Governor, I was honored to be your nominee to the Superior Court in 2016. I have great respect for you and your administration.
But I write because of reports that you are considering action that I know from personal experience will be a grave mistake that will harm some of the most vulnerable residents of our Commonwealth. I am talking about your possible veto of S.B. 906, the legislation that will require further study of your proposal to close two of the Commonwealth's State Centers for the Intellectually Disabled and will keep the centers open while the study takes place. As I explained in testimony before the Senate, my sister was a resident of the White Haven Center until her death a few years ago, and I know first-hand what great work the centers do and how important they are to the residents' lives. If you don't believe me, please visit White Haven yourself. Closing the centers will harm the residents, and you should not want that legacy.
Please do not veto S.B. 906.