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August 8, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Brian J. McGinnis, Chair, Chester County Democratic Committee
West Chester, PA (August 15, 17) – “It is time for the Republican Party in Pennsylvania to admit it has a problem with racism and take steps to address it forcefully,” stated Brian J. McGinnis, Chair of Chester County Democratic Committee. “Yesterday’s Philadelphia Inquirer article pointed out accurately that campaign flyers for the District Attorney’s race in Philadelphia had attacked only minority — African American and Latina — politicians for corruption. The flyer — distributed in predominantly white South Philadelphia — clearly seeks to make race an issue in the DA campaign.”
“Now PA State (and Chester County) GOP Chair Val DiGiorgio is fundraising off of this article, blasting the media for writing about it.”
“Republicans’ fearmongering and the targeting of people of color as a political wedge is a tactic we condemn,” added McGinnis, “especially in light of Trump comments on the Charlottesville, VA tragedy. How quickly the state Republicans have forgotten about their own political corruption — John Perzel, Ernie Preate, Bob Asher or Frank Serafini to name-drop a few, as well as overwhelming amounts of outside money buying influence in the current state legislature.”
“Our campaigns and our elections have got to be free and fair and represent American values. We will speak out when we see our citizens being intimidated, manipulated and humiliated for political gain. And we will be vigilant that this type of race-based campaigning does not occur in Chester County.”
ABOUT CHESTER COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE
The Chester County Democratic Party believes in Freedom, Fairness, and Opportunity for all Americans, regardless of what they believe, who they are, and where they came from. Find them online at chescodems.org
August 16, 2017
SPECIAL MEETING of full CCDC Committee to select a new Dem candidate for Clerk of Courts.
Download info about the one candidate to date here: YolandaVandeKrol.
If you cannot attend, please send a proxy as we must have a quorum. Download proxy form for this meeting here: Proxy
Arrive any time after 6:30 to sign in for prompt beginning at 7:30, after the 6:30 Zone Leaders meeting. Meeting will end by 8:00 and exec committee will hold its normal monthly meeting then.
West Chester Borough Hall, 401 E. Gay St., West Chester PA. Park in back. Please try to carpool; parking is insufficient for this many.
More info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 15, 2017
chart from Oregon State University:
Blue = nominal wage, red = inflation-adjusted; some states have higher minimums but PA is not one of them. The current $7.25 federal rate, unchanged since 2009, is only about 2/3 of the 1968 peak around $11 in 1968.