Social media policy
The CCDC Candidates page posts information about Democratic candidates who will be on the upcoming ballot anywhere in Chesco for county, state and national office, including office sought, name of candidate, bio up to 150 words, head shot photo, and links to candidates’ web sites and other media. For municipal and school board candidates, please refer to the relevant zones.
The CCDC candidates page indicates which candidates are incumbents and also, when applicable, CCDC and PA Dem endorsements. Candidates will be listed under the office sought in this order of preference: primary election winners, CCDC-endorsed candidates, incumbents, and other candidates in good standing.
This site and CCDC’s Facebook page and Instagram Page post items about Dem issues and office-holders as well as a reasonable number of candidates’ press releases and media articles about them, except that in the interest of fairness we will not post items about primary campaigns between an incumbent and one or more challengers.
The CCDC calendar posts Dem-oriented events, general public holidays and events, and relevant election-related events furnished by CCDC, zones, public service organizations, and Dem candidates in good standing. Needed: purpose, place, date and time. Before a primary election, such calendar entries indicate whether there are other Dem candidates for that office and link to the Candidates page for more info.
Primary winners become CCDC’s endorsed candidates in the general election and only they will remain on the Candidates page.
In primary election season, CCDC does not permit candidates to use its proprietary images—that is, its logo and photographs of its headquarters—except for 1) by candidates endorsed by CCDC, between the CCDC nominating convention and the primary election; 2) by winners of the Democratic primary, between a primary election and that year’s general election. Elected officials are welcome to use those images except, after January 1, in any postings or materials relevant to their own reelection or campaign for another position. These restrictions do not apply to other party-associated images, such as the letter D surrounded by a circle.
CCDC social media outlets welcome robust discussion of ideas, priorities, and campaigns, except that the following will be removed:
• profane or demeaning language about any subject or individual;
• negative comments directed against Dem candidates and office-holders;
• in a general election, comments favoring an opponent to the endorsed Dem candidate.
“Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part.”
-- Sen. John Lewis
Chester County Democratic Committee
37 South High St., West Chester, PA 19382
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