Water on the Agenda at our Committee Meeting on Tuesday September 25 at 7PM
Kyle Bagenstose is 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.
Postcard Party This Wednesday
Postcard Party for Horsham Dems! Help us address welcome letters to newly registered Democrats and write postcards for the candidates! Meet us at the Coordinated Campaign office at 714 N Bethlehem Pike Suite 200, Ambler at 7PM. See you there!
There will be a phone bank happening at the office at the same time: see below for details. Come early and help make calls, or pick up a call sheet while you are there and help us reach our goal of 900 calls to Horsham voters.
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.
Horsham Dems Loop Video
We made a slideshow to play at our last meeting and a lot of people reacted positively to it: mostly it is pictures of good people having fun and changing the world for the better. So here it is again for your enjoyment...
Upcoming Township Meetings
The next Township Council Meeting is tonight August 27th. Water is on the agenda here too:
Join your fellow residents and make your support for the House Bill known.
The next Township Planning Commission Meeting is September 4th.
The next Zoning Board meeting is September 11th.
The next Parks and Recreation Meeting is September 18
All Township meetings are currently being held at the Library on Babylon Road. Check our Facebook Events page for times.
Young Voter Initiative
Montgomery County Democratic Committee has started a young voter registration initiative. Any high school student who would like to lead this charge in their high school, or any adults interested in volunteering, please click this link and complete the presented form.
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?
Richard Buttacavoli, Vice-Chair, Montgomery County LGBT Business Council, spoke at our August 21st Meeting
The Mission of the Montgomery County LGBT Business Council is to create networking, social and business opportunities for LGBT business professionals and allies in Montgomery County. Their vision is to provide support to the Montgomery County business community through education, training, professional development, policy advocacy and adaptation to ensure that workplace environments are welcoming and inclusive regardless of sexual orientations and gender identities.
We had a full house for this presentation about LBGT business and social issues. The following action items were recorded:
- Explore proposing a non-discrimination ordinance at council;
- Explore working with the LBGT Business Council on outreach to businesses in Horsham;
- Work toward organizing a Pride event in Horsham.
To accomplish these goals we are setting up an LGBT Activities action team. If you would like to be part of the team addressing these goals, please reply to this email and let us know!
Campaign News and Events
Coordinated Campaign Events
We are about 70 days away from what some say is the most important election in years. We are ready to start phone banking to get the word out about our great candidates for state legislature, Sara Johnson Rothman (HD-151) and Maria Collett (SD-12). You know their names, but many voters in Horsham do not know them. You can change that by spending an hour or two making some calls over the next 10 days.
We want to make 900 calls to voters in the 4th Ward, and here is how you can make that happen:
1. Pick up a call packet at campaign headquarters, 714 N Bethlehem Pike, Suite 200, Ambler 19002 on Wednesday, August 29, between 4pm-9pm. If you can't make it then, call or text the campaign at 610.613.8610 to arrange another time.
2. If you are an experienced caller, you can make your calls from home, if you want to.
3. If you are new to calling, or would rather call with othersfrom the office, bring your phone. The campaign staff will train you and be with you when you make your first calls. Once you feel comfortable, you may finish your calls from home, or stay and make calls from headquarters; it's your choice.
That's all there is to it. Phoning is an effective way to reach voters, especially in areas, like the 4th, that can be difficult to walk.
Remember the old joke: How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time! If you and a few others are able to make some calls, we will meet our goal.
Forward This Email
Do you know someone who may be interested in helping us elect Democratic candidates? Please forward this email to them, or have them visit our website at http://www.horshamdems.org/help_out to opt in to our emails and get more involved.
- The Hatboro Rotary Club will be holding their annual Lobster Pot Fundraiser on Saturday September 8, 2018 at College Settlement, 600 Witmer Road, Horsham between 4:00 and 10:00 PM, dinner 5:00-7:00 PM. Tickets are $40.00 each which includes either a Filet Mignon or 1/2lb lobster, corn, roll and salad. Children are welcome for a free hot dog dinner. This is a BYOB affair, mixers will be available. There will also be a DJ. This event is rain or shine. For tickets contact
Tom Finerghty, 218 Mimosa Lane, Hatboro, PA 19040, (215) 518-1807
- UPDATE: Lynn Davis of the Horsham Dems is trying to put together a table of 10 people to go. If you would like to go with her, please email her at LynnDavis6@verizon.com, or call her at 267 344 1713.
Philadelphia Ganesh Festival at Bharatiya Temple in Chalfont is one of the largest Ganesh Festivals in North America. Many members of the Horsham community attend, and all are invited. Events run from September 12 - September 23rd. Details can be found on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/Philadelphia-Ganesh-Festival-at-Bharatiya-Temple-164104420333163/about/?ref=page_internal.
There is a very important meeting scheduled for Sept. 20th at the Fort Washington Fire House in Upper Dublin. It is the beginning stage of a possible Welsh Road Turnpike Interchange on Welsh Road in front of Prudential Insurance, with completion in 12-15 years. Open House format, all are encouraged to attend.
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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.