PA Young Democrats Applaud Governor Tom Wolf for Online Voter Registration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 26, 2015

Contact: Zainab Javed

Phone: 703-677-5064

Email: zainab@payoungdems.org

 

PA Young Democrats Applaud Governor Tom Wolf for Online Voter Registration

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Young Democrats President Megan Winters released the following statement after Governor Tom Wolf announced his plan to instate online voter registration in Pennsylvania.

“I can’t thank Governor Wolf enough for bringing online voter registration to Pennsylvania. This monumental decision will expand ballot box access to thousands of Pennsylvanians. Its ease and convenience encourages all people to register to vote, especially young people.

This announcement comes on the heels of the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. For the past decade, the Pennsylvania Republican Party has tried to erase the progress we’ve made in this country to ensure that all Americans have the right to vote. The previous administration oversaw the passage of restrictive voter ID laws, which, thankfully, were struck down by the courts as a burden to citizens.

Governor Wolf is espousing the Democratic Party’s belief that the ballot box should be easily accessible to all Pennsylvanians. This is the kind of change Pennsylvanian voters wanted when they elected Governor Wolf. We’re proud to stand with Governor Wolf today and every day.”

The Pennsylvania Young Democrats are the official youth wing of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. For more information, visit payoungdems.org.

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PA Young Democrats Endorse Marcel Groen for State Party Chair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 2015
Contact: Zainab Javed
Phone: 703-677-5064
Email: zainab@payoungdems.org

Pennsylvania Young Democrats Endorse Marcel Groen for State Party Chair

HARRISBURG – Today, the Pennsylvania Young Democrats announced that their executive board voted to endorse Montgomery County Democratic Committee Chairman Marcel Groen to be the next Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chair.

“Chairman Groen has built an effective Young Democrats presence, as well as a strong bench of candidates, in Montgomery County,” said Pennsylvania Young Democrats President Megan Winters. “We are looking forward to working closely with him to ensure young people have an active voice within the State Party.”

Under Groen’s leadership, Montgomery County went from one of the most Republican counties in the Commonwealth to a county with a majority of registered Democratic voters. Democrats now hold most of the elected offices in the county, including representatives to the state Legislature. The Pennsylvania Young Democrats are confident that his leadership will see Democrats take control of the state Supreme Court, regain seats in the state Legislature, and ultimately keep Pennsylvania blue.

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Pennsylvania Young Democrats,” said Chairman Groen. “Young people are the backbone of our Party. My success in Montgomery County has been due in large part to the dedication of young people, many of whom have been candidates or currently serve in elected office.”

The Pennsylvania Young Democrats thank current State Party Chairman Jim Burn for his service to the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. The election to replace Burn, who announced last month that he will be stepping down, will take plan when the Pennsylvania Democratic Committee convenes in Gettysburg on September 11-12.

The Pennsylvania Young Democrats are the official youth wing of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. For more information, visit payoungdems.org

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