Received this e-mail today from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party:
Two days after promising a special session to address police brutality and racial injustice, Speaker Turzai announced today that he'll leave office on June 15th. He did not say whether his pledge to allow votes on police reform will be fulfilled.
And just like that, Pennsylvanians' hard-earned progress towards equal justice is thrown into doubt by unreliable, self-centered GOP leadership.
Turzai spent his final days in Harrisburg pushing extremist bills that endanger workers and undermine Governor Wolf's leadership during a pandemic. But after promising action on police reform bills that voters actually want, he's suddenly retiring and leaving progress unfulfilled.
Undoubtedly, PA House Republicans will replace Turzai with a leader just as craven and beholden to corporate interests.
Keeping men like Mike Turzai from setting the agenda in our legislature is why we need to flip Harrisburg in November.