Message from CCDC chair Dick Bingham, August 9, 2020:
Dear Chester County Democrat:
As we continue to count backwards from 100 by 7s, we have 86 days left until Election Day.
Sadly, we just hit the once-unimaginable 5 million COVID-19 cases nationwide and have surpassed 162,000 deaths. Locally there is a bright spot. The New York Times reported yesterday that Chester County’s 14-day trend was a mere 5.9 cases out of 100,000 residents.
Thanks to our Democratic-led government in Chester County and in Harrisburg, we are in better shape than many of our fellow citizens. Elections have consequences and we will never say “It is what it is.” We know better days are ahead IF we can vote in our full slate of Harrisburg-bound candidates, return Congresswoman Houlahan to Washington, elect Joe Biden to be our next President and elect our three State officers, Josh Shapiro (Attorney General), Nina Ahmad (Auditor General) and Joe Torsella (Treasurer).
I especially urge you to adopt your local candidate(s) and support them with dollars, with phone banking, with a lawn sign and with word-of-mouth. While you are at it, make sure anyone in your bubble is registered to vote (if they are not already) and applies for a mail-in ballot. High schoolers turning age 18 by November 3 can register now here. The deadline is October 19.
Everyone can also apply for a mail-in ballot now here. There is a deadline (October 27) but there is no reason to wait. Apply now and return your ballot as soon as you receive it. The postage is pre-paid!
For the complete list of our Chester County US- and PA-level candidates, with links to contact them, click here. Pick the candidates in your area. They welcome your help.
Let me say it again. Chester County Democratic Committee (CCDC) recommends that everyone Vote By Mail (VBM). It is safe, convenient and secure.
We have published, with permission from the Tredyffrin Democrats, a handy guide summarizing some of the key questions you may have about VBM, as I know you have questions (see here).
Your CCDC is going ‘all in’ to support VBM. We are planning to text and to mail reminders to both Democrats and Independents. We cannot predict what life will be like a mere 86 days from now, but we do know that those who choose to vote from their kitchen table can do so safely and securely. Ballots will be mailed to homes starting in about in about five weeks. Everyone should return them quickly. We recommend returning them by October 10 (10/10/20) to be on the safe side.
Finally, no weekly note from me would be complete without a request for donations (Click here). Your donations will help support our VBM effort. Send us a donation today of $25 or more and we will send you a Biden bumper sticker. If you prefer to mail a check, make it payable to CCDC and send it to our headquarters at 37 S. High Street, West Chester, PA 19382.
Thank you and stay safe.