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Celebrating 5 Years of Grassroots Activism

Celebrating 5 Years of Grassroots Activism

On Tuesday, October 16th, a hundred supporters filled the Oaks Ballroom in Glenolden, as they gathered in celebration of 5 years of Delco United. The evening started with good food and conversation among friends, while a slideshow featuring highlights of our work over the past 5 years played on. The slideshow can be viewed here.

To kick of the program, Ashli Rice graced us in song, with a rousing rendition of “Rise Up” that wowed crowd (Take a minute and watch this awe-inspiring performance– you’ll be glad you did!). Speeches followed by a few of Delco United’s endorsed candidates, including PA-5 Congressional candidate Mary Gay Scanlon, and State Senator Anthony Williams, who spoke of the urgent need for common sense gun legislation on a statewide and national level. Throughout the evening, the hard work of Delco United was honored by many of our allies, which included Shira Goodman of CeasefirePA, Movita and Yancy Harrell of the CHARLES Foundation, and Beverly Wright of Women of Strength United for Change. We were also privileged to be joined by Anna Crusis Women’s Choir, who moved the crowd with their stirring performances. All in all, the evening was a touching tribute to the efforts of Delco United, and a thank you to it’s supporters for all of their hard work. Attendees left the ballroom re-energized, inspired to keep pushing forward in the fight to end gun violence.

Posted by Ashli Rice on Tuesday, October 16, 2018

 

 

 

 

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Posted by on Sep 23, 2018 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Senator Bob Casey stands with Fellow Delco United Endorsed Candidates

On Friday, September 21st, Delco United’s Co-Chairs and supporters proudly stood on the steps of the Media Courthouse alongside 8 of our endorsed candidates from both sides of the aisle. Those present included: U.S. Senator Bob Casey, 5th Congressional District candidate Mary Gay Scanlon, Sen. Anthony Williams (D-8), Sen. Tom McGarrigle (R-26), Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky (D-161), Rep. Jamie Santora (R-163), candidate for the 165th legislative district Jennifer O’Mara, and Rep. Chris Quinn (R-168).

Senator Casey addressed those assembled, calling out the unacceptable federal inaction on the issue of gun violence, “There are a number of measures we can pass that are bipartisan, but there is strong and powerful force in the United States Congress that doesn’t even allow bills like this to have a vote. We have to take action. We should not surrender to this problem”.

 All candidates present agreed that more needs to be done, and that the time to act on common sense gun legislation is long overdue. That’s why Delco United is urging voters to strongly consider a candidate’s stance on common sense gun legislation when heading to the polls this November. 

For more coverage of the event, check out our article in the Daily Times.

Below is a full list of our endorsed candidates for the 2018 election:

U.S. Senate: Bob Casey

PA Governor: Tom Wolf

5th Congressional District: Mary Gay Scanlon

26th State Senate District: Tom McGarrigle

8th State Senate District: Anthony Williams

159th State House District: Brian Kirkland

160th State House District: Anton Andrew

161st State House District: Leanne Krueger Braneky

163rd State House District: Jamie Santora

164th State House District: Margo Davidson

165th State House District: Jennifer O’Mara

166th State House District: Greg Vitali

168th State House District: Chris Quinn

185th State House District: Maria Donatucci

191st State House District: Joanna McClinton

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