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6/1/2019 Vol 2 Issue 05

Congratulations, Hemina!

Hemina KrishnaBachiaIn the primary, Hemina KrishnaBachia secured a spot on the November Ballot. This is no small accomplishment in a race which favored the slate of incumbent candidates.

Hemina will need our support to win in November.
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Look at What We Have Accomplished

The Upper St. Clair Democratic Committee has had a very productive year! I am pleased to share some of our major accomplishments that helped us to achieve our mission of recruiting and supporting Democratic candidates for local, state, and federal offices and to grow the Democratic party in Upper St. Clair.

Community Outreach
  • Published a monthly electronic newsletter
  • Offered two lectures for the community on gun violence and healthcare
  • Sent hundreds of letters reminding the community of upcoming elections and how to secure absentee ballots
  • Contributed personal care items that were donated to SHIM
  • Awarded the first USC Democratic Committee Scholarship of $500 to a graduating senior
 
Campaign Assistance
  • Contributed $249 to local race
  • Held fundraisers for state candidates
  • Canvassed throughout the community on behalf of candidates
  • Held post card writing events
  • Distributed campaign yard signs
  • Distributed information at the polls
  • Conducted phone banks during the election cycle
 
Election Days
  • Developed a real time electronic system to gather information about voting practices in USC
  • Provided Poll Watchers for every voting location
  • Organized phone bank to call voters who did not vote by 3 p.m.
  • Analyzed election data in order to improve Democratic voter turn out
 
In order to fund these activities, two major fundraisers were held this past year. In August, we held our annual picnic. The turnout was strong, and we raised over $1000. This past May, we participated in the USC Community Day. Our booth raised approximately $1250. These funds, along with your direct financial donations provide us with the funds to continue to support local and state candidates and provide necessary outreach services.
Contribute Today
The next committee business meeting will be Tuesday, 6/25, at the McLaughlin Run Rec Center at 7:00pm.

1770 McLaughlin Run Rd, Upper St. Clair, 15241

New Voting Machine Demonstrations

The State of Pennsylvania is replacing voting machines with ones that have a paper trail. The Allegheny County Division of Election will hold public demonstrations of the new potential machines to gain feedback from voters.

The public demonstrations are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. at the following locations:
  • Tuesday, June 4 - Community College of Allegheny County North Campus Gymnasium, 8701 Perry Highway, McCandless.
  • Wednesday, June 5 - CCAC South Campus Gymnasium, 1750 Clairton Road, West Mifflin.
  • Thursday, June 6 - CCAC Boyce Campus Atrium, 595 Beatty Road, Monroeville.
  • Saturday, June 8 - Kane Community Living Center Glen Hazel – Auditorium, 955 Rivermont Drive, Hazelwood. Only from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 11 - CCAC Allegheny Campus, Foerster Student Services Center Auditorium, 808 Ridge Avenue, North Side.
  • Wednesday, June 12 - Kane Community Living Center Glen Hazel – Auditorium, 955 Rivermont Drive, Hazelwood.
  • Thursday, June 13 - CCAC West Hills Center, Rooms S-1306, S-1307, S-1308 and S-1311, 1000 McKee Road, North Fayette.
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A Message from State Committee Chairwoman Nancy Mills

 
PA Democrats,

Every single election is an immediate opportunity to advance our commonwealth. In [the May 15th] primary races, Democrats did exactly that!

Atop the ballot, Superior Court endorsees Dan McCaffery and Amanda Green-Hawkins both won nomination. Better yet, vote totals suggest we have numbers and enthusiasm on our side heading into November!



Though we didn't flip any seats, our special election candidates made big progress in historically red areas. Look at HD-11, where union worker Sam Doctor captured 43% of a district that wasn't even contested in 2016.



It's clear Democrats can win anywhere when we compete everywhere. Thank you to Sam Doctor, Susan Boser, Sarah Hammond, and Marc Friedendberg for leading the way.

Finally, at the local level, Dems showcased our commitment to inclusion, diversity, and local organizing! Notable wins, of which there are far too many to list every one, include:
  • Berks County: Reading nominated Eddie Moran, who would be the city's first Latinx mayor.
  • Chester County: Democratic turnout doubled that of 2015, surpassing GOP primary voters for the first time in years.
  • Lackawanna County: Scranton nominated Dr. Jessica Rothchild, who would be its first LGBTQ elected official ever.
  • Philadelphia: Katherine Gilmore-Richardson and Isaiah Thomas will soon become the first millennials on city council.
  • Washington County: Traci McDonald-Kemp is poised to become the county's first woman of color judge.
  • York County: Lou Rivera, an openly gay Latinx man, appears likely to join York City Council.
All of us should be excited and proud by the progress across the state, but clearly our work's just beginning.

Let's all recommit ourselves to electing Democrats at every level, and in every corner of Pennsylvania. It's the only way we'll build a better commonwealth for all.

On to November,
Nancy Patton Mills
Chairwoman | PA Democratic Party
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