The event, which was to be held on January 22nd and 23th, fell victim to the impending snow storm.
“I have made the decision to cancel our State Committee and Endorsement Meeting scheduled for this weekend for the safety of all involved,” Democratic Party Chairman Marcel Groen. “As much as we were looking forward to an exciting weekend, safety must come first.”
The decision was apparently made in response to Governor Wolf’s declaration of a state of emergency.
“Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today declared a state of emergency in preparation for the winter storm expected to impact Pennsylvania, especially in the southeast and south central regions of the state,” the Governor’s office announced earlier today. “The disaster emergency proclamation enables state and local authorities to respond to any unmet needs as quickly as possible as a snowstorm is forecasted to blanket snow across much of the state.”
The Republicans held their winter meeting last week. The Hershey summit this weekend was meant to feature a forum featuring the party’s candidates for Senate, Attorney General and Auditor General.
At this moment, the Democrats are attempting to reschedule but no plans are finalized.