THE DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM

The Chester County (Pennsylvania) Democratic Committee believes in Freedom, Fairness, and Opportunity for all Americans, regardless of what they believe, who they are, and where they came from. Join CCDC in making Chester County a better place for all! We have a chance to fundamentally shape the future of our country. But that will only […]

VOTE Tuesday, May 15, 2018! Get your SAMPLE BALLOTS HERE!

Make voting easier on yourself.  Get familiar with this SAMPLE GENERIC BALLOT FOR WEST CHESTER. The Chester County Democratic Committee (CCDC) endorses the candidates marked with black ovals. Consult your precinct committeepersons for information about State and WC Democratic Committee candidates. To answer questions, Democratic committeepersons are working the polls all day; they are there […]

No surprise: Civility and trust down nationally since November

by Nathaniel Smith, Politics: A View from West Chester, July 3, 2017 The chart below is from “Americans Say Civility Has Worsened Under Trump; Trust In Institutions Down” by Jessica Taylor, NPR.org, July 3, 2017. It would be interesting to have figures for Chester County. It would be a good bet, though, that residents here […]

Close Races

Candidates need your vote; your local and state governments need your vote; your nation needs your vote. You choose who you want to run your government, your democracy. “If you stay home, you’re voting for the other side.” So, this is what your vote means — why each vote counts… 2000, WC Borough Council President, […]

Redistricting: Why Are Districts So Crazy?

See a short video by Amanda Holt, whose sensible citizen-oriented redistricting plan for the state after the 2010 census helped save West Chester from dismemberment between 2 PA House districts, at amandae.com. For more background and a proposed redistricting reform, see also FairDistrictsPA.

Who enforces the electoral rules?

By Nathaniel Smith, The Times of Chester County Three years ago, a candidate for the 158th district seat in the PA House withdrew from the race more than a month after the deadline to be replaced on the ballot. The court let a replacement candidate get on the ballot anyhow. Now a candidate for West […]