Golfers Played to Support Democrats

Jack Robinson, Mike Woeppel watch Ginger Robinson putt.

HADC raised just over $3,500 during its Annual Golf Tournament Saturday, June 19 at Four Seasons Golf Course. It was HADC’s most successful and well-attended tournament with 68 players and seven hole sponsors.

Though a local event, golfers from other counties and states came to play in support of HADC. “We believe in the Hempfield Area Democrats,” said Lou Baker of Maryland. Four members of Sisters in the Fairway golfing group from York County, who made national headlines in 2018 for standing up to harassment for “golfing while black,” were HADC’s special guests at the Tournament.

Sandra Thompson, a Sister in the Fairway, tees off.

Sponsors helped make this event so successful. HADC is grateful to these sponsoring businesses and individuals: Boltz Auction Company, Martin Dees, EZMarketing, Raj Kittappa, Craig Lehman, Judy Pehrson, David Polin, and Veleska Jewelers.

Mike Mitchell, David Royal, Ron Martin, & Rene Boyer came in first place.

Martin Dees, Millcreek Precinct Committee Person, founded this event many years ago and has been spearheading it ever since. This year, a dozen volunteers helped to run the event that had been planned by Dees and HADC’s fundraising committee, co-chaired by John Herr and Judy Pehrson.

Martin Dees measures how close Ron Martin’s ball is to the pin in the putting contest.

The funds raised from this event will be used to support HADC’s work engaging Democratic voters, supporting local candidates’ campaigns, offering college scholarships, and more.

HADC is already starting to plan next year’s Golf Tournament. Those interested in playing, sponsoring, or volunteering should contact

November 5 Ballot Question: What Voters Need to Know

Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to grant certain rights to crime victims, including to be treated with fairness, respect and dignity; considering their safety in bail proceedings; timely notice and opportunity to take part in public proceedings; reasonable protection from the accused; right to refuse discovery requests made by the accused; restitution and return of property; proceedings free from delay; and to be informed of these rights, so they can enforce them? Continue reading November 5 Ballot Question: What Voters Need to Know

Upcoming Elections Need Your Vote & A Little Time

If you want to see change in our government, start by voting in local elections. Vote this November 5 for Democratic candidates running for state, county, and municipal offices.  Your vote matters! But, voting isn’t the only thing you can do to protect our democracy.

In Lancaster County, the only way Democrats will win elections is if they have help from volunteers – like you. Every candidate needs volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks from stuffing envelopes to knocking on doors.

If you are thinking “I’m not political” or “I don’t know enough about politics,” you are wrong. You don’t need to have any experience or know much about politics to help.  You just have to be interested in saving democracy.

The following are some of the Democrats running for office. This post is your invitation to volunteer and help their campaigns. Even if you help with just one campaign for a few hours, you’ll be making a meaningful difference.

To learn more about these candidates and how you can volunteer, visit their website or Facebook page.  Continue reading Upcoming Elections Need Your Vote & A Little Time

Hempfield High School Senior Sinclaire Schuetze Named Recipient of Hempfield Area Democratic Committee Scholarship

LANCASTER, Pa. — The Hempfield Area Democratic Committee has named Sinclaire Schuetze, Lancaster, as the 7th annual recipient of its Paul and Jan Wright Senior Scholarship.

The award, given to a graduating high school senior in the Hempfield school district, recognizes a student who, according to the committee, best represents the next generation of Democratic leaders. Continue reading Hempfield High School Senior Sinclaire Schuetze Named Recipient of Hempfield Area Democratic Committee Scholarship

Hempfield Primary Votes Matter

With all media attention already focused on the Presidential Election in 2020, it’s too easy to forget that Pennsylvania’s Primary is happening May 21, 2019.

On that date, voters get to nominate candidates for PA Superior Court Judges, County Commissioners, School Board Directors, and Township Supervisors. Winners of the primary will be on the Election Ballot in November.   Your vote in every Primary and General Election makes a difference, now more than ever! Continue reading Hempfield Primary Votes Matter