Nat Lownes

What is Democratic State Committee?

My name is Nat and I’ll be on the ballot at #34 for Democratic State Committee in the 7th Senatorial District.

When you go to the polls on May 15th you’ll be able to cast votes for State Committee members. It’s a down ballot contest; almost at the very bottom. If you’re like most people, by the time you get to them you’ll be tired and wondering who all these people are and why you should care.

State Committee members form a sort of governing and advisory body within the State Democratic Party. If you’ve ever wondered why one candidate gets endorsed over another, these people have something to do with that. They also set the party platform at the state level. If you want to have more of a say in who and what the PA Democratic Party supports, voting on these candidates is a good way to be heard. They all live near you anyway and would probably love if you called them and asked them what’s up.

So why vote for me? Well, if elected you could call/txt and ask me what’s up: 267-645-9988. Some things I think should be priorities in the party platform: Equitable public education funding, justice system reform, a living wage, and support for a fair workweek. I’m a regular SEPTA rider and I want buses to be a better mode of transportation than cars. In Philly, the 10 year tax abatement has got to go – taxing existing residents while not taxing people who can afford to buy a brand new house is morally wrong. Furthermore, I think it’s a great example of the type of policy that has demoralized people from getting involved in the Democratic Party in recent years.

Part of the role of State Committee members is to interview candidates and I’d like to make this process more transparent. I’d like to accept questions from anyone in the 7th district and make responses public. If you’d like to participate in the process, I ask that you sign up for this mailing list.

I hope this gives you an idea of what I think is important and what I’d push in State Committee. I would really, really appreciate your vote on May 15 – I’ll be #34 on your ballot in parts of north, west, and northwest Philly.

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