FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 2023
Contact: Eric Leisure
Director of Strategic Communications
THE NEW PENNSYLVANIA PROJECT CONGRATULATES HD 163 REP-ELECT HEATHER BOYD
HARRISBURG, Pa. – The New Pennsylvania Project is pleased to join Delaware County and the voters of Pennsylvania State House District 163 in celebration of Heather Boyd’s projected victory in Tuesday’s special election.
“The voters of Delaware County have spoken and we are incredibly pleased with the outcome,” said Kadida Kenner, CEO of the New Pennsylvania Project. “The stakes of this special election were incredibly high, which is why our organization committed our time and resources to get out the vote. We look forward to Rep. Boyd joining the Democratic Caucus in Harrisburg, and Speaker Joanna McClinton maintaining control of the Speaker’s gavel.”
Over the days leading up to the special election, the New Pennsylvania Project knocked on 9,000 doors and made more than 15,000 phone calls, and 16,000 text messages in an effort to turn out voters for Tuesday’s election. They were also joined by Speaker of the Pennsylvania House Joanna McClinton at a canvass launch on Tuesday morning which provided motivation for staff, fellows, and volunteers as they embarked on a long day of canvassing.
“I’m incredibly grateful for our team and the work they’ve done over the past few weeks,” continued Kenner. “Because of their tireless commitment we will continue to have a Pennsylvania State House that recognizes the importance of protecting abortion access, and our freedom to vote.”
The New Pennsylvania Project (NPP) was founded in May 2021 to expand Pennsylvania’s electorate, so it reflects the Commonwealth’s demographically changing population. NPP engage young residents and those living in underrepresented and often neglected communities of color and immigrant communities. We register Pennsylvanians to vote, provide civic education about the issues that matter in their neighborhoods, and mobilize voters to the polls in every election – twice a year.