Pennsylvania Attorney General and Democratic nominee for governor Josh Shapiro visited Clinton County on Saturday, August 6 and was greeted by a crowd of about 100 area residents.
Clinton County Commissioner Angela Harding and Clinton County Democratic Committee Chairman William H. Mincer welcomed Shapiro to Clinton County and the Democratic Campaign Headquarters at 507-509 E. Main St. in Lock Haven.
“It’s great to be back in Clinton County,” Shapiro said.
During his visit, Shapiro spoke candidly about his goals for Pennsylvania and how he hopes to protect the freedoms of all individuals within the state, regardless of gender, race, creed, sexual orientation, or party affiliation.
Shapiro spoke about how he has successfully taken on large battles to protect Pennsylvanians in his role as state attorney general, including actions against pharmaceutical companies involved in manufacturing the opioid epidemic and the Catholic Church which has protected individuals abusing children, and how he will continue to do that as governor.
He noted that his Republican opponent was one of the participants in the January 6, 2020 insurrection on the national capitol, has been affiliated with white supremacy groups, plans to attempt to ban abortions with no exceptions, and has spoken about how he would interfere with the electoral process. Overturning the will of the voters and reducing rights is not freedom, Shapiro said.
Shapiro said that when he looks at his daughters, it worries him that they may grow up in a state and country with less rights and freedoms than his own generation had, and that is part of what has motivated him to run for governor.
His visit to Clinton County was part of a statewide outreach day, which started in southeastern Pennsylvania and expanded throughout the central portion of the state.
Volunteers from the Clinton County Democratic Committee (CCDC) and Clinton County Democratic Women (CCDW) supplied homemade cookies and water, as well as coffee and tea from Avenue 209.
To learn more about Josh Shapiro, his platform and how to support his campaign for Pennsylvania governor, visit https://joshshapiro.org/.
To learn more about volunteering for Democrats locally, contact the CCDC using the form below or stop into the campaign office at 507-509 E. Main St. in Lock Haven during office hours: 12-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.