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The Delaware Democrats want to hear from you

Written on January 18th, 2010 by Suzanne8 shouts

Your story and the stories of our fellow Delawareans must be heard in 2010. Congress has voted on important measures, including financial regulation, economic stimulus and health care. These votes have affected you and me, our families, friends and co-workers.

Please help highlight the impact these votes have had and will have on our lives — Tell us your story.

  • Have you been impacted by the financial and economic crisis of the past 2 years?
  • Have you experienced a foreclosure on a home or seen savings & investments evaporate?
  • Have you been employed on a project funded by stimulus funds?
  • Are you frustrated with the GOP’s “Say-No” attitude that is preventing your recovery from the current crisis?

If you answered, “yes” to any of these questions, please click here and describe your situation.

Your story is important to us because the future of Delaware will be affected by outcome of the election in November. We can continue making progress on the issues that are critical to the future of Delaware or we can sit back and watch as Republicans vote against our state’s interests.

All across our state, lives have been or will be affected by decisions made in Washington. If you know someone who may have a story about these effects, please ask them to share their story with us by clicking below:

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Thank you for taking the time to help ensure our representatives will vote for us, the citizens of Delaware.

Sincerely,

Rebecca Young

P.S.: Click here to see where our leaders stand on the most important issues in Delaware

The Delaware Democrats want to hear from you

Written on January 18th, 2010 by redwaterlilyno shouts

Your story and the stories of our fellow Delawareans must be heard in 2010. Congress has voted on important measures, including financial regulation, economic stimulus and health care. These votes have affected you and me, our families, friends and co-workers.

Please help highlight the impact these votes have had and will have on our lives — Tell us your story.

  • Have you been impacted by the financial and economic crisis of the past 2 years?
  • Have you experienced a foreclosure on a home or seen savings & investments evaporate?
  • Have you been employed on a project funded by stimulus funds?
  • Are you frustrated with the GOP’s “Say-No” attitude that is preventing your recovery from the current crisis?

If you answered, “yes” to any of these questions, please click here and describe your situation.

Your story is important to us because the future of Delaware will be affected by outcome of the election in November. We can continue making progress on the issues that are critical to the future of Delaware or we can sit back and watch as Republicans vote against our state’s interests.

All across our state, lives have been or will be affected by decisions made in Washington. If you know someone who may have a story about these effects, please ask them to share their story with us by clicking below:

Forward to a Friend

Thank you for taking the time to help ensure our representatives will vote for us, the citizens of Delaware.

Sincerely,

Rebecca Young

P.S.: Click here to see where our leaders stand on the most important issues in Delaware

The Jefferson Jackson Dinner last night

Written on November 11th, 2009 by redwaterlilyno shouts

First of all I want to thank a special person (and you know who you are) for making it possible for Peg and me to be at that dinner. We had a wonderful time.

After almost getting lost in Wilmington (the directions and the GPS were off a bit), we made it to the Chase Center. It was packed and there was a lot of overflow seating, from what I could tell. I am glad we sat inside the big room and not outside in the hallway. I thought the seating and table assignment was a bit strange, but not nearly as strange as the waiter that put plates with the salad in front of us pretty much as soon as we just stood at our table – we only went there to look where it was and to put our stuff down, not to eat just yet). the organization was a bit odd, but everything worked out fine. To nobody’s surprise we had chicken fir dinner – this is Delaware after all – and the dessert were cookies and chocolate on the tables (all included some kind of nuts.

After a brief introduction by Governor Markell, Bill Clinton came on stage and started his speech. He talked for a LONG time but it was a good speech. He has aged quite a bit, but I am not surprised about that. A lot of his speech focused on his administration and what needs to be done today that worked back during his time – and he made it very clear that people elect Democrats to clean up the Republican’s screw ups — what else is new?

After his speech people pretty much ran up front to get his autograph. I waited a bit and then snuck into the crowd. When they re-routed him to the other side of the stage, I quickly turned around and ended up about 5 feet from him. When he looked at me I told him that I was grateful for him mentioning the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago and that I am from Berlin. He smiled, exchanged a few words about Berlin with me and about Hillary’s speech there on the 9th of November. He then took my program booklet and signed it and gave it back to me.

Yeah, that was worth the 1.5 hour trip up to Wilmington. Other people may not understand it but I proudly display this booklet in my cabinet – right next to the pen that Governor Markell used to sign a very specific and important piece of legislation.

Oh, Clinton’s speech was followed by a speech by our Insurance Commissioner – who the hell picked that line up? What a clown….

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Two Representatives Districts hijack the Sussex County Democratic Committee

Written on March 17th, 2009 by redwaterlilyno shouts

WHERE WERE COMMITTEE MEMBERS FROM ALL THE OTHER DISTRICTS?????? If you were not there and you did not give a proxy to anybody else – just why are you a committee person?

ANYWAY

The 35th and the 38th representative Districts are now running the Sussex County Democratic Committee. I feel sorry for Ed O’Connor, the new 1st vice chair and of the 14th district. He will be surrounded by democrats from some of Sussex County’s most conservative districts. I do not feel that the committee is representative of the people living in Sussex County – I would like to see a member of the working poor as part of the committee just as much as I want to see an African American man or woman on the committee. I personally am sick and tired of the Sussex County Democratic Party being run by retirees, independently wealthy individuals or business owners — and all of them Caucasian (so am I, but I want my diversity then the committee offers me right now – we live in a diverse word, a diverse county)! President Obama ran on a platform of change — but here in Sussex County the SAME people and/or same TYPE of people keep getting elected and it is frustrating. I don’t care if I was elected or not – but I do care that I do not feel represented by that committee.

I do believe that the Sussex County Democratic Party with its current slate of officers does not stand a chance to pick up more seats – there are members on that committee that are extremly divisive rather then team builders and that SUCK at delegating task but then bitch about all lthe work that they have to do. Tom Chapman, the outgoing chair, has done a lot of work — it will be a shame to see all that crumble to pieces.

I hope I am wrong, but. . .

REMINDER: Sussex County Democratic Committee Elections tomorrow

Written on March 15th, 2009 by redwaterlilyno shouts

Sussex County Democratic Convention

Where : Delaware Technical and Community College, Jack F. Owens Campus (Georgetown), at auditorium of the the Carter Partnership Center (the building furthest from Rt. 113/closest toward Bridgeville).

When Mar 16 starts at 7:00 pm. For more information, please contact Tom Chapman at 302-628-2963.

Who can vote? ALL COMMITTEE PEOPLE – those who are on their local district committees.

If you are a committee person but can not attend, please send someone else with your proxy. NO MORE THEN ONE PROXY PER PERSON!

Yours truly is running for Recording Secretary – so please vote for me. Also up for election are all other positions, including Chair of the Sussex County Democratic Committee. Currently there are two candidates (from what I know). The first is Pat Ewing of the 35th Representative District (Bridgeville) and the other is Ed O’Connor of the 14th District (Rehoboth Beach). The outgoing chairperson is Tom Chapman of Seaford. I believe he has done a lot of good work for the party, but he has decided not to run for re-election.

My personal pick for chairperson is Ed O’Connor, because I believe that a more progressive Democrat, rather then a “Bridgeville Democrat”, would do the Sussex County Democratic Party party good at this time.

Live-blogging from the 14th District Democratic Committee Meeting

Written on February 10th, 2009 by Suzanneno shouts

I won’t bore you with the committee business stuff.  Agenda item number 7: Recognition of Pete Schwartzkopf and special guest (we all know who)

7.02pm John Brady walked in with Representative Pete Schwartzkopf and Majority Cacus Legal Council Jame Nutter.  Pete stated that he brought a “new Democrat” with him – applause from the crowd.

7.17pm Still committee business so I am waiting

7.22 It’s a pretty funny crowd here

7.24 Recognition of Pete Schwarztkopf and his guest: John F. Brady, Sussex County Recorder of Deeds

The Dems now have the majority of row offices.

Its a return to the Democratic party.  I have had some issues with the governor 12 years ago but they have been resolved and we got resolved on the issues we had back then.  I am happy to be back.  My father is very happy.  My aunts and uncle are very happy.

7.27 Rep. Schwartzkopf talks about being on the radio earlier today.  He stated he has known John for a long time and knows that he has not been happy for a long time.

7.28 The District officially welcomes him. 

7.29 Jamie Nutter: “Getting John back is a real treat.  The wealth of knowledge — never undertood why he was a Republican to begin with — he was the Republican with the most votes and it’s good to have him back.”

7.31 Tom Chapman states he is proud of the 14the District (no mention of John Brady)

7.33 Tom states that John is up for re-election and will need the support (why so hesitant to say: glad to have you?)

7.35 They are discussing an independent commission to redraw voting district lines - that would be awesome!

ok, that’s all folks – short and sweet.

From Delawareonline

Written on February 10th, 2009 by Suzanneno shouts

(please note that the News Journal really needs to proof read what they put on-line or in the paper.  Shouldn’t job titles be capitalized or am I wrong?)

Former Republican insurance commissioner candidate John F. Brady has switched parties and become a Democrat, capping what Brady said are growing disagreements between him and the GOP platform.

Brady made his decision today, changing registrations at 1:15 p.m. He did not announce specific future political plans, but said he’s keeping his options open.

“I may never run for county office again. I may never run for political office again,” he said in an interview this afternoon in his Georgetown law office.

But Brady certainly sounded like a future candidate, talking about his support for open-government measures and cutting budget waste. “I did enjoy running statewide, and I’ll probably do it again,” he said.

He said the switch was not made because of any promise of a job or paying off campaign debts. His campaign posted a $25,000 deficit from the fall, not including $15,000 he loaned himself. He also was not hired back as an attorney with the House Republicans, who went from majority to minority status.

Brady, who is openly gay, has faced internal Republican opposition in his past races. Now recorder of deeds for Sussex County, he beat back primary campaigns in his first bid for that office, as well as his 2000 campaign for the now-abolished office of register in chancery.

Brady said he bears no ill will toward Republican officeholders, and he’s enjoyed his time in the party. “Sussex County Republicans, whenever I was on the fall ballot, always came through for me,” he said.

He acknowledged having been called a “misfit Republican” for his stances on social issues – “moderate to, quote, progressive, on several issues almost libertarian” – which created some rifts with certain wings of the GOP. He said he did not make statements on some controversial issues, such as House Bill 99, an anti-discrimination proposal. “I was trying to keep the big tent open,” he said.
Democrats are welcoming the former Republican statewide standardbearer, said House Majority Leader Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth Beach, a personal friend of Brady’s.

“He was a Democrat before, and he took a little vacation from us,” Schwartkopf said.
Brady, whose father is a former Democratic register of wills in New Castle County, was a Democrat until about 1996, he said. He first ran for elected office – register in chancery – in 2000.

So I didn't get to be the first…

Written on February 10th, 2009 by Suzanneno shouts

I wanted to be the first to break the news of John Brady registering as a Democrat; however, the whole thing went down while I Was at a JFC Committee hearing.  I will blog about that one later tonight.  It was quite interesting.

At any rate: 

WELCOME TO THE GOOD SIDE JOHN F. BRADY!

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