With the new year comes a Chester County Democratic Committee planned reorganization to our zone formerly known as the Bradford Democrats. The East Fallowfield Township Dems have now been welcomed into our previous Zone 7 to join with East and West Bradford Township Dems, forming a new zone with two additional precincts. Various name changes had been considered, but since the three townships include both East and West Branches of the Brandywine Creek, the “Brandywine Creek Democrats” are born (to win).
Note that our regular monthly meeting date is changing, to the First Monday of each month, beginning March 6. We will still be meeting at the East Bradford Township “Schoolhouse” building, 674 Copeland Road in West Chester, just off Route 322.
Please bear with us as we go through a transition likely to take several weeks, with changes to political committee registration, bank accounts, website URL, and a new logo. You will still see the same friendly faces (and some new ones) at our meetings, knocking on doors, and at the polls on Primary Election Day, May 16, 2023.
It’s May – the beginning of Election Season 2022!
Enjoy the warmer weather, but please keep in mind that the future of our freedoms, and Democracy, is at stake.
This will be the first federal and state-wide election since the events of January 6, 2021, when Trump-backed insurgents attempted to end our democracy – and they have not given up.
Further, a draft Supreme Court decision has been released that overturns the landmark ruling that has stood for 50 years guaranteeing the freedom of families and women to make healthcare decisions without government interference. This is an absurd ruling – and Republicans are lining up in Chester County to vote to make this fundamental right illegal in Pennsylvania.
The November 2 mid-term election will decide whether this happens, sending us all backwards to a time before 1973 when women of all ages and means had to seek out dangerous and risky health care or make a decision to upend their lives and carry a baby that could put their own life and/or livelihood and planned future at risk.
Our first step is to rally registered voters to cast their vote in the Primary Election on May 17. Many of the races are not being contested within the Democratic Party, but you will have your vote and voice in placing the following on the November ballot. All will be critical in keeping Pennsylvania from moving backwards:
- PA Governor
- PA Lt. Governor
- US Senator from PA
- US Congresswoman from PA’s 6th District
- Representative in the PA General Assembly (156th in East Bradford, 158th in West Bradford)
In addition, you will vote for your Democratic precinct and state committeepersons. These Democrats will be working hard to educate voters and get out the vote this year.
See the sample ballot for your precinct for more information; you can read about the candidates and get important voting information on the chescodems.org website.
Many voters would just as soon turn away from anything to do with politics and elections, given the 2020 election and the angry Republican rhetoric and lies following the defeat of the former president – and then the January 6 insurrection.
And there is also the 2021 state of affairs in Washington and Harrisburg, where Republican legislative followers of #45 would rather nothing gets done. Everyone is looking to 2022 when new legislative districts will be drawn and “mid-term” election battles fought.
BUT – we do have an important election this year to determine whether Chester County will continue to lead the state in employment, median income, health, and (we believe) happiness. Republican politicians – who in the history of the area generally use county offices for party patronage and to build their pensions rather than do the hard work of governing – are lining up to “take back Chester County”. And people with no agenda other than to fight for their freedom to infect others with Covid, or disrupt school board meetings in West Chester and Downingtown over a lie about Critical Race Theory are ready to take over offices with their angry brand of Trumpism – but no desire to keep our communities and schools the best in the state. The fact is – Democrats Deliver!
So we – the East and West Bradford Democrats – ask for you to exercise this fundamental voting right on November 2 (7am-8pm) and vote for the Democratic slate.
But voting by mail is super safe and easy, and you won’t need to worry about the weather or unvaccinated voters in line. Simply sign up at vote.pa.gov. Once you have received, completed, and mailed or turned in your ballot before November 2, you can sit back, feel good about your vote, and easily track the status online.
You can check out sample ballots and correspond with your precinct committee people here.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BRADFORD DEMOCRATS REAFFIRM EARLIER ENDORSEMENT FOR 15-1-01 MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT CANDIDATE MARC LIEBERMAN
Recent untruthful mailers from non-endorsed candidate
Dan Hollander claim to be only Democrat on ballot
West Chester, PA (May 2, 2021) – Voters should know the truth and recognize attempts to mislead them. Fact: Marc Lieberman is the only Democratic candidate for Judge of Magisterial District 15-1-
01 endorsed by the Chester County Democratic Committee (CCDC). Mr. Lieberman has been an active, contributing member of the Bradford Democrats as a volunteer and fundraiser for our
candidates. He was a founding member of the Proven Judges PAC which helped elect Democratic judges endorsed by CCDC.
Democratic Committeepersons met and vetted the candidates and formally endorsed Marc Lieberman, considering his decades of diverse legal experience handling thousands of cases applicable to the role of MDJ, his professional and ethical conduct, and his proven Democratic values, such as a commitment to moving toward cashless bail, supporting mental health and treatment courts, and support of weddings for all.
Since the February Endorsement Convention, Marc Lieberman has been endorsed by other prominent elected Democrats such as Chesco Sheriff Fredda Maddox, Clerk of Court Yolanda Van de
Krol, Register of Wills Michele Vaugh, Recorder of Deeds Chris Pielli, and Prothonotary Debbie Bookman.
The Bradford Democrats denounce the misleading and manipulative tactics seen during this primary season. Judges are obligated to respect the facts and exhibit judicial temperament. We stand by our endorsement of Marc Lieberman as the one candidate for District Court 15-1-01 who has been forthright with voters.
Tuesday, May 18 is the Pennsylvania Primary. The last day to apply for a Mail-in ballot from Chester County Voter Services is May 11.
ABOUT BRADFORD DEMOCRATS
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