Here is what you need to know this week:
Postcard Party at Cellini Studios July 10th
Join us on July 10th at 7PM for a Postcard Party at Cellini Studios and Gallery, 113 Poplar Street 2nd floor, in Ambler. Horsham Democrats will be writing postcards for Sarah Rothman Johnson, Maria Collett, and sending welcome letters to newly registered Democrats in the Horsham Area. All are welcome to come and help! RSVP at https://business.facebook.com/events/223510315038923/
Summer Celebration Picnic on July 15
The Summer Celebration picnic is coming up FAST! Speakers have now been announced:
- Josh Shapiro, Attorney General of Pennsylvania
- Madeleine Dean, Congressional Candidate for Pennsylvania's 4th District
- Dr. Val Arkoosh, Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners
- Ken Lawrence, Vice Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners
ASL Interpretation is available for this event: please request by Friday, July 6th if you would like to take advantage of this availability.
Many people are helping out with this event. If you would like to help out by bringing food, helping to organize games, or in any other way, please visit the Signup Genius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0945ada8283-upper and let the organizers know!
Shira Goodman of CeaseFirePA to Keynote Horsham Dems Meeting July 17th
CeaseFirePA is a statewide organization working with mayors, police chiefs, faith leaders, community organizations, and individual Pennsylvanians to take a stand against gun violence. Through outreach, education, coalition building, and advocacy, CeaseFirePA works to reduce gun violence and gun tragedies in our communities, stop the flow of illegal guns onto our streets, and keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have them.
Shira Goodman is the Executive Director of CeasefirePA and was recently a primary candidate for the 4th PA Congressional District. On July 17th Shira will join us at our monthly Horsham Democratic Committee Public Meeting to discuss Gun Violence in PA and what you can do to help address it.
The meeting will be held at the Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church on Witmer Road beginning at 7PM. Please RSVP on our FB page at https://business.facebook.com/events/462285394224492/
Important EPA Meeting in Horsham July 25th
The EPA will hold an all-day event in Horsham, Pennsylvania on July 25, 2018 on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The event will include a working session in the morning, followed by a listening session. If you are interested in attending the event, please register here: https://www.epa.gov/pfas/forms/pfas-community-engagement-horsham-pa. Those interested in speaking should select the option to speak while registering. The event is open to the public and press.
Door to Door Horsham Voter Outreach Event Aug 4th
Door to Door Canvassing is the single most effective way to get out the vote and make sure that voters are informed about the issues and the candidates. Horsham Democrats will be walking door to door in Horsham Neighborhoods on August 4th from 12 Noon until 3PM. Meet at Peggy's barn, 524 Cedar Hill Road, for training, walk sheets, and candidate information. Walk in teams, engage with voters, make a direct impact in the upcoming election. Please RSVP at https://business.facebook.com/events/306856213189512/
Democrats and Doggies at the Horsham Dog Park, August 4th, 4PM - 7PM
It's the (hot) dog days of summer, so what better way to meet new and long time Democrats in Horsham than a BBQ at the dog park. Bring your fur baby and meet us in the early evening for hot dogs, a meet and greet with Democratic candidates, some serious tennis ball throwing, and a whole lot of fun.
Please RSVP at https://business.facebook.com/events/1899058453518642/, and leave a picture of your precious puppy in the comments!
Upcoming Campaign Events
Tuesday, July 10 (1pm) Texting Quality Control Training with Red2Blue
VOLUNTEER TEXTING LEADS NEEDED: Turn PA Blue is going to be doing a lot of texting for candidates in the coming months with our amazing partner Red2Blue. One of the most time-consuming but crucial aspects of our P2P texting program is quality control. If you are tech savvy, detail-oriented and committed to Turning PA Blue, this is the task for you! Specifically, we are looking to train more volunteers to review texters' conversations, give feedback to volunteers, and find abandoned conversations and reassign them. To join the training webinar, sign up here. If you are unable to participate but interested in learning more about how you can be a texting lead, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat. July 14 - Canvassing withMaria Collett (SD 12) For more info: https://goo.gl/EAWGst
- Sat. July 21 - Canvassing with Sara Johnson Rothman (HD 151) For more info: https://goo.gl/ce6fef
- Writing postcards to send to voters to inform them about candidates, upcoming elections, and other campaign activities is proving quite effective. Something you can do by yourself, or with friends. Write postcards from the comfort of your home on your own schedule. Please sign up here: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/volunteer-to-write-postcards-to-help-turn-pa-blue?source=email&
Schedule for Horsham Democratic Committee Meetings
Horsham Democratic Committee meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of every month until the General Election: July 17, August 21, September 18, and October 16. All Meetings will be held at the Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church on Witmer Road beginning at 7PM.
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.
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