JOIN THE FIGHT!Upper St. Clair Democratic Committee
Next USC Democratic Committee Meeting – Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 7pm via Zoom
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USC Native to Join Biden Administration
Laura Rosenberger, daughter of Upper St. Clair Democratic Committeeman Bryan and Associate Member Barbara, has been chosen to serve as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for China on President Biden’s National Security Council. The National Security Council (NSC) is part of the Executive Office of the President of the United States. The Council’s function is to advise and assist the President on matters of national security and foreign policies. It also serves as the President’s principal arm for coordinating these policies among various government agencies. Ms. Rosenberger tweeted that she was “humbled” to join the Biden administration and “privileged to once again serve the American people alongside an incredible team.”
An expert in Asia-Pacific policy, Rosenberger previously served during the Obama administration as a director for China and Korea on the NSC and later as chief of staff to the then Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken, Mr. Blinken is now Mr. Biden’s choice to serve as Secretary of State. She then served as foreign policy advisor to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and most recently as a senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and executive director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy.
Her parents said their daughter has always been a very impassioned person noting her early interest in environmental causes while attending Baker Elementary School. They said that she became focused on a career in international policy following the 9/11 attacks in 2001. “That crystallized it for her,” her father said, noting that she saw a need for people of various cultures and backgrounds to better understand each other and that she wanted to help “bring people together.”
Ms. Rosenberger is a 1998 graduate of Upper St. Clair High School.
Stop the Republican Party Ploy to Take Over the Pennsylvania Judiciary
Urgent Call for Action: Oppose HB 38
Representative Natalie Mihalek
3515 Washington Rd, Ste 540
McMurray PA 15317
Senator Devlin Robinson
1700 N. Highland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Pennsylvania House Bill 38 is a measure to add an amendment to the Pennsylvania State Constitution, allowing lawmakers to gerrymander districts for electing appellate Court Judges (7 Supreme Court, 15 Superior Court, and 9 Commonwealth Court).
Taking control of the state judiciary has become a priority for the Republican party after many unsuccessful lawsuits by the Trump administration to invalidate the results of the 2020 presidential election, the last attempt being a lawsuit filed by U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly (Pa.) that would have invalidated all votes cast by mail in the general election — more than 2.5 million in total — or to dismiss the outcome of the election altogether so that the state legislature could appoint its own slate of presidential electors.
House Bill 38 was passed by the State House Judiciary Panel by a vote of 13-12 (House Representative Natalie Mihalek did not vote for its passage.).
The measure is expected to come up for a vote before the full House and Senate by February 18. If approved, the bill will be on the May 2021 Primary for the voters to decide.