Manan Trivedi and Senator Bob Casey Fire Up Lower Merion Supporters
Opening the Trivedi for Congress Office in Ardmore, They Highlighted Stark Choice This Election
With momentum building behind his campaign and fall right around the corner, Manan Trivedi, Democratic nominee for Pennsylvania’s 6th District, was joined tonight by Senator Bob Casey to open the Trivedi for Congress office in Lower Merion. Trivedi and Senator Casey fired up the over 80 volunteers, supporters, and local elected leaders who had gathered to kick off the fall campaign push to election day.
After being introduced by the co-chairs of the Democratic Committee of Lower Merion and Narberth, Jill Stein and Bill Leopold, Senator Casey emphasized the importance of electing Trivedi to this seat.
“Manan Trivedi will bring unique qualities to Washington,” said Senator Casey. “As a doctor and a veteran, his experience will be helpful to Pennsylvania and the nation as the health care law is implemented and as we work to protect our troops and keep our promises to our veterans.”
With so many struggling in our nation struggling in this economy, and with so many competitive races this midterm season, Trivedi highlighted what is at stake in this election.
“There are so many on the fringes who say they want to take this country back,” Trivedi said. “I disagree. I want to take this country forward. The difference between Congressman Gerlach and me is night and day. He has been down in Washington so long that he can’t see what we need back here in Pennsylvania. That’s why I’m the only one in this race who has a comprehensive jobs plan, and who has taken a pledge to protect our Social Security, and who will represent all of us in Congress.”
While some political pundits talk of an “enthusiasm gap,” with Democrats less excited about this year’s election, no such gap could be seen at tonight’s event. Senator Casey and Trivedi fired up the room full of Democrats, who will spend the next 11 weeks calling neighbors and knocking on doors out of the newly-opened office.
“Congressman Gerlach is going to take his $5000 checks from any Washington special interest he can find,” Trivedi said. “The only way to beat someone so entrenched in Washington is with the help of grassroots supporters like you. We’ve seen who writes Jim Gerlach’s checks and who he votes with. Now it’s time for someone who’s been elected by our community — and who will represent you. But I can’t do it without everyone in this room. Make a commitment. Give a few hours to knock on doors in your community, call your friends, and invite your neighbors over for a house party. If we can get our message out about the stark choice in this election with your help, I know we can win.”
The Trivedi for Congress/DCLMN office is located at 14 W. Lancaster Ave in Ardmore, PA. The office hours are 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM.