Grassroots Lobbying Network


The PSATS Grassroots Lobbying Network is composed of local leaders who work together to ensure that the voice of all townships is heard in Harrisburg and Washington.

PSATS keeps members of the network informed of the status of important legislation and policies. Network members are encouraged to establish relationships with their legislators and communicate with them regularly about how a piece of legislation or a particular policy would impact township government.


Action Alerts 

On March 15, the House State Government Committee amended and reported out House Bill 340 which amends the state Sunshine Law.  The bill would significantly narrowly the scope of what may be discussed in an executive session as it relates to personnel issues.  HB 340 would also require a legal opinion by the township’s solicitor verifying that the personnel issues to be discussed in executive session are within the provisions of the law, and if the solicitor is not available to render the decision, the chairman of the board could make such a determination.  The legislation would also mandate that these private sessions be audio and video recorded.  

 This legislation will now move to the full House for their consideration.

 We are asking members of the Grassroots Network to contact their House members and ask them to oppose HB 340 when it is considered by the House.

Please do not hesitate to contact PSATS at (717) 763-0930 ext. 178 with any questions. Thank you.  


Grassroots Lobbying Network Resources

► PSATS Week in Review

Looking for what happened this week in Harrisburg and Washington? Check out the PSATS Grassroots Lobbying Network Week in Review.

The Week in Review contains information on upcoming meetings and events pertinent to townships, the status of legislation that PSATS is tracking, legislation that is expected to be introduced, and much more. To access the Week in Review PSATs members can login to the PSATS portal or email mmorgan@psats.org

 

National Association of Towns and Townships

At this link, learn about NATaT and view weekly updates on federal issues that could affect local communities.

PSATS Grassroots Lobbying Guide

Interested in learning how to become an effective grassroots lobbyist? Check out the PSATS Grassroots Lobbying Guide. This guidebook is an excellent tool for township officials interested in becoming effective grassroots lobbyists.


Add Your Voice to the Network

Interested in becoming a member of the PSATS Grassroots Lobbying Network? Contact PSATS at grassroots@psats.org or (717) 763-0930.