Tredyffrin Has Turned Blue! Tipping Point Reached

New voter counts from the Secretary of State of Pennsylvania as of 15 January 2018

Democrats 9045     Republicans 9010

Statement from Kathleen Keohane, Chairperson of Tredyffrin Democrats about this Event

Tredyffrin Democrats reach the tipping point and look for big wins in 2018

Thank you, thank you! The TTDEMS appreciate your enthusiastic volunteer efforts to get Tredyffrin voters to the polls last November. YOU made our across-the-board wins possible. And you voted for change.

We showed that Democrats win when Democrats and their supporters VOTE!  The 2017 Democratic sweep in Tredyffrin was truly historic, an outcome that would have been unthinkable even ten years ago. Though party registration has been trending Democratic in recent years, we have always been in the minority – until now.

The latest voter data from the PA Department of State has made it official:  Democrats now outnumber Republicans in Tredyffrin:  9,045 to 9,010, with 4,006 non-affiliated and other voters.

During the last two years, 976 new Democrats have registered compared to 552 Republicans. The numbers for voters under 50 years of age are even more striking: Democrats outnumber Republicans 4,464 to 3,481. That’s almost a 1,000 voter difference.

Adding to the trend in Democratic registration, Dems now outnumber Republicans in the 157th PA House district – despite a 2011 redistricting by Republican legislators that split Phoenixville in half and moved many Democratic voters to a safely Republican district. In recent years, an influx of new voters and party changes by others have erased the Republican advantage in the 157th.

The numbers are great news, but numbers don’t vote! Our challenge is to persuade and activate our voters to come to the polls on Election Day. Will you volunteer to help in this effort? There are a number of ways in which you can volunteer and participate–with whatever strengths and interests you bring.

  • Attend a monthly meeting- usually the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7:30 in Keene Hall at the Tredyffrin Township Building
  • Send us an email at info@ttdems.com
  • Attend a monthly discussion group at Tredyffrin Library, usually held on the 2nd Monday of the month. Mingle from 7-7:30 pm. Discussion starts at 7:30.

Put these dates on your calendar: May 15th – Primary Day. November 6 – Election Day.  Senator Bob Casey, Chrissy Houlahan, Governor Wolf, and Melissa Shusterman are counting on you!

 

This is an exciting time to be a Democrat

 

 

Melissa Shusterman at Women's March 2018 with "Turn PA Blue"" Sign and her Pink Hat

Melissa Shusterman at Women’s March 2018