from Kathi Cozzone, Dec 28, 2017
2017 was a great year for Democrats, not only for Pennsylvania but across the nation. Voter turnout was at record highs and Democrats picked up seats we’ve never had – including four row offices in Chester County!
Way to go team!
As we wrap up this momentous year, we have to remind ourselves the work is not over. We have to keep up this surge through 2018 by supporting candidates we believe in.
I am running for Lieutenant Governor because we need change in Harrisburg. It’s time to end the “Old Boys Club” for good, by electing women, by electing candidates that are energized to move Governor Wolf’s policies forward in the Commonwealth.
When I announced I was running for Lieutenant Governor, I knew I would need every one of my steadfast supporters. When we win this election it will be because of supporters like you.
Our first critical fundraising deadline is Sunday – only 3 days away! Please consider helping today.
All the best to you and your family for a Happy New Year.
[n.b. at this point in the election cycle, without implying endorsement or favoritism this site posts occasional items referencing important thoughts and issues raised by Dem candidates.]
email from Chrissy Houlahan, Dem candidate for CD 6
Did you know today marks the longest night of the year? It’s also the longest night before our election on November 6th, 2018!
Even though the night is dark and long, the dawn and light are coming.
Just look at the energy and activism in our community. Look at the historical results from our most recent elections — from our local county, to Virginia, to New Jersey, and lastly Alabama! Look at the commitment of people all over the country who have answered the call to participate in our democracy in a way I’ve never seen.
If you’d like to hear more about what got me off the sidelines this year, watch the video below and share it with your friends. Please join me in ushering in the light in 2018!
WATCH NOW >> [click here, not on still image below]
[n.b. at this point in the election cycle we post occasional items by or about candidates that get at important issues; this does not imply endorsement or favoritism, and we will include any candidate for whom we get such items.]
By Jennifer Agiesta, CNN (read full article there), December 20, 2017; excerpt from chart:
Dr. John George, a long-serving educator, is withdrawing from the race for the 16th congressional district Dem nomination, but not without a heartfelt blast at the direction our country has recently taken — or better said, been lured and coerced into:
“I originally chose to enter this race primarily because I was appalled by the rapid dissolution of integrity, honesty, and ethics that has occurred in our executive and legislative branches of government. I was also distraught and angered by the injustices that were, and continue to be, inflicted against our citizens and many of our respected public institutions. As a citizen and a community leader, I believe I had an obligation to stand up, speak out, and act.
“Since I initially launched my campaign, the plight of our citizens has worsened. Many of our elected officials have made it abundantly clear that they are willing to sacrifice traditional American values like goodness, kindness, empathy, and respect to advance a political agenda that may benefit a few but significantly harm many. Instead of declaring war on poverty, they have declared war on those living in poverty. They have abandoned the middle class and pandered to the rich. They have tried to make access to affordable health care a privilege rather than a right. They claimed to be fiscal stewards while they plan to significantly add to our national debt. Their silence has promoted racism and their selective blindness has justified treachery. They seek to profit off the education of children and fail to understand that public education is the bastion of democracy….”
quoted in “George suspends campaign for 16th Congressional District seat,” Daily Local News, 12/6/17