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Welcome to the
Norwin Area Democrats
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 We serve and represent Adamsburg, 

Harrison City, Irwin, Manor,

North Huntingdon, North Irwin, Penn Township, and Trafford 

Democratic Voices

Communication Focus Group

Your voice and opinions are powerful. As a voter you enjoy more persuasive ability to influence a member of Congress than a lobbyist in Washington. It is not ONLY your right, but your duty to make contact with your legislatures. 

Weekly Message

Perseverance

What's it going to take to win in 2021 and beyond

Way back in the summer of 2019, I wrote for this group an article "What It's Going to Take to Win 2020". I thought it might be useful to look back and see what worked and didn't work based on 2020 election results as a way to look ahead.

Read Full Article

              by Bibiana (Bibie) Boerio

Constitutional Corner

The Right to Vote and Voter Suppression

In the ongoing struggle to secure voting rights, March is an appropriate time to highlight women's fight to secure and claim their franchise. The theme of 2021 Women's History Month, "Refusing to be Silenced," typifies the character of the determined women who fought for the right to vote. The National Woman Suffrage Association, led by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Stanton, was organized to push for a constitutional amendment to champion women's right to vote. The nineteenth amendment did not guarantee full voting rights to all women. Discriminatory state voting laws blocked African American and other minority women from voting. Forty-five years later, the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act declared that all women were free to vote. When a group does not agree with voting results, they need to limit access. Over one hundred bills, promoting a flurry of restrictions designed to restrict access to voting, are now winding through 28 states including Pennsylvania. As a side note: section 2 of Amendment XV and Amendment XIX state that Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. 

To read past Constitutional Articles Click Here

            by Barbara Shrump

BULLETIN BOARDS

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MAIL-IN BALLOT ALERT

If you have not received the application for your mail-in ballot, please complete a new mail-in ballot request.

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VOTER SUPPRESSION

Voter suppression is happening right here, right now. To  understand voter suppression, please learn more.

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FAIR DISTRICTS UPDATE

To register to ask  Rep.  Dunbar and Senator Ward to Co-sponsor HB 22 via Zoom with FDPA on Monday, March 22, at 7pm via Zoom 

Click Here

An informative summary of Fair DistrictPA January Meeting, learn more.

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2021 COVID RELIEF BILL

What's in the Bill and how it will help the

 American People,

learn more.

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2021 "WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES" 

BLACKBURN CENTER'S  annual event to pledge to end gender violence. Join team Norwin Area Democrats!

To sign up and learn more

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Letter of the week

Learn more

for past letters that were written and sent to local publications for consideration.

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Letter of the Week

We Need a Health Department

I ask myself, "Why are the residents of Westmoreland County less worthy than the residents of Allegheny, Erie, Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties?" Why do Westmoreland County residents not have the benefit of a critically needed public health department? Allegheny County and Erie County both have had health departments since the mid-1950s. Westmoreland County still has no public health department.

 

Many residents are outraged to realize that Westmoreland County has no public health department. Just recently the county commissioners voted against establishing one. It is unthinkable that during a deadly public health crisis such as Covid-19 that the commissioners would reject establishing a public health department.

 

Westmoreland residents have been struggling to locate vaccine appointments. Many have traveled to other counties or other states to obtain the vaccine. Westmoreland residents have been left out in the cold by their elected officials! 

This is not a political decision, nor should it ever be one; this is a public health decision. It is also an economic decision to save businesses, jobs and the economy of our area. I implore the Westmoreland County Commissioners to re-evaluate their decision. Begin the establishment of a Westmoreland County Health Department now!

                                                                                                                                  Mary Hofford

 
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 BECOME A JUDGE OF ELECTIONS

 

Make a difference in the Electoral process and ensure that every vote counts by being a Judge of Elections!

We also need poll workers to ensure every vote counts!

2021 PRIMARY ELECTION DAY

MAY 18TH

 

We also need poll workers to ensure every vote counts!

 

General Election is November 2.

You will be provided training and given a stipend ($95-$130) for your time.

Poll Worker application

  • Community Meetings

    Stay informed on decisions that affect your life and community.

  • Norwin School Board

    Meeting

    3rd Monday of the month @ 6:30pm

    Learn more

  • Irwin Borough

    Meeting

    1st Wednesday workshop-2nd Thursday General Meeting 6pm

    Meeting via Zoom live streamed for the public via Irwin Facebook

    page. No mask requirement.

  • North Huntington

    Commissioners'

    Meeting

    3rd Wednesday of the month. 7pm.'

    At this time, there are no safe options/zoom meeting being offered.

  • Penn Township 

    Commissioners'

    Meeting

    Caucus meetings are 2nd Wed and regular/business meetings are 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7pm.

    Next regular meeting will be on January 20th.

    Meetings are live on Facebook

  • Westmoreland County

    Commissioners'

    Meeting

    3rd Thursday of the Month at 10am. Options to view the meeting via zoom are not available to us.

Contact Us

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Or just looking to learn more?

info@norwinareademocrats.org

Irwin, PA 15642

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