Supreme Court refuses to stop new congressional maps in Pennsylvania

    By Robert Barnes March 19 at 3:20 PM Email the author The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a request from Republican legislative leaders in Pennsylvania to block a redrawn congressional map that creates more parity between the political parties in the state. The practical impact is the 2018 elections are likely to […]

CNN poll: Democratic advantages grow ahead of 2018 midterms

By Jennifer Agiesta, CNN, 2/26/18 Washington (CNN)Democrats once again hold a wide advantage in a generic congressional matchup, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, backed by a base of supporters who are more enthusiastic than Republican partisans and more motivated by core issues. The poll finds 54% of registered voters say they […]

Gerrymandered no more?

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court released its new maps of U.S. Congressional districts today. West Chester remains in the 6th District, but the district itself is very different, now encompassing all of Chester County plus Reading in Berks County. If this maps holds up to the expected Republican court challenge, the new districts will go into […]

WCDems speak up for communities resisting fracking industry

West Chester Dem Committee letter to Governor Wolf, below. For more on Grant and Highland municipalities’ resistance against the fracking industry and PA DEP, see “The Rights of Nature Movement Goes on Trial” in Rolling Stone, 1/10/18, and “How a Small Town Is Standing Up to Fracking” also in Rolling Stone, both by Justin Nobel. […]

Help Chrissy by tomorrow night!

Tomorrow night is our first major fundraising deadline of 2018. Here is why it is important: In the coming weeks we’ll need to make critical budgeting decisions as we head into petitioning season and get Chrissy’s name on the ballot. If we miss tomorrow’s fundraising deadline, we may have to scale back our plans. Speaker […]

The Avengers

Our Chrissy Houlahan   Politics nation A Year Ago, They Marched. Now a Record Number of Women Are Running for Office Charlotte Alter @charlottealter Jan. 18, 2018 One year ago, millions of women protested in the streets. Now there are more women running for office than ever before. Erin Zwiener returned to Texas to settle […]

Here’s a comprehensive agenda for Congress!

Calling on Costello (R-PA 6), 21 W. Market Street, West Chester PA Friday, Jan. 22, 11:30am to 1pm THIS WEEK’S FOCUS: WE THE PEOPLE DESERVE BETTER; DO YOUR JOBS! Good governance has 8 major characteristics. It is participatory, consensus oriented, accountable, transparent, responsive, effective and efficient, equitable and inclusive, and follows the rule of law. […]