Take action

Keep public notices in newspapers so they remain public. Ask your legislator to vote "no" on any legislation that takes public notices out of newspapers!

Step 1: Find your legislator at the Pennsylvania General Assembly's legislator search. Type in your address to find your Representative and Senator

Step 2: Become informed. Gather the facts from Savepublicnotices.com.

Step 3: Contact your legislator

  • Option 1: Ask your legislator to vote "NO" on any bill that takes public notices out of the newspaper.
  • Option 2: Email or mail a letter to your legislator asking them to vote "NO" and providing them the facts. (A sample letter is provided below)

SAMPLE LETTER

Dear Senator ______:

As a citizen of this Commonwealth and your constituent, I respectfully request that you vote "NO" on any bill that would remove public notices from the newspapers. Senate Bill 733 was reported from the Senate Local Government Committee on October 22, 2013.  This bill would eliminate public notices in newspapers by permitting municipalities to post notices on government-run websites. This would obstruct the public's ability to know what government is planning, eliminate the ability of citizens to participate in the democratic process, and undermine transparency in government. Without access to information about what's being planned before it happens-which is what legal notices provide- my ability to participate in the process is substantially reduced.

Please note that a high percentage of Pennsylvanians are not on the Internet and have no access to any postings on any websites. Newspapers are an inexpensive means of keeping the public informed. They are independent of government, and not subject to hackers, computer viruses, or Internet disruptions.

Please vote "NO" on any legislation that would remove public notices from newspapers.

Sincerely,

Citizen's Name