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Democracy or concentrated wealth?
"We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. " -- Louis Brandeis, Supreme Court Justice 1916-39.
Do you Remember…
...when teachers, public employees, Planned Parenthood, NPR and PBS crashed the stock market, wiped out half of our 401Ks, took trillions in TARP money, gave themselves billions in bonuses, and paid no taxes? Yeah.. Me Neither. --John Gall, SodaHead
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To vote or not to vote?
There is no democracy without the vote. If you don't vote, you cast your vote against democracy.
Don’t just vote!
"Too often..., we elect people who we assume are going to make fundamental changes, and then we go home and do whatever we were doing before without realizing that an election is just the beginning of the challenge. They need all our help and support if they are going to succeed." -- Robert Reich, 10/21/13
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If money is speech
"If money is speech, then speech is no longer free."
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"The Democratic party is at its best when it represents the American people" -- Joe Sestak, 12/6/13
An election is coming, let’s get to work
Don't just hope our candidates win next time. Help the party get them elected. Every district and every precinct has opportunities to help! Contact the Chester County Democratic Committee by email or at 610-692-5811. Yes, there is an election every 6 months.
Makers of Things
Stephanie Phillips (Markstein) has a new song in honor of the 2012 Obama campaign. Hear on YouTube.
KAD online Gift Store
Click here to view and order an array of clothing, cups, car magnets, etc., for KAD and all Dems
Free and equal elections
Pennsylvania Constitution I.5: "Elections shall be free and equal; and no power, civil or military, shall at any time interfere to prevent the free exercise of the right of suffrage."
"For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die."
-- Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA),
elected November 7, 1962, died in office August 25, 2009