April 2020
Supporting Policies and Candidates
for Economic Growth and Prosperity

Doing What’s Right for Radnor...and America!
In This Issue

  • Chairman's Message
  • Gratitude for the Radnor Fire Company of Wayne
  • Wolf Extends Stay-at-Home Order; PA GOP Asks "What's Your Plan?"
  • On the Lighter Side: Why Am I Here?
  • Waiting out a pandemic that feels like war: Insights from an Iraq War veteran
  • President Trump Stands with the American People
  • No-Excuse Mail-In Voting Now Available
  • Hate Has No Home in Radnor
  • Delaware County Launches "Delco Strong Small Business Support" Program
  • What YOU Can Do Now!
  • In Case You Missed It
  • Election Calendar
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Keeping You Informed (article and video links)
  • On the Lighter Side: Dam
Chairman's Message

Dear Radnor Republicans and Friends:

I hope everyone is doing well in these challenging times. It is certainly a time to deepen our connections with family and friends.

As you will note below, I was proud to join Commissioner Jake Abel in recognizing our First Responders in Radnor by presenting donations from members of the Radnor Republican community to the Radnor Fire Company. A photo and our letter to the Fire Company are included in this newsletter. Jake has been a stalwart supporter of our First Responders in Radnor , and it was his initiative that led to our recognition of the fire fighters and EMS in Radnor. Our donation even inspired the Radnor Democrats to follow our lead and make a donation of their own. Thanks for leading the way, Jake!

The 2020 Pennsylvania Primary election is fast approaching and has been locked in for June 2. You have two methods to exercise your constitutional responsibility to vote – in person at your normal polling place or via Mail-In Ballot . As of this writing, Pennsylvania is planning a regular Election Day, with all precinct polling places opened and staffed. We have provided information on Mail-In voting below.  I encourage all of you to strongly consider the Mail-In Ballot for the Primary as it will lessen the burden on our staff at the polling places. Recognize that the Mail-In Ballot is a two-step process (apply, then mail). Ballots are available NOW, so no need to wait. REQUEST YOUR MAIL-IN BALLOT TODAY.

Please take note under "Upcoming Meetings and Events" below that we have scheduled virtual meetings (webinars) with both Republican candidates for Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, Dasha Pruett (on April 27 and April 28 ) and Rob Jordan (on May 4 and May 6 ) . Please join these webinars to learn more about the candidates, from the comfort of your own home.

Now an appeal to each of you for community service. We will need assistance at all polling places in June and in November. Many of our poll workers and volunteers are our “seasoned” citizens who may also be more vulnerable to COVID-19 infection or who have other risk factors. If you are younger, healthy and would like to volunteer to support your community on Election Day, please let us know. We need at least 90 volunteers to operate our 15 voting precincts in Radnor. Please consider volunteering for this important civic duty by emailing us at info@RadnorGOP.org .

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy!
Howard Gartland
Chairman
Radnor Republican Committee
Gratitude for the Radnor Fire Company of Wayne  

Ward 6 Commissioner Jake Abel (left) and Radnor Republican Committee Chairman Howard Gartland (right) spearheaded an effort to raise over $1,500 for our first responders at the Radnor Fire Company of Wayne. If you would like to make a donation to the fire company, you may do so at www.radnorfire.com (click on "Make a Donation").

The donation was presented to Eamon Brazunas, Administrative Director, and Joe Maguire, Chief, on April 18, with a letter that read as follows:

Dear Chief Maguire,

The Radnor Republican Committee and community greatly appreciates and respects what you and your team accomplish for our community on a daily basis.

The COVID-19 crisis and associated health risks to our township are only manageable because of our first responders like yourselves who run toward this invisible threat to protect our citizens while placing yourselves once again in harm’s way.

Our donation today to the Radnor Fire Company is but one way of saying Thank-you! to our invaluable team of First Responders in Radnor.

Contributing members of our committee and community include: Alan and Maryann Brink; Howard and Kathryn Gartland; Bill and Caren Morrissey; Dan and Lisa Webster; Pat and Lou Orlando; Joshua Evans; Tim and Catherine Lowry; Chuck Madden and Linda Calio; Matt and Megan Mabe; John and Erin McMeekin.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy!

Very Respectfully,

Howard Gartland
Chairman, Radnor Republican Committee
Wolf Extends Stay-at-Home Order; PA GOP Asks "What's Your Plan?"

While the Governor has extended the Stay-at-Home Order until May 8, the PA GOP is pressing for an actual plan to re-open Pennsylvania's economy.
Gov. Wolf Extends Statewide Stay-at-Home Order Until May 8

Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced that the statewide stay-at-home orders issued on April 1 to protect Pennsylvanians and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 will be extended until Friday, May 8 at 12:01 AM. The...

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www.governor.pa.gov
Governor should work with legislature to re-open economy

“Governor’s Wolf’s announcement of a so-called “plan” to reopen Pennsylvania’s economy falls short...There is no timeline, no start date, and more of the same secretive metrics for who can work, and who can’t.

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www.pagop.org
On the Lighter Side: Why Am I Here?
Waiting out a pandemic that feels like war: Insights from an Iraq War veteran

The following article was written by Radnor resident (and 2019 Radnor school board candidate) Matt Mabe.
Waiting out a pandemic that feels like war: Insights...

Our best and strongest resource is one another. I haven't felt like this in a long time. Seventeen years actually. The unbearable uncertainty of it all. While we all cope with the challenges and isolation associated with COVID-19, I'm thinking of ...

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President Trump Stands with the American People
No-Excuse Mail-In Voting Now Available

Pennsylvania vo ters can take advantage of no-excuse mail-in voting. For the first time, voters who wish to cast their ballot by mail do not need a reason to do so. The county must receive your application for a mail-in ballot by 5 PM on the Tuesday before the election. You can also be placed on a permanent mail-in ballot voting list. If you are on the list, your County Election office will send you a mail-in ballot application at the beginning of February each year. If you complete and return the application, you’ll be able to mail in your ballot for each election that year.
 
You can learn more about voting by mail and find an application for a mail-in ballot by clicking here . You can also download the application directly here .

Additionally, voters can now utilize in-person, mail-in voting once the ballot is finalized. You could walk into your election office 3-4 weeks before election day, take care of the application for your vote by mail, and the actual voting, all in one day before election day. This is different than early voting. With early voting, voters walk into a polling place and vote on machines. With in-person, mail-in voting, voters fill out an application to vote by mail, and if approved, will complete a mail-in ballot. Instead of sending it in the mail though, the ballot would just be handed in to the County Election Board.
Hate Has No Home on the Main Line

By Howard Gartland, Chairman, Radnor Republican Committee

As a Republican leader on the Main Line, I am often asked about my opinion of President Trump . Like many of you, I cringe at some of his off-the-cuff comments and tweets, but I can overlook all of them in the interests of keeping America from sliding into the abyss of the left. On Sunday, April 26, the Inquirer published a letter from William McDevitt, which hopes that Trump supporters and Republicans in general would become sick and die from the Coronavirus – so that “In six to eight weeks, politics in Pennsylvania would be transformed.” Not only is it sick to wish for such a thing on your political adversaries, it is worse that the once-respected Inquirer would publish such hatred. The goal of the progressive left, to transform America from our classically liberal democracy to centralized control by the leftists, is what is truly terrifying to most Americans. I stand by the Trump Administration and its support of the American Constitution and the federal system , so that that the goals of the progressive left to “transform America” by, any means possible, will not be achieved.
Contrast McDevitt's hateful letter with the following inspirational letter from Radnor resident Joan Falcone .
Delaware County Launches "Delco Strong Small Business...

Delaware County Economic Development Oversight Board is administering the Delco Strong Small Business Support Grant Program to provide small businesses located in Delaware County with financial relief due to business disruptions caused by the...

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What YOU Can Do Now!
 
Share your feedback. Email us at feedback@RadnorGOP.org.

Volunteer to help. Email us at volunteer@RadnorGOP.org.

Interested in running for office, in Radnor or elsewhere? Email us at info@RadnorGOP.org.

Make a donation to support Republican candidates representing our interests. No gift is too small. You can make a contribution by sending a check to Radnor Republican Campaign Committee, 242 Ravenscliff Road, St. Davids, PA 19087 or simply clicking here or on the yellow "Donate Now" button above or on any page of our website.
 
Thank you for your support!
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Election Calendar (2020)
May 18
Monday
Last Day to Register Before the Primary Election
This date may be extended since the Primary Election date has been postponed. Register to vote at https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/VoterRegistrationApplication.aspx .
May 26
Tuesday
Last Day to Apply for a Civilian Absentee Ballot or (NEW!) No-Excuse Mail-In Ballot
Apply for an absentee ballot or mail-in ballot here . It's easy!
Jun 2
Tuesday
5 PM
Last Day for County to Receive Absentee and Mail-In Ballots
If you missed the last day to apply for an absentee or mail-in ballot, you can still vote absentee by visiting the DelCo Voter Registration office in person, as long as you do so by close of business on Friday, May 29. You can apply for, receive and complete your absentee ballot in 10 minutes, right at the Registration Office. More information is available here .
Jun 2
Tuesday
7 AM-8 PM
PRIMARY ELECTION
Radnor polls are open 7 AM-8 PM.
Find your polling place here.
Nov 3
Tuesday
7 AM-8 PM
GENERAL ELECTION
Radnor polls are open 7 AM-8 PM.
Find your polling place here.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Apr 27
Monday
5-6 PM
Webinar and Q&A with Dasha Pruett, Candidate for U.S. Congress (PA-5th)
Find more information about Dasha on her website and Facebook page .
Where: Virtual Meeting - Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/666437893 . You can also dial in using your phone at (224) 501-3412. The access code is 666-437-893.
Apr 27
Monday
6:30 PM
Radnor Board of Commissioners Meeting
Click here to view the Board of Commissioners agendas and minutes. Meeting videos may be viewed on the  Township's YouTube Channel.
Where: Virtual meeting. Township meetings that are virtual will be streamed live on the Radnor Youtube channel, and public comment can be emailed to publiccomment@radnor.org. This will likely be the method for at least the April meetings.
Apr 28
Tuesday
5-6 PM
Webinar and Q&A with Dasha Pruett, Candidate for U.S. Congress (PA-5th)
Find more information about Dasha on her website and Facebook page .
Where: Virtual Meeting - Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/666437893 . You can also dial in using your phone at (224) 501-3412. The access code is 666-437-893.
Apr 28
Tuesday
7 PM
Radnor Township School District Board Meeting
Click here to view the School Board meeting agendas and minutes. Meeting videos may be viewed on the  District's YouTube Channel .
Where: Virtual meeting
May 4
Monday
7:30-8:30 PM
Webinar and Q&A with Rob Jordan, Candidate for U.S. Congress (PA-5th)
Find more information about Rob on his website and Facebook page .
Where: Virtual Meeting - Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/296641245 . You can also dial in using your phone at (224) 501-3412. The access code is 296-641-245.
May 6
Wednesday
7:30-8:30 PM
Webinar and Q&A with Rob Jordan, Candidate for U.S. Congress (PA-5th)
Find more information about Rob on his website and Facebook page .
Where: Virtual Meeting - Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/679673525 . You can also dial in using your phone at (224) 501-3412. The access code is 679-673-525.
May 10
Sunday
Mothers' Day
May 11
Monday
6:30 PM
Radnor Board of Commissioners Meeting
Click here to view the Board of Commissioners agendas and minutes. Meeting videos may be viewed on the  Township's YouTube Channel.
Where: Likely to be a virtual meeting. Otherwise, Radnorshire Room in the Township Building, 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087. Township meetings that are virtual will be streamed live on the Radnor Youtube channel, and public comment can be emailed to publiccomment@radnor.org. This will likely be the method for at least the April meetings.
May 14
Thursday
6 PM
Radnor GOP Open Committee Meeting
Where: Virtual Meeting - Please look under "Events" on our Facebook page .
May 18
Monday
6:30 PM
Radnor Board of Commissioners Meeting
Click here to view the Board of Commissioners agendas and minutes. Meeting videos may be viewed on the  Township's YouTube Channel.
Where: Likely to be a virtual meeting. Otherwise, Radnorshire Room in the Township Building, 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087. Township meetings that are virtual will be streamed live on the Radnor Youtube channel, and public comment can be emailed to publiccomment@radnor.org. This will likely be the method for at least the April meetings.
May 25
Monday
Memorial Day
May 26
Tuesday
7 PM
Radnor Township School District Board Meeting
Click here to view the School Board meeting agendas and minutes. Meeting videos may be viewed on the  District's YouTube Channel .
Where: Possibly a virtual meeting
Keeping You Informed

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Dems' coronavirus voting plan – undermining democracy

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Pelosi's out of touch: "Let them eat ice cream"

At one point, a man says "right now, it's survival mode." In the following clip, Pelosi says: "I don't know what I would have done if ice cream were not invented."

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McCarthy calls on Pelosi to reopen Congress

McCarthy called on Pelosi to deliver to a clear path forward on how Congress will fulfill its core duties... Specifically, how will committees conduct business; when will members get an updated schedule and how will Congress be voting.

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Opinion | The Bearer of Good Coronavirus News

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Trump acted early & energetically, don't buy Dem criticisms

America seems to have avoided a catastrophic breach of its medical levees. And Democrats could not be more miserable.

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Michigan Democrat facing censure for 'thank you' to Trump

Whitsett is not the only Democrat to face repercussions for positive comments about Trump.

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On the Lighter Side: Dam
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