Because Sitting On The Sidelines Is No Longer An Option!
Educate. Equip. Empower. Engage

Important 2014 Election Dates:
Nominating Petitions 2/18-3/11
Third Party Nominating Petitions 3/12-8/1

2014 Election Calendar Here

TURN is NOT the "TEA Party"
 Are You Looking for Tea Party Information?
Regional Tea Party Groups Listed Below:

Clearfield Patriots- Web- Facebook
Meeting Night: 2nd Thursday of the month @ 630PM
Clearfield American Legion 210 S 2nd St. Clearfield

Pennsylvania Freedom Fighters  Web- Facebook
Meeting Night: 1st Tuesday Month @ 6 PM
Warsaw Firehall, Rt. 28, Hazen

Indiana Armstrong Patriots- Web- Facebook
Meeting Night: 2nd Tuesday Month@630 PM
Alternate-Indiana FOE and Smith Complex in Elderton

Blair County Tea Party  Web- Facebook
Meeting Night: 4th Tuesday of each month@ 7 PM
Check Website for Location

Venango County Tea Party Patriots  Web- Facebook
Check Website for Meeting Schedule/Location

Elk County Tea Party  Web-Facebook
Meets at The Summit in Ridgway, Check Website for Times

The listing of TEA Party Groups above does not
constitute an endorsement of these groups positions, policies or organizational leadership.

Taxpayers United For Representation Now
"TURN-ing Protests into Projects"

TURN is an educational non-profit organization serving Western Pennsylvania.

Our primary external focus is on voter education and training others how to  effectively interact with their elected representatives. TURN speaks to civic groups on public policy and holds topical forums in the region.

TURN's internal focus is on public policy and it's relationship to a limited, fiscally sustainable and responsible government as outlined in the Constitutions of the United States and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  More
Speaker Sam Smith Retiring

2/11- State House Speaker Sam Smith says he won't run for another term and will retire when his 14th term ends November 30th. 

Smith says his heart isn't in the job anymore and he can't give his constituents his full commitment any longer. His decision will end his service as the top state House official after four years. 

Smith became speaker in 2011 after nearly eight years as the House Republican floor leader, serving through a time when a corruption investigation by the state attorney general's office resulted in jail terms for five former top House lawmakers.

In early February, Cris Dush announced he’d challenge Smith, R-Jefferson, in the GOP primary for the 66th Legislative District seat.

He nearly pulled off the upset last time, losing by fewer than 500 votes in total, while beating Smith in Jefferson County.                


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Commonwealth of PA Contact Information
PA Senate President Pro-Tempore
Senator for District 25

PA Speaker of the House
Representative for District 66

US Government


Dawn Meling
Commonwealth Foundation@
Arrowhead Rest.


State Budget Forum 
American Legion DuBois
David Singer, Roland Bechtel,    Rep. Matt Gabler, Darell Duttry


Saving The American Dream 
Tour, Indiana 
John Wright  & Julie Anderson

Four Alarms Presentation
Smith Complex
Nate Benefield 
Commonwealth Foundation