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In Memoriam Mildred Gobe

Mildred “Millie” K. Gobe, 88 (nee Maxwell), passed peacefully on August 14, 2017. She was predeceased by her husband John Francis Gobe and is survived by her daughter Joyce Fidorowicz of FL and granddaughter Brooke Fidorowicz of AZ, her cousins Peggy March, Thomas March, Margaret Kenny and Fred Fonseca and her constant companion, her dog Scamp.

Born in Philadelphia on August 3, 1929, the daughter of Wilbur Ernest and Margaret (Kline) Maxwell, she was a graduate of Upper Darby High School class of 1947. Millie followed a family tradition of civil and political activism, dating back to her 7th great grandfather, who signed the Germantown Quaker Petition Against Slavery, America’s first protest against slavery in 1688. In 1786, Millie’s 5th great grandfather was elected as Montgomery County’s first representative to the Pennsylvania Assembly, where he voted to approve the U.S. Constitution. Millie’s mother was a Steel Workers union leader, and active in the Delaware County Democrat party. Her step father was a founder of United Electrical Workers Union Local 107. Her uncle was an organizer for the United Federal Workers of America.

Millie served on the Democratic State Committee for Pennsbury Twp., volunteered at the Democratic Committee office in West Chester, PA for decades, and ran for public office twice. Continue reading

CHESCO DEMS CONDEMN GOP FLYER & AFTERMATH IN PHILADELPHIA DA RACE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Brian J. McGinnis, Chair, Chester County Democratic Committee

West Chester, PA (August 15, 17) – “It is time for the Republican Party in Pennsylvania to admit it has a problem with racism and take steps to address it forcefully,” stated Brian J. McGinnis, Chair of Chester County Democratic Committee. “Yesterday’s Philadelphia Inquirer article pointed out accurately that campaign flyers for the District Attorney’s race in Philadelphia had attacked only minority — African American and Latina — politicians for corruption. The flyer — distributed in predominantly white South Philadelphia — clearly seeks to make race an issue in the DA campaign.”

“Now PA State (and Chester County) GOP Chair Val DiGiorgio is fundraising off of this article, blasting the media for writing about it.”

“Republicans’ fearmongering and the targeting of people of color as a political wedge is a tactic we condemn,” added McGinnis, “especially in light of Trump comments on the Charlottesville, VA tragedy. How quickly the state Republicans have forgotten about their own political corruption — John Perzel, Ernie Preate, Bob Asher or Frank Serafini to name-drop a few, as well as overwhelming amounts of outside money buying influence in the current state legislature.”

“Our campaigns and our elections have got to be free and fair and represent American values. We will speak out when we see our citizens being intimidated, manipulated and humiliated for political gain. And we will be vigilant that this type of race-based campaigning does not occur in Chester County.”

ABOUT CHESTER COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE

The Chester County Democratic Party believes in Freedom, Fairness, and Opportunity for all Americans, regardless of what they believe, who they are, and where they came from. Find them online at chescodems.org

Full County Committee meeting Wed. Aug. 23

SPECIAL MEETING of full CCDC Committee to select a new Dem candidate for Clerk of Courts.

Download info about the one candidate to date here: YolandaVandeKrol.

If you cannot attend, please send a proxy as we must have a quorum. Download proxy form for this meeting here: Proxy

Arrive any time after 6:30 to sign in for prompt beginning at 7:30, after the 6:30 Zone Leaders meeting. Meeting will end by 8:00 and exec committee will hold its normal monthly meeting then.

West Chester Borough Hall, 401 E. Gay St., West Chester PA. Park in back. Please try to carpool; parking is insufficient for this many.

More info: secretary@chescodems.org.