The President and the Price of Gas

by Nathaniel Smith, Politics: A View from West Chester, 11/2/14 In February 2012, Newt Gingrich pledged that if elected president he would reduce the gas price to $2.50 a gallon. Not to be outdone, his Republican colleague and intended presidential candidate Michele Bachmann had already promised in August 2011 that she would bring us $2 […]

Bayard Rustin a Medal of Freedom honoree

By Jeremy Gerrard, Daily Local News, 11/21/13 The borough of West Chester was represented Wednesday at the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony, where borough native Bayard Rustin was one of 16 individuals honored this year. West Chester Mayor Carolyn Comitta was invited to be a guest at the ceremony in the East Room of the […]

Mayor invited to White House to honor Bayard Rustin!

email from Mayor Comitta, 11/18/13 I am honored to have been invited by President and Mrs. Obama to the White House for the Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony and Reception on November 20th. West Chester’s own Bayard Rustin is one of the recipients of the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor bestowed […]

Affordable Care Act Overview

ATTENTION RESIDENTS Overview of the Health Insurance Marketplace – Affordable Care Act When the Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010, it carried with it a promise of expanding access to quality, affordable health coverage for millions of American families and small businesses. The law is already making health coverage stronger for the […]

A thought on the direction of change

The conclusion of president Obama’s speech at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 2013, commemorating the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” oration: ..Everyone who realizes what those glorious patriots knew on that day — that change does not come from Washington, but to […]

Tangible good news

Hi, everyone — If you want tangible evidence that the new health care law is already helping ordinary people, it’s worth talking to one of the 8.5 million Americans who received rebates from their insurance companies this summer. Just ask the folks who got checks in the mail. Because of the Affordable Care Act, insurers […]

Cassandra with FLOTUS (Michelle Obama!)

“I had the most amazing experiences last week in DC. Mayors Against Illegal Guns was invited to a congressional hearing, to a White House briefing and then to a watch party for the Presidents’ State of the Union speech. So fulfilling to be a part of these national conversations on violence among our youth in […]