Postcard Writing Party

Postcard Writing Party

Saturday, March 11th @ 1:30

The Eadie’s

475 Valley Park Rd


Postcards and stamps provided!!!

Can’t make the party? Write and Mail on the 15th!

Then, on March 15th all the postcards will be mailed to Donald Trump publicly expressing our opposition to his policies. And we, in vast numbers, from all corners of the world, will overwhelm the man with his unpopularity and failure. And most importantly, we will bury the White House post office in pink slips, all informing Donnie that he’s fired.
Each of us — every protester from every march, each congress calling citizen, every boycotter, volunteer, donor, and petition signer — if each of us writes even a single postcard and we put them all in the mail on the same day, March 15th, well: you do the math.
No alternative fact or Russian translation will explain away our record-breaking, officially-verifiable, warehouse-filling flood of fury. Hank Aaron currently holds the record for fan mail, having received 900,000 pieces in a year. We’re setting a new record: over a million pieces in a day, with not a single nice thing to say.
So sharpen your wit, unsheathe your writing implements, and see if your sincerest ill-wishes can pierce Donald’s famously thin skin.

Prepare for March 15th, 2017, a day hereafter to be known as 
Write one postcard. Write a dozen! Take a picture and post it on social media tagged with #TheIdesOfTrump ! Spread the word! Everyone on Earth should let Donnie know how he’s doing. They can’t build a wall high enough to stop the mail.

Costello’s Belated Report

Congressman Ryan Costello released a special newsletter.  It is a comprehensive discussion of a number of current issues.  If this were released prior to a face-to-face town hall, the give and take would have been productive if somewhat pointed.

Copied from body of Ryan’s Report 27Feb17.

Welcome to a special edition of my weekly e-newsletter, Ryan’s Report: Asked and Answered. This week I hosted two telephone town halls that connected me to over 100,000 random households across our Congressional District’s four counties.  I also Live Streamed the audio feed on my Facebook page where over 1,000 folks listened and were able to submit questions online.  If you were able to stay on the line and join me, thank you – I hope that you found it informative.  If you didn’t have the opportunity to participate and would like to be called for future telephone town halls, I encourage you to register your phone number here.

For those who were wondering, I pre-announced the date and time of these telephone town halls starting two weeks in advance through Ryan’s Report and on my Facebook page – so for those of you missed that advanced notification or are receiving this message for the first time, I encourage you to sign-up for Ryan’s Report and read it in full each week or follow me on Facebook @CongressmanRyanCostello.

I thought I’d send around some snippets of my answers to some of the questions asked live on the air by constituents across the political spectrum. We covered a variety of important and certainly controversial topics – climate change and the role of the EPA, healthcare and the future of the Affordable Care Act, Russia and the election, education, veterans issues, gerrymandering, Congressional oversight over President Trump – to name a few. I wanted to ensure each of you had a chance to get a sense for my thoughts on the some of the top issues that were discussed and as a reference point given the large number of phone calls, emails, and letters we’ve been receiving.

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Healthcare. In your heart, You know it’s right

♥ HealthCare – In your heart you know it’s right.♥

Rally for ACA was held on Saturday outside Congressman Costellos’ office.   West Chester 11Feb17.

Organizers have announced a Town Hall.   Phoenixville High School 25Feb17, 3-5PM.  Congressman Costello has been invited; but has not yet committed to address these constituents.

West Chester Saturday Rally #4- ACA, crowd
West Chester ACA Rally Signs 11Feb17
West Chester Saturday Rally #4 ACA Signs 11Feb17
West Chester Saturday Rally#4, 11Feb17, ACA in USA


Saturday: Pre-existing and I Vote.

The Women’s March was the largest worldwide demonstration in history.   West Chester PA also rallied on that first Saturday.

This Saturday we rally again.  1-2PM, Congressman Ryan Costello’s office, 21 West Market, WestChester.  Details about 4th rally.

Congressman Costello was present at that first rally.   At that time he claimed that of 20 million “not covered by employers, Medicare or Medicaid,  only 250,000 have pre-existing conditions”.   Perhaps he will reveal more hard-to-believe facts supporting his position.

Let US Congressman Ryan Costello know we care about healthcare.

URGENT:   The Session for AG vote is tonight, 08Feb17.   Maybe our Congressman Costello has an open line to Senator Toomey?

Ruby Bridges Goes To School

“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless She Persisted.”


Solidarity Day One

Dear local Democrats, progressives, and others interested:

As an untraditional politician, Mr. Trump does not even bother with the usual hypocrisies. He doesn’t try to sound conciliatory, or make the many Americans on his personal hit list feel even a tad better about his nefarious plans, or reassure foreign countries that he knows what he is doing in his new job.

So, dispensing with the usual hypocrisies ourselves, and abandoning the sort of hope for reasonableness we may have had in 2001 at the beginning of the Bush administration, I think we can feel free to say without hesitation that we don’t like what we see right now on day 1.

Many of you may be protesting in the nation’s capital tomorrow Saturday, or other locations like Philadelphia or Wilmington.

Or if you aren’t going that far, please be aware of this local opportunity to show solidarity with the Women’s March:

Saturday Jan. 21, noon in front of the court house at High and Market Sts., 2 N. High St., West Chester: a gathering in solidarity with Women’s March in Washington. Bring signs or pussy hats. No program, just be there.

There’s a lot to be done. Let’s be there, wherever there is: rallying, social media, writing letters to editors, pressing legislators, talking to neighbors, being or supporting future candidates for office….

Best wishes to all,

Nathaniel Smith – Chester County Democratic Committee

2017 Local Elections

We have an important local election in November, 2017. This is our opportunity to elect Democrats to many local offices.

The following offices will be up for election:

County Offices:
Common Pleas Court – 2 seats
County Row Offices:
Treasurer, Controller, Clerk of Courts
and Coroner

Spring City District Judge 1 seat

School Boards: 4 year term
PASB – 4 seats
Springford – 2 seats, 1 is incumbent
Joe Ciresi (DEM)

Spring City Council – 3 seats 4 yr term

Schuylkill Twp – 2 seats 6 yr term

Auditor: 6 year term
Schuylkill 1 seat
East Pikeland – 1 seat, incumbent
Marjorie Bloen (DEM)
Spring City – 1 seat incumbent
Patricia Winner (DEM)

Tax Collector:
Schuylkill – 1
Spring City 1

Recount Signatures Needed

Presidential Recount – Your Help Needed
We are in urgent need of three electors (voters) from each precinct in Chester County to sign an affidavit in front of a notary to effect a recount for the presidential election results from November 8.
Zone Leaders and Assistant Zone Leaders:
Please (quickly) collect the names of at least three electors from each precinct in your zone who would be willing to take an hour on Saturday or Sunday to go to a designated location to sign an affidavit for the recount.  This will require some effort for precincts that have no committeepeople. They have to be available one day this weekend.  Please collect elector name, precinct name/#, email and phone contact info so that we can reach everyone with instructions. We are working on the locations and should have several set up by Saturday morning.
If you know of a notary who will be available this weekend, please forward any names to Lani or Lisa (contact numbers below). We will also need several volunteers to help with the process.
Committee people:
Please work with your zone leader and/or assistant zone leader to provide elector names (they can be you and spouse/ significant other/ family/ friends who voted in your precinct.)
These affidavits will all have to be completed by Monday morning to take to Harrisburg.
If you have questions, please contact Lisa Longo at 215-527-9705 or Lani Frank at 610-505-9115.
Thank you!
David Rhoads
Secretary, CCDC

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Chester County Blues

From Nathaniel Smith []
Dear local Democrats, progressives, and others interested:
Well, you could say: the less said about this election the better. But we can always learn. And it wasn’t all bad: Andy Dinniman, always appreciated by voters as PA Senator (district 19) and before that as County Commissioner, won once again, this time with 56% of the vote.Hillary Clinton carried Chester County 52% to 43%, with a very large margin of 25,000 votes over her R. competitor (president Obama won Chesco by 23,000 votes in 2008, 54% to 45%, and in 201 he lost by 500, or by .2%).
Joe Torsella for PA Treasurer carried the County 48% to 46% (Green and Libertarian candidates had an influence in some of these races).Josh Shapiro essentially tied (losing the County by 50 votes) for Attorney General. Eugene DePasquale, incumbent PA Auditor, lost the County by 10,000 votes and I have no idea why he did less well here than the other 2 statewide candidates. Anyhow, all 3 of them won statewide and that is very important to help Gov. Wolf balance the R-dominated PA General Assembly.
And finally: Carolyn Comitta for PA House 156 is too close to call! When anyone tells you, next time, that their vote doesn’t matter, tell them about this one. Recounting and scrutinizing ballots has been going on since the election. Shades of the same seat in 2006!

Reid- Tells it Like it is

Reid Statement on the Election of Donald Trump

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement about the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States: “I have personally been on the ballot in Nevada for 26 elections and I have never seen anything like the reaction to the election completed last Tuesday. The election of Donald Trump has emboldened the forces of hate and bigotry in America.

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