Category Archives: ChesCo Democrats

Tredyffrin Democrats reach the tipping point and look for big wins in 2018

Statement from Kathleen Keohane, Chairperson of Tredyffrin Democrats

Thank you, thank you! The TTDEMS appreciate your enthusiastic volunteer efforts to get Tredyffrin voters to the polls last November. YOU made our across-the-board wins possible. And you voted for change.

We showed that Democrats win when Democrats and their supporters VOTE! The 2017 Democratic sweep in Tredyffrin was truly historic, an outcome that would have been unthinkable even ten years ago. Though party registration has been trending Democratic in recent years, we have always been in the minority – until now.

The latest voter data from the PA Department of State has made it official: Democrats now outnumber Republicans in Tredyffrin: 9,045 to 9,010, with 4,006 non-affiliated and other voters.

During the last two years, 976 new Democrats have registered compared to 552 Republicans. The numbers for voters under 50 years of age are even more striking: Democrats outnumber Republicans 4,464 to 3,481. That’s almost a 1,000 voter difference.

Adding to the trend in Democratic registration, Dems now outnumber Republicans in the 157th PA House district – despite a 2011 redistricting by Republican legislators that split Phoenixville in half and moved many Democratic voters to a safely Republican district. In recent years, an influx of new voters and party changes by others have erased the Republican advantage in the 157th.

The numbers are great news, but numbers don’t vote! Our challenge is to persuade and activate our voters to come to the polls on Election Day….

keep reading at Tredyffrin Democrats

True Blue talk Jan. 16: “Effects of Trump’s Tax Cuts”

January 16, 2018, 6 pm, at Barnaby’s of West Chester, 15 S. High St., West Chester

Free to CCDC True Blue and Chair’s Club members. Others may join True Blue (a great way to support Chesco Dems in 2018!) in advance or pay $75 for this one event.

Join us for a timely and lively discussion on the effects of the promised tax cuts on our economy and our personal circumstances: hear Sara Crane Moody’s Economist, present the U.S. economy’s fundamentals, and describe the prospects for fiscal policy, with a special emphasis on the ramifications of the tax overhaul. Bring your questions.

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Happy Holidays!

Dear Democrats,

Your hard work in 2017 has paid off with the historic victories and tremendous gains that have changed the political landscape in Chester County forever. It was a political earthquake! Together, we elected four Democratic women to county wide row offices and nearly 200 Democrats to local offices.

Now it’s a time to reflect with family and friends and enjoy the holiday season. So, from the bottom of my heart, I would like to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and happy and healthy New Years!

Brian J. McGinnis
Chairman, Chester County Democratic Committee

Thanks to Adam’s friends from Adam’s parents

Dear friends,

We wish we could thank each one of you individually, but because Adam had so many friends and colleagues that we have only just met, we hope this note provides at least a small indication of the extent of our gratitude.

Although we honestly don’t know how to live without our son, the amazing outpouring of love and support following Adam’s tragic death has truly been comforting, and we will be forever thankful that he had such wonderful people in his life.

Adam’s friends have been commenting on his loyalty, and on him being the “glue that held them together.” Colleagues have been calling him a “brilliant political mind,” but ultimately, we think all Adam ever wanted was a life of public service where he could give a hundred percent effort to affect social justice for all people.

Adam lived by the Mahatma Gandhi quote “We must be the change we wish to see in the world.”

He taught us so much compassion and humility; we hope to always live up to his ideals.

With sincerest thanks,

Bob and Kathy Swope