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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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Posted by on Jun 19, 2016 in News | 1 comment

A Call to Action to Ban Assault Weapons ~ June 18, 2016

 

To U.S. Congressman Patrick Meehan,

In the wake of the Orlando massacre, we respectfully call on you to take bold leadership on the issue of sensible gun policy by immediately co-sponsoring House Resolution 4269, which would establish a federal ban on military-style assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines.

There is no legitimate purpose for these weapons in civilian life. There is no legitimate reason why the federal government should continue to make it easy for people with a variety of deranged motivations to walk into a gun store and legally purchase weapons and ammunition that can slaughter—in a matter of minutes— dozens and dozens of our fellow citizens.

How many more have to die before Congress acts?

We are weary of mass shootings, alarmed at the refusal of our elected officials to take any meaningful action, and unwilling to sit idly by while public servants wring their hands and say once again that the issue is too complicated and that nothing will work.

We lovingly urge you to be a brave leader on behalf of your constituents. We ask in the spirit of cooperation and respect that you place the safety and security of our communities above any political considerations, including backlash from the extremists of the National Rifle Association, who consistently act in the interests of gun manufacturers and gun profiteers rather than in the interests of responsible gun owners and ordinary Americans.

It is time.

Thank you,

The 1,038 members of Delaware County United for Sensible Gun Policy and our supporters

 

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Posted by on Dec 14, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Photos from Delaware Valley Remembers Sandy Hook

Photos from Delaware Valley Remembers Sandy Hook

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