HQ Hours

The Franklin County Democratic Committee is excited to open up our election headquarters at 31 S. Main Street in Chambersburg.

Our hours are as follows and are subject to change week-by-week as needed.

The most up to date hours are:

Sunday & Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Thursday: 12pm – 6pm

Friday: 12pm – 8pm

Saturday: 11am – 7pm

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To assist with staffing HQ, please contact 2nd Vice Chair Trish Cordell at pcordell@comcast.net.

If interested in making a financial contribution to help support our HQ, please donate to our ActBlue Here. If you prefer to make a donation via check you may do so by dropping it off at HQ during opened hours, or by mailing a check to P.O. Box 126 Fayetteville, PA 17222. Attn: Committee Treasurer.

We appreciate all of the support from our local Democrats and are excited about our new home at 31 S. Main Street.

Yard Signs are back in stock!

Want a Shapiro, Fetterman, or Ian Kidd yard sign?

Please stop by our new headquarters at 31 S. Main St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Hours: Closed – Sunday & Monday, Open – Tuesday through Thursday 12 pm to 6 pm, Friday 12 pm to 8 pm, and Saturday 11 am to 7 pm.

Please fill out this GoogleForm if you are unable to travel to our headquarters and we will arrange delivery.

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