Four Ways to Help Us Win

Suggestion #1: Help Us Make Sure Voters Know There is a Primary on May 21, and Who The Candidates Are

 

Many voters do not live politics day to day, and may not know there is a Primary Election coming up. Others, who are aware of this fact, may not know who is running.

As we've said before, the school board primary includes Republican candidates cross-filed onto the Democratic ballot. An uninformed Democratic voter could easily vote for one or more by mistake, and help deny true Democratic candidates their places on the ballot for the General election in November.

The only sure way to ensure we get the votes we need to secure the places of the endorsed Democratic candidates on the ballot in November is to make sure people know who they are. The best way to communicate that information is directly. That means going door to door, reaching out to Democratic Voters, and telling them about the candidates and the need to vote for them on May 21st.

We're going door to door this weekend: will you join us?

The gathering place this and every Saturday is Peggy Leiby's barn at 524 Cedar Hill Road. We will provide current Walk Sheets, Clipboards, and Palm Cards, and any training required if you have not done this sort of thing before. We will meet at 10am to pick up materials, which may be returned at any time during the weekend to the provided drop-box.

Nothing is as effective as door to door outreach. As little as an hour can make a big difference in a Primary vote total.

Will you help us make a difference by telling Primary voters about our candidates on Saturday?


Suggestion #2: Display a Lawn Sign

Often as we interact with people in Horsham, they will say things like "Oh, you're a Democrat! There AREN'T a lot of us, are there?"

Thing is, there ARE a lot of Democrats in Horsham. Horsham returned President Obama when he first ran, and Hilary Clinton when she opposed Donald Trump. In the election just last fall we elected (now) State Senator Maria Collett in almost every precinct. 

There are plenty of Democrats in Horsham, but people are not aware of this because there is a lack of obvious social proof. What is social proof? Simply, when people openly and visibly support something, it signals to their neighbors it is OK for them to do it as well. Public support by people you know is a social proof the thing they are supporting is OK.

In elections, lawn signs are the most simple and obvious social proof there is. By putting a literal sign on your lawn with a candidates name on it, you are providing a social proof to those around you that it is OK to support that candidate, and by extension their political party as well. 

We are hopeful that in this election many people will vote for our candidates, and that they will win. This will be made much easier if there is more social proof of the community support for them. If signs are a measure of that support, the more signs on people's lawns, the easier it will be for our candidates to win.

These are the lawn signs we will be using for our candidates this year. Will you help us provide social proof of our support for our candidates, and help us show just how many of us there really are, by placing one on your lawn today? 

Request a sign by clicking below and filling out the request form.
We will contact you and arrange for a time for your sign(s) to be delivered to your home.

 

 

 


Suggestion #3: Volunteer at the Polls on Election Day

We're going to knock on every door we can between now and May 21st, and people will still show up at the polls and not know where they should go to vote, or who the Democratic candidates are. What can we do about that?

At every Polling place, during Election day, we ask people to serve as 'Greeters'. What does a greeter do? Just what it sounds like: Greet voters, answer any questions they may have, and ensure they know who the endorsed Democratic candidates are who they should vote for.

There are 14 polling places in Horsham, and they are open from 7am -8PM. Covering that many places for that long is difficult. Typically we divide the day up into shifts and ask people to volunteer for one or more time slots, during times of day that work with their individual schedules. 

For instance, there is a polling place at Keith Valley Middle School. We would like to have two people there at all times, but it is not reasonable to expect anyone to volunteer to be there from 7AM to 8PM. Instead, we assign shifts, 7AM - 10AM, 10AM - 1PM, 1PM -4PM, and 4PM - 7PM . Having shifts allows volunteers to schedule a part of their day for this important task, while leaving time for other things. 

To schedule volunteers to perform this important task, there is a signup genius (of course there is :-)). Please go there now and sign up for a shift as a volunteer greeter and hep us ensure that voters know who to vote for on Primary Day! 

 


Suggestion #4: Make a Donation

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.

 


Meet the Candidates 

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

Horsham Council: 

Hatboro-Horsham School Board: 

 


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.


Get to know Denise (DJ) Schultz

1 in 6 children in the U.S. today may not know where they will get their next meal. In PA, about 17% of children lack consistent access to adequate nutrition. Our area is not immune to these statistics. Approximately 30% of our Hatboro-Horsham public school student population participates in the free and reduced-priced meal program. This on-site program provides access to meals at school. But what happens when school lets out? For some, their next meal won't be until the next school day. Learning doesn’t stop just because the school day is over.

Hunger is a Learning Barrier

Studies show that students who do not get enough to eat are less likely to perform at their full academic potential. Lower academic performance reflects poorly on our schools and poorly on our community.

ISSUES FACING FOOD INSECURE STUDENTS:

  • Poor academic performance
  • Behavior problems
  • Feeling stigmatized
  • Sick more often
  • Less likely to graduate

In January of 2018 my colleagues and I launched an all-volunteer, non-profit weekend meal program called H.A.T. Packs. H.A.T. (Helping Around Town) Packs partners with public schools, community organizations, local congregations, business, and individual contributors to provide packs filled with non-perishable breakfast, lunch, snack, and beverage items to school children, and their siblings who face weekend food insecurity.

But what about after school? ...vacation days? ...summer break?

There is more we can do. That is why I’m running for School Board.

Addressing the needs of our food insecure student population will help ensure bright futures for our children and will bolster our schools academic standing. As a member of the school board my steadfast commitment will be to every Hatter student. Through collaboration with local, state and federal partners and programs we can identify and efficiently use resources to create innovative policies and effective procedures.

Together we can break down learning barriers and ensure that there's No Hatter Hungry.

 


About DJ

Denise (DJ) Schultz and her husband Tim have lived in Hatboro since 2002. They have 5 kids – 14-year-old twins, Harry and Charly – 9th graders at HHHS, and Max, Kendall, and Jack - all HHHS alumni. In addition to her work with H.A.T. Packs, DJ and Tim own and operate Bright House Creative Partners, LLC. — providing photography, graphic design and creative direction to clients from the Shore to the Poconos. DJ also volunteers with the Greater Hatboro Chamber of Commerce, is on the Trustee Committee at Lehman Memorial United Methodist Church, and was an appointed member of the Hatboro 2040 Comprehensive Plan steering committee.


 

Denise is running for Hatboro-Horsham School Board and she needs our help to win. Please visit her website at https://www.nohatterhungry.com/ to sign up for email updates, and donate to her campaign.

You can also request a lawn sign for all of our candidates by going to http://www.horshamdems.org/request_a_lawn_sign


Why Cross Filing Means Candidate Name Recognition is So Important

School Board Cross Filing Means Candidate Name Recognition is Very Important

Cross Filing 101

In the Hatboro-Horsham School District, during a Primary Election, candidates are allowed to 'Cross File' as members of the opposing party. This allows candidates of one party to gather votes from the Primary of the other party. Those votes count, and can lead to a situation where a candidate wins a position on the ballot in the general election, even though they are a member of the other party.

To illustrate this situation, here is a mock up showing the positions of the candidates on the Democratic ballot for Hatboro-Horsham School Board in the May 21st Primary: 

There are four positions open in this race: each person voting can vote for four candidates.

The first candidate who will appear on the ballot, Susan Hunsinger Hoff, is an endorsed Democratic candidate. The next three ballot positions will be occupied by Republicans who have cross filed to appear on the Democratic Primary ballot. This means that if a person goes into the voting booth and picks the first four names on the ballot, three of their votes will go to Republicans! 

As Democrats, we do not want this to happen. We want people to know they should vote for Susan Hunsinger Hoff, then skip the next three names, vote for Denise DJ Schultz and Theresa Brown, then skip yet another name and finally vote for David P. Brown Sr. to round out the endorsed Democratic ticket.

This is a tall ask: we need voters to be informed about the candidates, and be able on election day to choose the genuine Democratic candidates from a list of names they may not be familiar with. How do we make sure that happens?

This is where you come in

The only sure way to ensure we get the votes we need to secure the places of the endorsed Democratic candidates on the ballot in November is to make sure people know who they are. The best way to communicate that information is directly. That means going door to door, reaching out to Democratic Voters, and telling them about the candidates and the need to vote for them on May 21st.

We're going door to door this weekend: will you join us?

The gathering place this and every Saturday is Peggy Leiby's barn at 524 Cedar Hill Road. We will provide current Walk Sheets, Clipboards, and Palm Cards, and any training required if you have not done this sort of thing before. We will meet at 10am to pick up materials, which may be returned at any time during the weekend to the provided drop-box.

Nothing is as effective as door to door outreach. As little as an hour can make a big difference in a Primary vote total.

Will you help us make a difference by telling Primary voters about our candidates on Saturday?

Wait, there's more!

We're going to knock on every door we can between now and May 21st, and people will still show up at the polls and not know who the candidates are. What can we do about that?

At every Polling place, during election day, we ask people to serve as 'Greeters'. What does a greeter do? Just what it sounds like: Greet voters, answer any questions they may have, and ensure they know who the endorsed Democratic candidates are who they should vote for.

There are 14 polling places in Horsham, and they are open from 7am -8PM. Covering that many places for that long is difficult, but with your help, even of ran hour, we can do it.

To schedule volunteers to perform this important task, there is a signup genius (of course there is :-)). Please go there now and sign up for a shift as a volunteer greeter and hep us ensure that voters know who to vote for on Primary Day! 

 

In these ways we can ensure that that even though cross filing means that Republicans are on the ballot for Democratic School Board election spots, voters at the polls will know who to vote for, and who not to vote for, making sure that we elect endorsed Democratic candidates on Primary election day May 21st.

Will you help us? Please sign up now.


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.


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





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