Pennsylvania Democratic Party Holds Fall State Committee Meeting, Campaign Trainings and Engages in Day of Action with PA VOTE 2010

Pennsylvania Democratic Party Holds Fall State Committee Meeting, Campaign Trainings and Engages in Day of Action with PA VOTE 2010

Harrisburg, PA – This weekend, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party held its fall state committee meeting. The meeting focused on preparing for the upcoming elections through GOTV and fundraising trainings, and it also featured rousing speeches by local leaders including Chairman Jim Burn, Rep. Scott Conklin, Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, Gubernatorial nominee Dan Onorato and Senate nominee Joe Sestak. On Saturday, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party not only held its fall meeting, but it also engaged in a statewide day of action through phone banks and canvasses with PA VOTE 2010.

“This weekend displayed the strength of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. We conducted successful trainings that will help our candidates and volunteers to maximize the vote in November while rallying party members at our fall meeting,” said Chairman Jim Burn. “After our trainings, we held a statewide day of action with PA VOTE 2010 and put our trainings to work by knocking on doors, making phone calls and reaching thousands of voters. The Democratic Party is hard at work to elect a strong slate of candidates in November – led by Dan Onorato and Joe Sestak. We are not taking a single day for granted, and we are seeing more and more excitement with each phone call we make and with every door we knock on.”

On Friday, with the fall elections approaching, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party engaged in trainings and strategy meetings that will help elect strong Democrats up and down the ballot. The party worked hard over the weekend to train its members and get ready for a competitive election season. On Friday night, the party held a picnic to rally Democrats in advance of the November elections and several free election trainings, including seminars on GOTV strategies and fundraising.

On Friday night, Lt. Governor nominee Scott Conklin, Congressman Allyson Schwartz, State Party Chairman Jim Burn, Montgomery County Chairman Marcel Groen, and State Party Vice Chairwoman Penny Gerber spoke to attendees at the evening picnic. On Saturday, Dan Onorato and Joe Sestak visited the meeting and spoke with attendees during caucus and business meetings.

On Saturday, PA VOTE 2010 supporters held more than 67 phone banks and canvasses to knock on doors and make phone calls to help elect strong Democratic leaders who will keep this country moving in the right direction.

PA VOTE 2010 is the Pennsylvania Democratic Party and Organizing for America-Pennsylvania’s (OFA-PA) unprecedented effort to help elect Democratic leaders up and down the ticket who will represent Pennsylvania families and not corporate special interests. PA VOTE 2010 volunteers have been busy hosting weekly phone banks, canvasses and voter registration drives to reach out to first-time 2008 voters, sporadic voters and newly registered voters to educate them about the choice they face this election season.

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