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Take the Pledge To Stop Gun Violence

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.

The Woman in Steel!

from Kathi Cozzone for Lieutenant Governor, Mar 23, 2018

March is Women’s History Month, and to celebrate, we’d like to share the story of an amazing woman whose story you may not have heard — Rebecca Lukens.

Just before Dr. Charles Lukens died in 1825, he asked his 31 year old wife Rebecca to take over the family business, Lukens Steel in Chester County.

Rebecca had grown up in the steel mill, which her father had opened in 1790. Her father taught her the workings of the mill and the importance of treating employees kindly.

Rebecca’s great success in the exclusively male steel industry of the nineteenth century earned her the title Woman in Steel.

We’ve come a long way since the pioneering days of Rebecca Lukens, but we still have a long way to go. RepresentWomen ranks Pennsylvania 49th in the country for electing women to public office.

As the only elected woman in this race, Kathi is in a unique position to affect change in Harrisburg. Her ten years as Chester County Commissioner, representing over 500,000 people, have given her the skills and the experience to lead.

If elected, Kathi will partner with Governor Wolf to work for all of Pennsylvania.

But we can’t do it without your help. We want to raise as much money as possible before Monday’s fundraising reporting deadline.

Show your support with a contribution of $10, $20, or $50.

Chesco Dems gather to endorse midterm favorites

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.”…

keep reading at Daily Local News

The wrong people are in jail

By Kathi Cozzone, Chester County Commissioner and candidate for Lt. Gov., The Times of Chester County, Feb 7th, 2018

If your child or spouse or parent had a mental illness, addiction or developmental disability, would you want them in jail or somewhere that could help them get better?

County jails and taxpayers dollars are increasingly being used to detain pre-trial offenders and house inmates who suffer from such issues; the majority of which do not pose a public safety risk.

Simply stated, county jails are the largest mental health facilities in our country, and Chester County is no exception.

Although offenders must be held accountable for their actions, most of these individuals have not committed serious crimes. Statistics indicate the mentally ill will spend two-and-a-half to eight times longer in jail than their non-mentally ill counterparts, so a more effective use of our limited resources is to safely provide treatment and support to those with mental health and substance abu…

keep reading in The Times of Chester County