By Mark Scolforo and Marc Levy, The Associated Press, Daily Local News, 5/16/18
MANCHESTER, Pa. >> Pennsylvania’s governor spent some time Wednesday getting to know his new running mate, a day after Democrats voted to replace the incumbent lieutenant governor on the fall ticket with a mayor who sports arm tattoos with the dates of murders in his economically struggling steel town.
Gov. Tom Wolf had lunch at a cafe near his home with Braddock Mayor John Fetterman, who beat four others for the nomination. …
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from John Fetterman, one of 5 candidates for Lieutenant Governor, of whom CCDC has endorsed Kathi Cozzone. For more on all 5, see here.
Weapons of war don’t belong on our streets.
But here in Pennsylvania, buying an assault weapon is as easy as buying a hoagie. That’s because a background check is not mandatory to purchase long guns, which includes assault weapons.
Support for a ban on assault weapons is the highest it’s been in years in this country, which should make State Representative Ed Gainey’s bold bill to ban assault weapons in our state — HB 194 — an easy sell. But for too long, the Republican-controlled State House and State Senate have stood in the way of any commonsense gun reform. That ends now.
Tell Republicans in Harrisburg: “Put your constituents ahead of the gun lobby! Take immediate action on HB 194 to ban weapons of war, which have no place in the hands of private citizens.”
SIGN THE PETITION
I’d like to think we could have saved the many lives lost to gun violence here in Braddock and across Pennsylvania with regulations that kept those firearms out of the hands of criminals to begin with. And if I am lucky enough to serve as your next Lieutenant Governor, I will work with Rep. Gainey in Harrisburg to see this assault weapons ban and other commonsense gun reform bills through. But first, I need your help.
Will you join me? Add your name in support of Rep. Gainey’s bill to ban assault weapons.
Thank you for taking action on this,
from Kathi Cozzone, Chesco Commissioner and CCDC-endorsed candidate for Lieutenant Governor (for all candidates, see here)
We’re still amazed at the turnout for Saturday’s March for Our Lives rally in West Chester. Thanks to some very thoughtful and committed Chester County high school students, thousands of people came together to speak out against the epidemic of gun violence in America.
We will not stand for it any longer. We’ve taken to the streets and our voices will be heard.
Kathi signed the petition to Protect and Save our Children – will you join her? Visit the March For Our Lives page to sign up.
Sending Kathi to Harrisburg will ensure our voices are heard. But she can’t get there without a little help from you. Get the word out by liking her on facebook, check out our newly revamped website, or contribute!
Show your support with a contribution of $20, $50, or $100.
And yes, Jay Leno did visit West Chester and joined us on stage, adding his voice to the cry for change.
Daily Local News, 2/22/18
West Chester >> After historic electoral wins in 2017, close to 300 Chester County Democratic leaders enthusiastically gathered at Stetson Middle School Wednesday night for its annual nominating convention. Chester County Democratic Committee Chair Brian McGinnis opened the convention with a recap of the many victories over the past few years – from three state Supreme Court justices in 2015 to four county row office seats – as the party looks to the 2018 midterm elections.
Gov. Tom Wolf and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, both running unopposed, won unanimous voice votes for endorsements.
Four candidates for lieutenant governor were nominated from the floor: Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone, Braddock Mayor John Fetterman, state Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-153, and incumbent Lt. Gov. Mike Stack. Only Cozzone and Fetterman made speeches at the podium. Once ballots were collected and tabulated, McGinnis announced that Chester County’s Cozzone won the county Democratic endorsement with 62 percent of the vote.
Citing a desire to bring issues affecting local governments to attention in Harrisburg, Cozzone pledged to be an advocate alongside Gov. Wolf as they worked with both political parties.
“Gov. Wolf needs a partner who can get things done,” McGinnis said, “and Commissioner Cozzone is that partner. The party stands firmly behind her in her bid for lieutenant governor.”…
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