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 [email protected]
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.
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.
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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
August 4: Horsham Day of Action: Drive our canvassersIf 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 [email protected].
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
Wednesday, August 1
On 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 [email protected] 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.
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.