Michael Blichar Jr., 25, was born in Lehigh County and raised in rural Pennsylvania to a working-class family. Ever since he was a child, Michael has always had a passion for effective government that works for all people and went on to graduate from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. He is a current and proud resident of the district, where he has spent time engaging with local and regional communities to bring district-wide issues to the forefront. Michael is a fervent advocate for social justice, voter rights, education, & healthcare. Michael served as the Democratic Candidate for State Representative in the 187th district in 2018 and is running again to put the peoples' voice back into the state legislature and to create the change needed to move the 187 and the Commonwealth in the right direction. He holds the strong belief that the people should be the most important stakeholders in politics, not the political establishment or special interests.

Michael is a progressive leader in his community and the region having advocated on various issues including LGBTQ rights, women’s rights, sexual assault prevention, and voter and redistricting reform. Currently, he serves as Secretary for the Kutztown Borough Planning Commission and works as an Academic Coach at Northampton Community College. Michael has also served in a variety of other roles including Student Trustee on the Kutztown University Council of Trustees, Regional Advisor for the national It’s On Us campaign, and on the Berks County Democratic Committee.

Michael's top issues this campaign are fighting corruption and ending gerrymandering, fighting for our farmers, fighting for property tax relief, supporting higher education, and fighting for an economy that works for everyone. Donations to this campaign will support our fight to flip the 187th and help Michael achieve victory in November.

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April 6, 2020

Supporting Residents of the District

I am reaching out to you  as a fellow resident who has many concerns about what has been happening as a result of COVID-19. Through conversations with people such as yourself, I know that this issue has certainly hit home as people have been put out of work, students have not been able to attend school, and small businesses have made the difficult decision to close. As your candidate my priority is putting you first and I am reaching out to offer any support or resources that I can to anyone in need. You can reach our campaign directly by emailing us at blicharcampaign@gmail.com, calling us at 610-406-7275, or visiting our website www.voteblichar.com for links to resources. 

Right now our campaign understands that money is tight. However, for those of you who can contribute to our campaign to continue fighting for you please consider donating even $5. We need help to pay for purchasing stamps, printing letters, and paying for text and messaging based services to continue reaching residents during this difficult time. Your help gets us there. 

Additionally, our ability to participate in the democratic process must not be put on hold either. Our campaign is fighting for change in representation for the district and working hard to ensure that government works for you. To do that I need your support and I am asking for your vote in the 2020 primary. During this time of social distancing, I encourage you to vote from home via PA’s new mail-in ballot system. You can get more information and request your ballot today by visiting www.votespa.com/mailballot. Please encourage friends & family to also vote by mail. Your vote matters as well as your issues and concern. Let your voice be heard this election. 
I want to sincerely thank you for your support and hope that you will reach out to my campaign during this difficult time. You can learn even more by visiting our website or following us on social media. This is a grassroots movement for change, and it is going to take all of us to achieve it but know that I am here to offer any support you need.

Warmest Regards, 

The Blichar Campaign Team 

February 26, 2020

Take It A Step Further - Volunteer

If you like the mission of our campaign, considering being a volunteer. Our movement doesn't just rely on grassroots fundraising, but it also relies on grassroots volunteering. Starting Saturday March 14 up until Saturday April 4, our campaign will be hosting Primary Volunteer Saturdays. On these days volunteers will knock doors, make phone calls, and text to get us ready for the primaries on April 28. We need your help to make this happen. Sign up today at www.voteblichar.eventbrite.com or email us at blicharcampaign@gmail.com.

While you sign-up consider adding to our grassroots fundraising movement by making a small donation of $5 that helps us get started this election cycle. 

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