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JULY 3, 2018

Westmoreland Democratic Committee Members and all Westmoreland Democrats, the Westmoreland County Democratic Party is looking for volunteers to serve on our internal committees. You don't necessarily need to be an elected or appointed committee member to serve - what we really need are dedicated, skilled, and involved Democrats willing to help out in key organizational areas of the county party. The current areas that we need volunteers are in the following committees:

 

Office and Events Committee - help plan, set-up, and coordinate events such as our annual picnic, fall dinners, conventions, and meetings), manage and schedule volunteers, interns, and office staff, day-to-day administrative assistance in the office. People who are well organized, plan events, know people with trucks or trailers, have access to party supplies, and experience in meeting/event planning are highly encouraged to apply.

 

Communications Committee - to plan, manage, and operate the many elements of the county party’s communications which include public relations, media relations and press releases, social media, website, e-mails, mailings, organize and maintain a Calendar of Events, provision of talking points to local officials, and all other elements of the profile and communications of the party at the local level. Experience and knowledge of public relations, media affairs, social media and website maintenance and design, and writing/communication skills.

 

Policy and Outreach Groups - link people with specific passions and expertise in particular areas and have them play a role in assisting the party, local candidates, and voters in understanding issues. This would also include doing outreach events for voters and residents on these issues. The list of current groups includes:
Veterans Affairs
Labor Affairs
Civil Rights
Aging Affairs
Education Policy
Infrastructure & Small Business Affairs

 

Finance Committee - the responsibilities of the committee are to raise funds for the management of the office, support of candidates and campaigns, and other operations necessary for the operation of the county party. Experience in fundraising and marketing are ideal.

 

For more information, please e-mail us at westmorelandcountydems@gmail.com and we will be in touch.

June 29, 2018 - Statement from Chair Rachel Shaw regarding recent comments of Mayor of Arnold, Karen Peconi

 

“The comments from Mayor Peconi are inexcusable and are in no way representative of Democratic values. Americans have the Constitutional right to peaceably assemble. If the mayor does not realize that, she has no business in a position of authority. She has lost the confidence of her constituents and should resign immediately."

June 28, 2018  ANNOUNCEMENT

Westmoreland Democratic Committee Chair Rachel Shaw has appointed Ellyse Williams to be the Chair of the District 1 Committee which encompasses Arnold, New Kensington, Lower Burrell and Upper Burrell. Ellyse Williams was born and raised in Arnold, PA. She is a 2005 graduate from Pitt where she studied Political Science and Marketing and 2012 graduate from Concordia University in Irvine where she got her Master of International Studies. During graduate school, Ellyse moved to Shanghai, China for three years to further her education in East Asian Studies and to gain expertise in Chinese culture. She returned to the US and immediately got involved in her community and attended city council and school board meetings. She ran and won her election in 2015 to the New Kensington-Arnold school board. She is excited to work with the Westmoreland County Democratic Party to get more residents registered to vote and engaged in civics.

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