Throughout his career as a public servant, Josh Shapiro has been a consistent supporter of welcoming refugees and immigrants in Pennsylvania. Shapiro has taken on the status quo, brought people together to solve tough problems, and delivered results for the people of Pennsylvania. Since 2017, he has served as Attorney General, working every day to stand up to powerful institutions and protect Pennsylvanians’ rights. Now, he is running to be Pennsylvania’s next Governor. Shapiro grew up in Pennsylvania, watching his parents serve their community — his father was a pediatrician, and his mother was an educator. Their example inspired Shapiro to enter into public service, and from a young age, he recognized that standing up for others was how he wanted to spend his career. Shapiro fought the opioid epidemic head on, arresting more that 6,000 drug dealers while also investigating and suing pharmaceutical companies and the CEOs who knowingly perpetuated the crisis to line their own pockets. He’s standing up for everyday consumers, seniors who’ve been scammed, and students preyed upon by private lenders by obtaining over $328 million in relief to Pennsylvanians who have been ripped off. He is leading on criminal justice reform, bringing activists and law enforcement together to launch a new statewide police misconduct database, taking on employers who steal from Pennsylvania workers.
Shapiro knows Pennsylvanians need a Governor who will take on the biggest fights and solve our most pressing problems. As long as Shapiro is serving our Commonwealth, he will continue to defend Pennsylvanians and deliver results.