Rally to Support Women’s Right

The Franklin County Democratic Committee is supporting a rally for Women’s Rights on the square (intersection of US-11 and US-30) in Chambersburg by the courthouse (northeast corner) tomorrow, Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Noon.

Sign making materials will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring their own.

If you are interested in speaking at this event, please contact John Patterson via email at johnjpatterson@gmail.com

Statement from John Patterson on 2022 PA Dems Chair vote

On Saturday, I was proud to join with others and elect the first African-American Chair of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party in its 230 year history. I’d like to take a minute to discuss my rationale for my vote.

Committee members were lobbied heavily by both Senator Street (who ran on his own accord) and Gerry Lawrence, an attorney from Delaware County, longtime State Committee member, and personal choice of gubernatorial nominee Josh Shapiro. I had the opportunity to speak with both. It was refreshing to hear both agree that for Democrats to win in November, we will need to run a 67 county campaign.

Where the two differed was in speaking to how they would organize that campaign and invest in those 67 counties. Senator Street believes that Democrats all over our state know how to turn out our neighbors to vote, and plans to raise funds specifically to donate them to county committees, including Franklin. A portion of a statement from Senator Street further summarizes my view that he understands the challenges Democrats will have winning elections this year and in the future:

“It has become clear that Black and Brown people in urban areas feel that the party has taken them for granted – that rural Democrats feel the party has forgotten about them – and progressive activists feel like they have no home in the party. I will focus much of my time as chair trying to engage these important Democratic constituencies helping them feel at home in the party.

Our party cannot simply be an extension of a statewide candidate’s campaign – it must prioritize engaging Democratic voters in every part of the state, building a foundation to elect good Democratic candidates on all levels of government, including school board members, township supervisors, county commissioners, and state legislators in the House and Senate.”

Ultimately, I voted to elect Senator Sharif Street because I believe he will be the most effective leader of our party this year and continuing into 2023 and 2024.

John Patterson
State Committee Member, Franklin County

Newly elected PA Dems Chair Sharif Street, his wife April, and outgoing Chair Nancy Mills

Meet + Greet w/ John Fetterman

We’ve got some exciting news.

Lt. Governor and US Senate candidate John Fetterman will be coming to Franklin County this Sunday, April 3rd.

Please click on the link below for more details:  

Mr. Fetterman is excited to meet Democratic voters in the run-up to the May 17th primary election.  Let’s show up and give him a warm Franklin County welcome!

Again, the link can be found by clicking Here. Share with fellow Democrats who may be interested.

See you soon!

Help Get Our Democrats on the Ballot

The Franklin County Democratic Committee is hosting a petition signing event on Saturday, March 5th at the Chambersburg Church of the Brethren, 260 S. Fourth Street.

WHEN? The event time is 10am – 2pm.

WHERE? Enter The Life Center, (using Elm Avenue parking lot). Follow the signs.

Parking is available behind the Life Center and in the two parking lots at the intersection of 4th and Liberty Streets.

I’m addition to petitions, we will be offering voter registration, vote by mail applications and information about the Franklin County Democratic Committee.

Masks will be available for those who need them.

Just like every single vote counts, every. single. signature. counts.

Come out, bring a pen, please wear a mask and let’s support some of our terrific Democratic candidates!

QUESTIONS: Trish Cordell. (717) 352-3372 or pcordell@comcast.net