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What’s New

Message from CCDC

May/June 2021

With the May 18th Primary Election right around the corner, the Cumberland County Democratic Committee is proud to announce the launch of our brand new website. This has been some time in the making and would not have been possible without the generous support of YOU, our donors, voters, and volunteers in Cumberland County. We thank you and we encourage you to peruse all the vital voter information, resource links, CCDC information, and volunteer information to help us work together to organize the 56,000+ Democrats that live in Cumberland County. South-Central PA has been a growing area for Democrats for the past few years, especially in Cumberland County, where the Harrisburg suburbs are slowly turning the county blue.

Cumberland County Democratic Committee Chair, Stephanie Christ, appointed a Communications Subcommittee in January 2021. The Communications Subcommittee,  led by Upper Allen Democratic Area Leader, Jo Bitzer, working in conjunction with Mechanicsburg website designer Julie Purcell of Ursa Minor, created this new platform for Democrats to chart a path forward as redistricting looms this year before high-profile races for governor and U.S. Senate in 2022.

The new website is reaching out to all voters in the county, providing vital information on voter registration, candidates on the ballot, and the four ballot questions, including three proposed constitutional amendments, that will appear on the May 18th Municipal Primary ballot.  Democrats will head to the polls to consider judicial candidates — including one for the state Supreme Court — while all Pennsylvania voters will be asked to consider four ballot questions that will shape the course of Pennsylvania for years to come. And unlike most primaries, even voters not registered with one of the major parties can weigh in on state and local referendum questions.

Everyone is welcome to the resources, people, activities, and events on the new Cumberland County Democratic Committee website, letting all Pennsylvanians know “You Belong”. We hope you will take a few minutes and join us in our quest to better organize and educate the 56,000+ Democrats in Cumberland County. You can help in our website rollout by considering the following actions:

  • Share the link NOW with friends and family in Cumberland County. It is urgent to get the vital voter information in the hands of the voter before the May 18th Primary.
  • Share the link on your social media platforms and let everyone know they have a place in our county party. Tell them -” YOU BELONG! “.
  • Add a link to the CCDC website on your LinkdIn personal profile.
  • Encourage friends and family to subscribe to the CCDC email distribution list so they can stay informed.

 Best Wishes,
Cumberland County Democratic Committee

Cumberland County Young Democrats

CCDC is proud to announce the official chapter of the Cumberland County Young Democrats (CCYD). A Young Democrat is a Democrat who is 18-36 years old. The mission of the CCYDs is to elect Democrats, advocate for progressive issues, and train the next generation of progressive leaders within Cumberland County. If you or someone you know is in this demographic, join the discussion on Facebook or contact CCYD at

Woman in business suit, smilingCommissioner Corner

Governor Wolf spoke this morning at the Silver Spring Community Fire Company. I was honored to be at the event along with Silver Spring Community Fire Company President Doug McDonald, Supervisor Theresa Eberly, as well as firefighters from Silver Spring Community Fire Company, and New Kingstown Fire Company. Governor Wolf urged a “no” vote on the first two ballot amendments and highlighted the referendum regarding our volunteer fire departments.

Your vote on May 18th could impact emergency services across the commonwealth. The current Emergency Declaration process has been successfully used by both Republican and Democratic Governors to ensure Pennsylvanians’ safety for decades.  Make sure you know what’s at stake when you’re voting on May 18th. Please Vote No/No/Yes/Yes/.

Governor Wolf’s visit to Cumberland County is recognition of our hard work. His visit is the direct result of the progress we are making in moving the Democratic Party forward. Let’s enjoy this moment and carry the momentum forward as we commit to getting Democratic candidates elected this fall.

Public Meetings

I encourage your participation in county public meetings. There’s a lot going on and it’s a good time to be paying close attention. At every public meeting, you have the opportunity to comment on the business of that meeting. Here’s the link to locate the particulars for a variety of public meetings.

Thanks for the opportunity to serve you!

-Jean Foschi, Cumberland County Democratic Commissioner