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Now that the 2019 election cycle has been successfully completed, we’re getting ready for 2020!

I’ve become a Wissahickon Democratic Committee member, representing Ward 3, and I’m ready to initiate Ambler’s new Council members in January – and to take on more responsibility in general. I was a Poll Watcher in May and a Judge of Elections in November. Democracy has truly won my heart.

I believe Greater Philadelphia’s “blue wave” will receive even more national attention in 2020 than it did in 2019, and I want our digital presence to be strong. We’re in the process of updating the following pages:

Wissahickon Democratic Committee’s website
Ambler Democratic Committee’s facebook page
Ambler Democratic Committee’s twitter page

It’s time to kick everything into high gear.

Committee Meeting Changes, Fall 2018

October’s Committee Meeting is being moved to Wednesday, Oct. 3rd @ 7pm because Council will be hosting the second round of interviews for Police Chief on Oct. 2nd.

November’s Committee Meeting will be on Wednesday Nov. 7th @ 7pm since Nov. 6th is Election Day: http://boroughofambler.com/calendar/

All Council Meetings are held at Ambler Borough Hall:
131 Rosemary Ave
Ambler, PA 19002

ps. Our Civil Service page will soon be updated with new Commission members and alternates, and new finalized regulations: http://boroughofambler.com/government/boards-committees/civil-service-commission/

A Letter from Hope

“To the [Gazette] Editor:

This is a letter to the third ward voters of Ambler Borough. Nellie DiPietro is running for council and I feel compelled to write this and let people know what a kind-hearted person she is. I am a neighbor of Nellie’s and we used to see each other and share our love of animals. I got very sick and she heard about my illness.

She came to my home and said she would help me, because she knew I could no longer walk and care for my beloved dog. First she took my dog to see if he got along with her two dogs, then she had to see if he could use and fit through the doggie door. When everything was right she took him to her home where he is today. I am and remain astonished by her kindness.

If Nellie did this for a neighbor in need, can you imagine what she will do for the people in Ambler? She restores my faith in People.

Hope Moffitt, Ambler”

Ambler Gazette, Sept. 29: Letter: DiPietro for Ambler Borough Council

A Message from the Wissahickon Democratic Committee

“This year our area (the Wissahickon Dems) decided not to endorse local candidates.”

May 10, 2017

“It takes a great deal of courage to throw your hat in the campaign ring.  Every candidate I have met has impressed me and seems really engaged.

Elections can be heated.  Primaries are especially difficult because they pit candidates against each other who would otherwise be on the same page.

This year our area (the Wissahickon Dems) decided not to endorse local candidates.  This decision has created a great deal of confusion from the county committee down to the local candidates & their voters.

Please remember that although a candidate may have the support from his or her committee person(s) no candidate has the party “endorsement” in Ambler  An individual committee person can support his or her own Democratic candidates for local elections but without a vote, there is no “endorsement” & no candidate should claim the “endorsement” of the committee as a whole. 

As we race toward the Primary day finish line, please remember we are all Democrats and must come together after Tuesday.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
Rick Taylor”

http://www.wissahickondems.com/candidates.shtml

Lucky Few

At Rep. Mary Jo Daly’s Environmental Town Hall Thursday night, a neighbor asked me what I meant by “lucky few” in the Ambler Gazette when I said “I intend to make sure our decisions are based on the prosperity of all residents, rather than a lucky few.” I meant people like me. I’m a healthy, educated, privileged white mom with enough time on my hands to get involved in politics. What a luxury!

I’m also lucky enough to be able to tell all the social anxiety I’ve ever had in my entire life to be quiet – there’s too much work to do. And it turns out I’ve gotten more support than I even thought possible! I’m deeply humbled by everyone’s kindness and will do my best to return the favor.

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Cooper

The community meetings & classes I attend are enlightening and the conversations we’re having are priceless. Canvassing (for me rather than someone else) has been a real learning experience for me too.

But I’ve signed up for so many groups since November, the emails and phone calls are out of control! To the Democratic Party, I can’t donate to you and run my own campaign at the same time. To the animal rights groups, I’m taking care of 5 adopted pets at the moment. To the legal defense funds and environmental organizations, you’re flush with cash right now and I know where to find you. No offense though, you know I love you.

And to the Trump-Pence people, I’m on your list to learn, not contribute. You, believe it or not, are lucky too.