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 [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!

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/

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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 [email protected] 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.


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