I know, the following is just a form letter in the modern age… but it’s good to get acknowledged. Plus, we already know that Senator Wayne Fontata reads his mail (thanks to the idiots at Clean Water Action)!
While at the Sheetz website, I discovered a sweet little link at the bottom that enables you to fire off an email to your local politicians to let them know that you’re in support of Sheetz being allowed to sell beer in its stores. Juts click the Take Action button and it writes the letter for you, and sends it to your State Senator & State Representative. How awesome is that?
It’s 2009 and PA’s beer & liquor laws are beyond antiquated, end of story.
Forwarded Message —-
From: PA Senator Wayne Fontana Fontana
Sent: Fri, November 13, 2009 4:37:37 PM
Subject: Re: Freedom to Purchase Beer in Convenience Stores
Mr. Carroll ~
Thank you for contacting me recently regarding your interest in seeing beer available at more locations.
As you are probably aware, there has been great deal of discussion on this issue – both in the positive and negative. I agree with you that our laws are antiquated, but believe that we are slowly seeing change – both in new law and in legislation that is being considered. This remains one of those issues that we will need to continue to work on to address the concerns that have been raised. I have noted your support for this effort, and will certainly share it with my colleagues and take it into consideration should we have the opportunity to vote on related legislation.
Again, thank you for your communication. I look forward to further communication with you on this and other issues that are of interest and importance to you.
Senator Wayne D. Fontana
42nd Senatorial District
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Pittsburgh, PA XXXXX-XXXX
November 12, 2009
The Honorable Wayne Fontana
Senate Box 203042
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3042
Dear Senator Fontana:
As a Pennsylvania voter, I want to add my name to the growing list of
those who are asking you to consider making a change to Pennsylvania’s
It is hard to ignore how backward our beer laws are in light of the recent
ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court against Sheetz – taking its
license, because it did not allow for on-premise consumption.
At their worst, these laws encourage drinking and driving. At the very
least, the current laws are incredibly outdated.
Let me be clear. I want to be able to purchase alcoholic beverages in
convenience and grocery stores. Please support the call for common sense
beer laws and bring the convenient purchase of beer to the Pennsylvania
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