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HADC Awards 2020 Scholarship

The Hempfield Area Democratic Committee has named Katie Yoder, East Petersburg, as the 8th 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.

Yoder is a senior at Hempfield High School. During her high school career, she swam for the Hempfield High School Swim team, Five Star Swim Club in Lititz and Landisville Summer swim team. She served as the Vice President of Hempfield Young Democrats, the President of Varsity Club, was a co-founder of Sisterhood, and was an active member of Hempfield MiniTHON and the National Honor Society.

Outside of school, Yoder has volunteered for various activities sponsored by the Hempfield and Lancaster Democratic committees. After graduating high school, Yoder plans to attend Bridgewater College in Virginia where she plans to study Political Science/Pre-Law and Spanish.She is the daughter of Julie and Dwight Yoder, East Petersburg.

“I am so appreciative of this scholarship,” said Yoder. “Not only will it help me pay for my college degree, but it means that I am able to partake in even more opportunities. I hope to one day become an attorney and advocate for social justice and I would like to thank the Hempfield Area Democratic Committee for making that goal even more obtainable!”

“We are thrilled to have a student of Katie’s caliber as our scholarship recipient,” said Marcy Dubroff, chair of the Youth Engagement Committee of the Hempfield Area Democrats.  “She embodies the high ideals of the Democratic Party, and through her service and actions, has shown that she will be an active and effective citizen following her graduation. The goal of this scholarship is to foster the next generation of Democratic leaders, and we are confident Katie will contribute to not only the Democratic party, but whatever community in which she lives.”

Yoder will receive $500 to put toward her college expenses.  She will be recognized at an upcoming meeting of the Hempfield Area Democratic Committee.

The HADC scholarship is named for Paul and Jan Wright, two longtime, active Hempfield Area Democratic Committee members and residents of East Hempfield Township.

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