registration and canvassing

We have some exciting events coming up, please join us!

We have a special guest, State Senator Maria Collett, who will be joining us for canvassing on Sunday, September 8th,  1:00 - 3:00 pm. Our starting point is Bryn and Dane’s, 400 Privet Road in Horsham.  

Wednesday, September 18th,  4:00 – 6:00 pm canvass with County Commissioner Ken Lawrence. Location: Lisa Cellini's home, 1021 Balmoral Way, Maple Glen

Natasha Bagchi and Lisa Cellini Brunch and Fundraiser at the home of Jill and Howard ZipinSunday, September 29th,  1:00 – 3:00 pm. Location: 706 Presidential Drive, Horsham. RSVP Lisa Cellini  lisa@lisa4horsham.com


ABSENTEE BALLOT VOTING INFO

Will you be traveling, away at college, out of your district, or otherwise unable to make it to your polling place on Election Day - Tuesday, November 5, 2019?  If so, then we urge you to vote by Absentee Ballot!  In Pennsylvania, absentee voting is a multi-step process and CANNOT BE DONE ONLINE.  For your vote to count, follow these important deadlines:

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29

Last day to submit Absentee Ballot APPLICATION. Deadline is 5:00PM.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Last day to submit Absentee Ballot. Deadline is 5:00PM.

NOTE: By state law, a postmark date does not apply. If there is not enough time to mail an Application or the Voted Ballot, voters can hand-deliver to:

Montgomery County Voter Services
One Montgomery Plaza
Suite 602
425 Swede St
Norristown, PA 19401

PLEASE DO NOT DELAY! EVERY VOTE MATTERS!

To VOTE by Absentee Ballot in PA: 1) You must apply by mail. 2) You must complete the ballot and submit it by mail for processing before the deadline.

Follow these instructions to complete and submit an Absentee Ballot Application:

1)  Print the absentee ballot application and instructions: https://www.montcopa.org/DocumentCenter/View/2214/MontcoAbApplicationFill-In?bidId=

2)  Please write legibly. 

  • NAME: Use your full name (preferably as on your voter registration card).
  • HOME ADDRESS: Use your full street address and town PLUS the township or borough where you are registered to vote (do not use your post office).
  • COUNTY:  MONTGOMERY
  • OCCUPATION:  Write STUDENT, RETIRED, or whatever is your occupation.
  • CONTACT INFO:  Necessary in case something is missing from your application.
  • ID:  Provide either your Pennsylvania Driver’s License number (out-of-state licenses not accepted) OR the last four digits of your Social Security number.
  • ADDRESS:  Write where you want to receive your ballot in early-to-mid October. Check the box that describes why you are voting absentee: “ABSENCE FROM THE MUNICIPALITY” or “ILLNESS OR PHYSICAL DISABILITY".
  • Fill in either Section A or Section B with a short phrase, then Sign and Date:
    • Section A – REASON for ABSENCE  (examples:  ATTENDING COLLEGE or BUSINESS TRIP or VACATION OUT OF TOWN)
    • Section B – ILLNESS OR PHYSICAL DISABILITY  (example:  LIMITED MOBILITY) 

3)  Affix a first-class stamp to the envelope and mail the application to:  Montgomery County Election Board, PO Box 311, Norristown, PA 19404

NOTE: If sending by express mail, use this address instead:  Election Board, One Montgomery Plaza, Suite 602, 425 Swede Street, Norristown, PA 19401.

4)  When you receive your ballot in October, VOTE IMMEDIATELY, and follow the ballot’s mailing instructions.  MAIL IT RIGHT AWAY, WITHOUT DELAY – even if it appears that the deadline is far off because it can take weeks to reach the County office.

5)  Questions? Call Montgomery County Voter Services: 610-278-3275 or go to: voterservices.montcopa.org and click on “Absentee Voting".


 

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: 

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 706 Witmer Road in Horsham, PA 19044,  beginning at 7PM

You can find our complete event listing on Facebook here


public meeting and endorsement

Please plan to attend our public monthly meeting at the Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church on 706 Witmer Road in Horsham this Tuesday,  September 17, at 7 PM.

We will provide you with an update on our campaign activities for Horsham Township Council & Hatboro-Horsham School Board Candidates, and our plans to help ensure they all win on November 5th.


 Proud to be endorsed by WLI

We are very excited and extremely proud to announce that both our candidates for Township Council, Lisa Cellini and Natasha Bagchi have been endorsed by the Montgomery County Democratic Women's Leadership Initiative. For more information about WLI go to www.demwomenleaders.org

 

WLI endorsement 2019

 


We are having a fundraiser on September 29, 2019

print the flyer

 

Fundraiser Jill Zippin

 


You've heard this before: Local elections are won in the summer!

But the results from the May primary show that door-to-door canvassing is the most effective way to get people to the polls. Data from the the primary show a double-digit increase in turnout from registered Democrats who were canvassed compared to similar Democrats who were not. It also didn’t matter if they were canvassed early or late in the campaign. That’s why we are canvassing over the summer and can use your help. Now that the weather is moderating, make a plan to canvass at least once between now and Labor Day. We will have experienced canvassers there to go out with you, so if you haven't canvassed before, no worries. It is also a great way to introduce your children (or grandchildren) to grass roots democracy. And, stay tuned for a big canvassing event after Labor Day.”

We are canvassing twice each week. Grab a hat, sunscreen and a water bottle and join us!

Weekends:

Pick up walk sheets between 10 and 11 AM on Saturdays at The Barn at 524 Cedar Hill Rd., Ambler 19002.

Wednesday afternoons 4-6 PM: 

Meet at Council candidate Lisa Cellini’s house

 

Want to canvass on your own time? NO PROBLEM. Email Mike Rodin and he will send you walk sheets, or help get you started on MiniVAN, the digital way to canvass.


Please join us for a family picnic!

Please join us for a summer family picnic!

The Upper Dublin Democratic Committee & the Horsham Democratic Committee will host their Annual Summer Picnic.

Elected officials and candidates for office alike will be attending the Upper Dublin Democratic Committee and Horsham Democratic Committee’s Annual Summer Family Picnic on Sunday, July 14 at Mondauk Common Park Pavilion from 4 - 7pm.
At the event, families can enjoy live music, food, drinks and games.

State Senator Maria Collett (12th), State Representative Ben Sanchez (153rd), Montgomery County Commissioners Val Arkoosh and Ken Lawrence as well as candidates running for County Row Officer, Court of Common Pleas, the Upper Dublin Board of Commissioners and School Board Director will all speak at the event, rallying support for Democrats up and down the ticket.

Donations are suggested, as they will support campaign materials and financial assistance for candidates in Upper Dublin and Horsham. Help us win 2019 and send a message to Republicans!

Mondauk Common Park Pavilion, 1451 Dillion Rd, Ambler, PA 19002

Join us! More details at: Eventbrite RSVP


Local elections are won in the summer! And you can help us build the framework to win in 2019 and beyond! It's time to volunteer!

CANVASSING THIS WEEKEND

Saturday, July 13: Meet at the Barn, 524 Cedar Hill Rd., Ambler 19002 at 10:00 AM. Get some training, pick up walk sheets and go out and speak to voters that day, or at your convenience over the next 10 days.

Sunday, July 14: Meet at 1:00 PM at the back parking lot of Otto’s Brauhaus, 233 Easton Rd, Horsham 19044 and canvass with Sheriff Sean Kilkenny, the first Democratic Sheriff elected in Montgomery County (see more below) and School Board candidate DJ Schultz.

MEET THE DEMOCRATIC SHERIFF OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, HORSHAM DEMOCRATIC OFFICE HOLDERS, AND OUR 2019 CANDIDATES FOR COUNCIL AND SCHOOL BOARD

Have you ever wondered what the Sheriff does? Now is your chance to find out. Meet Sheriff Sean Kilkenny on Saturday, July 20 at 10:00 at the Barn 524 Cedar Hill Rd., Ambler 19002.

Sheriff Sean Kilkenny, elected in 2015 and running for re-election in 2019, is the first Democrat to serve as Montgomery County Sheriff. The Sheriff’s Office of 112 Deputies and 20 Administrative Staff is responsible for Courthouse Security, Prisoner Transport, Regional Bomb Detection and Suppression, and serving Legal Papers. Kilkenny has increased diversity in the Office by doubling the hiring of women and minorities since taking office, and under his leadership has fully implemented the use of body cameras for Deputies.  

Joining Sheriff Kilkenny will be current Democratic Horsham office holders and our candidates for Council and School Board. Come learn about the issues facing Horsham and the candidates’ plans for the future.

We will then do some door-to-door canvassing to spread the word to Horsham voters. If you can’t canvass Saturday, no problem. Pick up your walk sheets and canvass on your own schedule.

Now is a great time to speak to voters and get them on board behind our candidates.

ANOTHER CHANCE TO CANVASS WITH THE SHERIFF

Wednesday, July 17: Join Council Candidate Natasah Bagchi and Sheriff Kilkenny at 4:00PM at Natasha’s house, 1385 Bryant Ct., Ambler 19002 and then head out to speak to voters.

We are also canvassing twice each week:

Weekends:
Pick up walk sheets between 10 and 11 AM on Saturdays at The Barn at 524 Cedar Hill Rd., Ambler 19002.

Wednesday afternoons 4-6 PM: 
Meet at Council candidate Lisa Cellini’s house, 1201 Balmoral Way, Maple Glen 19002, every Wednesday, except for July 17, when we will start from Natasha Bagchi’s house at 1385 Bryant Ct., Ambler 19002

Sheriff Kilkenny will be canvassing with us on the 17th!

Want to canvass on your own time? NO PROBLEM. Email Mike Rodin and he will send you walk sheets, or help get you started on MiniVAN, the digital way to canvass.


Meet the Candidates 

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

Horsham Council: 

Hatboro-Horsham School Board: 


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: 

NO HORSHAM DEMS MEETING ON JULY 16; ATTEND AN EVENT OR HELP OUT INSTEAD

There is so much going on this month, we are cancelling our monthly meeting. Use that hour to attend one of our events, or click here to let us know you want to help out: 
How to get involved
Even an hour can make a difference. 

 

July 16th (cancelled)
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.

 


 


All About the 2019 Sample Primary Ballot

All About the 2019 Primary Sample Ballot

Montgomery County recently announced the implementation of new voting machines which will be used for the Primary Election on May 21st. These new voting machines use paper ballots which are are hand marked and then machine scanned. This allows for fast tallying of results while providing a paper trail that can be used in a manual recount to ensure the validity of the election results. Voters can view instructional videos about the new system here: https://www.montcopa.org/3235/New-Voting-System-Instructional-Videos

Because there is a new voting machine system in place, the sample ballots do not look like they have in the past. There are no longer button numbers to refer to. Combined with the practice of cross filing for offices like School Board Director, this makes it difficult for us to easily indicate to voters who the endorsed Democratic candidates are.

To address this potential confusion we have prepared the graphic below. It is based on a sample ballot provided by Montgomery County Voter Services and shows what you will see when you enter the voting booth on May 21st. We have augmented this sample ballot by highlighting in blue the endorsed Democratic candidates. You will NOT see the blue highlighting on May 21st: we are showing it here to help you understand which candidates have been endorsed.  To vote for an endorsed candidate you will be instructed to fill in the round dot next to the name of the candidate. We have shown in this sample which dots to fill in to properly place your votes for the endorsed Democratic ticket.

 

 

 


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?


Will YOU Display a Lawn Sign?

Lawn signs are an easy way to signify support for Democratic candidates and help us raise awareness of who they are. By displaying a sign you also remind people of the upcoming election. Turnout matters for us as we tend to elect more candidates when turnout is higher. 

Please help us raise awareness of Democratic candidates by placing signs for Democratic candidates on your property today.

Request a sign by clicking below and filling out the request form.
Your signs will be delivered to your home: you won't have to do a thing.

 

 

 


Can You Volunteer on Election Day May 21st?

Looking at the sample ballot above, you can see it will be very easy for voters to mark ballots for Republican candidates who have cross-filed onto the Democratic ballot. They will have no indication they are doing so, and for an uninformed voter, the ballot will be very confusing. 

To address this concern, 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. 

Peggy Leiby is finalizing the schedule for election day and volunteers are still needed! Please call Peggy today at 215 643-4397 and volunteer for this important role.


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: 

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.



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Don't Just Read and Get Angry... DO Something!

Don't just read and get angry. DO something.

Breaking: There is a Primary Election on May 21st!

All politics is local. Help us elect the candidates running today, so we are stronger for the fight. We're out again tomorrow, going door to door with palm cards and yard signs and absentee ballot requests. It makes a difference. Make a difference with us


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?


Will YOU Display a Lawn Sign?

We get it, you are mad, and no-one is doing anything about it. Steny Hoyer is even saying 'Don't Impeach', what's up with that? 

If you want elected's to do their job, you need to do yours. if you will not stand up and say "I'm a Democrat and I've had enough!", why should Democratic leadership listen to you? and NOTHING CHANGES.

Many people in Horsham are frightened to display a Democratic Party lawn sign: what would the neighbors think? Maybe my garbage will not get picked up. Bad things might happen.

Well guess what?  There are more of us than you might think, but nobody knows that because everyone is waiting for someone else to make the first move. Your garbage will still get picked up, and nothing bad will happen because you put a sign on your lawn. Not putting a sign out, on the other hand, makes it seem like there is nothing to oppose the bad things happening elsewhere. 

It is time to represent. Be a leader: click the link, request your signs, and voice your anger by supporting the candidates we can elect today, so we are stronger in the campaigns to come.

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.

 

 

 


Can You Volunteer on Election Day May 21st?

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. 

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! 

 


None of This is Free. Can you Help Us Pay For Our Defence of Democracy?

Palm Cards, Signs, Web Sites, Candidate Videos. All of this costs $. We're not spending like drunken sailors, but money is going out the door and there is always another expense.

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: 

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.


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!


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