Honoring American workers

Email from Chrissy Houlahan, Dem candidate for US House PA-06, 9/5/18 Earlier this week, we observed Labor Day, a time to honor America’s workers and their families who, generation after generation, have carried this nation forward on their shoulders. Labor Day was started in the 1880s, a time when many Americans worked 12 hours a […]

FDR and Labor Day

Image from email from Progressive Democrats of America. Our added comments: FDR proposed this “economic bill of rights” in his January 11, 1944, State of the Union message to Congress. Some but not all of these rights have been embedded in American life since the New Deal and even those have been imperfectly implemented and […]

Local legislators join fight to bring clean energy solutions

Daily Local News, 7/26/18 State Rep. Carolyn Comitta, D-156, right, Mayor Dianne Herrin, and West Chester University Director of Sustainability, Bradley Flamm, take questions at a clean energy forum promoting clean energy solutions Wednesday night. West Chester >> On Wednesday night, PennEnvironment was joined by state Sen. Andy Dinniman, D-19, state Rep. Carolyn Comitta, D-156, […]

“Families Belong Together” rally, West Chester, June 30

Our elected representatives were there in force, all speaking eloquently to the crowd of about 600. Some highlights: West Chester Mayor Dianne Herrin: “We are here because we are facing a crisis that transcends politics.” “We will not be accomplices to this cruelty that is before us.” “We are going to insure Liberty and justice […]

Senator Dinniman (D-19) at rally against Mariner East pipeline

Over 200 people attended the Rally for Community Safety – Mariner East, hosted by Del-Chesco United for Pipeline Safety and Food & Water Watch – Pennsylvania, on Saturday, June 9 at the Historic Chester County Courthouse steps. Speakers received vocal support from the crowd. The citizens have never gotten answers, said Senator Dinniman, who in […]

Stop the Mariner East 2 Pipeline: Rally in West Chester June 9

Saturday, June 9 at 3 PM, Historic Chester County Courthouse Steps, 2 North High St., West Chester, PA We all need safe food and clean water. Sunoco is infamous for reckless drilling and polluting local communities — we can’t let them build hundreds of miles of new pipeline, especially next to elementary schools and homes! […]

How did West Chester Dems do in the 2018 primary election?

The interesting part of primaries is usually the turnout, which measures the enthusiasm and commitment of voters and, through that, also the effectiveness of party activists. We usually compare unofficial results right after each election to the corresponding election 4 years earlier, but so much has changed so fast that the 4-year comparison isn’t as […]

Memorial Day remembered

by Janet Colliton, Daily Local News, 5/29/18 This Memorial Day week it seemed appropriate to research the background and history of one of our older holidays. As some articles have noted, Memorial Day is more than just the kick off to summer or the beginning of a weekend of sales. How is it different from […]