ICYMI: Josh Shapiro & Austin Davis Rally Large Crowds in Lycoming, Union, Northumberland, and Luzerne Counties - Shapiro For Governor
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May 9, 2022Press Releases

ICYMI: Josh Shapiro & Austin Davis Rally Large Crowds in Lycoming, Union, Northumberland, and Luzerne Counties


May 9, 2022


SPA Press, Press@joshshapiro.org

ICYMI: Josh Shapiro & Austin Davis Rally Large Crowds in Lycoming, Union, Northumberland, and Luzerne Counties 


PENNSYLVANIA – This past weekend, Attorney General Josh Shapiro and State Representative Austin Davis were on the road once again, meeting with hundreds of Pennsylvanians in Lycoming, Union, Northumberland, and Luzerne counties. At each stop, they were greeted by large crowds of enthusiastic supporters who listened to their plans to grow the economy and lower costs, improve the Commonwealth’s education system, and invest more in Pennsylvania workers

Following the Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion, Shapiro also pledged to defend Pennsylvanians’ freedoms as Governor, highlighting the stark contrast between him and his nine Republican opponents who support cruel and dangerous abortion bans, and new restrictions on the right to vote. 

Check out some of what Pennsylvanians have been seeing and reading about Josh’s visits below:

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader: Shapiro stresses abortion rights at Wilkes-Barre event

By Kevin Carroll, 5/7/22 

WILKES-BARRE — A meet-and-greet for voters and local Democratic candidates ahead of this month’s primary elections featured appearances from two candidates running for the highest seats in the commonwealth. […]

“You all know how to fill a room here in Luzerne County,” Shapiro said as he took center stage before a crowd of energized Democratic voters, who greeted the attorney general with a hearty round of applause when he entered the building. […]

A state representative from the 35th District, which encompasses several municipalities in Allegheny County, Davis used his own background as an example of the type of Pennsylvania he and Shapiro would like to build.

“I’m the son of a union bus driver and a hairdresser,” Davis said. “Working class families are struggling … we’re going to make a Pennsylvania for everybody.”

FOX 56 (Scranton / Wilkes-Barre): A.G. Shapiro opens new campaign office in Wilkes-Barre

By John Lasko, 5/8/22

Wilkes-Barre (Luzerne County) – Attorney General and democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro was in northeast Pennsylvania Saturday afternoon. He was here to not only open his new campaign office on the square in Wilkes-Barre, but also make his case why he should be the next governor of the Commonwealth. He was joined by Wilkes-Barre Mayor George Brown, Representative Matt Cartwright and Austin Davis, who Shapiro has endorsed for Lieutenant Governor, among others. […]

“It’s not just hose big corporations that are trying to take advantage of folks,” Shapiro said. “You know who is also trying to take advantage of you and divide you and inject more cynicism in our commonwealth? It’s those nine guys I’m running against on the other side.” […]

“We’re going to take advantage of our unique standing as a energy state,” Shapiro said. “I’ll be an all of the above energy governor who puts people to work and make sure we’re able to fulfill opportunities that exist in our communities and get people working again.”

Sunbury Daily Item: Shapiro, Davis visit Valley for campaign stop

By Marcia Moore, 5/7/22

SUNBURY — Pennsylvania Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro and state Rep. and Democratic Lt. Gov. candidate Austin Davis brought their campaign to Sunbury on Saturday afternoon. […]

Shapiro and Davis outlined their goals, including eliminating standardized testing for students and the cellphone tax, investing in broadband and renewable energy, expanding the property tax and rent rebate program and allowing automatic voter registration. […]

“It’s not a time when we need more division,” said Shapiro, adding as he gestured toward Davis, whom he has endorsed for lieutenant governor, “He understands we have a responsibility to work together.” […]

“Cyber schools are draining the resources of the system. We need reform,” he responded, adding that public schools in the state are underfunded and he would pump more money into them by using the fair funding formula. “We need more going into the formula to invest in mental health training and vocational, technical and computer training.”

Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Attorney General Josh Shapiro and State Rep. Austin Davis stop by Williamsport

By Mark Maroney, 5/7/22

State Attorney General Josh Shapiro, currently running for governor, and state Rep. Austin Davis, who seeks to become lieutenant governor, stopped by Williamsport on Saturday ahead of the May 17 primary asking for votes and promising an accountable administration if elected on Nov. 8 for all Pennsylvanians. […]

Shapiro vowed his administration would cut taxes, raise the minimum wage and strive for more bipartisanship in public office. […]

Under a Shaprio-Davis led administration the economy would be world-class and broadbased through investing in small and large businesses they consider to be the lifeline of the state economy.

WNEP (ABC Scranton / Wilkes-Barre): Josh Shapiro makes campaign stop in Wilkes-Barre


WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — With ten days until primary election day another candidate made a campaign stop in our area. […]

“The next governor will have a bill on his desk that outright bans abortion in Pennsylvania everyone of those guys who signed the bill I will not only veto that bill I’ll invite all of you to the veto ceremony,” said PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro (D), Candidate for Governor.

WBRE (CBS Scranton / Wilkes-Barre): Attorney General Josh Shapiro campaigns in Wilkes-Barre

By Madonna Mantione, 5/7/22

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — We learned Monday about a leaked draft opinion by the U.S. Supreme court concerning Roe v. Wade which protects women’s reproductive freedom. […]

“It is obviously incredibly scary and frustrating and worrisome. I feel that my wife feels that, our 20-year-old daughter feels that,” stated Shapiro. […]

“What is clear is that this governor’s race will be the pivotal decision as to whether or not a woman’s right to make choices over her own body continues in Pennsylvania,” stated Shapiro.

The Citizens’ Voice: Shapiro promises veto of any abortion ban bill

By Michael P. Buffer, 5/7/22

WILKES-BARRE — Josh Shapiro, the state attorney general and Democratic candidate for governor, promised to protect abortion access at a campaign rally Saturday at the Luzerne County Democratic Party’s headquarters.

“The next governor will have a bill on his desk that bans abortion. Let me tell you something, every one of those guys will sign the bill,” Shapiro said of the nine Republican candidates for governor. “I will not only veto that bill, I will invite all of you to the veto ceremony.”

The crowd of roughly 200 attendees cheered enthusiastically. A draft opinion leaked this past week indicted the U.S. Supreme Court is planning to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that protects a pregnant woman’s right to have an abortion.

Milton Standard-Journal: Shapiro stumps in Lewisburg

By Matt Stulberg, 5/9/22

LEWISBURG — The lone Democratic candidate for governor made a stop in Lewisburg Saturday, just 10 days before Pennsylvanians will take to the polls in the spring primary.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro was joined at Civil War Cider by Austin Davis, one of three Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor. Roy Sosa and Brian Sims are also on the ballot in the race for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor.