ICYMI: Josh Shapiro Rallies Supporters Across the Commonwealth, Making Stops in Adams, Franklin, Fulton, Blair, and Allegheny Counties - Shapiro For Governor
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September 20, 2022Press Releases

ICYMI: Josh Shapiro Rallies Supporters Across the Commonwealth, Making Stops in Adams, Franklin, Fulton, Blair, and Allegheny Counties


September 20, 2022


SPA Press, Press@joshshapiro.org

ICYMI: Josh Shapiro Rallies Supporters Across the Commonwealth, Making Stops in Adams, Franklin, Fulton, Blair, and Allegheny Counties

Josh Shapiro is showing up everywhere and bringing people together around his vision for Pennsylvania’s future

PENNSYLVANIAThis weekend, Attorney General Josh Shapiro was on the road meeting with voters in Adams, Franklin, Fulton, Blair, and Allegheny counties. Josh rallied hundreds of supporters in Mastriano’s own state Senate district, listened to their concerns and priorities, and shared his vision for a better Commonwealth.

At a stop in Chambersburg, in Mastriano’s home county, voters packed into a storefront office shoulder-to-shoulder to hear Josh speak, as he reminded them that it may be his name on the ballot, but it’s their rights and freedoms on the line. Josh finished up his four county-swing on Saturday in Blair County, where he spoke about the importance of showing up for rural Pennsylvanians and delivering on things like rising costs, affordable health care and broadband access. Finally, he closed out the weekend at a get-out-the-vote rally in Pittsburgh, where Mayor Ed Gainey urged voters to “send Josh Shapiro to the governor’s mansion.”

Across the Commonwealth, Josh and Austin are meeting people where they are and focusing on their plans to grow our economy, ensure our children receive a quality education, make our communities safer, and protect Pennsylvanians’ fundamental freedoms. Josh will continue to show up in every corner of our Commonwealth and build on the broad coalition of support from Republicans, Democrats, and Independents in order to win in November.

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

PennLive: Democrat Josh Shapiro takes his gubernatorial campaign to Mastriano country
By Charles Thompson, 9/17/22

CHAMBERSBURG – Josh Shapiro, the Democratic nominee for governor of Pennsylvania, knows he doesn’t have to carry most central Pennsylvania counties to win this year’s election.


“This is real power,” Shapiro said during a stop at the Franklin County Democratic headquarters office in Chambersburg, hoisting up a Shapiro for governor yard sign. “Because listen, I know it’s not real easy to put one of these up in your yard around here.”


“Let me tell you something,” he said. “Where I come from, freedom isn’t telling women what they’re allowed to do with their bodies.

“Freedom isn’t telling our children what books they are allowed to read,” Shapiro continued, in a reference to Mastriano’s proposal to guarantee parents more information on and a more direct say in classroom curriculum and teaching materials. Shapiro, by contrast, has vowed to increase parental representation on the state Board of Education.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Josh Shapiro, other Democrats stump at get-out-the-vote rally in Highland Park

Pennsylvania Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro turned up in Pittsburgh on Sunday with a cadre of other Democratic candidates to urge their supporters to vote against his “extremist” Republican opponent, Doug Mastriano, in November.


To illustrate the Mastriano mindset, Mr. Shapiro pointed to Mr. Mastriano’s choice in 2017 to wear a Confederate uniform for a faculty photo taken at the Army War College in Carlisle. He was the only person in the photo who wore a Confederate uniform.

“And this is the guy who represents Gettysburg,” Mr. Shapiro said, referring to Mr. Mastriano’s territory as a state senator. “This just goes to show us who he is. He wants to divide us.”


Mr. Gainey said Mr. Mastriano wants to take away citizens’ rights and freedoms and praised Mr. Shapiro, Pennsylvania’s attorney general, as the man to keep that from happening.

“We’ve got to send Josh Shapiro to the governor’s mansion,” he said.

WHTM (ABC Harrisburg): Josh Shapiro makes campaign stop in Chambersburg

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — We are getting closer to the November election and the candidates are out campaigning, hoping to rally their base and sway undecided voters.


“We will fund the appointment of 2,000 more police officers all across Pennsylvania. People have a right to both be safe and feel safe in our community and that’s what I’ll do as governor”, Shapiro said.

Gettysburg Connection: Adams County Dems welcome Shapiro
By John Messeder, 9/17/22

Gubernatorial candidate Attorney General Josh Shapiro visited Gettysburg Saturday afternoon to rally county Democrats for his campaign to win governorship of Pennsylvania in November. More than 150 supporters filled the new county committee headquarters at 52 Chambersburg Street.

WPMT (FOX Harrisburg): AG Shapiro campaigns in Chambersburg as election season heats up
By Logan Perrone, 9/18/22

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. — Potential voters packed shoulder-to-shoulder in downtown Chambersburg for a meet and greet with democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro.


Shapiro took questions from reporters, including those about comments made by Sen. Mastriano the night before about crime and safety.

WTAJ: Shapiro makes campaign stop in Blair County
By Aaron Marrie 9/18/22

Attorney General and Democratic Gubernatorial nominee, Josh Shapiro, stumped in Blair County Saturday to continue his campaign.

Shapiro made a stop at the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees District Council Building in Duncansville to talk about issues affecting rural Pennsylvania.

“I understand the importance of the agricultural industry and recognize that we have so many small and mid-size family owned farms and yet they don’t have access to capital,” Shapiro said. “They don’t have access to technical skills. As governor, I’ll bring both into rural communities. I’ll make sure everybody’s connected to the internet at high speed, affordable prices. Make sure that everybody sees the investment from my administration in rural Pennsylvania to grow the economy here and create jobs.”