“Fear and silence will not save our country. Only clear action will. The time for timid silence is over,” said Sen. Daylin Leach, D-17 of Lower Merion, who on Wednesday released a memo asking his 49 fellow state senators to sign on to a resolution condemning “bigotry, violence, and the warped philosophy of neo-Nazis and white supremacists.”

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Sen. Daylin Leach is taking action in response to the events that transpired in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend.

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HARRISBURG – August 16, 2017 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today introduced a Senate resolution condemning white supremacists and asked all members of the Senate to cosponsor it. In a co-sponsorship memo to his colleagues, Leach explained that the Senate cannot be neutral on this issues of white supremacy and neo-Nazism. Read the entire […]

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State Sen. Daylin Leach began his comments by saying that he has never attended such an event. “This is my first anti-Nazi rally,” Leach said. “But I think we should take a moment to drink in the fact that we have to have this sort of rally in 2017 in America. No one thought that we would come to this.”

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“Lawsuits have an important purpose, but when they are wielded as a bludgeon by wealthy interests to silence advocates and communities, they harm the principles that form the foundation of our country,” Leach said. “Free speech is a right held by all Americans — wealthy or not — and it’s our job to protect it.”

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HARRISBURG – July 25, 2017 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Delaware/Montgomery) yesterday held his 9th annual Dog Park Day in the bark-ing lot of the Haverford Reserve Dog Park in Haverford, Pa. Under ruff-looking clouds that threatened rain throughout the event, folks from the community mingled with their dogs and met Nacho, a Chihuahua from Finding […]

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PA Sen. Daylin Leach of Montgomery County, who co-authored the bill, said the first challenge is getting enough doctors certified to recommend medical marijuana. “Patients need to be able to access doctors,” Leach told council members.

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“In terms of security, the requirements for marijuana are far more stringent than, for example, for opioids,” Leach said. “We treat this like Fort Knox, and we treat much more dangerous drugs in a much more loosey-goosey manner.”

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Anyway, Leach, D-Montgomery, had his wonks take a look at tax revenues in Colorado, a state where recreational marijuana is famously legal, and game out what Pennsylvania could expect to net if it, too, went the legalization route.

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“Every year our Commonwealth borrows money and uses accounting gimmicks to meet our obligations, digging us deeper and deeper into a hole,” said Democratic Senator Daylin Leach.

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