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U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III speaks to Chesco Young Democrats

By Bill Rettew, Daily Local News, June 1, 2018

WEST CHESTER >> U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass., spoke about treating everyone equally during Wednesday’s keynote speech delivered to 150 Chester County Young Democrats at West Chester University.

Kennedy’s grandfather was Attorney General Robert “Bobby” Kennedy and his grand-uncles include former President John F. Kennedy and longtime Senator Ted Kennedy.

“It is no secret that tonight we gather in difficult times,” Kennedy said during a 25-minute address. “Our country is being put to the test.

“It’s exhausting.”

During the “Vision of the Future” program, Kennedy talked about the current administration.

“This isn’t chaos, this is all calculated – a singular clear, cold vision,” he said.

Kennedy asked the party faithful who speak for tens of millions of Americans to rebuild the country and defend democracy….

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CCDC’s Annual Golf Outing: Tue. June 19

Chester County Democrats: Let’s Tee Off – Tuesday, June 19th, for our Annual Golf Outing at Ron Jaworski’s Downingtown County Club- with dinner-only option. “The Chester County Political Networking Event of the Year”!

Located in Central Chester County, the course layout reflects many of the great features of classic Philadelphia golf courses. Downingtown Country Club is a picturesque 18-hole, George Fazio designed golf course graced with subtle greens, dramatically shaped bunkers, and open gently rolling fairways. This course is a straightforward, fair test of golf, sure to please all levels of player. Team Prizes – Hole Contests – Door Prizes.

What: Chester County Democrats Annual Golf Outing 4-Person Scramble
When: Tuesday, June 19th
Where: Downingtown Country Club, 93 Country Club Drive, Downingtown, PA 19335

Golfers Register here. Price includes: Green Fees, Cart, Locker Room, BBQ Lunch, Beer on the Course, Open Bar, Dinner Buffet

Individual Golfers – $180
Foursomes – $700
DINNER ONLY OPTION – $75.00 for committeepersons, $100.00 for public, includes open bar and dinner
For sponsor opportunities, please call the office at 610-692-5811 or email

11:30 am Registration Begins
12:00 pm BBQ Lunch
1:00 pm Shotgun Start
5:30 pm Cocktails / Open Bar
6:30 Gourmet Buffet Dinner

New Coatesville City Councilwoman Khadijah Al-Amin is first-ever Muslim woman to win election in Chesco

by Lucas Rodgers, Daily Local News, 5/30/18

COATESVILLE >> Two new City Council members were sworn in Tuesday evening, including the first Muslim woman to ever win elected office in Chester County.

Khadijah “Jackie” Al-Amin and Donald Folks, both Democrats, were sworn in by Magisterial District Judge Gregory Hines at the start of the council meeting, and then took their seats on council to participate in the rest of the meeting.

In special elections held May 15, Al-Amin defeated Republican Councilman John Guerrera for an at-large seat, and Folks defeated Democratic Councilwoman Delores Williams for the 2nd Ward seat. Guerrera and Williams had been appointed to council in March to fill two vacant seats.

Al-Amin has long been an active citizen in Coatesville and attended many council meetings to advocate for the public interest, but she said she decided to run for council this time because she believes she can do better for the citizens of Coatesville by serving on council and letting her vote be the citizens’ voice….

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PUC Judge Sides with Dinniman, Shuts Down Mariner East Pipeline 1, 2 & 2X in W. Whiteland

Senator Andy Dinniman (D-19), May 24, 2018

HARRISBURG (May 24, 2018) – A Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission judge today approved state Senator Andy Dinniman’s petition to halt operation of the Mariner East 1 (ME1) pipeline and prohibit construction of the Mariner East 2 (ME2) and Mariner East 2X (ME2X) pipelines in West Whiteland Township.

“From the beginning, we knew this was a ‘David vs. Goliath’ battle,” Dinniman said. “Well, in this round, David won and the people of West Whiteland and Chester County won. The order is a resounding affirmation of everything we’ve been saying – the Mariner East pipeline project has potentially endangered our neighborhoods, schools, environment, property rights, water resources, infrastructure, not to mention the health, safety, well-being and very way of life in our communities.”

In siding with Dinniman, Administrative Law Judge Elizabeth H. Barnes agreed that the ongoing construction of the problem-riddled pipeline project in a densely populated, high-consequence area constitutes an “emergency situation which presents a clear and present danger to life or property.”…

Keep reading and download the judge’s full order at Senator Andy Dinniman