Candidate Reveal Kicks off 2019 Horsham Elections

Here is what you need to know right now:

Candidate Reveal Party and Campaign Fundraiser

Horsham Democratic Committee is hosting a Candidate Reveal Party and Fundraiser on January 31st at the Ukrainian Sports Club - Tryzub located at 1 Lower State Road at County Line Road. The event will run from 6PM - 9PM.

At this event we will be introducing two candidates for Horsham Council, as well as a candidate for Hatboro-Horsham School Board. Valerie Arkoosh and Ken Lawrence, running for re-election as Montgomery County Commissioners, will also be attending.

Horsham has two council positions up for election this year. With two Democratic councillors already elected, it is possible to swing Horsham council from red to blue, but we cannot do it without supporting our candidates in the Primary and through the Municipal Election. 

Tickets are available on our website at HorshamDems.org, or at the door. Please RSVP, purchase tickets, share this event with your friends, and bring as many people as possible. An early show of support will enable our candidates to move forward confidently. Let's fill the room and show them Horsham is behind them.

 

 

 

 

2019 Key Dates

Below is the calendar from the PA Department of State for the 2019 Municipal Elections.

The important take-aways from this schedule for our Horsham election plan  are these: 

  • Our first task will be to introduce our candidates to the Horsham community
  • We must get petitions completed to get their names on the Primary Ballot
  • We must Get Out The Vote for the Primary Election on May 21

The first task will be accomplished at our candidate reveal party on January 31st. 

We will be asking everyone to come together and help us gather petition signatures for our candidates. Petition period this year is from February 19 to March 12. There will be many opportunities to gather signatures, with door to door canvassing activities as well as organized petition parties.

Petition signing activities set us up well for GOTV activities. We will be communicating dates and activities for this soon and look forward to seeing you at our activities and events.


If for some reason you cannot participate in our activities, you can still support the Horsham Democratic Committee in our efforts to elect Democratic Candidates. Elections are costly and even a small contribution can make a big difference. Please make a donation today to support our candidates and our efforts to elect them.

 

 


PA Schools Work to Keynote Horsham Dems February Meeting

Join us on February 19th for our Monthly public meeting of the Horsham Democratic Committee.

Our agenda includes presentations by candidates for public office, updates by elected officials, and practical information for committee members and guests.

This month our keynote presentation is provided by Tomea A. Sippio-Smith, K-12 Policy Director, Public Citizens for Children and Youth, representing Pa Schools Work- A coalition of organizations from across PA representing teachers and other educators; urban, suburban, and rural communities; and parents and other community members working together for advocate for more state funding for K-12 public school education. This campaign builds on the work of the Campaign for Fair Educational Funding, the effort that was instrumental in gaining support for bipartisan enactment to a fair funding formula in 2016.

Following the keynote, we will be providing training on how to properly gather petition signatures for candidates who wish to be on the ballot in the upcoming primary election.

This gathering will be hosted at the Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church on Witmer Road in Horsham, beginning at 7PM.

Horsham Dems 2019 Meeting Schedule

Horsham Democratic Committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month. Our agenda includes presentations by candidates for public office, updates by elected officials, and practical information for committee members and guests. Our 2019 meeting schedule is as follows: 

February 19th
March 19th
April 16th
May 21st (also Primary Election day, so this may turn into an after-party, stay tuned!)
June 18th
July 16th
August 20th
September 17th
October 15th
November 19th - This will be a post-election Celebration and Volunteer Appreciation event

All of our regular meetings are hosted at the Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church on Witmer Road in Horsham, beginning at 7PM. You can find our complete event listing on Facebook here.


If for some reason you cannot participate in our activities, you can still support the Horsham Democratic Committee in our efforts to elect Democratic Candidates. Elections are costly and even a small contribution can make a big difference. Please make a donation today to support our candidates and our efforts to elect them.

 

 


Community Events

CeaseFirePA's Rally for Action in Harrisburg

Join CeaseFirePA on January 29th as we rally at the Capitol to remind the General Assembly that gun violence has not taken a break and that citizens across the Commonwealth are ready for legislative action. Follow the link to sign up for a seat on the bus!

Update on Medicare for All
Monday, February 11, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM at the Horsham Public Library

Caryn Leifer, representing National Nurses United, will be providing an update on the status of proposed legislation by Representative Pramila Jayapal, D Washington, for Medicare 4 all (universal health care) Previously this has been listed as HR676. She has not yet reintroduced the bill and therefore it has no number and not sure of committee assignment as of now. We will also discuss its relationship to ACA.

Fair Districts Volunteer Update - Public Welcome
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM at the Horsham Public Library

Fair Districts' Kate Doyle and Rich Rafferty will provide updates on 2019 Redistricting Reform legislation strategy, current legislation status with local legislators and key Harrisburg leaders and our plans for continued citizen outreach in Montgomery County and Southeast PA. We will also focus on what individual Fair Districts volunteers can do to keep our legislators aware of the urgent need for Redistricting Reform in 2019

 

That's all we have for right now. Please forward this to your friends, save the dates, and contact us at info@horshamdems.org if you have questions or would like to volunteer!


Save the Date! 2019 Fundraiser and Candidate Reveal!


Get on Board Supporting Horsham Services

Are you concerned about water quality in Horsham? Would you like to have more direct input into the decisions that are being made that directly affect the health and finances of you and your family? 

What about the plans to commercially develop areas of Horsham? Have lots of questions you wish you could more directly get answers to? Ever thought, or said, that you could do a better job than the people currently in charge?

What if, instead of asking for answers, you could become one of the people with the answers? Wouldn't that be great? 

Well guess what? You can.

Horsham Services like Water & Sewage, Commercial Development, the Public Library, and the preservation of places of Historical significance are overseen by Boards and Commissions that advise and in many cases directly oversee these activities. Several of these boards and commissions now have vacancies that must be filled. The application process is simple: 

  • write a letter of interest
  • print out your resume
  • mail them or drop them off at the Township Office, currently located at 1025 Horsham Road.

These opportunities are not widely advertised by the current council, but we have learned the following important positions are open:

 

Horsham Water and Sewer Authority: 5 Year Term

The meetings are held at the Authority Building, 617 Horsham Road, on the second and fourth Monday of every month at 7:30 P.M. (215) 672-8011. The Horsham Township Sewer Authority was created in 1963 and comprises seven residents of the Township who are appointed by Council. 

They are organized under the Municipalities Act of 1945, for the purpose of constructing or otherwise providing the facilities necessary to furnish sewage disposal in Horsham. The authority presently owns one sewage treatment plant. It has entered into various agreements with the Upper Moreland/Hatboro Joint Sewer Authority concerning the sewage treatment in the eastern portion of Horsham. 

In 1997, the articles of incorporation were amended so as to designate this authority to also provide water to the township. Their commitment enabled the consolidation of the former water authority. 

The Horsham Watwer and Sewer Authority Board meets on the 2nd & 4th Mon. of each month at 7:30PM at the Water and Sewer Authority offices at 617 Horsham Road.


Industry and Commercial Development Authority: 5 Year Term

The Industrial and Commercial Development Authority was established in 1977 and consists of residents appointed by Council. They are governed by the provisions of the industrial and commercial development authority laws. 

This authority exists and operates for the purpose of alleviating unemployment, maintaining employment at a high level and creating and developing business opportunities by construction, improvement, rehabilitation, revitalizing and financing of industrial, commercial, manufacturing, and research and development enterprises 

The Industrial and Commercial Development Authority meets on an as-needed basis 


Historical Advisory Committee: 5 Year Term

The Historical Commission comprises five residents who are appointed by Council. Its purpose is to advise Council in identifying and preserving historical sites, buildings, papers, documents and relics of historical significance to Horsham Township. 

The Historical Commission meets on an as-needed basis 

 


Library Board of Directors: 3 Year Term

The Library Board was established in October of 2002 to work with the Township Council to administer the affairs of the free, public, non-sectarian library under the provisions of the Library Code, the Act of June 14, 1961, P.L. 324, (24 P.S. 4401) as amended. 

The Library Board of Directors meets on an as-needed basis. 

These positions will be filled in a council meeting soon, so do not wait to apply. This is your opportunity to be a part of the solution. If you have any questions about these positions, what they entail, or how to go about applying, please email us at info@horshamdems.org. 


Nov 20 Meeting to Discuss Efforts to Address Poverty in Horsham

Thank You!

As we approach Thanksgiving, a heartfelt thank you to all who have worked with us in this past year:
We have accomplished a lot, grown as a team, and been active, effective participants in one of the most consequential mid-term elections in modern history.

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 on this coming Tuesday night, November 20 at 7PM at the Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church at 706 Witmer Road, 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. 

Welcome to the 2019 Election Cycle

All politics are local, and as J.R.R Tolkien famously said, "it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay...", and so it is that I welcome you to the 2019 election cycle, where we ordinary folk now have the opportunity to work within the boundaries of our own township, even as great and terrible things may happen well above or far away.
Our objectives in this election cycle are simple:
  • to flip the Horsham Township council to a Democratic Majority, and
  • to bring additional support to our Democratic representative within the Hatboro-Horsham School Board.
A local election cycle is different from a mid-term election cycle: we must be more self-reliant, and our success or failure rests solely in our own hands. 
In this cycle, if we do not do it, it does not get done.
In order to succeed, we must prepare to succeed. 
Here are the immediate things we will do to prepare to succeed in the coming cycle:
Refresh the Elected Committee
Some members of the elected committee have indicated they do not wish to continue; some other people have communicated a desire to join. 
If you are in either of these buckets, or are interested in knowing more, please reply to this message and let us know so we can figure out how to make the necessary changes happen.
Refresh the Executive Committee
Over the past several months we have made some 'field commissions': on the fly assignments of accountability for needed activities like communications, recruiting, and events. 
In addition to these accountabilities, we now assume an important new one: campaign management.
Commitment to one of these roles means the following: 
  • regular attendance at the weekly Executive Committee meetings, which we currently hold on Sunday mornings at Peggy's house at 524 Cedar Hill Road;
  • commitment to the team that you will make sure any required work in the committed area is completed promptly, with quality and attention to detail;
  • barring unforseen circumstances, fulfilling your mandate through the entire 2019 election cycle.
If you are interested in being one of our leaders in:
  • Communications
  • Recruiting
  • Events
  • Campaign Management
or in some other area, please let us know by replying to this email. 
We will discuss assignments for the coming year at the next Executive Committee Meeting, which will be held on December 2nd at Peggy's house at 524 Cedar Hill Road.
As always, all are welcome to attend this meeting.
Gather our Candidates
If you would like to be a candidate for either Horsham Town Council, or for Hatboro-Horsham School Board, now is your time. Please inform us of your intention to run, or your desire to explore whether running would be right for you (we can help you with that....), by replying to this email or by calling me at 267 251 9479.

In Conclusion
As you can see, we have a lot going on.
To succeed in what we are now attempting, historic change within our township, good intentions are not enough.
To succeed, we need your help and active participation.
If this is something you can offer, we are ready for you now.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Malcolm Stanley
Chair, Horsham Dems


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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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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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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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)  
 

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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.


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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.


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