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Catherine Lalonde, Butler County Democratic Party Chair

Butler County Republicans, Racism, and Privilege

**Statement from Chairwoman Catherine Lalonde** This week, I was contacted by the Butler Eagle for my reaction to a racist Facebook message posted by Butler County Republican Committee claiming that systemic racism and white privilege do not exist. If you have an Eagle subscription, you can read their story through the linked article. If you

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Kristy Gnibus

Why we need the Affordable Care Act

By Kristy Gnibus, candidate for Congress, 16th District My life changed when I was twenty years old. While expecting my first daughter, Zoey, I was diagnosed with a cancerous ovarian tumor. Though I was fortunate enough to be covered by my mother’s insurance—provided by her job at the U.S. Postal Service—for the start of my

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Statement in response to protests after the murder of George Floyd

We, the Butler County Democratic Committee, stand in support of the black community in their condemnation of the systemic racism that has led to the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmed Aubery, Breonna Taylor, Sandra Bland, and many others. The nationwide protests that followed George Floyd’s murder are an expression of frustration for a situation that

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Butler County Democratic Committee Chair Responds to Lawsuit Against Wolf

Statement from Butler County Democratic Committee Chairwoman in Response to the Partisan Lawsuit Against Governor Wolf Butler County Democratic Committee Chairwoman Catherine Lalondereleased the following statement: “We trust our elected officials to protect our health, our families, and our livelihoods – especially in the face of difficult and unforeseen challenges. Unfortunately, Butler County Republicans are

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Vote by Mail Primary Election

Keep Your Distance: Vote by Mail in Butler County

Pennsylvania’s change to mail-in-voting-for-all could not have been better timed. It was approved late in 2019, simply to make voting more accessible for all PA residents.  Now, in the midst of a deadly pandemic, a mail-in-ballot could be a literal lifesaver.   The Butler County Democratic Committee strongly urges all voters to avoid the polls and

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Kristy Gnibus Issues Statement on Kelly’s Lawsuit

Kristy Gnibus, candidate for Congressional District 16, issued the following statement regarding Rep. Mike Kelly’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Gov. Tom Wolf’s stay-at-home orders: As a teacher and someone who sometimes works a second job in the hospitality industry, I appreciate just how difficult things are right now. The problems we all had before

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Covid19 update: Volunteer help needed

Protective mask-making volunteers are needed in Butler County, and you can help even if you don’t sew. Volunteers are needed who can: Wash and iron fabric Trace a template onto fabric and then cut out the pieces Sew the mask pieces together Since early March, we’ve seen generous individuals giving their time during the Covid19

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Online Fundraiser for Kristy Gnibus

Join Kristy Gnibus on March 26th from 6pm – 7pm for her first online fundraiser! You can RSVP online at or by emailing A link will be provided upon RSVP. To learn more about Kristy and her campaign, visit and Spread the word to your friends!

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