August 4th Voter Outreach and Picnic at Dog Park After...

Door to Door Horsham Voter Outreach Event Aug 4th

Door to Door Canvassing is the single most effective way to get out the vote and make sure that voters are informed about the issues and the candidates. Horsham Democrats will be joining the coordinated campaign in walking door to door in Horsham Neighborhoods on August 4th from 12 Noon until 3PM. Meet at Peggy's barn, 524 Cedar Hill Road, for training, walk sheets, and candidate information. Walk in teams, engage with voters, make a direct impact in the upcoming election. Please RSVP at https://business.facebook.com/events/306856213189512/

Democrats and Doggies at the Horsham Dog Park, August 4th, 4PM - 7PM

Dogs not required!

It's the (hot) dog days of summer, so what better way to meet new and long time Democrats in Horsham than a BBQ at the dog park. Bring your fur baby, or come without, and meet us in the early evening for hot dogs, a meet and greet with Democratic candidates, some serious tennis ball throwing, and a whole lot of fun.

Please RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1899058453518642/, and leave a picture of your precious puppy in the comments!

Sarah our events lead has put up a signup genius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0445adaf23a0f58-democrats: please visit it and let her know how you can help out with this event!

This event is weather dependent: if it rains we will announce a rain date.


The Most Effective Way to Create Positive Change is to Run for Something

We are looking forward to the Township and School Board elections in 2019. If you would like to run for a position on the school board or on township council, or know someone who would be a good candidate, please reach out to us at info@horshamdems.org. 


Horsham Democratic Committee Announces Keynote speaker for August 21 Meeting: Richard Buttacavoli, Vice-Chair, Montgomery County LGBT Business Council


The Mission of the Montgomery County LGBT Business Council is to create networking, social and business opportunities for LGBT business professionals and allies in Montgomery County. Their vision is to provide support to the Montgomery County business community through education, training, professional development, policy advocacy and adaptation to ensure that workplace environments are welcoming and inclusive regardless of sexual orientations and gender identities.

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

 

Modern Tools Available for Use When Conducting Door to Door Voter Outreach

MiniVAN is an app you can use on your phone or tablet while you canvass to track and enter your results. Take a look! How to Use MiniVAN(pdf)


Please Support Our Work

Donations are welcome via our website at https://horshamdems.nationbuilder.com/donate. Money donated now will be used to help elect Democratic Candidates in the elections this fall, and in the Township and School Board elections in 2019. 


Recent Events

Important EPA Meeting in Horsham July 25th

Lisa Cellini attended the meeting on July 25t6h and told us this article is a fair description of the issues and the discussion:

EPA urged to set national standards to protect public health from PFAS chemicals

State officials, community leaders say federal action needed to fix contamination

https://business.facebook.com/PennEnvironment/posts/10155730991461623

Scott Wallace Opened his Campaign Office in Lansdale July 26

 

Maria and Sara Opened an Office in Spring House, Bob Casey Attended

Maria Collett said: "It was a PACKED house this morning as U.S. Senator Bob Casey and an incredible group of supporters helped us celebrate our office opening and kick off canvasses with Liz for PA Sara for State Rep and Steve Malagari for State Representative. If we keep up the great work, I know we’ll #flipthe12th and #turnpablue 💙"


Forward This Email

Do you know someone who may be interested in helping us elect Democratic candidates? Please forward this email to them, or have them visit our website at http://www.horshamdems.org/help_out to opt in to our emails and get more involved.


Upcoming Campaign Events

Here are a few events in the community you may be interested in:
 
  • August 4:  Horsham Day of Action: Drive our canvassers
    If you are able to drive canvassers around their routes, it will greatly increase the number of doors we can knock.  If you are interested, please let us by email to miker1643@gmail.com.
     
  • Want to canvass during the week?  Sara Johnson Rothman (HD-151) and Maria Collett (SD-12) are canvassing during the week from now until November!  Canvassing now is the best way to reach voters and build name recognition for our great candidates.  There will be lots of opportunities to canvass in Horsham.  If you are interested, click https://saraforstaterep.com/volunteer/ or https://www.mariaforpasenate.com/send-email

  • Are you interested in writing Postcards for Candidates? It’s never too early! Let’s make sure we have postcards done for all candidates who need them by November! Volunteers can sign up through this link https://actionnetwork.org/forms/volunteer-to-write-postcards-to-help-turn-pa-blue?source=email&

  • Texting has proven to be very effective in recent elections in getting out the vote.  If you have some time and want to try out texting from your computer, tablet or smart phone, check this out.  https://red2blue.org/texting/.  It’s easy to do (not at all techy), training is provided, and the texts don’t come from your number.  You can squeeze texting in throughout the day, when it works for you. Our candidates will be texting later, but you can try it now and support other Democratic candidates in PA or elsewhere.

  • MCDC will host one more Committee Person Trainings this summer on 8.1.
    Both will be held at UFCW 1776 3031-A Walton Rd. Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.
    It is not necessary to attend both.
    Registration starts at 7:00. Program begins at 7:30.
    Sign up here:
    Wednesday, August 1
    https://act.myngp.com/Forms/6211855437241845760

LogoOn Saturday, August 4th, join Martin O'Malley, the Montgomery County Democratic Committee, and a group of campaign professionals in Plymouth Meeting, PA, as we bring Win Back Your State Campaign Camp to Southeastern PA. The Campaign Camp is a one-day program designed to train the next generation to win elections in 2018. If you are looking to work on a campaign this year - whether you'd like to manage a campaign, become an organizer, or get your start in communications or fundraising - apply here to learn the nuts & bolts of organizing and winning elections.

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


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

Schedule for Horsham Democratic Committee Meetings

Horsham Democratic Committee meetings will usually be held on the third Tuesday of every month until the General Election: August 21, EXCEPTION: Tuesday, Sept 25 (to avoid conflicting with Yom Kippur on our regular 3rd Tuesday date, the 18th), and October 16. All Meetings will be held at the Yuong Sang Presbyterian  Church on Witmer Road beginning at 7PM. 

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

Schedule for HDC Executive Committee Meetings

The executive committee will be meeting through the summer every Sunday am at 8am, at Peggy Leiby's barn, which is located at 524 Cedar Hill Road. Executive Committee meetings are where we plan events, coordinate activities, and set the direction for the committee. We never have enough people to do all that needs to be done, so all are welcome to attend.

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EPA Meeting, 100 Days to Election, Wallace Lansdale Office Opening, and More

Important EPA Meeting in Horsham July 25th

The EPA will hold an all-day event in Horsham, Pennsylvania on July 25, 2018 on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The event will include a working session in the morning, followed by a listening session. If you are interested in attending the event, please register here: https://www.epa.gov/pfas/forms/pfas-community-engagement-horsham-pa. Those interested in speaking should select the option to speak while registering. The event is open to the public and press.

According to the EPA the event will run as follows:

  • 9:30 a.m.: Registration
  • 10 a.m.: Welcome and PFAS National Leadership Summit Recap
  • 10:30 a.m.: EPA PFAS Research and Federal Panel on PFAS Activity in Pennsylvania
  • 11:30 a.m.: Lunch (not provided)
  • 12:15 p.m.: State panel on PFAS activity in the Mid-Atlantic
  • 1 p.m.: Local panel on PFAS activity in Pennsylvania
  • 2 p.m.: Community presentation
  • 2:30 p.m.: Wrap up of working session
  • 2:45 p.m.: Break
  • 3:30-9 p.m.: Listening session

The community engagement session is one of several such events the EPA is holding across the country this summer to discuss the chemicals, which regulators have discovered in recent years in water systems serving millions of Americans. Local contamination in Horsham, Warminster, and Warrington is believed to be among the worst in the country, and the chemicals have also impacted drinking water in other areas of Bucks and Montgomery counties.

Those who cannot attend can still comment on an EPA public docket by visiting www.regulations.gov and entering docket number OW-2018-0270.

Scott Wallace to Open Campaign Office in Lansdale July 26

MCDC 'Knock Your Neighborhood 100 Days Out' Event  

July 29th is just 100 days from Election Day. Help get the word out about our Democratic candidates to help build the Blue Wave.

We can direct you to activities happening in your area or provide you with all of the materials you will need to conduct your own canvass. Find more information on Facebook at https://business.facebook.com/events/254141032063821/


The Most Effective Way to Create Positive Change is to Run for Something

We are looking forward to the Township and School Board elections in 2019. If you would like to run for a position on the school board or on township council, or know someone who would be a good candidate, please reach out to us at info@horshamdems.org. 


Door to Door Horsham Voter Outreach Event Aug 4th

Door to Door Canvassing is the single most effective way to get out the vote and make sure that voters are informed about the issues and the candidates. Horsham Democrats will be walking door to door in Horsham Neighborhoods on August 4th from 12 Noon until 3PM. Meet at Peggy's barn, 524 Cedar Hill Road, for training, walk sheets, and candidate information. Walk in teams, engage with voters, make a direct impact in the upcoming election. Please RSVP at https://business.facebook.com/events/306856213189512/

Democrats and Doggies at the Horsham Dog Park, August 4th, 4PM - 7PM

It's the (hot) dog days of summer, so what better way to meet new and long time Democrats in Horsham than a BBQ at the dog park. Bring your fur baby and meet us in the early evening for hot dogs, a meet and greet with Democratic candidates, some serious tennis ball throwing, and a whole lot of fun.

Please RSVP at https://business.facebook.com/events/1899058453518642/, and leave a picture of your precious puppy in the comments!

Sarah our events lead has put up a signup genius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0445adaf23a0f58-democrats: please visit it and let her know how you can help out with this event!


Please Support Our Work

Donations are welcome via our website at https://horshamdems.nationbuilder.com/donate. Money donated now will be used to help elect Democratic Candidates in the elections this fall, and in the Township and School Board elections in 2019. 


Recent Events

Shira Goodman of CeaseFirePA Keynoted Horsham Dems Meeting July 17th

More than 20 people showed up for our committee meeting on July 17th. Shira Goodman provided us with an informative discussion about efforts to deal with gun violence within the Pennsylvania Legislature. 

This issue seems especially powerful in Pennsylvania. According to a news report today: 

"The Parkland generation is registering to vote in serious numbers in swing states. Young people comprised 61% of new registrants in Pennsylvania, a 16-point increase. Virginia and Indiana saw 10-point increases, and Arizona and Florida saw 8." https://t.co/b5y82meI3v

Many thanks to Shira for visiting our committee and helping us understand this important and complex issue.


Forward This Email

Do you know someone who may be interested in helping us elect Democratic candidates? Please forward this email to them, or have them visit our website at http://www.horshamdems.org/help_out to opt in to our emails and get more involved.


Upcoming Campaign Events

Here are a few events in the community you may be interested in:
 
  • August 4:  Horsham Day of Action: Drive our canvassers
    If you are able to drive canvassers around their routes, it will greatly increase the number of doors we can knock.  If you are interested, please let us by email to miker1643@gmail.com.
     
  • Want to canvass during the week?  Sara Johnson Rothman (HD-151) and Maria Collett (SD-12) are canvassing during the week from now until November!  Canvassing now is the best way to reach voters and build name recognition for our great candidates.  There will be lots of opportunities to canvass in Horsham.  If you are interested, click https://saraforstaterep.com/volunteer/ or https://www.mariaforpasenate.com/send-email

  • Are you interested in writing Postcards for Candidates? It’s never too early! Let’s make sure we have postcards done for all candidates who need them by November! Volunteers can sign up through this link https://actionnetwork.org/forms/volunteer-to-write-postcards-to-help-turn-pa-blue?source=email&

  • Texting has proven to be very effective in recent elections in getting out the vote.  If you have some time and want to try out texting from your computer, tablet or smart phone, check this out.  https://red2blue.org/texting/.  It’s easy to do (not at all techy), training is provided, and the texts don’t come from your number.  You can squeeze texting in throughout the day, when it works for you. Our candidates will be texting later, but you can try it now and support other Democratic candidates in PA or elsewhere.

  • MCDC will host two more Committee Person Trainings this summer on 7.24 and 8.1.
    Both will be held at UFCW 1776 3031-A Walton Rd. Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.
    It is not necessary to attend both.
    Registration starts at 7:00. Program begins at 7:30.
    Sign up here:
    Tuesday, July 24
    https://act.myngp.com/Forms/5707452278976350208

    Wednesday, August 1
    https://act.myngp.com/Forms/6211855437241845760

LogoOn Saturday, August 4th, join Martin O'Malley, the Montgomery County Democratic Committee, and a group of campaign professionals in Plymouth Meeting, PA, as we bring Win Back Your State Campaign Camp to Southeastern PA. The Campaign Camp is a one-day program designed to train the next generation to win elections in 2018. If you are looking to work on a campaign this year - whether you'd like to manage a campaign, become an organizer, or get your start in communications or fundraising - apply here to learn the nuts & bolts of organizing and winning elections.

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


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

Schedule for Horsham Democratic Committee Meetings

Horsham Democratic Committee meetings will usually be held on the third Tuesday of every month until the General Election: August 21, EXCEPTION: Tuesday, Sept 25 (to avoid conflicting with Yom Kippur on our regular 3rd Tuesday date, the 18th), and October 16. All Meetings will be held at the Yuong Sang Presbyterian  Church on Witmer Road beginning at 7PM. 

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

Schedule for HDC Executive Committee Meetings

The executive committee will be meeting through the summer every Sunday am at 8am, at Peggy Leiby's barn, which is located at 524 Cedar Hill Road. Executive Committee meetings are where we plan events, coordinate activities, and set the direction for the committee. We never have enough people to do all that needs to be done, so all are welcome to attend.

 

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CeaseFire, EPA, Democrats and Doggies!

Shira Goodman of CeaseFirePA to Keynote Horsham Dems Meeting July 17th

CeaseFirePA is a statewide organization working with mayors, police chiefs, faith leaders, community organizations, and individual Pennsylvanians to take a stand against gun violence. Through outreach, education, coalition building, and advocacy, CeaseFirePA works to reduce gun violence and gun tragedies in our communities, stop the flow of illegal guns onto our streets, and keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have them.

Shira Goodman is the Executive Director of CeasefirePA and was recently a primary candidate for the 4th PA Congressional District. On July 17th Shira will join us at our monthly Horsham Democratic Committee Public Meeting to discuss Gun Violence in PA and what you can do to help address it.

The meeting will be held at the Yuong Sang Presbyterian  Church on Witmer Road beginning at 7PM. Please RSVP on our FB page at https://business.facebook.com/events/462285394224492/

The meeting agenda will be as follows: 

  1. Welcome Greeting and Introductions
  2. Recent Activities of the Horsham Democratic Committee:
    • Families Event
    • Postcard Party
    • Picnic
  3. Candidates Updates: Short updates from the campaigns and candidates attending
  4. Elected Officials Update: Short updates from the elected Officials attending
  5. Upcoming Events:
    • EPA Meeting in Horsham on Water Quality - July 25th
    • Door to Door Voter Outreach - August 4th
    • Democrats and Doggies at the Dog Park - August 4th
  6. Guest Speaker: Shira Goodman, CeaseFire PA
  7. Opportunities for Involvement in helping to elect Democratic Candidates
  8. Q&A
  9. Wrap Up

Important EPA Meeting in Horsham July 25th

The EPA will hold an all-day event in Horsham, Pennsylvania on July 25, 2018 on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The event will include a working session in the morning, followed by a listening session. If you are interested in attending the event, please register here: https://www.epa.gov/pfas/forms/pfas-community-engagement-horsham-pa. Those interested in speaking should select the option to speak while registering. The event is open to the public and press.

UPDATE: AN agenda has been released for this meeting. According to the Intelligencer:

EPA releases agenda for July 25 Horsham meeting

By Kyle Bagenstose
Posted Jul 12, 2018 at 2:20 PM Updated Jul 12, 2018 at 5:52 PM

The agency will spend nearly 12 hours presenting information and listening to residents.

The Environmental Protection Agency released an agenda Thursday for its July 25 “community engagement” session in Horsham.

The agency announced the event last month, in which it will hear community concerns regarding local drinking water contaminated with perfluorinated chemicals, also known as PFAS. The agenda details a nearly 12-hour schedule for the event.

According to the EPA the event will run as follows:

  • 9:30 a.m.: Registration
  • 10 a.m.: Welcome and PFAS National Leadership Summit Recap
  • 10:30 a.m.: EPA PFAS Research and Federal Panel on PFAS Activity in Pennsylvania
  • 11:30 a.m.: Lunch (not provided)
  • 12:15 p.m.: State panel on PFAS activity in the Mid-Atlantic
  • 1 p.m.: Local panel on PFAS activity in Pennsylvania
  • 2 p.m.: Community presentation
  • 2:30 p.m.: Wrap up of working session
  • 2:45 p.m.: Break
  • 3:30-9 p.m.: Listening session

The community engagement session is one of several such events the EPA is holding across the country this summer to discuss the chemicals, which regulators have discovered in recent years in water systems serving millions of Americans. Local contamination in Horsham, Warminster, and Warrington is believed to be among the worst in the country, and the chemicals have also impacted drinking water in other areas of Bucks and Montgomery counties.

Those who cannot attend can still comment on an EPA public docket by visiting www.regulations.gov and entering docket number OW-2018-0270.


The Most Effective Way to Create Positive Change is to Run for Something

We are looking forward to the Township and School Board elections in 2019. If you would like to run for a position on the school board or on township council, or know someone who would be a good candidate, please reach out to us at info@horshamdems.org. 


Door to Door Horsham Voter Outreach Event Aug 4th

Door to Door Canvassing is the single most effective way to get out the vote and make sure that voters are informed about the issues and the candidates. Horsham Democrats will be walking door to door in Horsham Neighborhoods on August 4th from 12 Noon until 3PM. Meet at Peggy's barn, 524 Cedar Hill Road, for training, walk sheets, and candidate information. Walk in teams, engage with voters, make a direct impact in the upcoming election. Please RSVP at https://business.facebook.com/events/306856213189512/

Democrats and Doggies at the Horsham Dog Park, August 4th, 4PM - 7PM

It's the (hot) dog days of summer, so what better way to meet new and long time Democrats in Horsham than a BBQ at the dog park. Bring your fur baby and meet us in the early evening for hot dogs, a meet and greet with Democratic candidates, some serious tennis ball throwing, and a whole lot of fun.

Please RSVP at https://business.facebook.com/events/1899058453518642/, and leave a picture of your precious puppy in the comments!


Please Support Our Work

Donations are welcome via our website at https://horshamdems.nationbuilder.com/donate. Money donated now will be used to help elect Democratic Candidates in the elections this fall, and in the Township and School Board elections in 2019. 


Recent Events

Postcard Party at Cellini Studios July 10th

On July 10th we held a Postcard Party. Horsham Democrats were joined by representatives of several other groups writing postcards for Sarah Rothman Johnson and sending welcome letters to newly registered Democrats in the Horsham Area. About 15 people attended; we intend to hold more such events soon.

Summer Celebration Picnic on July 15

The summer celebration was a big success. You can see photos on our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HorshamDems/

Forward This Email

Do you know someone who may be interested in helping us elect Democratic candidates? Please forward this email to them, or have them visit our website at http://www.horshamdems.org/help_out to opt in to our emails and get more involved.


Upcoming Campaign Events

Here are a few events in the community you may be interested in:
 
  • You have now have more time to register for our next Cabinet in Your Community Event in the Southeast region. Our new date is  August 22nd at Montgomery County Community College


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

Schedule for Horsham Democratic Committee Meetings

Horsham Democratic Committee meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of every month until the General Election: July 17, August 21, September 18, and October 16. All Meetings will be held at the Yuong Sang Presbyterian  Church on Witmer Road beginning at 7PM. 

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

Schedule for HDC Executive Committee Meetings

The executive committee will be meeting through the summer every Sunday am at 8am, at Peggy Leiby's barn, which is located at 524 Cedar Hill Road. Executive Committee meetings are where we plan events, coordinate activities, and set the direction for the committee. We never have enough people to do all that needs to be done, so all are welcome to attend.

 


CeaseFire PA, Democrats and Doggies, and a Postcard Party

Here is what you need to know this week:

Postcard Party at Cellini Studios July 10th

Join us on July 10th at 7PM for a Postcard Party at Cellini Studios and Gallery, 113 Poplar Street 2nd floor, in Ambler. Horsham Democrats will be writing postcards for Sarah Rothman Johnson, Maria Collett, and sending welcome letters to newly registered Democrats in the Horsham Area. All are welcome to come and help! RSVP at https://business.facebook.com/events/223510315038923/

Summer Celebration Picnic on July 15

The Summer Celebration picnic is coming up FAST! Speakers have now been announced: 

  • Josh Shapiro, Attorney General of Pennsylvania
  • Madeleine Dean, Congressional Candidate for Pennsylvania's 4th District
  • Dr. Val Arkoosh, Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners
  • Ken Lawrence, Vice Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners

ASL Interpretation is available for this event: please request by Friday, July 6th if you would like to take advantage of this availability.

Many people are helping out with this event. If you would like to help out by bringing food, helping to organize games, or in any other way, please visit the Signup Genius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0945ada8283-upper and let the organizers know!

Shira Goodman of CeaseFirePA to Keynote Horsham Dems Meeting July 17th

CeaseFirePA is a statewide organization working with mayors, police chiefs, faith leaders, community organizations, and individual Pennsylvanians to take a stand against gun violence. Through outreach, education, coalition building, and advocacy, CeaseFirePA works to reduce gun violence and gun tragedies in our communities, stop the flow of illegal guns onto our streets, and keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have them.

Shira Goodman is the Executive Director of CeasefirePA and was recently a primary candidate for the 4th PA Congressional District. On July 17th Shira will join us at our monthly Horsham Democratic Committee Public Meeting to discuss Gun Violence in PA and what you can do to help address it.

The meeting will be held at the Yuong Sang Presbyterian  Church on Witmer Road beginning at 7PM. Please RSVP on our FB page at https://business.facebook.com/events/462285394224492/

Important EPA Meeting in Horsham July 25th

The EPA will hold an all-day event in Horsham, Pennsylvania on July 25, 2018 on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The event will include a working session in the morning, followed by a listening session. If you are interested in attending the event, please register here: https://www.epa.gov/pfas/forms/pfas-community-engagement-horsham-pa. Those interested in speaking should select the option to speak while registering. The event is open to the public and press.

Door to Door Horsham Voter Outreach Event Aug 4th

Door to Door Canvassing is the single most effective way to get out the vote and make sure that voters are informed about the issues and the candidates. Horsham Democrats will be walking door to door in Horsham Neighborhoods on August 4th from 12 Noon until 3PM. Meet at Peggy's barn, 524 Cedar Hill Road, for training, walk sheets, and candidate information. Walk in teams, engage with voters, make a direct impact in the upcoming election. Please RSVP at https://business.facebook.com/events/306856213189512/

Democrats and Doggies at the Horsham Dog Park, August 4th, 4PM - 7PM

It's the (hot) dog days of summer, so what better way to meet new and long time Democrats in Horsham than a BBQ at the dog park. Bring your fur baby and meet us in the early evening for hot dogs, a meet and greet with Democratic candidates, some serious tennis ball throwing, and a whole lot of fun.

Please RSVP at https://business.facebook.com/events/1899058453518642/, and leave a picture of your precious puppy in the comments!

Upcoming Campaign Events

Here are a few events in the community you may be interested in:
 
  • Tuesday, July 10 (1pm) Texting Quality Control Training with Red2Blue  
    VOLUNTEER TEXTING LEADS NEEDED: Turn PA Blue is going to be doing a lot of texting for candidates in the coming months with our amazing partner Red2Blue. One of the most time-consuming but crucial aspects of our P2P texting program is quality control. If you are tech savvy, detail-oriented and committed to Turning PA Blue, this is the task for you! Specifically, we are looking to train more volunteers to review texters' conversations, give feedback to volunteers, and find abandoned conversations and reassign them. To join the training webinar, sign up here. If you are unable to participate but interested in learning more about how you can be a texting lead, email jamie@turnpablue.org.

  • Sat. July 14 - Canvassing withMaria Collett (SD 12) For more info: https://goo.gl/EAWGst

  • Sat. July 21 - Canvassing with Sara Johnson Rothman (HD 151) For more info: https://goo.gl/ce6fef
  • Writing postcards to send to voters to inform them about candidates, upcoming elections, and other campaign activities is proving quite effective. Something you can do by yourself, or with friends.  Write postcards from the comfort of your home on your own schedule.   Please sign up here: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/volunteer-to-write-postcards-to-help-turn-pa-blue?source=email&

 

Schedule for Horsham Democratic Committee Meetings

Horsham Democratic Committee meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of every month until the General Election: July 17, August 21, September 18, and October 16. All Meetings will be held at the Yuong Sang Presbyterian  Church on Witmer Road beginning at 7PM. 

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

Schedule for HDC Executive Committee Meetings

The executive committee will be meeting through the summer every Sunday am at 8am, at Peggy Leiby's barn, which is located at 524 Cedar Hill Road. Executive Committee meetings are where we plan events, coordinate activities, and set the direction for the committee. We never have enough people to do all that needs to be done, so all are welcome to attend.

Forward This Email

Do you know someone who may be interested in helping us elect Democratic candidates? Please forward this email to them, or have them visit our website at http://www.horshamdems.org/help_out to opt in to our emails and get more involved.

 


CeaseFirePA to attend July 17 Meeting and More...

Horsham "Families Belong Together" Event Draws 200!

About 200 people attended the 'Families Belong Together" rally Saturday at Kohler Park in Horsham.

The event was one of many hundreds of gatherings nationwide protesting the incarceration of children separated from their families at the U.S. Border. 

The crowd heard from many speakers, including Madeleine Dean, the Democratic Candidate for the PA 4th Congressional District.

To see a photo album of the event, visit our website at http://www.horshamdems.org/families_belong_together_event_draws_200.

Summer Celebration Picnic on July 15

The Summer Celebration picnic is coming up FAST! Speakers have now been announced: 

  • Josh Shapiro, Attorney General of Pennsylvania
  • Madeleine Dean, Congressional Candidate for Pennsylvania's 4th District
  • Dr. Val Arkoosh, Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners
  • Ken Lawrence, Vice Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners

ASL Interpretation is available for this event: please request by Friday, July 6th if you would like to take advantage of this availability.

Many people are helping out with this event. If you would like to help out by bringing food, helping to organize games, or in any other way, please visit the Signup Genius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0945ada8283-upper and let the organizers know!

Shira Goodman of CeaseFirePA to Keynote Horsham Dems Meeting July 17th

CeaseFirePA is a statewide organization working with mayors, police chiefs, faith leaders, community organizations, and individual Pennsylvanians to take a stand against gun violence. Through outreach, education, coalition building, and advocacy, CeaseFirePA works to reduce gun violence and gun tragedies in our communities, stop the flow of illegal guns onto our streets, and keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have them.

Shira Goodman is the Executive Director of CeasefirePA and was recently a primary candidate for the 4th PA Congressional District. On July 17th Shira will join us at our monthly Horsham Democratic Committee Public Meeting to discuss Gun Violence in PA and what you can do to help address it.

The meeting will be held at the Yuong Sang Presbyterian  Church on Witmer Road beginning at 7PM. Please RSVP on our FB page at https://business.facebook.com/events/462285394224492/

Important EPA Meeting in Horsham July 25th

The EPA will hold an all-day event in Horsham, Pennsylvania on July 25, 2018 on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The event will include a working session in the morning, followed by a listening session. If you are interested in attending the event, please register here: https://www.epa.gov/pfas/forms/pfas-community-engagement-horsham-pa. Those interested in speaking should select the option to speak while registering. The event is open to the public and press.

 

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Families Belong Together Event Draws 200

About 200 people attended the 'Families Belong Together" rally today at Kohler Park in Horsham.

The event was one of many hundreds of gatherings nationwide protesting the incarceration of children separated from their families at the U.S. Border. 

The crowd heard from many speakers, including Madeleine Dean, the Democratic Candidate for the PA 4th Congressional District.

A photo album of the event can be seen here:

 

 


June 24 Update: "Families Belong Together" and more

June 30 "Families Belong Together" Event at Kohler Park

A gathering will be held at Kohler Park on Horsham Road on Saturday, June 30, 11AM - 1PM, as part of a larger day of nationwide action. The purpose is to oppose the separation of families at the border, the detention in camps without parents of young children and babies, the proposal of indefinite incarceration of families in military camps as a supposed relief, the criminalization of seeking refuge in America, and the demonization of families and children who arrive at the border seeking help.

You can RSVP for the event on our FB page at https://business.facebook.com/events/215107589107341/ or on MoveOn.org at at https://act.moveon.org/event/families-belong-together/20491/signup/. Please RSVP so we can ensure proper coordination on parking and other event logistics.

Speaking of parking: the parking lot at Kohler park is small and will fill up fast. Please consider parking at Kohler Fields and walking through the walking trails to the event location:

Event will include speakers to be announced soon.

Please Wear White: The lead partners of this action are calling upon participants to wear white—as a striking visual symbol that will also connect attendees in solidarity to each-other and channel historic social justice movements unified by one color of clothing.

If you wish to prepare for the event, or learn more about how events like this are organized nation wide:

  • Register for the Host Prep and Briefing Call on Monday, June 25, at 8 p.m. ET (7 CT/6 MT/5 PT), to hear updates and a briefing to help make sense of the latest breaking news. Organizers will also deliver a short training on how you can use our tech tools to reach your event attendees, address some of the issues most commonly raised by event hosts, and get your input and feedback.

    Register for a Know Your Rights training, tonight, Sunday, June 24, at 8 p.m. ET (7 CT/6 MT/5 PT), offered by MoveOn, in partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union and the American Constitution Society. (Note: This is a deeper dive on one specific aspect of events. If you only attend one training call, make it the Host Training and Briefing Call on Monday.) This conversation with First Amendment experts will cover the specific legal issues you are most likely to encounter at a protest, and how you can access legal support before, during, and after your event.

 

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Day of Action June 23rd

Update

Our first choice for tomorrow is to go door-to-door.  If you are up for that, please meet at noon as noted below at 812 Warren Rd, Ambler 19002.   If the weather interferes with those plans, we will call instead.

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We have the opportunity to support Sarah Johnson Rothman and Maria Collet this Saturday, June 23.


The weather threatens to disrupt the planned door-to-door canvass, so the campaigns want to mount a phone bank. The plan is to meet at Maria Collett's 812 Warren Road, Ambler 19002, between noon and 4 to kick off the general election campaign.  If you have some time on Saturday, please bring your cell phone to Maria's  and make some calls!  There will be call sheets and scripts.  

It may seem early, but Maria and Sarah need to get their names in front of voters early and often.  Both can win, but they need our support now, and throughout the campaign.
If you have some time to spare on Saturday (even 30 minutes will help),  please come out and make some calls.

June 3: Water Found OK, Maria and Sarah in Horsham June 6th

Water Found OK, Boil Order Lifted

Democratic Member of Horsham Council Bill Gallagher confirmed today at the Executive Meeting of the Horsham Democratic Committee that no contamination in Horsham Water was found after a series of tests ordered when the chlorination unit at one of the Horsham wells was found to be not operating. 

As described in this article, the Boil Water Order was lifted as soon as the tests came back negative, to the relief of many residents and businesses. 

Horsham Day was a casualty of the water situation as well: Horsham Day itself was cancelled due to the water crisis and a very poor weather outlook. By the end of Saturday, with little precipitation and the Boil Water Order cancelled, things were looking better, but it was by all accounts an extremely difficult week for the township and water authority staff. 

Horsham Day Fireworks, cancelled for yesterday, will be rescheduled for another time. 

HDC Reorganization

Now that the elected members of the Horsham Committee have been confirmed, the local committee must 'reorganize', as leaving committee members complete their terms and new committee members are brought on board. The Horsham Democratic Committee will hold its reorganization meeting on June 5th, 2018, at the Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church, 706 Witmer Road, in Horsham, at 7PM. This meeting, following the Primary election, will formally invest the committee members for the next four year period. 
As part of the Reorganization Process we will accept NOMINATIONS for the positions on the Committee, including Chair, Vice Chair, Second Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary by Email to Info@horshamdems.org. Nominations will open on May 16 and close on June 4th at 5PM.
Our current executive, as shown on our website at http://www.horshamdems.org/committee_leadership is as follows: 

Malcolm Stanley - Chair
Peggy Leiby - Treasurer
Lisa Cellini - Secretary
Natasha Malhotra Bagchi - Diversity
Mike Rodin - Phone Bank
Patrick Costello - Area 6

Support Maria Collett and Sara Johnson Rothman in Horsham!

We need to take back Harrisburg seat by seat and we have a great opportunity to Turn PA Blue this November! Please join hosts Jill Zipin and Ellen Brookstein on June 6 and meet two amazing candidates who will help us do just that: Maria Collett (PA Senate District 12) and Sara Johnson Rothman (PA House District 151).
When: Wednesday, June 6 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: 706 Presidential Dr, Horsham, PA 19044-1110, United States
Suggested Donation Levels: $50 - $100 - $250 - $500 - $1000
RSVP: secure.actblue.com/donate/zipinjune
Questions: maria@saraforstaterep.com

MCDC Reorganization

MCDC sent us the following message this week: 
Congratulations on your election or reelection as a committee person for your precinct!  You and your fellow committee people are the backbone of our Montgomery County Democratic Party!.  Now it is time to elect your MCDC leadership for the next term. Please attend MCDC’s Reorganization Convention held Tuesday, 12 June, at Montgomery County Community College with sign-in beginning at 6:30 PM and the meeting starting at 7:30 PM.
 
Due to scheduling conflicts some elected members of the Horsham Democratic Committee cannot attend the MCDC Reorganization meeting on June 12. If you would like to attend as a proxy holder, please reply and let us know, so we can organize a proxy for you and make sure you have any required details.

Schedule for Horsham Democratic Committee Meetings

After June 5th, Horsham Democratic Committee meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of every month until the General Election: July 17, August 21, September 18, and October 16. All Meetings will be held at the Yuong Sang Presbyterian  Church on Witmer Road beginning at 7PM. 

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

Schedule for HDC Executive Committee Meetings

NOTE: There will be NO Executive Committee Meeting this coming Sunday, June 10, 2018.

The executive committee will be meeting regularly through the summer every Sunday am at 8am, at Peggy Leiby's barn, which is located at 524 Cedar Hill Road. Executive Committee meetings are where we plan events, coordinate activities, and set the direction for the committee. We never have enough people to do all that needs to be done, so all are welcome to attend.

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Do you know someone who may be interested in helping elect Democratic candidates? Please forward this email to them, or have them visit our website at http://www.horshamdems.org/help_out to opt in to our emails and get more involved.

 


URGENT: Horsham Issues 'Boil Water Notice'

BOIL WATER ADVISORY

 Click on: https://www.horshamwater-sewer.com/sites/default/files/horsham_bwn_2018-05-31_final.pdf

 

This is an important notice from the Horsham Water & Sewer Authority sent May 31st, 2018 to customers of the Horsham water system within the area bounded by Limekiln Pike, County Line, Blair Mill and Welsh Roads.

 

Because of a malfunction of the disinfection system at one of our operating wells, Horsham Water & Sewer Authority advises you to use boiled or bottled water for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. Bring water to a boil, boil it for 2 minutes and let it cool before use.

 

We will notify you as soon as it is no longer necessary to boil your water. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.

 

For updates and questions, please go to the Horsham Water and Sewer Authority website at www.horshamwater-sewer.com or at 215-672-8011.


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