BCDC Reorganizational Meeting Held

The  BCDC held its Reorganizational meeting on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at the Art Center. 

Georgiann Kerr was elected as BCDC Chair.

Zach Byrnes was elected as BCDC Vice Chair

Jack Beiler was elected as BCDC Treasurer

The newly elected BCDC officers (left to right):
Zach Byrnes - Vice Chair
Georgiann Kerr - Chair
Jack Beiler - Treasurer

 Registration Calendar of Events 2014

For More information or to volunteer to help at any of these events, please contact Martha Gillilan at 724-285-1839 or by e-mail at mg1@zoominternet.net

Saxonburg Arts Festival - Saturday, Sept. 6 (10-6) - Sunday, Sept. 7 (Noon - 5:30)

Slippery Rock Village Fest - Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 10AM to 5PM at down town Slippery Rock.

Butler Fall Fest – Saturday, September 20, 2014; 11 am – 6 pm – Downtown Butler, PA

Zelienople And Harmony Fall Festival - Saturday, October 11 (9-7) - Sunday, October 12 (noon - 5)

Mars Applefest - Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm, Mars, PA.


Click HERE for editorial "Find Moral Center" by Itzi Metzli

Click HERE for editorial "PLAs The Way To Go" by Itzi Metzli

Click HERE for Report On BCDC Meet and Greet Event - A  BIG Success!


BCDC Meeting Schedule

The Location:  BUTLER ART CENTER

344 South Main St. Butler, PA.  16001

The time of the meetings will be 6:30 PM

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tuesday, December 16,2014


Click HERE for a Recap of the State Meeting
 
Click HERE for Info on Admiral Sestak

Click here about BCDC Adopts Resolution in Support of the Mayors legislative Initiative on Illegal Guns

Pennsylvania Democratic Party Adopts Resolution in Support of a Statewide Moratorium on Hydraulic Fracturing
Click HERE To View Resolution

Letter to the Editor About State Democratic Party Fracking Moritorium by David Kerr
Click Here to View Letter

Climate Challenge by Lou Hancherick
Click Here To View Article

Butler County Democratic Committee Adopts Resolution Calling For Fair and Adequate Speaking Time For All Speakers at Commissioner Meetings
Click Here to View Resolution

Butler County Democratic Committee Adopts Platorm
Click HERE for the BCDC Platform


Troubled by Toomey - written by Carol Richards

For the third time in recent months, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey voted to deny crucial unemployment benefits to roughly 2 million Americans including more than 100,000 in his own Pennsylvania.
Last week the Senate finally approved extending unemployment benefits. Toomey opposed.
This is just the latest example of how Sen. Toomey seemingly cares little about Pennsylvanians desperate to find work. He also voted against a bill that could have helped 1 million Pennsylvania veterans receive medical benefits and needed job training.
Millions of jobs have been lost over the past two decades as a result of businesses moving their operations overseas. People aren’t unemployed because they’re lazy; it’s because their jobs have disappeared.
The huge number of dislocated workers has resulted in a shamefully high number of American children living in poverty.
It is a bitter disappointment that Toomey refuses to provide a helping hand to those in great need both nationwide and within Pennsylvania

Carolyn Richards
Slippery Rock

 

Resolution adopted September 29th by the Butler County Democratic Committee of Pennsylvania: To Create Jobs, Reduce the Deficit and Keep Social Security Strong:

Create Jobs and Keep Social Security Strong

1)   We agree with President Obama that tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% of Americans should be retired. Value: $50 billion per annum.(a) The top one percent of Americans earn 23.5% of the total national income with salaries for some on Wall Street being as high as 1 Billion Dollars a year.(b) In 1970 that same top 1% earned 9% of the national income.

 2)   We agree with President Obama that Middle Class tax cuts and educational tax credits should be maintained.

3)   We call for the elimination of the,”Cap,” on contributions to Social Security. Value $130 billion per annum.(c) Most Americans contribute to FICA from every dollar they ever earn. Americans with higher incomes stop contributing once their income reaches $106,800. Obama spoke of eliminating this cap during the campaign.

We are on a cusp! Four weeks from now will be the most important mid-term election of our lifetimes. Unemployment stands at 9.5% and 60 million Americans are on Medicaid. Eligibility requirements for Medicaid differ from state to state but, basically Medicaid starts when a family has nothing left. Sixty million Americans, half of them being children, have nothing. We are at once a nation of billion dollar incomes and working families living in homeless shelters or automobiles.

 We are a nation at war with over 100,000 of our young people in harm’s way thousands of miles from their homes and families. 

We believe that we have a President with the potential for greatness. We have an intellect in the White House that understands the struggles of the working poor and the disadvantaged. Give this historic President a solid team in the legislature and in the words of Hubert Humphrey, “We can make this country sing.”

 We have a President who understands the chicanery of bankers and the ponzi schemes of Wall Street. He needs a legislature that will stand with him as he extricates this great nation from the misuse that he inherited.

America has a clear choice in this election. Vote for the Republicans who threaten to freeze spending in a time of war and who will strive to wrench trillions of dollars from Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

 Or vote for the Democrats who may by adopting this aggressive plan begin to pay down the deficit, restore ethics, and put America back to work.

 Social Security has always paid for itself. It does not and has not contributed to the national debt. Social Security has used its surplus to purchase US Treasury Bonds and that surplus has then been folded into the Treasury. With the adoption of point 3 we have created a surplus of $130 billion.

This new additional Social Security surplus should be used to buy US Treasury Bonds as is the present practice and that money, once in the Treasury, should be used to begin the rebuilding of our infrastructure as proposed by our President, i.e.,  an improved electrical grid, broadband, bridges, roads, high speed passenger rail transportation, etc. There is so much that has been ignored in the last ten years and by addressing these needs we would employ literally millions of Americans. Perhaps, once again, our great and diverse people will have hope.

  Yes We Can.

 a)    Congressional Research Service: The Bush Tax Cuts and the Economy, September 3, 2010.

b)   Reich, Robert B. Aftershock, The Next Economy and the   

America’s Future, page 95.2010        

c)“Taxing all earnings would indeed amount to $1.3 trillion

      increase over the next ten years,” FactCheck.org,

      Barack Obama on Social Security, November 15, 2007.     

Important!
Click HERE to read the letter to the Butler Eagle Editor by Jack Beiler



Come Join Us!!!

We can be reached at:

Telephone Number: (724) 923-DEMS (3367)

Georgiann Kerr, Chair  (412) 596-3363

E-Mail : georgiannkerr@yahoo.com


Would you like to make a donation to BCDC? Make your check payable to BCDC and mail it to: BCDC, P.O. Box 2312, Butler, PA 16001. THANK YOU!!!!


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Saving American Democracy!
 The BCDC has passed a resolution in support of the Saving American Democracy Constitutional Ammendment proposed by Senator Bernie Sanders.

 CLICK HERE to view the Resolution passed by the BCDC.


I Support President Obama

WHAT WE STAND FOR

That's the promise of America - the idea that we are responsible for ourselves, but that we also rise or fall as one nation; the fundamental belief that I am my brother's keeper; I am my sister's keeper. – PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA


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