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CCDC Statement on Parkland Shooting

By now you have heard the sad but all too familiar news of another mass school shooting. This is the 18th school shooting of the year and it’s only February.

It seems that our politicians’ only response to these horrific acts of violence is to offer thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families. While thoughts and prayers are well intended, it is action that is needed to prevent these tragedies. No child in this country should ever worry about being shot at school. No parent should ever have to worry if their son or daughter will return home safely from their school day.

The Second Amendment states, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The key phrase in that clause is “well regulated”.

We need to elect legislators in Harrisburg and Washington, D.C., that will work to enact universal background checks and ban the sale of high-capacity firearms—two pieces of legislation that the NRA is firmly against. Its time that we take on the NRA and those that take their money! If not us, then who? If not now, then when? The time for action is now!

Brian J. McGinnis
Chairman, Chester County Democratic Committee

Gabby Giffords’ tweet on Parkland: “We must find the courage to imagine a country where these massacres do not occur. Our leaders must find the courage to escape the confines of their politics & pursue the moral necessity of peace & safety.”

4 Dems take county offices

from East Goshen Democrats:

Congratulations again to Treasurer Patricia Maisano, Clerk of Courts Yolanda Van de Krol, Coroner Dr. Christina VandePol, and Controller Margaret Reif. Seen here with Brian McGinnis, chairman of the Chester County Democrats.

Celebrating 2017

Hello Fellow Chester County Democrats:

As we celebrate Thanksgiving and all it means to us, we also want to give a huge thanks to YOU, our voters, committeepeople, volunteers, activists and candidates for a remarkable 2017. Together, we:

Elected four county-wide row office candidates for the first time in our history

Elected nearly 200 Democrats to local offices

Established a fundraising record

Filled 81% of committeepeople positions (interested in filling the rest? Call the office at 610-692-5811)

Completed purchase of our headquarters building

Defeated Val DiGiorgio and the Republican machine in back-to-back years in Chester County

Sent a message that Chester County Democrats are ready to win In Harrisburg and Washington in 2018 – with your help

Want to help us get a start on building the funds necessary to win? Donate $20.18 here.

Congratulations to Controller-elect Margaret Reif, Clerk of Courts-elect Yolanda Van de Krol, Coroner-elect Dr. Christina VandePol, and Treasurer-elect Patricia Maisano!

–Brian McGinnis, Chbairman, CCDC

Chesco Dems celebrate ‘unbelievable’ victory

By Michael Rellahan, Daily Local News, 11/08/17

The jolt of energy that Donald Trump’s presidential election victory last year delivered to members of the Chester County Democratic Party this year, as well as Republican miscues in Harrisburg and Washington, culminated in a stunning sweep of county row office races on Election Day, as well as victories in a plethora of down-ballot local contests from mayor to district court judge to township supervisor, those involved said Wednesday.

“Donald Trump was on the ballot,” said Brian McGinnis, chairman of the county’s Democratic Committee. “Whether or not his name was there, he was on the ballot.

“We wanted to defeat Donald Trump’s agenda in Chester County, and we did that,” he said Wednesday, hours after the size of his party’s victory became apparent. “It’s an unbelievable feeling to be a Democrat in Chester County and be part of history.”

Democrats won all four row office positions on Tuesday’s ballot, giving them the positions in the county courthouse and administrative offices they had long sought. By winning races for county clerk of courts, controller, coroner and treasurer, the party finally got a “seat at the table,” as one of the candidates had described her quest….

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