With Seven Weeks To Go, Our Campaign is now in High Gear
Friends, Thank you for all of your support. With just under seven weeks to go, my campaign to give everyone a fair shot is shining brighter every day. Last week, we marked the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. This year was auspicious. As our nation nears 200,000 deaths from COVID-19, we have seen an unfolding of over 60 9/11’s. And where is the federal leadership or our state’s legislative leadership? Either calling fallen veterans “losers” or trying to set the Governor’s Disaster Declaration on fire. Me? I commemorated the day with a video honoring military service members who’ve made a difference in my life. Thank you, Andrei, Josh, Zack, Andrew, Sergio, Kyle and Ernest especially. I also moved into action to get our kids back to school. More on that later. The campaign also reached tons of voters last weekend. We fanned out across parts of Mifflin County to drop literature and talk to voters. Huge thanks to Claire, Nanci, Jessica, Eric, Josh, Ezra, and Hillery! In Reedsville, I chatted on the stoop with Jerry, a Republican. He’s tired of the way party leaders don’t listen, twist people’s priorities, and grip their positions to hold power. We talked about my record of transparency, bipartisanship in local government, and my commitment to term-limit myself. We also talked about my opponent, Kerry Benninghoff, a man dug into the side of the government like a tick. We need him out. Jerry said he’d think about voting for me in November.
Then we went on to Governor’s Park in Bellefonte. Dozens of volunteers joined Joe Waltz (Candidate-HD 76) and me to write postcards, drop literature, build energy and listen to Callanish play traditional Celtic music. Whether it’s solar power or government accountability, people like Chris and Xenia are excited about the sunshine I’ll bring to Harrisburg.
Earlier in the week I attended the Bellefonte School District meeting and learned that students and staff are being responsible with their masking and the community is doing well—only six positive cases in the two zip codes they serve. Additionally, their boys and girl’s golf teams are 9-1 and 4-0 respectively! Meanwhile, COVID-19 cases have spiked in the Penn State student population, causing the State College Area School District to go remote on a week-by-week basis. As a parent, the situation alarms me. As a problem solver, I know it can change. On Sunday, September 13, I called an impromptu town hall that was attended by parents, school board members, one Centre County official and a researcher from Penn State’s Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics. Based on that discussion and others, I am trying to move all parties involved to work together so that kids can back in school. Heaven knows, Kerry isn’t doing it. He’s too busy trying to set fire to the Governor’s Disaster Declaration. I’ll keep you posted. THIS WEEK’S EVENTS On Wednesday, September 16, I’m meeting with film crews to begin working on ads. With your donation of $25, $50, $100 or more, we can reach thousands of voters across the 171st in the coming weeks.
On Thursday, September 17, I’m hosting an online conversation about voting and election security with Centre County Commissioner Mark Higgins at 7 pm. As we approach the last few weeks before the 2020 election, it is important to get the facts about mail-in voting, ballots, and election security. Commissioner Higgins will talk about Centre County's efforts to ensure that we have a legitimate and secure election. Let us know you’re coming. On Friday, September 18, come out to Millheim at Robert Zeigler’s place for a safe night of music, pizza and fun. I will speak about the issues that are important to our community, listen to great blues, funk and more, listen to you, and build the case for sunshine in Harrisburg. Want to come? On Saturday, September 19, you can meet Congressional candidate Lee Griffin and me at the Racquet Club in Reedsville at noon. We will be participating in a road clean-up earlier that morning and then swing by the Racquet Club. Did I mention we will have tasty snacks? Learn more on our Facebook event page. On Sunday, September 20, I’ll be leading a hike on Mt. Nittany’s blue loop. We’ll do 4.6 miles 46 days before Election Day. The weather will be beautiful. Meet us at the main parking lot at 10 am! At all events, we will be social distancing and masking up. You can always... · Host an online or (safe) in-person event with Peter. If you want to get your friends and neighbors together to learn more, build will and help with fundraising, drop us an email: email@example.com. There’s nothing better than friends spreading the word. · Sign up to volunteer. Join the folks who’ve written postcards with friends, phone banked or hosted a fundraiser for the campaign. · Help us with a donation. Every bit helps. · Do you have a sign out on your lawn? Send us a picture at firstname.lastname@example.org, share it on social media and tag us @BuckForPA on Twitter and Instagram or Peter Buck for State Representative on Facebook. Don't have one? Get in touch and we’ll get you one!
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Thank you for all that you are doing to ensure that everyone in central Pennsylvania gets a fair shot at a bright future. To today and tomorrow, Peter Buck