Pennsylvania Democrats gathered this weekend in Harrisburg for the annual Fall Meeting of the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee. On Friday the committee held its Keystone Dinner, and the full-capacity crowd heard from a dynamic lineup of speakers, including Senator Bob Casey, Congressman Matthew Cartwright, Justice Debra Todd, Judge Dwayne Woodruff, and keynote speaker Jason Kander.
The Committee established the New Americans Constituency Caucus. Especially in light of the Trump Administration’s treatment of immigrants, this caucus was created to stand in solidarity with first and second-generation Americans and welcome new citizens to the Democratic Party.
After hearing from the candidates from the 2017 judicial “Slate of Eight,” the State Committee passed a package of five resolutions on Saturday. These resolutions are an expression of the Democratic values of the state committee and include support for single payer health care, the legalization of marijuana, opposition to the FCC’s actions to abolish net neutrality, legislation to establish fair legislative districts, and committing to supporting women candidates who promote Democratic Party values.
“We had a phenomenal weekend full of enthusiasm for our candidates and for our Party,” said Marcel L. Groen, Chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. “We are energized and prepared to work hard for our Slate of Eight, and we look forward to bringing them to victory in November.”