Dangerous Case of Donald Trump this Tuesday, GOTV Starts Saturday!

How can I help this week?

  • Tuesday: Come to the Horsham Dems October Meeting, learn about the Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, and prepare for Election Day
  • Wednesday: Come to the Campaign Office at 714 Bethlehem Pike and help with postcarding and calling people who requested absentee ballots
  • Saturday and Sunday: Help us Get Out The Vote by going door to door to ensure Democratic Voters will come to the polls!

Here are the details:

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump

Horsham Democratic Committee meetings are held at the Yuong Sang Presbyterian  Church on Witmer Road beginning at 7PM. 

Keynote speaker for the 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). 

Attendees are encouraged to bring food donations for the Saint Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.

All of our meetings are now posted on our Facebook Page. Please RSVP, like, and share them with your friends!

It's Crunch Time for Getting Out the Vote!

Starting next weekend, October 20 and 21 all the campaigns pivot from identifying supporters to getting them to actually get put and vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6.  This means that the number of difficult encounters will go way down and the number of people glad to see us will go way up.
Because Horsham lies in two Congressional districts, there will be two staging locations for GOTV starting October 20 and every Saturday and Sunday through Election Day and on Monday and Tuesday, November 5& 6.  
CD 1 :  105 Potters Way, North Wales. It is a private home in a development sitting on Horsham Road near Rt. 152. Pretty close to Horsham. 
CD 4 is Ambler campaign office . 714 N. Bethlehem Pike, Ambler 19002
It is important that we cover the 4th ward and precincts 2-1 and 2-3 to get folks out to vote for Scott Wallace as well as Sara and Maria, Tom wolf and Bob Casey.
You can pick up walk sheets, and get training and paired up, if you want to, on Saturday at 10, noon, 2 or 4, and on Sunday at noon, 2 or 4. 
For those that can’t go door to door, come to campaign headquarters and make GOTV phone calls.
Wednesday, October 17, from 4-7,  there will be phone banking to reach Democrats who requested absentee ballots to remind them to mail the ballots in so they can be counted.  The races for state legislature and for Congress in the 1st CD will be close, so it’s crucial that all absentee ballots get returned.  If you have an hour on Wednesday evening, come on down to campaign headquarters at 714 N. Bethlehem Pike and make some calls!

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.

 

 


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?  


Upcoming Township Meetings 

The next Township Council Meeting is October 22nd.

The next Parks and Recreation Meeting is October 16.

The next Zoning Board meeting is tomorrow November 13.

The next Environmental Advisory Committee Meeting is Oct. 23rd.

All Township meetings are currently being held at the Library on Babylon Road. Check our Facebook Events page for times.

Political Events

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

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.


Susan Glover to Keynote November 20th Meeting and Discuss Efforts to Address Poverty in Horsham

Picture

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul offers service to the needy and suffering in the tradition of it’s founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, Saint Vincent de Paul. One of the oldest and most successful charitable organizations in the world, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a Catholic lay organization of approximately 700,000 people throughout the world who volunteer to seek out and provide person-to-person aid to the poor and needy in 144 countries on five continents. An essential precept of the Society’s work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served.

In Horsham the programs offered by the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul include:
Super Saturdays/Food Pantry – Each Saturday,
members either deliver food to clients in need, or
allow them to “shop” in our donated food pantry
 Guardian Angels/Archangels – Organizes, collects
and distributes gifts and holiday items for needy
families at Christmas and throughout the year
 Project Roadmap – A networking and life-skill
educational program designed to teach clients how
to solve their personal/financial problems
 Financial Assistance – Limited funds are available
to help clients with emergency situations

Susan Glover, President of the Horsham chapter of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, will attend our meeting and discuss the needs of Horsham residents and the programs which are offered by the society to help address these needs. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring food donations for the Saint Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. 

 

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.

 


Voter Registration Deadline TOMORROW, Gun Violence Community Assembly, Chasing Absentee Ballots...

How can I help this week?

  • Today: Check your voter registration and make sure it is current.
  • Also today: Call your friends and ask them if they are registered to vote. Help them to register if help is needed. 

Friends don't let friends forget to register to vote.

  • Tuesday: Go to the Community Assembly on Gun Violence with Fred Guttenberg in New Hope
  • Wednesday, October 10, 4-9 PM: Quality Control on postcards. All the post cards have been written. Now we have to review them to make sure they are ready to go. 
  • Saturday-Sunday, October 13-14, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Canvass for Sara, Maria and the entire Democratic ticket. Enjoy the fall weather and knock on doors for our candidates. 
  • Wednesday, October 17, 4-9 PM: Chasing Absentee Ballots. Make calls to Democrats who received absentee ballots to remind them to mail them in. This is really important; the votes don't count if the ballots are not received by the County by Friday, November 2

Here are the details:

#EnoughIsEnough

An invitation to an event that Orange Wave - Vote for Gun Safety is hosting next week. We are co-hosting, Fred Guttenberg, who lost his daughter Jaime during the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglass. Fred will speak about the importance of voting for gun safety candidates and for pushing our legislators to take action on gun violence prevention. He will be joined by a few students from MSD high school as well as students from Bucks County Students Demand Action.
 
I hope that you will be able to join us! Please RSVP here if you can join us. Tickets are free but required.

The #voterregistration deadline is TOMORROW Oct 9 at midnight

Make sure your voice is heard in the Nov 6 General Election by registering to vote at http://www.register.votesPA.com/ or visiting our#MontcoPA Voter Services office. #BeAVoter#MontcoVotes #EveryVoteCounts

Schedule for Horsham Democratic Committee Meetings

Horsham Democratic Committee meetings are held at the Yuong Sang Presbyterian  Church on Witmer Road beginning at 7PM. 

Keynote speaker for the 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). 

Attendees are encouraged to bring food donations for the Saint Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.

All of our meetings are now posted on our Facebook Page. Please RSVP, like, and share them with your friends!

 


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.

 

Canvassing for the Environment a BIG SUCCESS

It was a full house on Sunday morning as Democrats came to canvass with Maria and Sara with backing from the League of Conservation Voters. As we get closer to Election day the numbers of people coming to help out continue to grow. 

 


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?  


Upcoming Township Meetings 

The next Township Council Meeting is this Wednesday, Oct 10.

The next Parks and Recreation Meeting is October 16.

The next Township Planning Commission Meeting is October 2nd.

The next Zoning Board meeting is tomorrow October 9th.

The next Environmental Advisory Committee Meeting is Oct. 23rd.

All Township meetings are currently being held at the Library on Babylon Road. Check our Facebook Events page for times.

Political Events

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

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.


Community Events

State Board of Education Special Education Feedback Sessions

The State Board of Education is conducting round table sessions for the public that will be used by the board to help identify issues of concern and hear perspectives.
 
Here are the 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 
    • Harrisburg 
    • Noon – 2PM (registration deadline October 29 at Noon)  
 

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If you would like to sponsor the Horsham Democratic Committee, or advertise in this space, please contact us at info@HorshamDems.com. All sponsorship in accordance with applicable Political Donation rules...


What you can do this week to TURN PA BLUE


Wednesday, October 10, 4-9 PM: Quality Control on postcards. All the post cards have been written. Now we have to review them to make sure they are ready to go. Come to Campaign Headquarter, 714 N. Bethlehem Pike, 19002 and help us review cards to be sure they are legible, mention the correct candidate, etc.

Saturday-Sunday, October 13-14, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Canvass for Sara, Maria and the entire Democratic ticket. Enjoy the fall weather and knock on doors for our candidates. We are heading for the home stretch, so spend a few hours working to make change happen. Pick up materials and get trained at the Coordinated Campaign Headquarters, 714 N. Bethlehem Pike, 19002

Wednesday, October 17, 4-9 PM: Chasing Absentee Ballots. Come to Campaign Headquarters, 714 N. Bethlehem Pike, 19002, and make calls to Democrats who received absentee ballots to remind them to mail them in. This is really important; the votes don't count if the ballots are not received by the County by Friday, November 2

 

Susan Glover to Keynote November Meeting and Discuss Efforts to Address Poverty in Horsham

Picture

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul offers service to the needy and suffering in the tradition of it’s founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, Saint Vincent de Paul. One of the oldest and most successful charitable organizations in the world, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a Catholic lay organization of approximately 700,000 people throughout the world who volunteer to seek out and provide person-to-person aid to the poor and needy in 144 countries on five continents. An essential precept of the Society’s work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served.

In Horsham the programs offered by the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul include:
Super Saturdays/Food Pantry – Each Saturday,
members either deliver food to clients in need, or
allow them to “shop” in our donated food pantry
 Guardian Angels/Archangels – Organizes, collects
and distributes gifts and holiday items for needy
families at Christmas and throughout the year
 Project Roadmap – A networking and life-skill
educational program designed to teach clients how
to solve their personal/financial problems
 Financial Assistance – Limited funds are available
to help clients with emergency situations

Susan Glover, President of the Horsham chapter of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, will attend our meeting and discuss the needs of Horsham residents and the programs which are offered by the society to help address these needs. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring food donations for the Saint Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. 

 

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.


Water on Agenda at Council tonight, Walk for the Environment this weekend

How can I help this week?

  • Tonight at 6PM: Join Madeleine Dean, Congressional Candidate in PA 4, for an Equality Phone Bank
  • Tonight at 7PM: Go to the Horsham library and get an update on the water situation.
  • Wednesday: Go the Joint Campaign Office from 4-9 and postcard for candidates
  • Saturday: have coffee with the candidates, then walk door to door for the Environment in Horsham

Here is what you need to know:

JOIN HRC PA & THE PA DEMS -- AND CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE MADELEINE DEAN (CD 4) -- FOR AN EQUALITY VOTER PHONEBANK IN SUPPORT OF DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES

MADELEINE DEAN * SCOTT WALLACE * MARIA COLLETT * ANDREW DIXON * STEVE MALAGARI * LIZ HANBIDGE * LAUREN LAREAU * MEREDITH BUCK * SARA JOHNSON ROTHMAN * REPRESENTATIVE MARY JO DALEY

OCTOBER 1 6-8 PM 

COORDINATED CAMPAIGN OFFICE
714 N BETHLEHEM PIKE SUITE 200 AMBLER PA 19002

Knock on Doors to Protect The Environment: Oct. 6th and Oct. 7th

Attention Horsham Dems!! Next weekend all the campaigns are converging to blanket Horsham with door-to-door canvassing. It will be a great time to join with our neighbors and friends and spread the word about our great candidates. If you have never canvassed before, check this out to see how rewarding it can be http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODN/PhiladelphiaInquirer/Default.aspx

  • Sat, Oct 6, 201810:00 AM  Sun, Oct 7, 20186:00 PM
  • 714 North Bethlehem Pike, Spring House, PA, 19002United States (map)

The Environmental Defense Fund was founded on October 6th, 1967. Their first mission? Stop the use of DDT which was harming Eagles! Swoop would be proud! 

Unfortunately, Horsham Township, Upper Dublin and surrounding areas are FIGHTING TODAY FOR CLEAN DRINKING WATER because of contamination from firefighting foams used on the local military bases. 

Come join us as we KNOCK ON DOORS in Horsham Saturday Oct. 6th and Sunday Oct. 7th to educate residents on this issue and promote Sara Johnson Rothman for State Rep and Maria Collett for State Senate. These candidates have made clean drinking water a priority and their combined endorsements include environmental groups such as Sierra Club, Food & Water PAC and League of Conservation Voters. 

Sign up here: https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/padems/event/28671/
Note: The Eagles game is at 4:30pm on Sunday.

Schedule for Horsham Democratic Committee Meetings

Horsham Democratic Committee meetings are held at the Yuong Sang Presbyterian  Church on Witmer Road beginning at 7PM. 

Keynote speaker for the 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!

 


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. 


Water was on the Agenda at our Committee Meeting on Tuesday September 25 at 7PM 

 

The September meeting of the Horsham Democratic Committee was held at the Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church on Witmer Road beginning at 7PM. 

Our keynote speaker this month was 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. 

Kyle provided the Committee with an update on what is known about the sources of water pollution on the bases, why the process of beginning a cleanup is taking so long, and the multiple areas investigative focus he will be maintaining over the coming months.

Horsham Council receives regular updates on the quality of water in Horsham. The next update is TONIGHT at the Horsham Council meeting at 7PM. An update on the water issue is the major item on the agenda.

Scott Wallace Attended the Horsham Democratic Committee Meeting

 

Also attending the meeting was Scott Wallace, the Democratic candidate in the 1st Congressional District. Scott spoke about his roots in Bucks County, the national importance of the race for the 1st Congressional District, and made sure to ask everyone for their support. 

A significant portion of Horsham, including all areas west of Keith Valley Road, Kohler Parks, and Tennis Avenue, lie within the 1st Congressional District. Scott Wallace is facing well funded opponents flush with outside PAC money. Here is an ad where he discusses his opponent:

Horsham Democratic Committee endorses Scott Wallace and encourages you to actively support his candidacy through volunteer efforts, and by voting for him on election day.

 

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.

 


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?  


Upcoming Township Meetings 

The next Township Council Meeting is TONIGHT at 7PM. Here is the agenda: 

This meeting is basically a water update and all are encouraged to attend.

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.

Political Events

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

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.


Community Events

 

#IntelligentLives Event Tonight!

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

The State Board of Education is conducting round table sessions for the public that will be used by the board to help identify issues of concern and hear perspectives.
 
Here are the 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 
    • Harrisburg 
    • Noon – 2PM (registration deadline October 29 at Noon)  
 

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If you would like to sponsor the Horsham Democratic Committee, or advertise in this space, please contact us at info@HorshamDems.com. All sponsorship in accordance with applicable Political Donation rules...


What you can do this week to TURN PA BLUE

Coffee with the Candidates (And Some Postcarding!) October 6th

  • Saturday, October 6, 2018
  • 9:00 AM  11:00 AM
  • 714 North Bethlehem PikeSpring House, PA, 19002United States (map)

Coffee, conversation and postcarding!

Please join Maria Collett for PA Senate, Liz Hanbidge for State Rep and Sara Johnson for State Rep for coffee, conversation, questions and postcarding on Saturday morning October 6th at their campaign headquarters.

Coffee, snacks and all postcards provided!

 

Open Office Hours

  • Wednesday, October 3, 2018
  • 4:00 PM  9:00 PM
  • Campaign Office  714 N. Bethlehem  Pike,  Ambler, 19002 (map)

The office is open! We will be canvassing, phone banking, texting, and writing postcards.

Come join us! 

Friday, October 5, 2018

Noon-5 PM

  • Campaign Office  714 N. Bethlehem  Pike,  Ambler, 19002 (map)

Come help get ready for the weekend's canvassing, write postcards, help out in other ways.

 

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.

 


#BelieveSurvivors, Be A Poll Greeter, and Big Meeting This Tuesday

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.

#BelieveSurvivors

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?  


Political Events

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

 


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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.


Community Events

#BIGGive

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

#IntelligentLives 

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

The State Board of Education is conducting round table sessions for the public that will be used by the board to help identify issues of concern and hear perspectives.
 
Here are the 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 
    • Harrisburg 
    • Noon – 2PM (registration deadline October 29 at Noon)  
 

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If you would like to sponsor the Horsham Democratic Committee, or advertise in this space, please contact us at info@HorshamDems.com. All sponsorship in accordance with applicable Political Donation rules...


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. 

Keynote speakers: 

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.


Cellini appointed to Environmental Advisory

How can I help this week?

  • Today: Go online to faxzero.com and send faxes to: Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, Heidi Heitkamp and Claire McCaskill to vote NO on Kavanaugh.
  • Tuesday: Visit https://actionnetwork.org/forms/virtual-phonebank-for-tpab-mcdc-absentee-ballot-program/ and join the effort to make sure every voter who needs to receives and returns their absentee ballot
  • Wednesday: Come out and help us 'Touch Base' with Democratic Voters
  • Thursday: Attend the Montco Red2Blue Fundraiser
  • Mark calendars for Door to Door Activity in Horsham on Oct 6 and 7 

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.

Voter 'Touch Base' Activity Wednesday Night

We have many Democratic voters in Horsham who reliably vote. In the effort to register new voters and Get Out the Vote, these voters can sometimes be overlooked. We will be calling reliable voters on Wednesday to 'touch base', make sure they have the facts about our candidates, and see if they want to do more. Do they need more information? Do they want to put a sign on their lawn? Do they have time to canvass their street? We do not take them for granted. Now is the time to ask.

Activities like this are key to a successful campaign. Will you help us do these simple things to help elect Democratic Candidates in Horsham? Meet us at 7PM on Wednesday at the Coordinated Campaign office at 714 N Bethlehem Pike Suite 200, Ambler at 7PM. See you there!

RSVP: https://business.facebook.com/events/299873147462021/

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for October 6 and 7

October 6 and 7 will be Horsham Days of Action.  The campaigns are planning for a big weekend as we will be 30 days from the election.  Be part of the final push that will take us to victory on November 6.  Stay tuned for more details.

If canvassing doesn’t work for you (or even if it does), there are a number of fundraisers coming up to support our candidates

 


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. 


Upcoming Township Meetings 

The next Township Council Meeting is September 24th. 

The next Parks and Recreation Meeting is September 18.

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.

 

Lisa Cellini Appointed to the Environmental Advisory Board

At the last meeting of Horsham Council, the council approved, in a unanimous vote, the appointment of Lisa Cellini to the Environmental Advisory Board. Secretary of the Horsham Democratic Committee, Lisa has worked hard to understand the water issues in Horsham and earned the respect of members of council for her efforts. With a background in Public Health, Lisa will be a valuable contributor to the Environmental Advisory Board and we congratulate her on her appointment.

Horsham has numerous committees with open spots. Advisory committees are a good way to give back to the community in a way appropriate to your interests, experience, and expertise. If you are interested in knowing more, please reply to this email and let us know. We're sure we can find an appropriate spot for you.

 

Key Election Dates:


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?  


Campaign News and Events

Event note: We had scheduled a Karaoke event at the Greene Turtle with TurnPABlue. We ran into some logistics issues and have cancelled the event. We hope to reschedule in the future. Sorry for any inconvenience...

Supreme Court Update: Please go on line to faxzero.com and send faxes to: Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, Heidi Heitkamp and Claire McCaskill to vote NO on Kavanaugh. There is no cost. Please ask others to join.

PHONE BANK FOR ABSENTEE VOTERS IN MONTCO: Volunteers needed for a virtual phone bank to target absentee voters to make sure they request an absentee ballot application. Every vote matters and we want to make sure everyone gets to cast their votes! Connect through this link: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/virtual-phonebank-for-tpab-mcdc-absentee-ballot-program/ If you have any questions, contact jamie@turnpablue.org

Wednesday, September 19,  (4-9 pm) Calling Horsham Super Dems to recruit volunteers.  We have a list of reliable Democratic voters who we want to get more engaged.  Come on down to campaign headquarters and make some calls.  We are looking to get email addresses, and sign up volunteers for canvassing, calling, postcarding, whatever.  714 N Bethlehem Pike, Suite 200, Spring House 19002

Friday, September 21 (noon-5).  Come help out at the campaign office. Help out with what’s needed:  post carding, organizing lit for canvassing, phoning, etc.  Even an hour can make a difference!   714 N Bethlehem Pike, Suite 200, Spring House 19002

MARK YOUR CALENDAR.  October 6 and 7 will be Horsham Days of Action.  The campaigns are planning for a big weekend as we will be 30 days from the election.  Be part of the final push that will take us to victory on November 6.  Stay tuned for more details.

If canvassing doesn’t work for you (or even if it does), there are a number of fundraisers coming up to support our candidates

Thursday, September 20 (6-8 pm) Montco Red to Blue Fundraiser Spring Mill Fire House, 1210 East Hector St. Conshohocken. Tickets can be purchased  here  

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.

 


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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.


Fundraisers

Blue Plate Special Tonight

 

On Monday, September 17 from 6-10pm, the PA Blue Victory Fund, along with over 40 of Philadelphia's top chef and food artisans and Honorary Executive Chef Ed Rendell, will be hosting the Blue Plate Special Event at The Franklin Institute to support our Democratic candidates in Southeastern PA! Please join us for an amazing night of food, dancing and a rally with some of your favorite candidates to take us into the home stretch before Election Day!

Tickets can be purchased through this link: https://pa-blue-victory-fund.ticketleap.com/blue-plate-special/

Candidates will receive $50 for each ticket sold in their name and the candidate who has the most mentions will receive an additional $2500! Just mention your favorite candidate’s name in the comments section when you purchase your tickets. This promotion does not apply to discounted tickets.

TPAB Volunteers can get a special discounted rate of 50% off the $150 level ticket they purchase by entering the code "GrassrootsPABlue" at check out.  Only 250 tickets are available at this special price so be sure to get yours today! The candidate promotion does not apply to discounted tickets. (Clarification: Discounted rate only applies to $150 level tickets. Sorry for any confusion.)

We also need volunteers to help at the event who can arrive by 4:30. If interested, please send name, phone number and State House/Senate Districts (If you know). Think of it this way: if you (or some dedicated young person you know) volunteers from 4:30pm to 10:30pm (set-up to breakdown), you will essentially be making a $180 contribution to the PA Blue Victory Fund which would otherwise go to staffing costs. Thanks for that!

Tickets can be purchased through this link:

Here are some press coverage about the event including a shout out to Turn PA Blue!

 

Montco Red2Blue Thursday September 20

Community Events

Turnpike Interchange?

 

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.

State Board of Education Special Education Feedback Sessions

The State Board of Education is conducting round table sessions for the public that will be used by the board to help identify issues of concern and hear perspectives.
 
Here are the 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 
    • Harrisburg 
    • Noon – 2PM (registration deadline October 29 at Noon)  
 

This Space Available

If you would like to sponsor the Horsham Democratic Committee, or advertise in this space, please contact us at info@HorshamDems.com. All sponsorship in accordance with applicable Political Donation rules...


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... 

https://youtu.be/hxMiCofbA_o

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. 

Keynote speakers: 

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.


Birds, Signage Party, Ganesh Festival Voter Registration: A Busy Week Ahead!

How can I help this week?

  • On Wednesday, join us for the Lawn Sign Party and help us build the Blue Wave!
  • On Saturday and Sunday, help register new voters at the Ganesh Festival;
  • On Saturday and Sunday, help us go door to door and reach voters with our candidate messages;
  • On Sunday, join the candidates and watch our Birds in their first away game of the season.

It is a busy week: read more to find out the details on these fun and important events!

Signage Party Wednesday Night

It is that time of year when signs for candidates begin to sprout on lawns throughout the nation. We need to do our part to help make this happen. On Wednesday night we will have a targeted calling session, to ask committed Democrats if we can place signs on their lawns. Success here will make it apparent our candidates enjoy much support, and help us build the 'Blue Wave'.

Activities like this are key to a successful campaign. Will you help us do these simple things to help elect Democratic Candidates in Horsham? Meet us at 7PM on Wednesday at the Coordinated Campaign office at 714 N Bethlehem Pike Suite 200, Ambler at 7PM. See you there!

RSVP: https://business.facebook.com/events/1124191711078861/

Voter Registration at the Ganesh Festival

Horsham Democratic Committee will be holding a voter registration drive at the Philadelphia Ganesh Festival on Saturday Sept 15 and Sunday Sept 16th. Let us know you can come and help by visiting PGF Schedule and signing up for a shift. Help us make certain this important community is well represented at the polls in November!

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

 

Go Birds!

Join special guest Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and support Sara's campaign for the Pennsylvania State House while cheering on the Super Bowl Champs! In their first away game of the season, the Eagles take on Tampa Bay. Game starts at 1 PM. Food and beer are included in admission. Kids are free.

 

Karaoke at the Greene Turtle September 21

 

This is a social gathering intended to allow people who have not been politically involved the chance to meet and mix with politically active peers in a fun environment.

Meet Candidates running for change in the upcoming election.
Sing With your Friends.
Have Fun!

Free Entry, Cash Bar and Food
Please Drink Responsibly, and If You Do Drink, Please Don’t Drive

Sponsored TurnPA Blue and HorshamDems.org

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.

 


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. 


Upcoming Township Meetings 

The next Zoning Board meeting is September 11th.

The next Township Council Meeting is September 12th. 

The next Parks and Recreation Meeting is September 18.

The next Township Planning Commission Meeting is October 2nd.

All Township meetings are currently being held at the Library on Babylon Road. Check our Facebook Events page for times.

Key Election Dates:


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?  


Campaign News and Events

Sara Johnson Rothman releases campaign ad

Sara has released a campaign ad: here it is: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWf7hJ8Ottc

Coordinated Campaign Events

Saturday, September 15: https://www.facebook.com/events/2137610503174746/   Join with Democrats from Lower Merion and Narbeth and canvass for Sara and Maria.  These folks are coming 45 minutes to help our candidates.  Let's show them a Horsham Dems welcome and canvass to support Sara and Maria.  9:00AM-3:00PM  Campaign Headquarters, 714 N. Bethlehem Pike, Suite 200, Ambler (Spring House near Bergey Ford)

Full House for the Targeted Mailing Party 

Full tables of Horsham Dems prepped a targeted mailing to specific Democrats in Horsham last Wednesday night. We had several new people come to help, as labor day is now behind us and people begin to mobilize for the November election.

Scott Wallace and Sen. Haywood held a Canvass Kickoff on Sunday


Candidate Scott Wallace and Senator Art Haywood held a canvas kickoff on a rainy Sunday. It was packed house with many TurnPABlue members from Elkins Park, Cheltenham, and other Philadelphia suburbs coming to the joint campaign office on Bethlehem Pike.

The rain did not deter the canvassers. Here Scott is shown walking with State Senate candidate Maria Collett.

 


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.


Fundraisers

Blue Plate Special September 17

 

On Monday, September 17 from 6-10pm, the PA Blue Victory Fund, along with over 40 of Philadelphia's top chef and food artisans and Honorary Executive Chef Ed Rendell, will be hosting the Blue Plate Special Event at The Franklin Institute to support our Democratic candidates in Southeastern PA! Please join us for an amazing night of food, dancing and a rally with some of your favorite candidates to take us into the home stretch before Election Day!

Tickets can be purchased through this link: https://pa-blue-victory-fund.ticketleap.com/blue-plate-special/

Candidates will receive $50 for each ticket sold in their name and the candidate who has the most mentions will receive an additional $2500! Just mention your favorite candidate’s name in the comments section when you purchase your tickets. This promotion does not apply to discounted tickets.

TPAB Volunteers can get a special discounted rate of 50% off the $150 level ticket they purchase by entering the code "GrassrootsPABlue" at check out.  Only 250 tickets are available at this special price so be sure to get yours today! The candidate promotion does not apply to discounted tickets. (Clarification: Discounted rate only applies to $150 level tickets. Sorry for any confusion.)

We also need volunteers to help at the event who can arrive by 4:30. If interested, please send name, phone number and State House/Senate Districts (If you know). Think of it this way: if you (or some dedicated young person you know) volunteers from 4:30pm to 10:30pm (set-up to breakdown), you will essentially be making a $180 contribution to the PA Blue Victory Fund which would otherwise go to staffing costs. Thanks for that!

Tickets can be purchased through this link:

Here are some press coverage about the event including a shout out to Turn PA Blue!

 

Montco Red2Blue Thursday September 20

Community Events

 

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.


This Space Available

If you would like to sponsor the Horsham Democratic Committee, or advertise in this space, please contact us at info@HorshamDems.com. All sponsorship in accordance with applicable Political Donation rules...


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... 

https://youtu.be/hxMiCofbA_o

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. 

Keynote speakers: 

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.


Happy Labor Day: It's Time to Mobilize!

Here is what you need to know to be active this week:

Key Dates:

 

 

Targeted Mailing Party This Wednesday

Join the Horsham Dems as we prep a targeted mailing to specific Democrats in Horsham. Help us address and stuff envelopes for Voter Registration, Absentee Ballot reminders, Poll Working, and more... If we have time, we will also write postcards for candidates and make phone calls using a targeted list. 

Activities like this are key to a successful campaign. Will you help us do these simple things to help elect Democratic Candidates in Horsham? Meet us at the Coordinated Campaign office at 714 N Bethlehem Pike Suite 200, Ambler at 7PM. See you there!

To RSVP: https://business.facebook.com/events/1141599222645391/

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.

 

Join Turn PA Blue & Sen. Haywood This Weekend Sept 9 for a Canvass Kickoff!

Early, personal conversations make a difference! Please join Turn PA Blueand State Senator Art Haywood for a canvass kick-off event before we head out to talk to our neighbors in Horsham, Lower Gwynedd, and Hatfield about the important November election and introduce them to Maria Collett, Liz Hanbidge, Sara Johnson Rothman, Steve Malagari, and all of our great candidates up and down the ballot.

RSVP: https://business.facebook.com/events/1895343307428006/ Together we can #turnpablue!

 

Karaoke at the Greene Turtle September 21

 

This is a social gathering intended to allow people who have not been politically involved the chance to meet and mix with politically active peers in a fun environment.

Meet Candidates running for change in the upcoming election.
Sing With your Friends.
Have Fun!

Free Entry, Cash Bar and Food
Please Drink Responsibly, and If You Do Drink, Please Don’t Drive

Sponsored TurnPA Blue and HorshamDems.org

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.

 


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. 


Upcoming Township Meetings 

The next Township Planning Commission Meeting is September 4th.

The next Zoning Board meeting is September 11th.

The next Township Council Meeting is September 12th. 

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.

High School Democrats of Pennsylvania

High School Democrats of Pennsylvania (HSDPA) are the state-wide chapter of the High School Democrats of America, an organization which seeks to unite and engage young Democrats across the nation through political activism.

We are reaching out to you today in search of politically active high school students who may be interested in starting a chapter at their schools, or becoming a member. Additionally, we would like to know how we can be of assistance to you. Are there any open volunteer opportunities or upcoming events in your area that you would like us to share with members? Please let us know how we can contribute.

For more information on HSDPA: Our website, Facebook, Twitter, Medium

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?  


Campaign News and Events

Coordinated Campaign Events

We are about 60 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. To arrange a pickup, call or text the campaign at 610.613.8610 to arrange a 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.


Fundraisers

Blue Plate Special September 17

 

On Monday, September 17 from 6-10pm, the PA Blue Victory Fund, along with over 40 of Philadelphia's top chef and food artisans and Honorary Executive Chef Ed Rendell, will be hosting the Blue Plate Special Event at The Franklin Institute to support our Democratic candidates in Southeastern PA! Please join us for an amazing night of food, dancing and a rally with some of your favorite candidates to take us into the home stretch before Election Day!

Tickets can be purchased through this link: https://pa-blue-victory-fund.ticketleap.com/blue-plate-special/

Candidates will receive $50 for each ticket sold in their name and the candidate who has the most mentions will receive an additional $2500! Just mention your favorite candidate’s name in the comments section when you purchase your tickets. This promotion does not apply to discounted tickets.

TPAB Volunteers can get a special discounted rate of 50% off the $150 level ticket they purchase by entering the code "GrassrootsPABlue" at check out.  Only 250 tickets are available at this special price so be sure to get yours today! The candidate promotion does not apply to discounted tickets. (Clarification: Discounted rate only applies to $150 level tickets. Sorry for any confusion.)

We also need volunteers to help at the event who can arrive by 4:30. If interested, please send name, phone number and State House/Senate Districts (If you know). Think of it this way: if you (or some dedicated young person you know) volunteers from 4:30pm to 10:30pm (set-up to breakdown), you will essentially be making a $180 contribution to the PA Blue Victory Fund which would otherwise go to staffing costs. Thanks for that!

Tickets can be purchased through this link:

Here are some press coverage about the event including a shout out to Turn PA Blue!

 

Montco Red2Blue Thursday September 20

Community Events

  • 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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If you would like to sponsor the Horsham Democratic Committee, or advertise in this space, please contact us at info@HorshamDems.com. All sponsorship in accordance with applicable Political Donation rules...


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... 

https://youtu.be/hxMiCofbA_o

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. 

Keynote speakers: 

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.


Aug 27th: Water on Council Agenda Tonight...

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!

To RSVP: https://business.facebook.com/events/486600258470713/

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... 

https://youtu.be/hxMiCofbA_o

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: 

  1. Explore proposing a non-discrimination ordinance at council;
  2. Explore working with the LBGT Business Council on outreach to businesses in Horsham;
  3. 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.


Community Events

  • 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.


This Space Available

If you would like to sponsor the Horsham Democratic Committee, or advertise in this space, please contact us at info@HorshamDems.com. All sponsorship in accordance with applicable Political Donation rules...


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. 

Keynote speakers: 

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.

 


Come to our Committee Meeting on Tuesday Night... and much more!

Come to our Committee Meeting on Tuesday at 7PM 

Richard Buttacavoli, Vice-Chair, Montgomery County LGBT Business Council, will speak 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.

Richard will discuss LGBT Issues and Initiatives in Montgomery County. All are invited to attend. The meeting will be held at the Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church on Witmer Road beginning at 7PM.


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. 


#StopKavanaugh

On August 26, all across the country, Americans will stand united in commitment to our freedom and our future to demand that the U.S. Senate stop Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for a lifelong appointment to the Supreme Court. United, we will fight to ensure Brett Kavanaugh never gets confirmed by the Senate. We will #StopKavanaugh. Join us for this important rally.

When: Sunday, August 26th
Time: 12-2pm
Where: Paine Plaza, 1401 JFK Pkwy, Philadelphia

Upcoming Township Meetings 

The next Parks and Recreation Meeting is August 21st.

The next Township Council Meeting is August 27th.

The next Township Planning Commission Meeting is September 4th.

The next Zoning Board meeting is September 11th.

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?  


Campaign News and Events

Upcoming Campaign Events

All of these events are located at the coordinated campaign HQ in Ambler/Spring House area at 714 N Bethlehem Pike, Suite 200:

  • Official Campaign Office Opening: Monday, August 20, at 7PM. Join the Pennsylvania Democratic Coordinated Campaign with Maria Collett for State Senate 12, Sara Johnson Rothman for State House 151 & Liz Hanbidge for State House 61, as we open our 2018 campaign office! Friends and family are encouraged to join! Please register at 
    events.mobilizeamerica.io/padems/event/10229/
  • Wednesday Evenings of ActionMaria, Sara, Liz and the PA Dems are hosting mid-week canvassing and phone banking every Wednesday from 4pm-9pm 
  • Friday Afternoon 'Candidates Choice': Fridays between noon-5 is "Candidates' Choice" at campaign headquarters. This can be things like post carding, organizing lit for canvassing, phoning, etc. 
  • Saturday and Sunday Door to Door Canvassing: The plan is to canvass every weekend, alternating between Horsham and Montgomery townships, which together make up over 80% of Sara's district.  Maria's canvassing will be broader to cover the rest of her district. Start times are 9:30 AM and 1 PM. Nothing is more effective than going door to door if you want to make a difference.

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.


Community Events

  • You have now have more time to register for our next Cabinet in Your Community Event in the Southeast region. Our new date is  August 22nd at Montgomery County Community College


    This event will bring members of the Governor’s Cabinet to speak with the public at a townhall like format. The event is FREE and open to the public.  If you are interested in participating, please reply to nralston@pa.gov to request a registration form. 

  • 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

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.


This Space Available

If you would like to sponsor the Horsham Democratic Committee, or advertise in this space, please contact us at info@HorshamDems.com. All sponsorship in accordance with applicable Political Donation rules...


Schedule for Horsham Democratic Committee Meetings

Horsham Democratic Committee meetings are usually held on the third Tuesday of every month until the General Election: August 21, 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. 

Keynote speakers: 

September 25th Meeting:

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.

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.

 


Horsham Night on Tuesday, and much more...

Horsham National Night Out 

  • National Night Out 2018 will be held on Tuesday, August 7 from 6:00 PM -9:00 PM at the Horsham Township Library and Simmons Elementary School complex at 411-435 Babylon Road, Horsham, PA 19044.
  • National Night Out 2018 will be followed by the annual Horsham Township Firework Display, that was cancelled earlier in the year.
  • 2018 National Night Out Event Map

The First Tuesday of August, the Horsham Police Department holds their annual National Night Out celebration. The FREE event, held at Simmons Elementary School, allows residents to explore various Police, Fire and EMS apparatus with hands-on tours of police cars, fire trucks and ambulance. Music, moon bounces, car show, display booths and demonstrations are just a few highlights of this family fun event!

Upcoming Township Meetings

There are two meetings this week: 

Both meetings will be held at the Horsham Township Library on Babylon Road.


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. 


500+ Doors Knocked During Door to Door Horsham Voter Outreach Event Aug 4th

Madeleine Dean, recently endorsed by President Barack Obama as a candidate in the 4th Congressional District, is shown here canvassing with Sara Rothman Johnson in Horsham on August 4th. The event was kicked off by Governor Martin O'Malley, who greeted an enthusiastic crowd with an upbeat speech and ended by playing the guitar...

The campaigns today told us that more than 500 doors were knocked during this event. Another door to door activity is planned for the weekend of August 18/19. Please look out for more details!

Democrats and Doggies at the Horsham Dog Park, August 4th

After the Door to Door voter outreach event, Horsham Dems had a picnic to thank the walkers for their efforts. The event was held at the dog park and furry friends were welcomed. Here are some of the people who attended: as you can see, a great time was had by all.

 


We are looking for Candidates for School Board and 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, will speak 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.

Richard will discuss LGBT Issues and Initiatives in Montgomery County. All are invited to attend. The meeting will be held at the Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church on Witmer Road beginning at 7PM.

Horsham Democratic Committee Announces Kyle Bagenstose as Speaker for September 25th Meeting

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.

Horsham Democratic Committee Announces Howard H. Covitz Ph.D. A.B.P.P. as Speaker for 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). 


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.


Endorsements

Upcoming Campaign Events

  • You may have seen the recent article about texting to build support for candidates Will U Vote 4 Sara and Maria?   Stay tuned, because in the next few weeks you will have a chance to use your computer to text for our candidates.
  • Texting has proven to be very effective in recent elections in getting out the vote.  If you have some time and want to try out texting from your computer, tablet or smart phone, check this out.  https://red2blue.org/texting/.  It’s easy to do (not at all techy), training is provided, and the texts don’t come from your number.  You can squeeze texting in throughout the day, when it works for you.  Register now and be ready to text for Sara and Maria.
  • Bruce Haines is having an event in Conshy on August 16th: 
  • You have now have more time to register for our next Cabinet in Your Community Event in the Southeast region. Our new date is  August 22nd at Montgomery County Community College


    This event will bring members of the Governor’s Cabinet to speak with the public at a townhall like format. The event is FREE and open to the public.  If you are interested in participating, please reply to nralston@pa.gov to request a registration form. 

Schedule for Horsham Democratic Committee Meetings

Horsham Democratic Committee meetings will usually be held on the third Tuesday of every month until the General Election: August 21, 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. 

All of our meetings are now posted on our Facebook Page and on our website. 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.


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