The Primary Election is fast coming upon us. This Primary Election has been marked by a certain amount of confusion created by the redistricting process. Redistricting resulted in an unfamiliar new set of Congressional District boundaries. Not only are these boundaries new, but in some cases they split precincts between two different Districts, meaning that neighbors may be presented with different choices at the polls.
This blog post is intended to provide some clarity as to the voting districts, where they are, and the choices that are presented in each district. A summary of the choices is contained in this graphic; for a better understanding of the districts and the candidates, please scroll down to the text below for more detail and links to information.
On Primary Election Day, May 15th, help out by working as a greeter at the polls.
Greeters hand out sample ballots and assist voters in identifying which Democratic Candidates to vote for.
Being a greeter is an important role, and it makes an important difference even if you only do it for only an hour.
Sara’s bid to represent the 151st House District is receiving tremendous support from not only local leaders, but also the Democratic PA House Leadership.
Dozens of supporters turned out for a fundraiser for Sara’s campaign hosted by Montgomery County Commissioners Val Arkoosh and Ken Lawrence and State Representatives Tim Briggs and Matt Bradford at Operating Engineers Local 542 in Fort Washington, PA.
(left to right) Rep. Mike Carroll, Commissioner Ken Lawrence, Commissioner Val Arkoosh, Sara Johnson Rothman, Patrick Costello, PA House Minority Leader Rep. Frank Dermody, and Rep. Dan Frankel.
Other State Representatives present, but not pictured: Rep. Madeleine Dean and Rep. Margo Davidson.
A quick 'CONGRATULATIONS!' to Sara Rothman Johnson, who has been endorsed by the Sister District Project.
MCDC had their endorsement meeting last night for candidates for U.S. Congress.
Horsham is split between the newly created Districts 1 and 4. District 4, which is the majority of both Horsham and Montgomery County, did not endorse a single candidate and so multiple candidates from District 4, including Shira Goodman, will be on the Primary ballot in May.
District 1, which includes portions of Horsham as well as Bucks County, endorsed Rachel Reddick. You can find out more about Rachel by visiting her candidate page at http://www.horshamdems.org/rachel_reddick_for_congress.
Dear Dems, Friends, and Supporters,
It is with mixed emotions that I write to inform you of my resignation as Chairman of the Horsham Democratic Committee.
This decision comes after much consideration and reflection. Over the past seven years I have knock a lot of doors, made a lot of friends, and I’ve had the privilege of leading the Horsham Dems to our first ever Horsham Council wins and our first School Board Director win in 40 years. Unfortunately, my work schedule and family commitments have become such that I cannot continue to volunteer the time necessary to do my job as Chairman with the thoroughness I would like.
Fortunately, I will still be engaged with Montgomery County Democratic Committee as Chairman of Diversity & Inclusion outreach. Additionally, I will continue to serve and support the committee.
Thank you for the opportunity serve with you and serve as Chairman of the Horsham Democratic Committee.
Lorne G. Hammond
While canvassing today many people asked what they can do to help after the latest school shooting in Florida.
If you are concerned about this, here is what you can do today:
- register to vote
- help others, especially young people, to register to vote
- register to volunteer at HorshamDems.org, and work with us to elect representatives who will pass legislation to address the gun violence epidemic locally and nationally
- join http://www.ceasefirepa.org, an organization dedicated to addressing gun violence here in Pennsylvania.
Here is a video of Emma Gonzalez, a survivor of the recent Florida school shooting.
if you find her message inspiring, please join us and act.
On Tuesday night Veronica Hill-Milbourne will be sworn in as the first African American woman elected to Horsham council.
This is the key point of a Fox 29 news story aired on December 27th. It is history being made, and you can be a part of it.
The Fox story also pointed out that Veronica Hill-Milbourne and Bill Gallagher, who will also be sworn in on January 2nd, are the first Democratic candidates elected to Horsham council since 1974.
Join the Horsham Democratic Committee and the Horsham community on Tuesday January 2nd at 7PM at the Horsham Township building on Horsham road. Be a witness to the swearing in ceremony of Veronica Hill-Milbourne and Bill Gallagher, and show that they have the support of the entire Horsham community at this historic event.
You can RSVP here: http://www.horshamdems.org/swearing_in_ceremony_for_veronica_hill_milbourne_and_bill_gallagher.
Please RSVP, Share, and tell your neighbors!