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Trump’s first 100 days were an attack on working Pennsylvanians

By Marcel Groen, chairman, PA Dem party, PennLive, 4/29/17

In October 2016, Donald Trump announced his “Contract with the American Voter,” his plan for his first 100 days in office right here in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

His contract included sweeping proposals that promised to protect Americans, make better deals for our middle class, and restore honesty and accountability in Washington, D.C. But much like every other contract Donald Trump has signed, it’s not worth the paper it’s written on.

Trump has now been president for 100 days, and Americans are worse off and his accomplishments are nonexistent. During his first 100 days, Donald Trump has spent more days on the golf course than he has spent protecting American workers.

Since day one of his presidency, Donald Trump has put corporate and special interests ahead of the middle and working class.

Trump stacked his cabinet with millionaires and billionaires who oppose raising the minimum wage, funding public education, regulating Wall Street, and other policies that would help the working people of Pennsylvania.

Trump puts Harrisburg in national spotlight on his 100th day

Trump puts Harrisburg in national spotlight on his 100th day

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will be in Harrisburg today.

He proposed a budget that will make massive cuts to programs that benefit millions of Pennsylvanians and would move our commonwealth backwards by adversely affecting our middle-class, rural communities, seniors, and children.

Trump promised the American people that he would deliver a plan to ensure healthcare for everyone. Instead, he tried to take health care away from 24 million Americans by repealing the Affordable Care Act….

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Kennett Township officials take aim at gerrymandering

By MattFreeman, Daily Local News, 4/23/17

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> With documented support from hundreds of citizens, the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors has called to amend the state Constitution to combat gerrymandering.

The supervisors voted unanimously at their Wednesday night meeting to support a resolution calling for an amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution that would give responsibility for legislative and congressional redistricting to an independent citizens’ commission.

“Gerrymandering” is the practice of dominant political parties using the redistricting process to give themselves unfair electoral advantages.

Greg McCoy presented the supervisors with a petition he said had been signed by more than 200 residents supporting the proposal. An independent citizens’ commission overseeing the redistricting process “may get our democracy back to truly representing our citizens,” McCoy said….

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2 candidates announce bid for 6th District seat in Democratic primary

by Bill Rettew, Daily Local News, 4/11/17

WEST CHESTER >> Two Democratic candidates have thrown their hats into the ring in a bid to replace Republican U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello in Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District.

Candidates Bob Dettore, of Berwyn, and Chrissy Houlahan, of Devon, have both managed businesses and are experienced engineers.

The Democratic primary race could be wild. At least six prospective Democratic candidates have unofficially expressed an interest in unseating two-term Congressman Costello. The Chester County Democratic Party is not expected to endorse a candidate.

The 6th District race will likely attract national attention, possibly with major campaign funding coming from outside the district….

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