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Next Meeting: Wednesday, Oct. 10th, 7pm, Radnor Memorial Library
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Chair George Badey, Vice Chair Tsiwen Law, Treasurer Rob Armstrong, Secretary Danielle Kleinman

October 8, 2018
 

NEWS

Obama Fires Up Democratic Faithful at Rally in North Philadelphia
On September 21st, former President Barack Obama headlined a Democratic get-out-the-vote rally at the Dell Music Center in North Philadelphia. Looking ahead to Election Day on November 6th, Obama delivered this forceful message: “The biggest threat to our democracy is indifference and cynicism. If you don’t like what’s going on right now, don’t complain, don’t hashtag, don’t put your head in the sand, don’t just sit back with your boys and act like you’re too cool. Vote.” After the rally, Obama attended a private fundraiser at the Warwick Hotel in Center City Philadelphia to benefit the campaigns of Senator Bob Casey (PA-D) and other Democratic Senatorial candidates.
Former President Barack Obama Rallying the Troops at the Dell Music Center on September 21st

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Former Maryland Governor and Presidential Candidate Martin O'Malley to Headline Fall Cocktail Party for Delaware County Democrats
The many political celebrities who are visiting our area are just the latest evidence that Pennsylvania, and the Philly suburbs in particular, will lead the blue wave on November 6th! On October 12th, more Democratic heavyweights will grace us with their presence at the annual fall cocktail party hosted by the Delaware County Democrats. The current House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, and former Maryland Governor and Presidential candidate Martin O'Malley will keynote the festivities. Space is limited, so reserve your tickets now.
 
Radnor Democrats to Host Second Annual Fall Pre-Election Day Gathering
On October 18th, join many fellow Radnor residents at The Cottage at Valley Forge Flowers for a special evening of fun, food, friendship and politics in anticipation of the momentous November 2018 election. Don’t miss the chance to meet and support the PA House and U.S. Congress Democratic candidates who are running to represent us. Funds raised from the evening will go to support the 2019 Democratic candidates for Radnor School Board and Board of Commissioners. Bring additional friends, neighbors and family members along and learn how you can get involved! PLEASE RSVP NOW.

Radnor Democratic Committee Appoints Additional Committeemembers for 2018-2022 Term
In addition to its elected Committeemembers, the Radnor Democratic Committee (RDC) has designated the following individuals as appointed Committeemembers in their respective precincts (Ward-Precinct):

1-1: James C. Higgins, Margaret Swisher
1-2: Douglas H. McCone
2-1: Patrick Murray Hayden
2-2: Jeffrey Farhy, Sandra Ryeom
3-1: Jill E. Feninger, Terrence M. Quirin
3-2: Lee Grimes
4-1: David N. Freeman
5-1: Moira Mulroney Hatch
6-2: Heather Suplee Klaehn, Herbert McDuffy, Jr.

The RDC is allowed to have two elected and two appointed Committeemembers in each precinct, so some more appointments are still in process. If you live in the following precincts and are interested in serving, please let George Badey know:

2-3: (four openings)
3-1: (one opening)
4-2: (two openings)
5-1: (three openings)
6-1: (two openings)
7-2: (two openings)
 
ACTION ITEMS

Volunteer for Turnout / Get-Out-the-Vote (GOTV) Efforts
The Blue Wave is not a weather event and is not assured; we need your help to make it happen! Virtually all of the Democratic campaigns represented on our ballot are coordinating their efforts, so you can contact any of them to help turn out our base: Jennifer O'Mara (State Representative, PA-165), Greg Vitali (State Representative, PA-166), Mary Gay Scanlon (U.S. Congress, PA-5), Bob Casey (U.S. Senator, PA), John Fetterman (Lieutenant Governor, PA) and Tom Wolf (Governor, PA). We are now less than 30 days away from Election Day, so we need all hands on deck!!
 
Contribute to the RDC General Election Fund
Please contribute to the RDC General Election Fund so that we can help elect Democratic candidates up and down the ticket in November, from the State House to the Governor's mansion. Every dollar you contribute helps; please help by clicking here!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Voter Registration Deadline
Tuesday, October 9th
Click here to register to vote in time for the General Election on November 6th!

Radnor Democrats Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, October 10th, 7pm
Windsor Room, Radnor Memorial Library
114 West Wayne Avenue, Wayne, PA
All are welcome and encouraged to attend. This is our final regular meeting before Election Day!

Delaware County Democrats Fall Cocktail Party
Friday, October 12th, 6-8pm
The Radnor Hotel
591 East Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former Presidential candidate Martin O'Malley want to meet us. How could we turn down this awesome opportunity?!

Day of Action with Jennifer O'Mara, Tim Kearney and Mary Gay Scanlon
Saturday, October 13th, 11am-5pm
Jennifer O'Mara for State Representative Campaign Headquarters
624 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA
Join us for a day of action to help Get Out the Vote and elect Democratic candidates up and down the ticket! We'll kick off canvasses at 11am and 1pm--if you're unable to canvass, join us at the office to make phone calls and write postcards. Sign up here.

Radnor Democrats Second Annual Fall Pre-Election Day Gathering
Thursday, October 18th, 7-9pm
The Cottage at Valley Forge Flowers
503 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA
Join the Radnor Democrats for a special evening of fun and politics in anticipation of the momentous November 2018 election. Show your support for our Democratic candidates and chat with like-minded friends new and old. Most importantly, learn how to get involved! Expected speakers include: 
Mary Gay Scanlon for U.S. House of Representatives (PA-5)
Representative Greg Vitali for State House (PA-166)
Jennifer O’Mara for State House (PA-165)
Colleen Guiney (Chair, Delaware County Democrats)
Local author Lucy Bell W. Jarka-Sellers will also talk about her book “Meet John Dough–Super Hero,” which is an illustrated political satire of the Trump administration. Buy tickets.

Fundraiser in Support of Mary Gay Scanlon
Saturday, October 20th, 4-6pm
Home of Elaine Schaefer
817 Hunt Road, Newtown Square, PA
We are in the home stretch of a long (and exciting!) election season, so please join Elaine Schaefer, George Badey, Colleen Guiney, John Kane, David Landau, Kevin Madden and Brian Zidek for one last event in support of our next Congresswoman, Mary Gay Scanlon. They are so proud and honored to be supporting Mary Gay, and this is a wonderful opportunity to come spend some time with her before the frenzy of Election Day and then her departure for D.C.! Your support at any level is crucial at this point, and they would love to see you. Click here for tickets/donations.

An Evening with Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Sunday, October 21st, 4-6pm
Aronimink Golf Club
3600 Saint Davids Road, Newtown Square, PA
Former New York City Mayor and rumored 2020 Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg will be visiting Delaware County in support of our 2019 slate of Democratic candidates for County Council. RSVP here.

Last Day to Request Absentee Ballot
Tuesday, October 30th
Will you be out of town or otherwise unable to vote in person on Election Day (November 6th)? If so, click here to request an absentee ballot ASAP for the General Election!

Deadline to Return Absentee Ballot
Friday, November 2nd, 5pm
The Board of Elections in Media (201 West Front Street) must receive your absentee ballot by 5pm.

Pre-Election Day Distribution of Materials
Saturday, November 3rd, 2-4pm
Windsor Room, Radnor Memorial Library
114 West Wayne Avenue, Wayne, PA
We will distribute campaign signs, literature and other materials to Election Day polling place volunteers.

ELECTION DAY
Tuesday, November 6th, 7am-8pm
Click here to find your polling place. THEN GO VOTE!

Radnor Democrats Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, November 14th, 7pm
Windsor Room, Radnor Memorial Library
114 West Wayne Avenue, Wayne, PA
We will recap (and hopefully celebrate!) the results of the General Election. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Delaware County Democrats Holiday Party
Friday, November 30th, 6:30pm

DID YOU KNOW?

As of October 8th, FiveThirtyEight gives Democrats a 3 in 4 chance of retaking the House, with an 80% chance that the outcome falls within the range of Democrats gaining 14 seats to Democrats gaining 54 seats. (Democrats need to gain at least 23 seats to retake the House.)

FiveThirtyEight gives Democrats a 2 in 9 chance of retaking the Senate, with an 80% chance that the outcome falls within the range of Republicans gaining 4 seats to Democrats gaining 3 seats. (Democrats need to gain at least 3 seats to retake the Senate.)

For more detailed political forecasts, visit
FiveThirtyEight.com.
SPOTLIGHT ON:

Bob Casey
Candidate, U.S. Senate

Bob Casey was raised to believe, as it says in the Pennsylvania state capital, that "all public service is a trust, given in faith and accepted in honor."

Bob has spent two terms representing the people of Pennsylvania in the Senate, fighting for good jobs, higher wages and fairer workplaces. He is a leader with proven results for workers, women, children, seniors and people with disabilities. He has the experience and record of successful service that Pennsylvanians deserve in their Senator.

Bob has dedicated his career to serving the people of Pennsylvania, as Auditor General, State Treasurer and U.S. Senator. In Harrisburg, Bob compiled a record that focused on making government more accountable and responsive to the needs of Pennsylvanians. He has been a fiscal watchdog who made nursing homes safer and protected affordable child care. He led the fight to reform Megan’s Law to better protect Pennsylvania children and communities.

Since he was elected to the United States Senate in 2006, Bob has worked to create family-sustaining jobs and foster financial security for Pennsylvania families; protect our children and invest in their futures; ensure safety at home and respect for America abroad; promote honesty and accountability in government; preserve the dignity of the vulnerable of all ages among us; and advocate for his constituents and help them solve problems they face.

Bob was the prime Senate sponsor of landmark legislation for individuals with disabilities, the Stephen Beck Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE), which allows millions of families across the United States to save for the long-term care of their loved ones with disabilities in a tax-advantaged savings account.

He is a leader in public education, fighting for expanded access to everything from pre-K to technical schools to universities. As concerns arose across the nation about the dangers of campus sexual assault, Bob took action and passed into law the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE), which outlines steps schools can take to educate students and help prevent sexual assault, requires uniform reporting standards for sexual assaults on college campuses and requires schools to provide clear guidelines to students on their sexual assault policies.

From legislation cracking down on terrorists’ financing to a law that makes it easier for small businesses to expand, Bob has a wide range of accomplishments for the people of Pennsylvania. He is committed to raising wages and creating and retaining jobs across the state. A tireless advocate for middle-class families, workers and seniors, Bob is a voice for those who are threatened by Congressional Republicans’ tax cuts to the ultra-rich and recent attempts to undermine Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.


FROM THE CHAIR
 
We are in the thick of the most important midterm election campaign in our lives. With Trump in the White House, it is essential that we take back Congress. Candidates are knocking on doors every day, lawn signs will be sprouting up with a vengeance as we get closer to November 6th and there will be many events to attend, both fundraisers and old-fashioned rallies to inspire our voters to show up and vote.
 
In Radnor, we need to get a huge turnout for the whole ticket: Governor Wolf, Senator Casey, Mary Gay Scanlon for Congress, and Greg Vitali and Jenn O’Mara for State Representative. We expect to do well in Radnor, but that’s not good enough. Radnor must outperform so that we can counteract Republican turnout elsewhere. For example, Jenn O’Mara is running a fantastic race and has an excellent chance to win, but she will need a massive plurality out of Democratic Radnor Township to counteract the expected Republican turnout in Springfield!
 
It is essential to get out OUR voters in massive numbers. To accomplish this, we will need poll watchers in every precinct tracking the strike lists. October 10, 2018, will be the last opportunity for us to submit names and addresses of poll watchers to the county. Please indicate the applicable ward and precinct for each poll watcher as well. Please submit names according to the spelling on the official voter rolls, with addresses. 
 
Please also come to our next RDC meeting on Wednesday, October 10--now held at the Windsor Room of Radnor Memorial Library.
 
Also – IMPORTANTLY – please support and attend our second annual pre-Election Day gathering at The Cottage at Valley Forge Flowers. You will be able to meet many of our Democratic candidates who will be on the ballot in November. Buy tickets
here.
 
Thanks!!

--George Badey
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