October 30, 2014
Corruption in PA: Pigeon Shooters Gave $20,000 to PA House Members
In a stunning article published yesterday in the Philadelphia Inquirer, it was
revealed that the Flyers Victory Fund, the political arm of the pro-pigeon shoot
organization the Pennsylvania Flyers Association, dumped $20,000 in campaign
contributions to 17 members of the Rules Committee ($1,000 each) and House
Majority Leader Mike Turzai, who received $3,000.
Though Turzai had promised he was going to allow HB 1750, which banned pigeon
shooting and the eating of cats and dogs, to be voted on October 20th, he broke
that promise and did not allow the vote to occur. Now that the sudden influx of
cash has been revealed, we know why.
The Flyers Victory Fund paid to have the bill killed and were so desperate that
they used half of their entire bank account to do it. Legislators like Turzai
violated the will and trust of the people in Pennsylvania, who have repeatedly
and overwhelmingly said they want the pigeon shoots to end.
That the Flyers Victory Fund poured so much money into the pockets of key
legislators three days before the vote - and then the bill was pulled - is the
definition of corruption and government that can be bought and sold.
The only way for Majority Leader Turzai to redeem himself is to call for
November 12, the last day of the session, to be a voting day and let the House
freely vote on the HB 1750.
SHARK is taking out television advertisements this week and continuing through
Nov. 12th in Turzai's home district. You can see that video
Please contact all the House members who received the tainted pigeon shoot PAC
money and tell them to demand Mike Turzai let the bill be voted on November
Mike Turzai $3,000
Telephone: (717) 772-9943