in the next session, then there will probably be a ballot next spring in a very low-information, low-visibility, low-turnout election,” he said. said Takac. “It could fundamentally change so many things in our constitution.”

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Takac and Kidd are running in the general election, which will take place on November 8.

Norman D. Briggs