The next Monthly Meeting is February 18 at 7pm on Zoom.
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The first day to circulate petitions to get on the ballot in the May Municipal Primary is Tuesday, February 16. Last day is March 9, 2021.
Local offices up for election are:
County Wide: Coroner and Treasurer
School Board: East Stroudsburg, Pleasant Valley, Pocono Mountain, Stroudsburg
Municipal:
Mayor: Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg, DWG, Mt Pocono
Council: Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg, DWG, Mt Pocono
Township Supervisor
Township Commissioner (Pocono Township)
Township Auditor
Tax Collector
Constable
Election Offices:
Judge of Election
Inspector of Election
If good people don't run, bad people get elected. Are you a Democrat interested in running for an office? Thursday, January 28th at 7PM via Zoom - Democratic Candidate Workshop 101
Hosted by Jennifer Shukaitis
This is important PA news requiring immediate action:
While we are distracted by the attempted overthrow of democracy occurring in Washington DC, our Republican-majority PA legislature is mounting an undercover attack on the independence of our judiciary. Under current law, members of the PA Supreme Court, Superior Court, and Commonwealth Court are elected in statewide elections. The PA legislature has passed a proposed Constitutional Amendment which provides that judges shall be elected from judicial districts, the boundaries of which would be drawn by the General Assembly, currently controlled by Republicans. It is being fast-tracked to pass in a second legislative session before being placed on the May 18 primary election ballot.
 
Legislators already run for state office from gerrymandered districts. This Amendment would gerrymander the judiciary to assure that judges from rural Republican-majority districts will be elected based on geography rather than qualifications.
 
A brief history: in 2015 voters elected a Democratic majority to the PA Supreme Court. In 2018, the Court, having found the existing Congressional district lines to be unconstitutional, redrew them. This ended the gerrymandering which had given the Republicans a disproportionate advantage---in a state in which there had been more votes for Democrats than for Republicans, the 18-member PA Congressional delegation had a lopsided majority of 13 Rs to 5 Ds. After the 2018 election which took place in the fairly-redrawn districts, our Congressional delegation was and is now evenly divided, 9 Ds and 9 Rs. Republicans were outraged that they had lost their unfair advantage; their remedy is to have statewide judges elected from districts, the boundaries of which they would draw. The state legislature is seeking to control the composition of our appellate courts, with the goal of having a Republican majority on those courts.
 
Learn more from these sources: the December 27 Morning Call; "Say No to Judicial Gerrymandering" from Fair Districts PA; Informative column in Jan. 14 Pocono Record. Short, entertaining video. Sign onto letter.
 
In the last legislative session, Democratic Senator John Blake and Representative Maureen Madden voted against this proposed constitutional amendment. Senator Mario Scavello 570-620-4326 and Representatives Jack Rader 570-620-4341 and Rosemary Brown 570-420-8301 voted for it. They need to hear from you NOW. HB 38 was voted out of committee Jan. 13 and will soon be up for a vote on the House floor. Please contact them to express your opposition. Also, please call these Republican leaders:
  • Speaker Bryan Cutler: 717-783-6424
  • Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff: 717-783-1918
  • Majority Leader Kim Ward: 717-787-6063
Thanks to all those who joined us Wednesday, January 20th for our MCD Inauguration Watch Party. We heard from Representatives Matt Cartwright and Susan Wild, State Representative Maureen Madden and Lt. Governor John Fetterman. A truly beautiful day even though we couldn't be there in person.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris 2021

 

  

Thank You to everyone who volunteered for this election. We need people to greet and watch at the polls every election. Same for those who canvass, phone and text voters. Please get involved with your local county Democratic Party to help get our candidates elected. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out how you can stay involved.  In 2021 we will have local elections for county and municipal offices. Please consider running for office. 

You can find the vote counts on the Monroe County Election site or on the Pennsylvania Department of State Election Website.

 

Official Statement from the MCD

We, the members and officers of the Monroe County Democratic Committee, are committed to fighting against racial injustice.
We, and the candidates we support, will work tirelessly every day to ensure our country lives up to the ideals and founding principles set forth in the United States Constitution.
The members of the Monroe County Democratic Committee are heartbroken by the loss of George Floyd’s life and the lives of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless unnamed others. We hope you will join us in taking direct action to root out the poison of systemic racism, because so long as Black men, women and children “can’t breathe”, we cannot rest. Complicity costs lives, and it will take all of us working together to fix this.   

Here are some great places to get reliable information about the Coronavirus. You can also check these local resources for help with COVID-19 issues.

Please consider donating to the MCD this year. We rely on our local donors to support our candidates and pay the bills. It's safe and easy right here!
 
 The MCD support LGBTQ rights and welcomes everyone, always!

 

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