Local Advocacy Links
North Chester County Democrats – Democratic committee serving Schuylkill, East Pikeland, and Spring City which holds open meetings on the first Monday of each month for registered Democrats.
Chester County Democrats – Democratic committee representing all of Chester County. Committee members vote on candidate endorsements and coordinate events and initiatives in the region to communicate the local Democratic Party agenda.
Phoenixville Area Progressives Facebook – Local activist group hosting meetings on the second Wednesday of every month in Phoenixville’s town center. Members include progressive candidates, local activists, and concerned citizens. Alternate link: PAP Meetup
The Way Forward Community – Local group of concerned citizens which now meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month. Action groups within the community are tasked with making contributions at each meeting. Recently featured in a Daily Kos article about local activism.
Quick Reference Links
ProPublica Represent project – I find this website to be a great independent resource with a convenient user interface. The Represent project is an attempt to keep voters informed about the official activities of their state and federal representatives. ProPublica also does some great reporting on current events both domestic and foreign.
PolitiFact – Known for taking flak from both liberals and conservatives, I find this website to be a valuable resource in the current era of “alternative facts” and “fake news” which plagues all forms of media. Home to the Truth-O-Meter, Obameter, and Trump-O-Meter.