Dear Chester County Democratic Voter:
Seeing so many voters standing in line outside, a man asked aloud, “how long have you been waiting?” A woman answered back, “four years!”
That’s where we are at this moment. Four years, waiting, for this Tuesday’s Election Day. Take a moment to reflect what we did, and how we felt, on November 8th, 2016. And then, the day after the election, we came back heartbroken, exhausted, and furious, and we got to work. Women marched in Washington and in Chester County we got busy recruiting strong candidates at every level.
We have not let up in our quest for real, progressive change in this country and in our county for a single day. In 2017 we made history by winning four county row offices. In 2018 we shocked the state by sending six PA State Representatives off to Harrisburg and sent Congresswoman Houlahan to DC to join Nancy Pelosi as our Speaker, again. In 2019 we won it all, turning Chester County government solid blue in every race we fielded. And this year, this strange topsy-turvy year, we registered more voters than our Republican neighbors – a seismic shift decades in the making!
Can we do it again? This week Chester County is poised to send NINE State Representatives and TWO State Senators to Harrisburg along with returning Congresswoman Houlahan to Washington. It’s all up to us. And we are destined to make it happen.
Let’s chase every mail-in ballot that is still out there. We have drop boxes all over the county available until the polls close Tuesday night. Let’s make sure anyone who wants to vote can get to the polls safely, without intimidation or suppression.
It’s up to all of us to finally awaken from our nightmare. As George Takei says above, let’s reset our destiny. And let’s happily get a good night’s sleep.
Thank you for everything you have done so far. Our work is not done until 8 pm Tuesday. Let’s win this for us, for our children, for our world.