Liftoff To Victory

Event Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018 
Event Location: American Helicopter Museum
Address: 1220 American Blvd.
West Chester, PA  19380

 Join us Sunday March 18 at the amazing American Helicopter Museum in West Chester

VIP Cocktail Hour 5 pm to 6 pm includes an Open Bar and an opportunity to mingle with candidates, elected officials and sponsors.

At 6 pm we will lift off with food stations, cash bar and full access to the museum’s exhibits

Our 2018 candidates for US Congress and the PA Legislature will be positioned throughout the museum

You can register here.

This Is What Democracy Looks Like!

On Sunday, February 25, registered Dems from West Whiteland, East Whiteland and Charlestown met at a neighborhood pizza parlor to decide who gets to be on the ballot. This is how democracy is done!

Over three hours we had 100+ Democrats visit us at our annual Pizza Petition Party at John’s Pizza in Frazer. John’s deserves a round of applause as they never charge us for the space! We did enjoy nine cheesy pizzas and many pitchers of soda (which we did pay for, happily!)

Zone leader Marsha Peltz (East Whiteland/Charlestown) and Zone leader Matt Morley (West Whiteland) greeted candidates and neighbors. Red, white and blue balloons plus meet ‘n greets of State Committee candidates and PA House candidates made the afternoon an upbeat one. One visitor just turned 18 and got to sign his first petition!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by and signed their name to the dozen or more candidates’ petitions. We will have a full slate of qualified Democratic options come Primary Day on Tuesday, May 15.

Join us at our monthly meetings on the first Monday of the month — March 5, April 2 and May 7 — to learn about the 2018 Midterms and how you can help.

Have you circled Tuesday, May 15 on your calendar to get to the polls and vote? If you would like to volunteer for a two shift at one of our neighborhood precincts on election day, please notify Marsha Peltz at marsha1000@aol.com or tell her at the next meeting! Together, we can do this!

FABULOUS FEBRUARY

East Whiteland and Charlestown Dems traveled to Harrisburg and to West Chester for two party gatherings as we await the final list of candidates for our May 15’s Primary.
Over the weekend of February 9-10, several of us took the train to the state capitol for the Winter PA Dems Meeting. We voted on new interim PA Dems leadership and heard from seven Lt. Governor candidates. State Committee Representative Vicki Damiani was joined by Zone Leader Marsha Peltz and EW 3 Committee Person Michele Vaughn. They met up with about a dozen fellow Dems from Chester County. Hundreds of Dems from across the state gathered at a series of Deminars, lunches, dinners and forums.
This past Tuesday, February 20, the focus was just on Chester County. All of your Committee Persons sat as a group in the large auditorium at Stetson Middle School in West Chester. We endorsed candidates from the Governor’s Office to the 167th State House race.
Special thanks to all who attended from our zone:
Marsha Peltz, Zone Leader
Jerry Pyne, Assistant Zone Leader
Vicki Damiani, State Committee Rep
Charlestown Committee Person Irene Banionis
EW 1 Committee Persons Chris Demas & Steve Rhoades
EW 2 Committee Person Dave Hesson
EW 3 Committee Persons Amanda Snyder & Michele Vaughn
EW 5 Committee Person Brian Taylor
EW 6 Committee Persons Bill Shipley & Tom Parker
Also joining us was Martin and Aleen McElroy and Zone 13 Secretary Bob Rodini

Women’s March 2018

In January 2017 many East Whiteland/Charlestown Dems hopped a bus to Washington, DC to march and show our displeasure at the new White House administration.

This year we hopped the Paoli/Thorndale train to Center City. We were well represented by neighbors here and at every stop along the mainline. We marched from the Franklin Institute to the Art Museum. The sun was strong and so were the messages! Here’s a few photos from Saturday, January 20th.

Gearing Up for Election 2018

A year from now we hope to post many more swearing-in photos of Democrats!
Here’s the list of races for 2018 in which East Whiteland and Charlestown registered Dems will have their say.

FYI — the last date to register for the May Primaries is April 16 (in case you know of any soon-to-be 18 year olds!)

Governor
Tom Wolf (incumbent)

Lt. Governor  (candidates running in alphabetical order)
Aryanna Berringer
Kathi Cozzone
Madeleine Dean
John Fetterman
Craig Lehman
Mike Stack (incumbent)

PA House District 167
Kristine Howard
Jeff McFall

US Congress 6th District
Chrissy Houlahan

US Senate
Bob Casey (incumbent)

 

New Year, New Leadership

The first two weeks of January 2018 have been joyous as many newly-elected leaders were sworn in to begin their terms. In our own town, the East Whiteland Supervisors have expanded to three elected Democrats (!).

Scott Lambert, taking the oath of office from Judge Analisa Sondergaard. Scott’s wife, Nancy, holds the Bible.

At the swearing-in ceremony on January 2, another Supervisor made news. Our own Sue Drummond was elected Chair of the three-person panel. Bill Holmes was named Vice-Chair. Best of luck to our hometown leaders!

(Pictured L to R) Sue Drummond, Chair, Bill Holmes, Vice Chair, and Scott Lambert.