Happy Pi Day! Upcoming Events and Activities

Caryn Leifer To Keynote Horsham Dems March Meeting with Update on Medicare for All

Join us on Tuesday, March 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 our own Caryn Leifer, who will provide an update on activities related to Medicare for All.

Following the keynote, we will be providing information on our weekly program of door to door voter outreach in support of local candidates, which begins on Saturday, March 23rd.

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

 

 

 

 


 

Direct Door to Door Voter Outreach Wins Elections. Will You Help Us Win?

Door to door direct voter outreach, also called 'canvassing', is the single most effective thing a person can do to help a candidate win an election.

To support our local Horsham candidates we will be conducting a door to door voter outreach program happening every Saturday beginning on Mar 23rd and ending on May 18, the Saturday before the Primary Election.

The gathering place each Saturday is Peggy Leiby's barn at 524 Cedar Hill Road. Current Walk Sheets, Clipboards, and Palm Cards will be available for distribution beginning at 10am every Saturday, and may be returned at any time during the weekend to the provided drop-box.

Walkers are encouraged to RSVP on our facebook page, and to draw attention to these events to attract more canvassers. We will provide training for people who are new to this type of outreach, and pair people up so no one is asked to walk alone. 


Meet the Candidates 

These are the local candidates running in the election this year: 

Horsham Council: 

Hatboro-Horsham School Board: 

 


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.


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: 

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.


Come Party with us... and support your local democracy!

Democracy depends on free and fair elections. To have such elections, candidates must be on the ballot. For candidates to be on the ballot, the people must ask for them to be there. In Pennsylvania this is accomplished through candidate petitions: registered members of each party sign petitions asking for individual candidates to be included on the ballot of the Primary election, which will be held on May 21st this year.

An important first step in helping us elect Democratic Candidates in this election cycle is attending a petition signing event and registering your request that Democratic candidates be included on the Primary Ballot.

There are two events coming up where you can do this easily and quickly, while having fun in the process!


Horsham Democratic Committee Annual Petition Signing Party!

There will be petitions for candidates for:

 - Horsham Council

 - Hatboro-Horsham School Board
 - Montgomery County Commissioners
 - Montgomery County Judges
 - Montgomery County Row Offices


Free Notary Services will be available for signed petitions.

Donations Welcomed
Minimal $10 Silver $25 Gold $50 Platinum $100

Music, Light Fare and Desserts will be served.

Thursday, February 28, 2019
6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Local Union 542 Operating Engineers Hall
1700 block of Susquehanna Rd in Dresher
Entrance on Susquehanna Rd
Parking in rear of building

Petition signing is the first step in electing Democratic candidates: if the petitions are not signed, they are not on the primary ballot. Come participate in this important activity which underlies our democracy.


Area 7 Petition Signing Breakfast and Candidate Meet and Greet

Join us for breakfast at Palz Tap House, 1902 County Line Rd, Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania 19006, sign a few petitions and meet the candidates who will be running at the township and county level. Candidates we'll be hearing from include school board, commissioners, Common Please Court judges and more.

Cost:
$20.00 Committee Persons
$25.00 Members at Large and Guests

Additional Contributions are welcome!


Meet the Candidates 

These are the local candidates we will be gathering signatures for: 

Horsham Council: 

Hatboro-Horsham School Board: 

 


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.


Thanks for reading this far: we hope to see you on Thursday, on Saturday, and at one of our many upcoming campaign events!


Get to Know Susan4GoodDigitalCitizens!



Susan Hunsinger Hoff has announced her run for Hatboro-Horsham School Board.

Who is Susan Hunsinger Hoff?

In her own words:

"I am a long-time resident of Horsham and Hatboro, spending the first 21 years of my life in Horsham.  I am a retired educator and current resident of Hatboro. I began my professional career in the Philadelphia Public School System, teaching 4th grade in North Philadelphia, and later serving for 42 years as a teacher of 5th grade at Germantown Academy in Fort Washington. I also taught for 11 of my 44 teaching years in the Master’s Degree Program at Chestnut Hill College, as adjunct professor of curricular technology to prospective reading specialists and master teachers.

Throughout my work as curricular technology coordinator, I received numerous grants through which I pursued a variety of topics, including electronic portfolio assessment, skills-based hands-on instruction through interactive whiteboards, digital citizenship, differentiated math instruction, multicultural view of American history, literacies in an interdisciplinary curriculum, and the integration of mobile devices into the K-12 curriculum. I presented at international, national, and local conferences, including the International Society for Technology in Education, The Delaware Valley Reading Association, and the National Staff Development Council.

Since my retirement in 2014, I have remained active in the educational community.  I served on the Advisory Board of The Center on Innovations in Learning (CIL), “a national content center established to work with regional comprehensive centers and state education agencies and build their capacity to stimulate, select, implement, and scale up innovations in learning.”  In 2016, CIL published my work, a “Practice Guide” entitled Personalized Learning with Digital Devices that describes best practices and presents innovative ideas for personalizing instruction through the use of mobile devices.

I currently hold the position of Vice President in charge of charitable giving for the Woman’s Club of Suburban Philadelphia, a nonprofit group that supports the educational, emotional, and physical needs of children in Montgomery and Bucks Counties."

What is Susan's signature issue?

Digital Citizenship

"I want to work with Hatboro-Horsham Schools to keep our children safe, both in the actual world and the virtual cyber world. I have much experience in developing K-12 curriculum that addresses the scope and sequence of skills needed to be happy, successful, and safe as digital citizens. 

During my last two years of teaching I chaired a K-12 committee on “Digital Citizenship," working on curriculum that addressed topics such as online privacy and security, media literacy, online communication skills, cyberbullying, internet safety, self-image and online identity, relationships, and reputation. I believe these topics need to be addressed throughout the K-12 curriculum in every discipline and unit of study to assure a happy and healthy future for our children… and our country!"

 

You can find Susan on the web at https://Susan4GoodDigitalCitizens.com. Go there now to sign up for periodic messages from her campaign, and make a small donation to support her run for Hatboro-Horsham School Board. 

 


Meet the Candidates Tuesday, Start Helping to Elect Them Saturday

Meet the Candidates at the Horsham Dems Monthly Meeting

HorshamDems.Org is hosting it's monthly meeting on this coming Tuesday, Feb 19th, and our candidates for Horsham Council and Hatboro-Horsham School Board will be there. 

Meet the candidates in a friendly atmosphere, ask questions, and get to know the Democrats running for public office in our area in 2019!

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

 


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.


Help Elect Local Candidates Starting This Coming Weekend

Upset about the wall? Worried about the children still separated from their parents? Not sure the recent EPA PFOA/PFAS water quality announcement is going to make any difference at all? 

The most effective way to resist and to protest is working to elect Democratic candidates at all levels of government. Join the Horsham Democratic Committee and Turn PA Blue in our 2019 campaign kickoff, door to door canvassing in support of local candidates in Horsham for town council and school board. 

Gather on Saturday, Feb 23rd, at 10am at Bryn and Danes Healthy Fast Food, 40 Privet Road at Horsham Road at Horsham Road. Gather petition signatures for candidates to place them on the ballot. Raise awareness of the primary election and the candidates running in it. Walk Sheets, clip boards, and training will be provided. 

 


 

Learn more about Lisa Cellini who is running for Horsham Council

 


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.


Learn more about Natasha Bagchi, who is running for Horsham Council


Community Events

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!


Get to know Lisa4Horsham

Lisa Cellini has announced she is running for Horsham Council.

Who is Lisa Cellini?

Lisa is a twenty-year resident of Horsham, a master's prepared public health nurse and a clean water advocate. In addition, she is a small business owner and the mother of three children. 

In her own words: 

"I am a master’s Prepared Public Health Nurse and I have my bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from La Salle University

After many years of hospital work I worked at the Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) for five years when it was first formed in the early 90’s. I was Director of Nursing and Clinical Services and oversaw  a staff of 30, ran two health centers, one in Pottstown and one in Norristown and managed a budget of about one million dollars

I am a Clean Water Advocate and helped to form BuxMont Coalition for Safer Water a group of concerned, relentlessly dedicated people trying to make sure we have clean drinking water.

I am the owner and operator of an art gallery in Ambler and enjoy bringing arts and culture into the area. My Husband Carl, owns and runs two successful businesses in Ambler, a computer hardware and service business and a school of martial arts.

I am the Mother of three children, two of which attended HH schools K – 12. They are now at PSU. One is in graduate school and the other is a junior. Our daughter, who is much older, was raised mostly in Springfield Montgomery County and is the mother of three active boys."

Why is Lisa running?

Lisa is running for Horsham Council because: 

  • Horsham Township residents have a right to clean, safe, drinking water and should not be paying a surcharge on their water bill to clean up the water contaminated by chemicals used on the Willow Grove Naval Air Base. 

  • Residents who drank public water in Horsham prior to 2016 should have access to free biomedical testing for per-fluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals in their body so they can work with their health care provider to maintain good health. I believe it is the responsibility of the State and Federal government to pay for this testing and I will work to hold them accountable .

  • One of the strengths of Horsham Township is our network of preserved open space and walking trails. I believe we should have a more environmentally conscious approach to how we care for and protect our Township land. This includes being a leader in practices such as  recycling and reducing single use plastic and not using harmful herbicides and pesticides. I will make sure park staff are trained in environmentally conscious ways of caring for our public lands.

  • Horsham Township would benefit from enhancing the arts and culture scene, such as more diverse restaurants, a theater and art and music venues so more people will be interested in living and working and in Horsham. I will work with the zoning board and business community to promote these ideas.

  • While our Township has thrived in recent years, our leadership has become  insular and stagnant. New ideas, fresh faces and   increased energy will invigorate our community. I believe that maintaining sound fiscal management with an enhanced  vision for our future is the best path to take.  

  • In the spirit of open government I will strive to establish transparency in the hiring and awarding of contracts as well as the televised broadcasting of Council and board meetings... 

  • With belief in equal opportunity for persons of all cultural backgrounds, genders, races and religions, I will work to promote diversity in Township government hiring practices and board appointments.  In lieu of state and federal protections I will also support an anti discriminatory-resolution aimed at protecting people who identify as lesbian, gay, transgender and queer.

  • It is time to end one party rule in Horsham.

How do I learn more about Lisa and how to support her in her run for council?

Visit Lisa's web site at http://www.lisa4horsham.com, or text LISA to 215 608 0773 to join her campaign and learn more.


Get to know Natasha4 Horsham

Natasha Bagchi recently announced her run for Horsham Council. 

 

 

 

 

Who is Natasha? 

Natasha has over 20 years of experience as a Global Commercial Marketing Leader.   She works in the pharmaceutical industry and most recently led Digital Marketing Strategy for Pfizer's LATAM countries.  Just this past fall, Natasha made the decision to start her own Pharmaceutical Marketing Consulting company, where she could harness her professional experience at Ernst & Young, Deloitte Consulting, and Merck.  Now, she helps companies  deliver true value to their patients and customers by reimagining health and wellness using design thinking approaches and cultivating the power of mindfulness, neuroscience and agility.

In 2003, Natasha married her husband Indranil, upon which Natasha moved from New York to Horsham.  Indranil earned his PhD in Health Economics and is currently the Senior Vice President and Head of Global Value and Access at Novartis.  They have two children, Celina (12) and Ishaan (7).  Celina started playing soccer with Horsham Soccer Association when she was just 4, with mom and dad coaching the team.  After 7 years of both rec and travel with HSA, Celina moved to PA Rush.  She swam with Hatboro Horsham Aquatics Association for 3 years after learning to swim fantastically in the school district program at Simmons.  Ishaan followed in his sister's footsteps and has been playing with HSA for 3 years, and he joined their Travel Team just this past fall.  Ishaan also plays for Hatters Hoops and wants to join the Hatboro Horsham Aquatics Association as well.  While at Simmons Elementary, Celina was identified as a gifted student and participated in the weekly enrichment program.  After the 4th grade, Natasha and Indranil decided to move Celina to Germantown Academy to further meet their expectations on rigorous academics and a strong culture of diversity.  Both Celina and Ishaan are currently students at GA.  

Along with her membership in many professional organizations and meetups, Natasha is a member of the United Nations Association and has served on various non-profit boards focusing on eliminating Child Sex Trafficking.  Natasha was also an active member of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders until 2017.  She has worked on many initiatives to supporting diversity and inclusion.  Until 2017, Natasha was part of a Sustainable Development Committee helping the UN to achieve their 2030 goals.  Natasha has a very deep commitment to children's interests and protecting the vulnerable.  

Natasha is an artist who loves painting and sewing.  She and her husband are committed to physical fitness, well being and practice Mindfulness.   On occasion, she enjoys strumming a guitar...  though she is self taught so not that good yet!

Why is Natasha Running for Horsham Council?

In her own words:

"15 years ago my husband and I built our first home here in Horsham because this community was we wanted to raise our children.  Unfortunately, since then, we watched Horsham lose ground as neighboring townships kept building more, advancing more, retaining business and even enticing some current Horsham businesses to move to their community. We've watched as their schools have maintained and even improved their ratings and, the residents have more services and opportunities. Horsham leaders are still gloating about being recognized as "one of the best places to live in America"- except that was in 2013!  Horsham has made little progress since 2013. Our Naval Air Base is deteriorating everyday; the base has caused our water to be laced with toxic chemicals and outrageously, we are each paying to clean it; most of our commercial spaces are outdated and unattractive; our walking score is a nonexistent 23; our school district is disappointingly ranked 180th out of 603 in the state....  We've all watched as Horsham has fallen behind!"

What is Natasha hoping to accomplish?

Natasha has developed the following platform: 

"Let's rethink economic development:  I want to  reduce the economic burden on residents by incentivizing businesses to commit in Horsham and grow even more in Horsham.  When Horsham is good for business, business invests in Horsham and our residents get more services and benefits.

Let's get shovels in the ground at the Naval Base:  The base is an eye sore and is the cause of our toxic drinking water, I have proven ideas to accelerate the remediation so that we don't have to rely on water filters forever, and we can launch the NAS-JRB Willow Grove Redevelopment Plan, generating powerful revenue for community reinvestment

Let's be a welcoming community:  Studies show that communities enriched with a diverse population tend to have better schools and higher median incomes, I want to develop ways to attract new residents and grow our diversity population and enrich the culture of Horsham

Let's get students in control: I want to help empower the student population to demand the school district meet higher expectations of academic excellence and compete with our neighboring districts

Let's increase the value of our property:  By becoming a go-to city for new residences and businesses, we can finally start seeing our house values increase at the same rate (or even better) as those in our neighboring communities

Let's modernize Horsham:  With diligent planning and a whole lot of outlook, we can push for progress and modernize Horsham by leveraging existing resources, adding bike lanes on streets and, build sidewalks to increase our walk score

I am running for council because I care about Horsham and I believe I can make Horsham more holistically attractive for residences and businesses.  

I have successfully navigated complex organizations burdened with bureaucracy and I can navigate Horsham too 

I have 20 years of experience as a senior executive marketing leader working across the globe

I have managed budgets in the tens of millions

I have worked within the top Management Consulting firms and the #1 pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, amongst others

I know how to brand and sell and, I have a proven track record of getting things done. 

I can navigate complex, highly regulated and bureaucratic systems successfully

I am a collaborative, team player and I know how to make people successful

When Horsham is a more attractive place to do business, we will generate substantial revenues to reinvest in our community and reduce the burden on residents.    

As your council member, I will work collaboratively and rapidly across the Township to pick up the pace and move us all forward."

How can I learn more and support Natasha in her run for Horsham Council?

Visit Natasha's website at http://www.natasha4horsham.com to learn more, or text NATASHA to 215 867 6662 to join her campaign. 


Susan Hunsinger-Hoff Announces Run for Hatboro-Horsham School Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                February 1, 2019

Contact:

Malcolm Stanley
267 251 9479.
a.malcolm.stanley@gmail.com



Susan Hunsinger-Hoff Announces Run for Hatboro-Horsham School Board

Event held by Horsham Democratic Committee showcases strength of support for Democratic Candidates in upcoming municipal elections



Susan Hunsinger-Hoff announced her 2019 run for the Hatboro-Horsham School Board at the Ukrainian American Sport Center on Thursday night. As an educator, Susan has worked with public, parochial and independent school teachers throughout her forty-four year. In her capacity as instructional technology specialist, she worked with students, teachers, parents and school boards from preschool to postgraduate level, taught a graduate level course in educational technology, and chaired several pre-k-12 committees on digital citizenship and internet safety. Susan grew up in Horsham and currently resides in Hatboro.

The announcement was made at a ‘Candidate Reveal’ event where a slate of local council and school board candidates was unveiled. The event was attended by Democratic Party leaders from Horsham and Montgomery County, as well as numerous elected officials at the state and local level.

Susan Hunsinger-Hoff brings many different perspectives, skill sets, and insights to the Hatboro-Horsham School District. She currently serves as the VP in charge of charitable giving for The Woman’s Club of Suburban Philadelphia which raises money for local children’s charities.

Current School Board member Jennifer Wilson introduced Susan at the event. “Residents want the Hatboro-Horsham School District to pursue initiatives that benefit our students and use the latest in educational technology and techniques. Susan is well-positioned to help us achieve those goals."

For more information, or to donate to the campaign, visit http://www.horshamdems.org





Natasha Bagchi Announces Run for Horsham Council

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                February 1, 2019

Contact:
Malcolm Stanley
267 251 9479.
a.malcolm.stanley@gmail.com

 

Natasha Bagchi Announces Run for Horsham Council

Event held by Horsham Democratic Committee showcases strength of support for Democratic Candidates in upcoming municipal elections

 

Natasha Bagchi announced her 2019 run for Horsham Council at the Ukrainian American Sport Center on Thursday night. A global pharmaceutical marketing executive with twenty years’ experience, Natasha Bagchi has worked with the pharmaceutical company Pfizer and many others, managing multi-million dollar global marketing and product introduction programs. Natasha and her husband Indranil have been Horsham residents for fifteen years and have two children.

The announcement was made at a ‘Candidate Reveal’ event where a slate of local council and school board candidates was unveiled. The event was attended by Democratic Party leaders from Horsham and Montgomery County, as well as numerous elected officials at the state and local level.

Natasha Bagchi's signature issue is to make Horsham a more attractive place for residents and businesses. Her local political and advocacy experience includes leading the executive board of the Horsham Chase Residents Association, where she assisted residents in protecting wetlands. She has been strongly advocating for the environment, using the United Nations Association and Friends International as a platform.

Montgomery County Chair Valerie Arkoosh spoke at the launch event and said, “Horsham is fortunate to have a strong business-oriented candidate like Natasha Bagchi. Her significant global business experience is unique among the candidates for Horsham Council.”

Current Horsham Council member Veronica Hill-Milbourne introduced Natasha to the crowded room, which included more than a hundred Horsham residents and supporters from both parties. “Horsham residents wish to see Horsham Council pursue initiatives which increase the size and diversity of our business and township community, while responsibly managing the resources provided by taxpayers to the council to do so. Natasha Bagchi is a seasoned business executive who will bring new skills and energy to the Council in pursuing these objectives.”

State Senator Maria Collett (D-District 12) was pleased to welcome Bagchi to the Democratic slate. “Natasha Bagchi is part of the next wave of capable, forward-thinking candidates stepping up and speaking out for positive change,” says Collett. “I am confident she has what it takes to tackle the issues that matter to us and I look forward to working with her to make a difference here in Horsham.”

 

For more information, or to donate to the campaign, visit http://www.Natasha4Horsham.com.

 


Lisa Cellini Announces Run for Horsham Council

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                     February 1, 2019

Contact:
Malcolm Stanley
267 251 9479.
a.malcolm.stanley@gmail.com

 

Lisa Cellini Announces Run for Horsham Council

Event held by Horsham Democratic Committee showcases strength of support for Democratic Candidates in upcoming municipal elections

 

Lisa Cellini announced her 2019 run for Horsham Council at the Ukrainian American Sport Center on Thursday night. Lisa Cellini is a small business owner, a public health nurse, and a clean water advocate. She was recently appointed to the Environmental Advisory Council by Horsham Council. She and her husband Carl have lived in Horsham for twenty years and have three grown children.

The announcement was made at a ‘Candidate Reveal’ event where a slate of local council and school board candidates was unveiled. The event was attended by Democratic Party leaders from Horsham and Montgomery County, as well as numerous elected officials at the state and local level.  

Lisa Cellini's signature issue is the contamination of Horsham water by chemicals historically used at the Willow Grove Naval Air Station, and the impact of this contamination on the residents of Horsham and on the township as a whole. Lisa Cellini intends to utilize her previous  experience as a Public Health leader to assist in arriving at good solutions for delivering clean, fresh water to Horsham while addressing funding for necessary Base clean up, and medical follow up for impacted residents. Cellini is also very interested in expanding Horsham's artistic community and facilities. Increasing support to the arts could improve our business climate and make Horsham a more attractive place to live.

Montgomery County Chair Valerie Arkoosh spoke at the launch event and said, "Lisa's long record of leadership and advocacy in Horsham is the change we need on Council. Her background in public health will mean that she will be a leader on many of the issues facing the Horsham community."

Current Horsham Council member Bill Gallagher introduced Lisa to the crowded room, which included more than a hundred Horsham residents and supporters from both parties. “Lisa has been working with Horsham Council as a water activist for a long time, and has gained the trust of council members on these issues, because she has put in the hard work required to really understand the details. Her deep ties to the community and her knowledge in this area will make her a great member of Horsham Council.“

State Senator Maria Collett (D-District 12) commended Cellini on her advocacy to address Horsham’s PFAS crisis. “I am proud to see Lisa stepping up. As a fellow nurse and passionate advocate, I know she has what it takes to listen and lead,” Collett said. “As a Horsham Council member, Lisa will be able to make an even bigger impact in fighting to improve our health, safety, and quality of life here in Horsham.”

For more information, or to donate to the campaign, visit http://www.Lisa4Horsham.com.

 

 


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!


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