The Chester County Democratic Committee (CCDC) hopes you are having a super and healthy summer with friends and family. We offer this newsletter to bring you items of interest from your local Democrats. If you didn’t get this newsletter by email, subscribe here for future issues. As always, thank you for your support, whether as a committeeperson, volunteer, supporter or especially as a voter. You helped turn Chester County BLUE, and now get to see how DEMOCRATS DELIVER!
Vote by Mail
Vote by Mail (VBM) is truly a game changer – no longer do voters need to worry about finding time to vote with their already busy lives or driving to crowded polls during a health crisis. Simply have friends, family, and those you canvass (and you) sign up for a mail ballot at votespa.com; it’s safe, secure, and easy. When your ballot arrives in October, fill it out – all the way down, sign and date it as instructed, seal it in the inner secrecy envelope provided, and mail it in time to arrive before Election Day or drop in one of many convenient official election drop boxes.
The rise in Covid-19 cases across our state and nation is a stark reminder we are not out of this pandemic until everyone who can be vaccinated, is vaccinated. Until that time, the Chester County Democratic Committee urges everyone to follow the latest CDC recommendations. Wearing a mask when possible and practical protects those around you and is the responsible action to take. Please wear a mask when visiting our West Chester headquarters and when gathering inside for upcoming political meetings and events.
CCDC “Senate Spotlight Soirée” Fall fundraiser announced for Sunday, September 19, 2021 at The Desmond Hotel in Malvern
We are excited to announce that all four announced Democratic Candidates for US Senate from Pennsylvania will be attending our Fall Fundraiser. Register to attend at chescodems.org/soiree.
Your ‘One Thing’ this month
Help a local campaign: See candidates for Chesco row offices here, Magisterial District Justices here, and PA and Chesco judgeships here. Walk doors with a candidate or campaign canvasser. Volunteer to make phone calls, text, or send postcards. Encourage your friends to register Democratic and sign up to Vote by Mail (VBM) to make sure they elect Democrats – because Democrats Deliver!
Many campaigns are already planning events. Call the office at 610-692-5811 to volunteer or see the CCDC Calendar for details of canvassing events.
Addressing controversy over Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion programs in our schools
As if attempting to overturn the certified results of 2020’s safe and secure election were not enough, Republicans are now using false far-right talking points to create a dividing culture war over our children and schools. Read CCDC’s Statement of Solidarity with Communities of Color here.
Defend Trans Athletes from Bigoted Attacks
Shamefully, Pennsylvania Republicans attacking the LGBTQ+ community have proposed a bill to exclude young trans women from college and school sports. This bill is unenforceable, does not align with athletic governing bodies like the NCAA, and is based on dated and debunked beliefs. Please let your legislators know Chester County voters won’t stand for this hateful and unscientific attack on students who just want to play sports and be included with their peers. Please find your legislator here and tell them you stand with CCDC against hate.
Become a Monthly Donor
Now that Chester County Democrats have won a majority of elections and thus set the bar higher than ever before, we need your help. Through True Blue Society Membership a small monthly donation will be used to grow our social media reach, mail candidate information and sample ballots to voters, and continue to build our party infrastructure to sustain Democratic values here in Chester County. If you would like to make a greater contribution to keeping Chester County ‘Blue’, please consider becoming a member of the Chair’s Club (which will also get you a free ticket to the Fall Fundraiser – so an immediate bonus).
CCDC Academy Launches
Candidates, committeepeople, and volunteers have asked for training, and CCDC has answered with the ‘soft launch’ this month of a training series of 17 courses in CCDC Academy to assist these roles with guidance and best practices. Please use the courses available now for yourself and your team, and look for more throughout our election season!
Sign up for courses at the link and you will be notified when they become available. See your local CCDC Zone Leader or call the office at (610) 692-5811 for more information.
Important Election Dates
Oct 5 – Recommended last day to mail in your Mail in Ballot Application. You may go in person up until Oct 26th.
Oct 18 – Last day to Register to Vote or change your address.
Oct 19 – Recommended LAST DAY to mail back your completed ballot.
Oct 26 – Official LAST DAY to apply for a Mail in Ballot (a new application must be made every year)
Nov 2nd, 8:00 PM – Deadline for all Mail in Ballots to arrive at Chester County Voter Services. There will be a Drop-Box located at the Government Services Building at 601 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA 19380, which will accept ballots until 8 PM. Other Drop-Box locations will be announced closer to the election.