What’s Next?

Read this terrific article on Susan Wild prepping for her work in the 2019 Congress. I am asking myself what our next steps should be. Obviously, keeping up pressure on the Trump administration. But also, keeping tabs on those we have just elected and making sure they represent us. The Democrats ran on healthcare, living…

They are Still Counting Votes

Results as of 11/16/18 The election continues more than a week after November 6th, due to narrow margins in many races and the need to count all the ballots–absentee, provisional and military. Yahoo has a nice summary of what all this may mean, it’s dated 11/9 so is a little old, as you can see…

How We Voted

Emmaus Precinct #2 had more than 750 voters go to the polls on Tuesday! That is a 63% turnout which is WONDERFUL! And we elected all our candidates except Andy Lee, who only missed by a hair. My guess is that many Republicans voted Democratic this time but thought they would keep their local representative…

Evaluating the News

As we get closer to the election, the news and ads get crazier. Double check your sources at www.snopes.com, www.politifact.com, and here at this useful Media Bias Chart. Remember, people hang onto erroneous ideas when their worldview feels threatened. So while discussing media with those who hold opinions other than yours – 1. Keep emotions…

Gaslighting

Okay, Thanksgiving is coming up. We’re going to see a lot of gaslighting coming from administration supporters, aka Uncle Bob. Here are some tips to recognize it. Deflection: When they try to shift the focus of the debate away from the real issue. Example: The CNN reporter should have been more professional. Response: The problem…

What You Can Do

There is an opportunity for each one of us to make a difference, even if it’s just talking to our friends, family, neighbors and co-workers, while going through our daily routine. Join my Facebook page for Emmaus 2 Dems. And don’t be shy if you’re outside our precinct, we have members from all over the…

Democrats on your Ballot

::: Read an in-depth article from Philly Magazine, The Badass Days of Boring Bob Casey ::: When we go into the voting booth on Nov. 6th, these are the Democratic candidates on the Emmaus 2 ballot! To read more about each candidate, click on their name. To read about candidates on other ballots all around the…

Candidates in Lehigh County

If we are to fix Harrisburg and protect Pennsylvanians from bad Trump Administration policies, we have to elect more Democrats to the PA General Assembly! Even though he’s outside of our district, let’s help dynamic, progressive PA Senate District 16 Mark Pinsley get into office and turn the whole Lehigh Valley BLUE. Mark believes it’s…

Where to Vote

We vote at the 333 Ridge Building, in the small annex off 4th Street. There’s parking all along 4th Street. There is a long accessibility ramp for mobility impaired people and wheelchairs. If you park on Ridge, you can access the start of the ramp at the corner of Ridge and 4th. I think this…

Important Dates

October 9th was the last day to register, but be sure to check your registration! Go to www.votespa.com. At this site you can check your registration status, find your polling place, and apply for an absentee ballot. I’m also recommending, if you’re doing absentee ballot, send the application NO LATER THAN October 15th. They need to process…