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The Kennedy legacy

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Archive for July, 2008

Valley Day

Valley Day: Saturday, August 9 12:00-5:00 Westwood Fire Company 1403 Valley Road, Coatesville, PA 19320 Valley Township Political Hour 1:00-2:00 If you are candidate for in the upcoming election you might want to say a few words. Activities are free with the exception of food and vendor tables.

Baseball with Bob – Phillies August 20th

Come out for Team Roggio’s second ballgame of the summer! On Wednesday, August 20th, the Phillies will take on the Washington Nationals, and Bob wants to see you there. Come to our pre-game tailgate party and then cheer on the Phillies. Added bonus: Go home with your very own Chase Utley Bobblehead Figurine. * Drinks […]

Meet the Candidates in Honey Brook

Meet Democrat and Republican candidates at the Honey Brook Community Library on Wednesday, August 20. This event is organized by Democrat and Republican Committee Persons and will be an opportunity for conversation with candidates for Congress and for the State House. For more information, download the flyer.

Help Safe Harbour

Zone 7 is organizing a a fundraising and donation collection for Safe Harbour of West Chester. This organization provides shelter and encouragement for the homeless. Join Zone 7 at he ACME market at the Caln Village Shopping Center this Saturday (July 26) from 9-3 and again on Saturday August 16. Here are some of the […]

We need to Defeat Joe Pitts

Joe Pitts has defined his constituency: big oil, pharmaceuticals, health insurance companies and the moneyed-elite friends of the the Bush Administration. Bruce Slater has defined his constituency: working American families, senior citizens, children, and young Americans trying to get a start in life. To defeat Joe Pitts, we need to get Bruce’s name and positions […]

Get behind absentee voting bill

By Barbara McIlvaine Smith 07/22/2008 Daily Local News On June 11, I sent a memo to my colleagues asking them to “Please join me in ensuring that voters who cast their absentee ballots in good faith are not kept from participating in the electoral process.” This is a key issue, one I am very familiar […]


July 26th, 2008, at Signs Pledge to Revive Ethics in Harrisburg July 21, 2008 – Tom Houghton has joined 21 other State Rep candidates in signing the PennCPR (Pennsylvania Candidate Platform for Reform) intended to “revive ethics” in Harrisburg. The platform seeks reform under three general categories: cutting politicians’ perks, cracking down on lobbyist […]

Obama West Chester Office Opening

Grand Opening: Chester County Headquarters of the Pennsylvania Campaign for Change When: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 6 – 9pm Where: 543 E Gay Street, West Chester PA Please bring food & drinks to share, BYOB We still are in need of office furniture, supplies, chairs, etc. the office will be open from 9-9 daily Now […]

Exchange of letters on peace and war

between Mark Banfield (West Pikeland) and State Rep. Curt Schroder (R-PA 155), posted with permission of both writers: 6/13/08: Representative Schroder, I was dismayed to read that you will be presenting the “Chester County Victory Movement” with an American Flag tomorrow. To clarify: I am acquainted with many in the The “Chester County Peace Movement”. […]

A Pairing of Wines and Chocolates
Bruce Slater Fundraiser

You are cordially invited to an evening of conversation featuring good wines and delectable chocolates in support of Bruce Slater, Candidate 16th Congressional District. Donation is $50. This event is on Thursday July 31st starting at 6:30 pm at the Wenger Gallery, 2811 Lincoln Highway, Ronks, PA. For more information, visit Bruce’s Website.