LETTERS

Kelly declines League invite

Lyn Weidner 

For more than 45 years, the League of Women Voters of Mercer County has hosted candidate debates, forums, and meet-and-greets for congressional, state and county candidates running for office, as well as other public meetings in keeping with our mission of studying issues and disseminating information. These events have been well attended by the public who look to the League for facts about the issues which concern us all. 

This year, we regret that we will be unable to host a congressional forum with Rep. Mike Kelly and Mr. Ron DiNicola. Rep. Kelly has declined our invitation. His campaign has informed us that he plans to participate only in the three debates that he has proposed. The details have not yet been worked out with the DiNicola campaign.

Some of the important issues in our district include Social Security and Medicare, the economy, election funding reform, immigration reform, agriculture, the environment, budget allocations as well as others too numerous to mention. 

We would urge all citizens of the district to watch for and attend any public meetings where Mr. Kelly or Mr. DiNicola will be present to compare their positions on these and any other issues of concern.

Lyn Weidner is part of the LWVMC Leadership Team