Happy New Year, Bradford Democrats,
(A message from our Chair, Theresa Soja)…
2021 has started off on a dramatic note. We witnessed two historic senate wins in Georgia, and within a day, an insurrection in our Capitol, followed closely by a very warranted second impeachment. I am hoping for a peaceful transition of power on January 20, but if one thing is certain these past 12 months, expect the unexpected. My thoughts will be with all those protecting our nation and democracy that day. There are many options for watching Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ Inauguration. If you’d like to join ours, use this Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84702652785?pwd=bXpwMXlwZjFrYTEyYVF5V2k5U3Frdz09
Meeting ID: 847 0265 2785
East and West Bradford Townships saw record-setting voter turnout in November, and we’d like to keep that momentum going. Our local elections immensely shape our schools and community, which is why we need Democrats to run for elected office. Below is a list of this year’s races. If anyone is interested in running, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and our group will be happy to provide you with helpful tips on getting started. The Chester County Democratic Committee is also seeking a someone to fill the Treasurer officer position.
- East Bradford Township Supervisor
- East Bradford Township Auditor
- West Bradford Township Auditor
- East Bradford Township Tax Collector
- West Bradford Township Tax Collector
- East Bradford Township Constable
- West Bradford Township Constable
- East Bradford Judge of Elections, all precincts
- West Bradford Judge of Elections, all precincts
- East Bradford Inspector of Elections, all precincts
- West Bradford Inspector of Elections, all precincts
- Downingtown School Board, Region 2 & 4, West Bradford
- West Chester Area School Board, Region 3
Lastly, since candidates running for these offices need to gather signatures from registered Democrats (in consideration of the pandemic) during the period Feb. 16 – March 9, we will soon distribute information pertaining to drive-thru petition signing events as well as registering for mail-in ballots for the May 18 Primary Election.
The PA Republican majority in Harrisburg is also finalizing HB38 for submission on the ballot as a state Constitutional Amendment that would gerrymander state judicial districts such that residents would lose a say in electing Supreme Court and Commonwealth Court judges. This is a Republican response to 2020 court decisions they did not like. Should this bill pass and reach the ballot in the May primary, we will need to discuss strategies to defeat this partisan attempt to take over judicial districts.
Until we “see” you again, stay safe, stay healthy, and mask up.