News from the Susquehanna Valley Conservatives……………..
1. Thanks to all who supported round #2 of our FORUM 2022 series of appearances by Republican Candidates for a) Governor, b) Lt. Governor, and c) US Senate.
This past Monday, May 2nd, nearly 200 attended (the large meeting room was fully packed !) our FORUM 2022 U.S. SENATE Republican candidates, televised live on the PCN, Pennsylvania Cable Network across the commonwealth.
We invited all seven registered Republican candidates, so appearing were Carla Sands, Jeff Bartos, Kathy Barnette, and Sean Gale. George Bochette was confirmed, but did not appear during the one hour and thirty minute program.
Candidate Mehmet Oz emailed several months ago that he declined to appear but thanked us for the invitation.
Candidate David McCormick apologized for a conflict that night in the Pittsburgh area, via a phone call from his campaign manager.
We note, with some concern, that a trend is beginning to show on these political debates/forums over recent years. The Susquehanna Valley Conservatives have held many such debates/forums for local, regional and statewide candidates for various offices. The trend lately seems to be that those candidates who offer a combination of political clout, financial backing, media star power, as well as a number of other political advantages, such as the press releases that show them “in the lead” or “likely to win” stories in the newspaper,TV or on Radio, cause them to decline appearing in our rural/upstate region, even though we are only less than an hour from the state capitol.
This phenomenon occurred as well with our April meeting when only 4 of the 9 registered candidates appeared at our Forum 2022- Penna Governor race. The five who did not appear are often referred to as the “leading candidates” in various media listings.
Each candidate did indeed have an initial ten minutes to stand before the camera and answer the question: Why Should You Vote For Me? A “wrap up” three minutes was given in round 2 during the last half hour. We asked for no press/radio/TV panels filled with pointless questions, instead treating our in-room and statewide TV audience to listen to the candidates for what they say, what they don’t say and in general, taking their comments to task for the title of United States Senator from Pennsylvania.
Thanks to our Board of Directors, SVC, for all the support in this huge endeavor. With your support, we are continuing to set the pace in our key six-county area of the Susquehanna Valley.
Several months ago, we changed the date for the May meeting, FORUM-US Senate Candidates, to Monday MAY SECOND.
I’ve been sending emails to everyone with this date. All of our candidates are coming in on May 2nd.
The PCN is coming on May 2nd for live streaming. And when I called Melissa this morning at the Best Western, she too already had us down for Monday, May 2nd.
I wanted to be sure she wasn’t confused. She wasn’t and now our tables and microphones are all set including two tables in the lobby for the candidates campaign paraphernalia.
We changed the date so as to stay away from the Primary Election date of Tuesday, May 17th, when candidates are scrambling to do last minute campaign activity. We discussed this at a board meeting and decided that if we went earlier, on May 2nd, it might provide us a better chance of getting a yes on attendance?
It worked for five of the seven candidates.
here is the fact sheet all candidates received and what I’ve been emailing to you ====================================================================
This is your invitation to our Forum.
Who: SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY CONSERVATIVES
What: PRIMARY FORUM 2022 – registered Republican US Senate Candidates
When: MONDAY, MAY 2nd, 7PM – 8:30PM.
Where: LEWISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, BEST WESTERN MEETING ROOMS, NEXT DOOR TO THE FAMOUS COUNTRY CUPBOARD RESTAURANT COMPLEX, ROUTE 15, NORTH, 17837.
Why: We favor conservative views and want to tell Our followers, our audience and the statewide audience on TV who these candidates are.
NOTE: This entire event will be broadcast live on PCN, the Pennsylvania Cable Network across Pennsylvania.
Format: We will give each candidate an initial TEN minutes to answer one question: WHY should you vote for me? There will be no cross debate between candidates. If time allows, each candidate may be given an additional few minutes to “wrap up” the evening.
Ian Prior from fightforschools.com will be our speaker (virtually). Hear about their experience with the Loudon County school board and their tyrannical tactics and what we can do locally.
Our usual meetings are the second Monday of the month. This meeting is the third Monday for scheduling purposes. We apologize for any confusion this may gave caused. Meeting time i ay 7PM at Best Western Lewisburg.
WE’re Back and meeting live and in person! Our next meeting of the Susquehanna valley conservatives will be on Sept 13th, our subject: Your Elections – fair and balanced OR not to be trusted? Come and hear our local panel discussion with you, our election system, its potential flaws and its basic strengths. Our panel guests include local county commissioners, Joe Kantz, Preston Boop, and Jeff Reber, among others.
Susquehanna Valley Conservative’s monthly meetings are back! Join us for our monthly meeting, Sept 13th,
As always plan on coming from 7pm to 8:30pm for this meeting at the usual location: Best Western meeting rooms, next door to Country Cupboard, Rt. 15 North, Lewisburg. Our topic: just how reliable are our elections?
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SVC update about future meetings.
SVC still committed to returning to public meetings as soon as practical and as soon as we can coordinate with Best Western.
Information and details will be conveyed via email and website.
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We know the high stakes of this fall’s elections and are committed to helping to make sure we provide education around the important topics of our time.