Josh Shapiro on Principles & Values



People of Pennsylvania expect us to work together

I think the people of Pennsylvania actually expect more from us. More than just the traditional politics. As I said at the beginning of my address, they have entrusted us with the responsibility to negotiate and come together. So instead of playing politics as usual, let's show the people that we are up to this task. Let's not just run out of here, let's instead get around the table and get to work on commonsense solutions to their problems.
Source: 2023 State of the State Address to Pennsylvania legislature , Mar 7, 2023

Observes Jewish Sabbath even while campaigning

On Oct. 15, with the bus tour in full swing across the state, the Democrat finished an event at 6:30 p.m. in Scranton and raced home for Shabbat dinner. The Shapiros said their prayers and ate, just like they do every Friday night. "It keeps me grounded," he said. "It is at least one night each week where we know we'll all be together." Shapiro's friends and neighbors say his faith is not just genuine, but deep.
Source: Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle: 2022 Pennsylvania Governor race , Oct 19, 2021

Fight for the wrong, the left out, the forgotten

Diminutive in nature, Josh Shapiro repeatedly spoke of taking on big institutions and defending the little guy as an attorney general. He's now seeking the state's highest job. Proposed voting reform legislation to consider needs and wants of Pa. county commissioners. "I've fought for people who have been wronged, citizens who have been left out, and communities that have been forgotten," Shapiro said. "That's the kind of leadership we need right now."
Source: ABC27-WHTM on 2022 Pennsylvania Gubernatorial race , Oct 13, 2021

GOP wants to undermine elections & permanently divide us

His launch wasn't just a recital of his resume; he also aimed to level an opening shot at Republicans in the field who "want to lead us down a dark path," he said in a morning video posted to his social media accounts. It's a "critical time in America--here in Pennsylvania, too," Mr. Shapiro said in the video, accusing the GOP of wanting to undermine free and fair elections and "permanently divide us."
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on 2022 Pennsylvania Governor race , Oct 13, 2021

Shapiro has remained Jewishly engaged as a politician

Shapiro has remained Jewishly engaged as a politician. In 2008, he told the Philadelphia Jewish Voice that "when you boil down all the teachings and all the rituals, fundamentally, Judaism is teaching that none of us is required to complete the task, but neither is any of us free to refrain from it." Shapiro was paraphrasing a famous rabbinic adage.
Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency on 2022 Pennsylvania Governor race , Nov 5, 2020

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