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Chair George Badey, Vice Chair Tsiwen Law, Treasurer Rob Armstrong, Secretary Danielle Kleinman
A Note from the Chair:

Dear Fellow Radnor Democrats,
 
We stand on the threshold of truly the most important election of our lifetimes. Donald Trump has been the most unfit, divisive, and incompetent president in the history of our nation. He and his GOP sycophants have inflicted incalculable environmental, fiscal, diplomatic, reputational, social, and public health devastation upon our nation. Just as important, he has accelerated an already deteriorating political discourse marked by a fundamental breakdown in political customs and norms. For over 200 years our government functioned through cooperation and reasonable compromise; those days are gone. GOP elected officials now obediently kneel before their would-be dictator and refuse to abide by the most basic principles of honesty, decency, and democratic governance, spinelessly terrified of Trump’s base. The U.S. House has passed literally hundreds of pieces of legislation, some with large bi-partisan majorities. Yet, one man, Republican Mitch McConnell, refuses to allow the Senate to vote on them. Trump has openly spoken of being “president for life” as he admired and cozied up to brutal dictators while defiling decades-long relationships with our strategic allies around the world. It can happen here.

The Country Club Republicans who first used the dog whistle over 50 years ago to mount that racist tiger, and who have ridden it to power for decades, have lost control of it. Trump has thrown away the dog whistle and replaced it with a bullhorn. Make no mistake, Trump now owns the GOP. We must defeat Donald Trump and the GOP this November.

Last night on MSNBC, Chris Hayes said, "Right now, it looks like Pennsylvania is going to be the single most important state of the 2020 election.” We in Philadelphia’s suburbs, and Delaware County in particular, are therefore in the epicenter nationally. Some 2016 numbers will provide perspective. While
Hillary won Delco by over 66,000 votes, most of that plurality came from the inner ring. Of larger wealthier outer ring Delco municipalities, we in Radnor Township stood out.

2016 Election Results:

Radnor: Hillary 10,304 / Trump 5,061 (a more than 2-1 margin of victory)
Some neighboring townships fell to Trump, albeit not by a 2-1 margin.
Springfield: Trump 7,435/ Hillary 7,335
Marple: Trump 7,025 / Hillary 6,303
Newtown: Trump 4,150 / Hillary 3,935

WE IN RADNOR MUST AND WILL DO EVEN BETTER THIS YEAR!!!
Communicate to your friends and neighbors that they can vote by mail, but they must meticulously follow the directions, or their ballot will not be counted!! A few important points:
  •   There is no longer a “straight ticket” box to check. You must mark the ballot for every office.
  • · You should not place your ballot in the mail after October 15 th – take it to the Drop Box at the township building or directly to Media.
  • · You must seal your ballot in the secrecy envelope and then put that secrecy envelope into thelarger envelope or it won’t be counted! (please read the directions carefully).
If you receive your ballot late, you have the option of bringing it to the drop box at the Radnor Township building or voting at your polling location by bringing your mail in ballot and having your Judge of Elections destroy your ballot and you may then vote as normal. If you prefer to vote in person despite applying for the mail in ballot (and you haven't received it) then you may negate your request online when updated herehttps://www.delcopa.gov/electionsbureau/pdfs/2020/PADOS_PermStatusCancellationForm.pdf  For more general questions, please go to https://www.delcopa.gov/electionsbureau/pdfs/2020/PADOS_PermStatusCancellationForm.pdf

Also, please mark your calendar for our next Radnor Democratic Committee meeting on October 21st at 7:00 p.m. (Details and the Zoom link will be sent in October). Immediately below this note from me is a link to “signupgenius” – please click on that link and volunteer -TODAY. Do not wait. There are a variety
of ways you can help – now, in the next several weeks, and on Election Day.  

Further down in this newsletter is a listing of all Radnor polling places, and other opportunities, notifications, and events for which you can volunteer and/or attend. We urge you to assist in every way you can, and please call upon friends, neighbors, and relatives too.

We must and will crush Donald Trump again in Radnor Township, but this time the margin must be even greater than 5,243 votes. Our votes must overwhelm, counteract, and neutralize those people and places in Pennsylvania that fly the Nazi and Confederate flags, two groups who fervently support Donald Trump. Those flags alone should send a message to every decent, thinking Pennsylvanian. Never in our lifetimes have we had those flags flying so openly and defiantly in direct support of a major party candidate for president. Just 20 years ago, George W. Bush “won” Florida and therefore the presidency, by 537 votes out of 5.8 Million cast in Florida (Bush: 2,912,790/ Gore: 2,912,253). It can happen again. If it does, let it be Radnor Township that delivers the winning edge to the Biden/Harris ticket.

As Mahatma Ghandi said, “You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.”We need your help. We must win. With your help we will win!


Democratically yours,

George Badey
Chair, Radnor Democratic Committee
 
If you are looking to help with the election, please sign up using the link below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0849a5ab2ba31-radnor4

 
Polling Places (To be confirmed)

EVENTS

  • Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 PM: Virtual Quizzo with SPECIAL GUEST Congressman Dwight Evans! Join us for an evening of virtual quizzo supporting Jenn, Rep. Steve Malagari, and Rep. Wendy Ullman, with special guest Congressman Dwight Evans. RSVP (for free!) here.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 7 PM: Virtual Cocktail Party with SPECIAL GUEST Attorney General Josh Shapiro! Join us for a virtual cocktail party in support of Jenn and State Senate candidate Amanda Cappelletti. RSVP here.
  • Join Team O'Mara for Turnout Tuesdays! We'll be calling, texting, and writing postcards together over Zoom every Tuesday from now until the election to help get out the word about vote-by-mail and the importance of this election. Sign up for one Tuesday (or every Tuesday!) here
  • Team O'Mara Weekly Phone Bank – Every Saturday until Election Day, we’ll be having a virtual phone bank 2:00 - 4:00 PM. Sign up to talk with voters from the safety of your home about the issues that matter and help them vote by mail. You provide the phone; we provide the rest. Click here to sign up for one or more Saturdays.
  • Sunday Literature Drops: Looking to help Jenn, while getting in some socially distant, outdoor exercise? We’ve got just the activity for you. Every Sunday until Election Day, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, we’ll be dropping campaign literature outside homes. All you need is a good pair of shoes and a desire to elect Democrats up and down the ballot this fall. Click here to sign up to walk with us on one or more Sundays.
All Politics Is Local, and positive change starts at home. Help us to build our party from the ground up, because today's local officials could become tomorrow's state and national leaders. Volunteer and/or donate today.
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