February 2020
Supporting Policies and Candidates
for Economic Growth and Prosperity

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

  • Chairman's Message
  • Your 5th Congressional District Primary Candidates
  • New Voting Machines
  • Important Voting Changes
  • Tree-Gate
  • The Best Is Yet To Come - Trump 2020
  • What YOU Can Do Now!
  • President Trump's Super Bowl Ad
  • In Case You Missed It
  • Election Calendar
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Keeping You Informed (article and video links)
Chairman's Message

Dear Radnor Republicans and Friends:

There are so many activities and issues to write about, it is difficult to know where to begin.

As the Presidential race and primary are in the news every day, I will begin there.

On April 28 th , Pennsylvania will hold its primary election. Please mark you calendars to vote, or get an absentee ballot or e new “no-excuse” mail-in ballot . Why is this primary so important? First, we have a contested Republican primary for the 5 th Congressional District . We have three excellent candidates who each want to run against our uber-liberal incumbent, Mary Gay Scanlon, the first-term, leftist Congresswoman who has accomplished zero in her first term. Our “recommended” Republican candidates are Dasha Pruett , Joe Billie and Rob Jordan . Each brings a unique perspective to the contest and each has their own compelling message. I urge you to become informed about each of them, and place your primary vote for whomever you believe is the best candidate. More information about each candidate is available further down in this newsletter. We also intend to have each candidate come to our April committee meeting.

The second important reason to vote in our primary is to show support for our President , while enjoying the chaos of the Democrat Presidential primary in the process. After three and a half years of stellar economic, defense and judicial results, it is time for all Republicans to show their support for the policies of the Trump Administration. I know that some of us are not always thrilled with President Trump’s personal messaging, but his administration has been extremely effective delivering on conservative policies and beating back the swamp progressives . I predict that Pennsylvania will again deliver the deciding vote for a Trump second term. Let’s start on April 28 th with a resounding endorsement during the primary.

Closer to home, we have seen our Democrat-led township government predictably increase taxes and spending, and use their consolidated power to, among other things, clear cut the intersection of I-476 and Route 30. Our new “1917 Park” – a nod to the WWI landscape – will cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars – all unplanned and which could have been used for more productive activities. Subsequently, our Democrat-led board allowed the Township Manager to resign with a generous severance package. I know that many of our fellow Radnorites sincerely don’t mind paying increased taxes, which I respect. However, I am certain that a Republican-led Board of Commissioners would not waste your tax dollars and would be far more transparent in serving our community . Republican Commissioners Jake Abel and Rich Booker should be commended for their work on behalf of all taxpayers and residents and for their excellent policy proposals supporting good and transparent governance here in Radnor.

There will be many activities this spring in which to participate and at which to meet some of our excellent candidates. In the last three months, we have added many new members to our committee and Republican grass roots effort, but we can always use more help to engage with voters, support our candidates and help run our elections in Radnor. Please contact us if you would like to volunteer to support our committee , and I hope you can attend one of our meetings this spring (see calendar below). Follow us on Facebook and read our newsletter to stay current on event dates.
Howard Gartland
Chairman
Radnor Republican Committee
Your 5th Congressional District Primary Candidates
 
Three candidates are competing in the April primary to take on the opportunity to unseat Democrat Mary Gay Scanlon for the 5th Congressional District in November. We have included links below for each candidate, in alphabetical order. Neither the Radnor GOP, Delaware County GOP nor Philadelphia GOP has, at this time, endorsed any candidate over the others.
Rob Jordan

New Voting Machines

Delaware County will begin using new voting machines at the April 28th Primary at all polling sites in the County.
 
The Delaware County Council has set up the County website with details of the new Act 77 changes to the voting process as well as two very instructive, short videos to show residents how to use the new machines. Watch the videos here
 
Additionally, Council is providing “hands-on” voting machine demonstrations throughout the County in February, March and April at various convenient sites for all residents, including at the Radnor Memorial Library on March 2 from 9:30 AM-12:30 PM . More information is provided under "Upcoming Meetings and Events" below.
Important Voting Changes

In addition to the new voting machines, the legislature eliminated straight-party ticket voting , so voters will have to choose each candidate rather than checking one box to vote for all Republicans or all Democrats. You can still vote straight party, but you must do so by checking a candidate box in each race.
 
Another big change is that voters can take advantage of is 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 you can find an application to for a mail-in ballot by clicking 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.
Tree-Gate
Township manager suspended for 30 days in tree-cutting flap

RADNOR - It was a hill too far for Radnor Township Manager Robert Zienkowski. Zienkowski was suspended Tuesday by the Board of Commissioners for 30 days, according to sources close to the matter. Zienkowski had authorized the clear-cutting of...

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www.mainlinemedianews.com
Radnor stumped over tree removal, manager's resignation

RADNOR - Maybe it was the trees, or perhaps he just wanted to leave. But last week longtime Radnor Township Manager Robert Zienkowski officially resigned from the position he has held for nearly a decade. With little public discussion on the...

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www.mainlinemedianews.com
The Best Is Yet To Come - Trump 2020

What a great country we have. Let's keep it that way.
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!
President Trump's Super Bowl Ad

President Trump is improving the lives of ALL Americans. Under President Trump, the economy is booming, historic tax cuts were passed, trade deals have been renegotiated, and African-American, Asian American, and Hispanic American unemployment are all at RECORD LOWS!
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On the Lighter Side
Election Calendar (2020)
Apr 13
Monday
Last Day to Register Before the Primary Election
Apr 21
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!
Apr 28
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, April 24. You can apply for, receive and complete your absentee ballot in 10 minutes, right at the Registration Office. More information is available here .
Apr 28
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
Mar 2
Monday
9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Voting Machine Demonstrations
This year, Delaware County will be using new voting machines for the 2020 Primary and General Elections. In order to familiarize yourself with the machines and have any questions answered in advance of the election, there will be a demonstration at the Radnor Memorial Library. Also, videos of the voting machines in operation have been posted here .
Where: Radnor Memorial Library, 114 West Wayne Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087
Mar 7
Saturday
9 AM-4 PM
Better Angels Workshop
Better Angels is a national bipartisan organization bringing Reds and Blues (Republicans and Democrats, Conservatives and Liberals) together with people with whom they may disagree in a setting that allows respectful speaking and listening. Not to change minds, not to convince or win over, but just to hear and understand and maybe lower our voices and find some common ground. This free, moderated workshop brings together 7 Reds and 7 Blues for a day of structured exercises. Observers also welcome, Red, Blue or Independent! Organizers are Nancy Prindle (Blue) and Chuck Madden (Red). Lunch is available. For information on Better Angels, visit better-angels.org. For questions and to register, contact Nancy Prindle at nancyprindle@gmail.com.
Where: St. Katherine of Siena , 104 S. Aberdeen Ave, Wayne, PA 19087
Mar 9
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: Radnorshire Room in the Township Building, 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087
Mar 23
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: Radnorshire Room in the Township Building, 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087
Mar 24
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: Radnorshire Room in the Township Building, 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087
Mar 26
Thursday
6 PM
Radnor GOP Open Committee Meeting
We are planning to have a presentation on the ongoing tax reassessment and an update from one of our commissioners on what's going on in Radnor.
Where: Radnor Memorial Library, Windsor Room, 114 West Wayne Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087
Apr 16
Thursday
6 PM
Radnor GOP Open Committee Meeting
Where: Radnor Memorial Library, Windsor Room, 114 West Wayne Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087
On the Lighter Side
Keeping You Informed

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Radnor OKs 2020 budget with 6 percent tax increase

Radnor’s tax increase of 6% for 2020, comes on the heels of 2019’s 6% increase and 2016’s 4.6% increase for a total increase in the real estate tax rate of 17.5% over the past four years.

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Opinion | Stay Woke, Drop Out

In its wake, identity politics leaves a trail of failed Democratic candidates.

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CNN's bias is now beyond laughable

Whatever your take, the interaction reflects three years of mounting frustration with an overtly partisan media, exemplified by CNN, which has dropped any pretense of fairness and become an organ of the Democratic Party.

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Petition: Stop DelCo REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM

This was one of the first acts of your new all-Democrat County Council. Brace yourselves for more, and please consider signing the petition.

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Opinion | The Philadelphians Voted For Social Justice

Larry Krasner won his race with 75% of the vote. He was clear about his social-justice priorities and voters are getting exactly what was promised.

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What Do Democrats Fear in Donald Trump? Greatness

Nobody wondered why we were enriching China at our own expense and preparing for a world where a communist dictator would lead. It took Donald Trump.

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Lahren applauds dad who confronted Warren over student debt

"Government doesn’t solve problems," she concluded. "Government creates problems, and if you want problems to get bigger, make government bigger. If not, wise up and realize government isn’t your savior."

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CNN host mocks Trump supporters as illiterate "rubes"...

"This is a real segment from an actual program on a cable news network that asks to be taken seriously. Not subtle message to huge parts of America: THEY HATE YOU," Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh wrote.

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Evening News Spin: 100% Negative on Trump Defense, 95%...

With the liberal media’s demand that Republicans be impartial in hearing the case, it was clearly more of a ‘do as I say, not as I do’ suggestion.

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Trump in interview: 'Radical left is gonna take over'

"I don't think [Pelosi] wanted to do this. I think she really knew what was going to happen, and her worst nightmare has happened. I don't think she's gonna be there too long, either. I think that the radical left...is gonna take over."

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Trump takes on 'radical left' in defiant and dramatic SOTU

President Trump went on the offensive against socialism and left-wing policies during a defiant third State of the Union address...prompting a furious Pelosi to rip up her copy of Trump's speech as soon as it concluded in a remarkable scene.

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Senate acquits Trump on all charges

The Senate overwhelmingly acquitted President Trump on both articles of impeachment against him Wednesday afternoon following a brief trial, in a historic rejection of Democrats' claims...

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Record economic optimism under Trump, better than...

Economic optimism has reached a 44-year high and economic gloom a record low under President Trump in the latest survey that shows people are cheering their best personal economy in decades.

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Trump: The Hero Modern America Needs

[The Democrats have] dedicated their lives to destroying President Trump one way or another, but in their all-consuming hatred and rage, they misapprehended what they were doing: through their villainy, they created a hero.

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Opinion | President Donald J. MacGuffin

The president’s success comes from his ability to shrug off critics…That’s the only reaction that can withstand today’s far left, which has become increasingly self-righteous.

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Trump in Command

Trump’s address on Tuesday, full of proof that he is delivering on his promise to strengthen America, should strike fear in the hearts of Democrats. For an impeached president, he looks very much in command.

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On the Lighter Side
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