Breaking News on Congressional Race in 4th District PA

State Representative Mary Jo Daley has dropped out of the 4th District Congressional Democratic primary race. She has asked her supporters to turn and support State Representative Madeleine Dean for United States Congress.

Other candidates in the democratic primary for this seat (which represents the entire Upper Perkiomen Valley), are Shira Goodman and, late entry to the race, Joe Hoeffel. (The Joe Hoeffel campaign does not have a website at this time.)

The Pennsylvania Primary election is on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Polls are open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. In order to vote in the primary, one must be registered with a political party; Pennsylvania hold closed primaries which means that only registered democrats can vote in the democratic primary. Any registered voter can vote for any candidate of any party in the November election.

Wednesday – “Harrisburg Rally for Common Sense Gun Laws”

CeaseFirePA is leading Demand A Vote Rally in Harrisburg, PA at the state capitol rotunda on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

The Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee is holding hearings on Gun Violence policy proposals during the week of April 9th.  While only members of the General Assembly can testify in front of the committee, we will make our voices heard on April 11!

Join us as we rally in the rotunda to show the PA Legislature just how many people have had enough and want common sense gun laws.

WHAT: Demand a Vote rally for better Gun Laws
WHEN: April 11th, 2018 10:00AM
WHERE: The Rotunda of the PA Capitol in Harrisburg


CeaseFirePA will be sponsoring buses to attend the rally.

Reserve a seat for yourself and others from Allentown to Harrisburg here.

Temple Beth El will the bus pickup and drop-off location, 1305 Springhouse Rd, Allentown, PA 18104. 7:15AM will be the boarding time, for a 7:30AM departure.

If you are reserving a seat for yourself and others, please ensure that you include each person that needs a seat on the bus. (Bus tickets are free!)

Questions? Contact Michael Cogbill at or 215.435.6496.

Tuesday, April 3rd – Meet Congressional Candidates in East Greenville

Come out to the Upper Perkiomen Middle School, 510 Jefferson Street, East Greenville, PA on Tuesday night, April 3, 2018 – 7:30 p.m. – to meet, hear, and converse with the Democratic candidates on the ballot in the upcoming May 16th primary election.

The Democratic candidates for Congress (House of Representatives) for the newly drawn 4th Congressional District (which includes all of Upper Perkiomen Valley); Mary Jo Daley, Shira Goodman, and Madeleine Dean will be attending this event, as will the democratic candidates for PA State Representative; Andy Lee and Josh Camson, and democratic candidate for PA State Senator; Linda Fields. 

Bring your questions and show your support. It is wonderful these candidates are coming to the Upper Perkiomen Valley and we would like to thank them by having a large crowd.

This is a free public event. All local democrats and independent voters are invited and strongly encouraged to attend. This event has been organized by the Area 2 Upper Perkiomen Democratic Committee.

Just a reminder – in Pennsylvania, those wanting to vote in the primaries must be registered either Democrat or Republican. Pennsylvania hold “closed primaries” which means that in the primary election, registered Democrats vote for those on the Democratic primary ballot and registered Republicans vote within the Republican primary ballot. In the general election in November, anyone registered to vote, regardless of party affiliation, may vote for any candidate on any side of the ballot. If one wishes to change one’s party affiliation, one must submit a change of voter registration form 30 days before the election (for this year’s primary, the deadline is April 16, 2018).