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Welcome To the Norwin Area Democrats!

We serve and represent Adamsburg, Harrison City, Irwin, Manor,

North Huntingdon, North Irwin, Penn Township, and Trafford 

BULLETIN BOARD

Salsa Sam"s Eatery, with volunteers from the Norwin Area Democrats, provided lunch for Mckeesport Police Dept. on Wednesday, February 17, National Day of Kindness. Let's support those businesses that support the community and our cause!

MAIL-IN BALLOT ALERT

If you have not received your mail-in ballot application to receive your mail-in ballot by now, you need to fill out an application for a mail-in ballot again to receive a ballot in the mail.

Your ballot will not automatically come in the mail. Click Here to go to our Voter Information page to fill out a mail-in ballot request 

Update on Fair Districts PA

PA HB 38 is an attempt to gerrymander our judicial courts. To understand more about HB 38  Click Here

For an informative MUST READ summary of Fair DistrictPA January Meeting Click Here

Questions About the         COVID-19 Vaccine?

Click Here

COMMUNITY MEETINGS

We encourage all voters to attend these meetings to stay informed on the decisions that will affect our life, and our community.

HOLD OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS ACCOUNTABLE.

Norwin School Board Meeting: 3rd Monday of the Month @6:30pm. Options to attend can be found on the Norwin website

Irwin Borough Meeting

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

Meeting via Zoom live streamed for the public via Irwin Facebook

page. No mask requirement if attending. 

North Huntingdon 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.

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.

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

PERSEVERANCE!

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

HOW YOU CAN BE AN ALLY AND FIGHT WHITE SUPREMACY

          Click Here

FEBRUARY PICKS..

BOOK OF THE MONTH SELECTION IS..

CASTE and the Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson

CONSTITUTIONAL CORNER

REPEAT PERFORMANCE

IMPEACHMENT UPDATE

What do you remember from your high school government classes? Did you discuss impeachment and its ramifications for our country? The year 2021 will be remembered for an event that has occurred only four times now in over two hundred years of our democracy. In this case, an impeachment trial will be held for a president who had been impeached previously. Alexander Hamilton in  the Federalist, no.65 wrote, "Impeachment is designed as a method of national inquest into the conduct of public men." Decided by the Senate, the result of this serious, but seldom used remedy, will always be a a part of nations's history. 

            By Barbara Shrump

President Joseph Biden and

Vice-President Kamala Harris

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

letter of the Week

 click here

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

REPUBLICANS METHOD OF TAXATION

BECOME A JUDGE OF ELECTIONS

"Wolf seeks tax hike on PA's earners" (2/4, Trib.) illustrates an often repeated phrase: "Republicans know how to message, how to campaign, and Democrats know how to govern." The comments by our Republican lawmakers were all standard sound bites: "raising taxes and spending more, massive 50% tax increase, "tax hikes will hurt our economy," etc. But if you read the article, only the top third income group will see increased taxes, shift the tax burden to higher income earners by exemptions that would reduce the tax rate among about 40% of taxpayers. In other words, this budget, in a small way would decrease the massive economic inequality we have in our state. Currently, the top 1% of PA. taxpayers pay the lowest percent rate, 6%, while the lowest 20% of PA taxpayers pay the highest 13.8% rate, in local and state taxes. You would think people would be in favor of everyone paying their fair share of taxes. But Republicans seem to want to tax the poor and middle class, but not the wealthy.

                               Sandy Kramer

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

2021 Primary Election Day

is May 18th

General Election is November 2

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

To apply Click Here

Contact Norwin Area Democrats

Interested in volunteering your time and talents with us? Just looking to learn more? Contact us!

Irwin, PA 15642

©2021 by Norwin Area Democrats.