Posted by: wcdem2 | July 25, 2016

Carolyn Comitta Needs Volunteers

If you have paid attention to the political activities in the last week, and getting ready to enjoy the drama from this week, you will appreciate just how much is at stake in our upcoming elections. While the Presidential race is very exciting and engaging, and scary, we cannot forget how important the down-ballot races are. In fact, it can be argued that they are more important than a president in our daily lives. State Representatives make decisions about our environment, education, taxes, healthcare, etc. I’m sure you want someone who represents you and your values in Harrisburg.

Carolyn Comitta wants to be your representative in Harrisburg. Her campaign is going very well. Carolyn has been out knocking doors and raising money which will enable her to get out her message to voters, closer to election day. But we need to do more.

We need to double down on our efforts to talk to voters, to make sure they know Carolyn and her values and vision for our future. That is where you come in. If you are getting this email, you may have offered to help Carolyn’s campaign. We need you now. We need people to volunteer to make calls and/or go door knocking, with or without Carolyn, in your neighborhood, to identify those voters who plan to vote for Carolyn in November. Can we count on your help?

Please reply to me (below), letting me know whether you want to make calls or go door to door. You will have a list of neighbors to call or visit. We will provide you with a script, and we will give you support. We will make this fun, and work together, and make sure Carolyn Comitta is your next State Representative. Please let us know that you will help.

Please reply with your name, cell phone number, and days/times available, and whether you will make calls or go door to door, or both. We will follow up with you to get you started and make sure you have the resources to help us. A few hours a week over the next 15 weeks gets us to our goals.

Thank you for all you will do to help Carolyn win!

Lani Frank, Campaign Manager
lanifrank55@gmail.com

Posted by: wcdem2 | July 13, 2016

Proud to stand with Gun Safety Advocates

from Carolyn Comitta, 7/9/16

I am pleased and honored to be endorsed by the Chester County Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence, an organization in our local community, working daily to change the laws enforcing common sense gun safety measures. Led by my friend Tom Buglio, CCCPGV has marched and protested against our local elected officials to call attention to the devastation caused by guns.

I pledge to be a champion for this issue!

I pledge to fight to make universal background checks a reality.

I pledge to bring people together, to build coalitions, to get things done!

Please register on my website to volunteer or make a donation to help spread my message this fall. Please stay in touch. This campaign is going strong, and we WILL win with all your help and support.

I’m ready to serve the 156th District in Harrisburg. With your support, I’ll get there.

Thanks for all you do.

Warmly,

Carolyn

PS I pledge to continue bringing people together to find solutions that will improve our community and help keep people safe.

Posted by: wcdem2 | July 8, 2016

West Chester Dem “Party for the Party” July 17

download pdf here: 2016 Picnic Fundraiser 2
Party WCDems 7-17-16

Posted by: wcdem2 | July 8, 2016

New York Times visits West Chester

excerpt from Trip Gabriel, “Email Issue Only Hardens Political Views in Philadelphia Suburbs,” New York Times, 7/7/16

…Holly Brown, 70, a retiree who owned a clothing and gift store in West Chester, supports Mrs. Clinton and said the furor over her use of a private email server was overblown. “I think there’s a lot of sexism going on,” she said. “There’s very much a double standard.” She noted that PolitiFact had “found her to be the most honest politician in the race.”

West Chester is the county seat of Chester County, north of Delaware County. Two elected Republican officials strolling outside the government building said they did not support Mr. Trump, but asked not to be named because of pressure they might face from fellow Republicans.

Mr. Trump “has proven time and time again he is not the type of person we typically elect to be the highest person in the land,” said one of the officials, who holds countywide office. “I’m not a fan of Secretary Clinton, either.”

He said he would probably write in Senator Marco Rubio of Florida for president….

Posted by: wcdem2 | July 7, 2016

Dem volunteers needed

The Chester County Democratic Committee is looking for volunteers!

We need enthusiastic Democrats over the summer and fall to help with phone banking, door knocking with candidates, putting signs in their yard, and working the polls on Election Day (Tuesday, November 8).

If interested, please give us a call at 610-692-5811.

Posted by: wcdem2 | June 30, 2016

End of June Updates from Carolyn Comitta

Our campaign is proud to receive the endorsement of Pennsylvania NOW PAC. The National Organization for Women Foundation focuses on women’s rights and global feminist issues including…

  • Economic justice, pay equity
  • Health and body image, reproductive rights and justice, women with disabilities
  • Racial discrimination, family law, marriage and family formation rights of same-sex couples.

But the most important endorsement is
from the people who know me best, YOU!

A friend and supporter, Rob Partridge, former Director of Communications for the WCASD (West Chester Area School District) and President Elect of the Board of Directors for Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce said…

“The mischief of re-drawing political voting boundary lines that was visited upon the Borough of West Chester by the Republican-led Redistricting Commission is worthy of just one response– a full and thorough turnout this November by every citizen who believes in fairness, justice for all, and access for all, to the things that make our community one of the best in the region.

“I know Carolyn Comitta has already played a significant role in bringing those values closer to the people she represents. The next step, for her, must be to provide leadership to an even greater constituency in the State House by becoming, with your support, the next representative from the 156 th Pennsylvania State District.”

— Submitted by Robert George Partridge, June 24, 2016

With supporters like you, we WIN! Please put Election Day, November 8, 2016, on your calendar. Just two (2) hours of your time on Election Day makes this campaign a success. Please register on my website to volunteer—there’s room for everyone. If you can’t volunteer, your donation helps spread my message in the Fall. Please know that the help you offer is greatly appreciated, and stay in touch. Our campaign is strong.

We WILL win with your help and financial support. Please help us meet our end-of-month goal with a donation.

I am ready to serve you in Harrisburg as your Representative in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 156.

With your support, I will get there. I am ready!

Thanks for all you do.

Warmly,

CAROLYN

P.S. Our end-of-month goal is coming soon. Maybe you can contribute $35, $50, or $100 today to help us meet that goal?

Posted by: wcdem2 | June 30, 2016

“Rep. Costello, do your job!”

by Nathaniel Smith, Politics: A View from West Chester, 6/29/16

“Rep. Costello, do your job!” was the first of several chants by the 25 people assembled under his office window on West Market St. on June 27.

Then, it was on to “Background checks now!” and “No guns for terrorists!”

And “What did Congress do after Sandy Hook?” Reply: “Nothing!” And the chants went on to a list of other mass shootings after which Congress likewise did nothing.

Chester County Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence leader Tom Buglio pointed out that 80-90% of Americans poll as wanting background checks and gun denials for individuals on the terrorist watch list—issues about which Rep. Ryan Costello (R PA-06) won’t meet with CCCPGV personally, though his office staff has.

According to Buglio, Costello is typical of today’s US House: he took $10,000 in NRA funding 2 years ago and avoids every chance to engage with gun violence prevention advocates…

CCCPGV Costello rally.jpgread more at Politics: A View from West Chester. Photo: Marty Molloy, candidate for PA Senate 9, speaks at the rally.

Posted by: wcdem2 | June 11, 2016

Local activist advocates for peace

By Bill Rettew, Daily Local News, 6/10/16

While it seems America is perpetually at war, retired lawyer Karen Porter is fighting hard for peace.

John Lennon might have asked us to give peace a chance, but Porter, a peace activist, is battling in the trenches to end war by more than just chance.

Porter and I recently met over coffee at Northbrook Marketplace. She was multi-tasking and had to move an iPad, cell phone, magazine and paperback novel to make room for my legal pad.

“War never achieves anything,” Porter said. “Look at what the Iraq War has wrought. Look at the mess the Middle East is in today.”

In 2002, Porter founded the Chester County Peace Movement, which is best known for its weekly peace vigils at the historic courthouse in West Chester….

Keep reading at Daily Local News

by Candice Monhollan, Daily Local News, 6/3/16

WEST CHESTER People in orange were marching around the streets of West Chester Thursday morning as part of the national Gun Violence Awareness Day.

Even more so because, as of a proclamation unanimously approved by the borough council and read aloud by Mayor Carolyn Comitta, June 2 is Gun Violence Protection Day in West Chester.

“We need your voices — we need all the voices on gun violence protection,” said Comitta, a Democrat who is running for state representative against incumbent state Rep. Dan Truitt, R-156, of East Goshen. “It’s all about keeping our children, our families and our communities safe.”

Residents gathered at the steps of the old courthouse, decked in orange, and carried signs promoting background checks and to put a stop to senseless gun violence….

Read more at Daily Local News. Also see NBC10 for a video report on the West Chester rally, including Mayor Comitta.

Posted by: wcdem2 | June 1, 2016

Carolyn Comitta for 156th reception

Abigail Adams.jpg

A reception to honor the ladies and support Carolyn’s campaign for PA House district 156 will be held Monday, June 6th, 5:30-7:30 pm at the Chester County Art Association, 100 North Bradford Avenue, West Chester, PA.

Carolyn’s 6th Great Grand Aunt was Abigail Smith Adams. While Abigail once urged her husband to “remember the ladies” we want to assure you that this event is for the ladies AND gentlemen who love and support the ladies. We are all in this together, and need to bring change to Harrisburg. Your support for this event, and Carolyn, is the key to that change.

Access the invitation and RSVP through Carolyn’s campaign Facebook page, Carolyn Comitta for State Representative.

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