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THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS ~ EVERY VOTE COUNTS!
Adams County Democrats
I AM A DEMOCRAT!
I AM the party of the union worker, the minimum wage earner, the person struggling to make a livable wage.
I AM the party who believes in healthcare for all, help for the mentally ill and addicted and for those with pre-existing conditions.
I AM the party who believes that sexual orientation is not a basis for discrimination.
I AM the party that believes all men are created equal in the eyes of the law, regardless of race, creed, or nationality.
I AM the party of the immigrant, the minority, those who work with their hands and those who work with their minds, those in professions and those in vital service industries.
I AM the party of the Veteran—who gave more to this country than most of us can possibly imagine.
I AM the party of the child, the woman, the elderly.
I AM the party of those who believe that our children should not live in fear.
I AM ever changing, willing to reach out to a fluid society and tackle each obstacle that materializes.
I AM A DEMOCRAT.
General Election 2023
WE’VE MOVED! VISIT US AT OUR NEW OFFICE!!
Address: 24 Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Contact: Marcia Wilson, Chair
Open 7 days a week: Monday – Sunday Noon to 4 PM
Please call to assure a volunteer is on site!
EVERY VOTE COUNTS – REGISTER TO VOTE TODAY
To vote in Pennsylvania, you must first register to vote at least 15 days before the election. You can register to vote online, by mail, or at a number of government agencies, including Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Photo License and Driver’s License Centers.
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MAIL-IN BALLOT INFORMATION
- May 9, 2023 at 5 p.m. – APPLICATIONS for a mail-in or absentee ballot must be received by your county election board.
- May 16, 2023 at 8 p.m. – VOTED BALLOTS must be RECEIVED by your county election office – postmarks are not enough.
We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It
ADAMS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE STANDS SOLIDLY IN SUPPORT OF BLACK LIVES AND THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO PEACEFULLY ASSEMBLE AND MAKE THEIR GRIEVANCES KNOWN
We denounce white supremacy and police violence in all its forms.
We are appalled by the murder of George Floyd and other people of color by police.
We do NOT condone violence and looting at protests; violence on all sides must end.
We condemn attacks on peaceful protesters and the use of regular military and Federal law enforcement against peaceful protesters.
Virtually every recent Federal and State legislation to grant Civil Rights to all citizens has been spearheaded by Democrats; it is incumbent on today’s Democrats to follow that lead.
We charge our elected officials to continue, improve and expand those efforts. We condemn the efforts in several states to whittle away at these protections. Institutionalized racism must end.
These are turbulent times, with pain, anger, sadness, and fear; they require that communities beyond just the ones under attack stand up and speak out.
Racism, white supremacy, and state-sanctioned violence are issues we all need to stand against.
Now is the time to do everything we can to question and modify the systems that perpetuate racial injustice in policing, health care, employment, housing, voting, and more.
Silent agreement is not enough – it can be seen as supporting the status quo. Our voices are needed.
It behooves all of us who are not of the communities of color to educate ourselves about the silent, insidious, unaware racism that surrounds us. Resources are available from many organizations, including the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Teaching Tolerance” materials (www.splccenter.org/teaching-tolerance ), and those from STAND earth (www.STAND.earth ).
Campaign Zero has a list of 8 things that can reduce police violence by 72%. Find more information at www.8cantwait.org
• Ban chokeholds and strangleholds • Require reporting of all force
• Require de-escalation • Duty to intervene
• Require warning before shooting • Establish use of force continuum
• Exhaust all alternatives before shooting • Ban shooting at moving vehicles
These suggestions are among many helping to provide effective ways to channel our energy in support of Black Lives and systemic reform. We truly hope that this can be our moment of transformative change.
Adams County Democratic Committee will be supporting local advocacy efforts and coordinating with established and ad hoc groups who are keeping this incredibly important matter visible and audible. We will make our members and friends aware of events such as the peaceful protests over police brutality held in Gettysburg and Hanover and the petition for information from local police departments requested by Gettysburg Rising. And we will support President Biden, Governor Wolf and Senator Casey in their efforts toward making our country and our Commonwealth more just and equal for all, especially including the all-important November 8th election to put Democrats back in charge.