How can I help this week?
- Monday: At 1 p.m. EST Monday, join a national walk-out to show support for Dr. Blasey Ford.
- Tuesday: Come to the Horsham Dems Monthly Meeting with Keynote by Investigative Reporter Kyle Bagenstose about Water Issues in Horsham
- Wednesday: Call Super Dems and ask them to show their support with lawn signs
- Thursday (or any day, really) Call Caryn Leifer at (609) 519-8255 and offer to be a poll greeter on Election Day Nov 6th
- Friday: Postcard at the Joint Campaign office on Bethlehem Pike
- Saturday and Sunday: Go Door to Door and help the campaigns reach voters in Horsham with their messages.
Here is what you need to know:
Water on the Agenda at our Committee Meeting on Tuesday September 25 at 7PM
The September meeting of the Horsham Democratic Committee will be held at the Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church on Witmer Road beginning at 7PM.
Our keynote speaker this month is Kyle Bagenstose, an environmental reporter on The Intelligencer's investigative team. He also writes for the Bucks County Courier Times and covers environmental issues in Bucks and eastern Montgomery Counties. For the past two years he has extensively covered major drinking water contamination along the BuxMont border stemming from the use of firefighting foams at area military bases. He also regularly writes on pollution, development, industry, wildlife, and environmental policy issues. He has won 10 journalism awards in the past two years, including a national award for in-depth reporting from the Society of Environmental Journalists.
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has bravely come forward and shared her story about her sexual assault at the hands of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Even though Dr. Blasey Ford has repeatedly stated her desire to testify and bravely share her story, Senate Republicans are doing everything they can to shame, bully, and force her to testify under their unacceptable, inappropriate conditions.
At 1 p.m. EST Monday, join us for a national walk-out to show our support for Dr. Blasey Ford. All you need to do is wear black and walk out - of your home, your office, your classroom, wherever you are - and post a picture to your social media with the hashtag #BelieveSurvivors.
If you can’t walk out, you can show your support by posting a video or a picture to this event. Help spread the word: we believe Dr. Blasey Ford. We believe survivors.
Super Dems Yard Sign Blitz
Wednesday, September 26, 4-9 PM. Come on down to campaign headquarters and call Super Dems to place yard signs on key roads, build our email list and recruit volunteers. These will be calls to known supporters. People are happy to put up yard signs IF WE ASK THEM! 714 N Bethlehem Pike, Suite 200, Ambler 19002
Donate to the Horsham Democratic Committee
Donations are welcome via our website at https://horshamdems.nationbuilder.com/donate. Money donated now will be used to help elect Democratic Candidates in the elections this fall, and in the Township and School Board elections in 2019.
Poll Greeters Needed
On Election Day when people go their polls to vote, they may need help or have questions about where to go or who the Democratic candidates are they should vote for. To help these voters the Horsham Democratic Committee organizes Poll Greeters who welcome voters at the polling locations and make sure any questions they have are answered.
This is where you come in: we need people to perform this important task. A polling shift can be as short as one hour, and any amount of time spent on this activity is an investment in our democracy. This is a kid-friendly activity, and young people are encouraged to participate in this role.
If you have an hour or more on Election day, and care enough about the outcome of the election to help people at the polls, please call Caryn Leifer at (609) 519-8255.
Upcoming Township Meetings
The next Township Council Meeting is September 24th.
The next Parks and Recreation Meeting is October 16.
The next Township Planning Commission Meeting is October 2nd.
The next Zoning Board meeting is October 9th.
All Township meetings are currently being held at the Library on Babylon Road. Check our Facebook Events page for times.
Will YOU be a Candidate for School Board or Town Council?
The 2019 Municipal and School Board elections are a little more than 14 months away. If you are thinking of running, or know someone who would be a good candidate, now is the time to come forward and begin to prepare. Campaigns will kick off shortly after the November Mid-Term election. There has never been a better time to run for office in Horsham. Will you make a difference?
Sunday, October 14 (1-3pm) Conshohocken Fundraiser Women in the House (and Senate). Address provided upon RSVP. Please join Turn PA Blue and Rep. Mary Jo Daleyin supporting three amazing Montco candidates: Maria Collett (SD 10), Liz Hanbidge (HD 61), Sara Johnson Rothman (HD 150). You can purchase tickets here.
MCDC Fall Dinner
Save the Date for the MCDC Annual Fall Dinner - Sunday, October 21, 2018!
Guest Speaker: Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel
480 North Gulph Rd
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Forward This Email
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Attention, Horsham Dems! Cradles to Crayons is collecting donations in counties across our area for their most critical collection of the year, The #BIGGive as supported by PECO!
Please donate new and gently used items for local children living in poverty.
More Information: https://www.cradlestocrayons.org/philadelphia/take-action/big-give/.
Items they accept and most need right now: https://www.cradlestocrayons.org/philadelphia/take-action/donate-goods/items-we-accept/
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 10 am - 1 pm
Drop off donations on Saturday, September 29 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (Collection sites listed at the link above). Year round collection sites (including some in Horsham and Hatboro) at https://www.cradlestocrayons.org/philadelphia/take-action/donate-goods/find-local-drop-off/
Autumn weather in our region can transition quickly from summer sun to winter frost. Every year at this time, we see a surge in KidPack requests for local children in need. As we head into our Gear Up for Winter campaign, we need to re-stock the warehouse with children’s essentials to carry us through the coming months. You can help.
PECO® has partnered with Cradles to Crayons to sponsor the BIG GIVE, a multi-county collection day that benefits low income and homeless children across the Greater Philadelphia region. In our Giving Factory warehouse, we’ll process these collected items with our “Quality=Dignity” motto in mind, then hand-select items to create and distribute packages for specific kids.
For you, it’s extra stuff. For a child in need, it’s essential. Please donate on September 29
Join the Upper Dublin Democratic Committee in conjunction with State Representative Candidates Sara Johnson Rothman, Daryl Boling, and Ben Sanchez to announce that they are bringing #IntelligentLives to AMC 309 Cinemas in North Wales, PA on October 1, 2018. The screening will begin at 7:30 pm and will be followed by a discussion with the candidates and guests from the intellectual disability advocacy community.
Seating is limited; please reserve your tickets at bit.ly/2xymXkz today!
Proceeds to benefit efforts that support local young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential.
“By telling these remarkable stories we are striving for greater awareness and acceptance of disability as a natural part of our diversity as human beings”
-Dan Habib, Producer & Director of the new thought-provoking documentary INTELLIGENT LIVES.
This film is opening doors as it captures an emerging paradigm in which people who have accessed supports can successfully participate in general education, college, integrated employment, and relationships.
Learn more and watch the trailer at intelligentlives.org
State Board of Education Special Education Feedback Sessions
October 3, 2018
- 10:00 a.m.– Noon (registration deadline September 28 at Noon)
- Allegheny Intermediate Unit #3
October 9, 2018
- 10:00 a.m. – Noon (registration deadline October 4 at Noon)
- Montgomery County Intermediate Unit #23
November 1, 2018
- Noon – 2PM (registration deadline October 29 at Noon)
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What you can do this week to TURN PA BLUE
Wednesday, September 26, 4-9 PM. Come on down to campaign headquarters and call Super Dems to place yard signs on key roads, build our email list and recruit volunteers. These will be call to known supporters. People are happy to put up yard signs IF WE ASK THEM! 714 N Bethlehem Pike, Suite 200, Ambler 19002
Friday, September 28, Noon-5PM. Lend a hand a campaign headquarters. Help get canvassing packages ready, do some post carding, make some calls, whatever's needed. 714 N Bethlehem Pike, Suite 200, Ambler 19002
Saturday and Sunday, September 29-30, 10 AM- 3PM. CANVASS, CANVASS, CANVASS. We are off to the great start. We have knocked on all the targeted doors in Horsham once, and now its time to for a second pass to catch people we missed. 714 N Bethlehem Pike, Suite 200, Ambler 19002
Schedule for Horsham Democratic Committee Meetings
Horsham Democratic Committee meetings are usually held on the third Tuesday of every month until the General Election: EXCEPTION: Tuesday, Sept 25 (to avoid conflicting with Yom Kippur on our regular 3rd Tuesday date, the 18th), and October 16. All Meetings will be held at the Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church on Witmer Road beginning at 7PM.
October 16th Meeting:
Howard H. Covitz Ph.D. A.B.P.P. is a contributor to the bestselling book "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President" (Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Case-Donald-Trump-Psychiatrists-ebook/dp/B07262SJDC/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1533522789&sr=1-1).
All of our meetings are now posted on our Facebook Page. Please RSVP, like, and share them with your friends!
Schedule for HDC Executive Committee Meetings
The executive committee will be meeting through the summer every Sunday am at 8am, at Peggy Leiby's barn, which is located at 524 Cedar Hill Road. Executive Committee meetings are where we plan events, coordinate activities, and set the direction for the committee. We never have enough people to do all that needs to be done, so all are welcome to attend.