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.
Upcoming Campaign Events
Following our successful #FamiliesBelongTogether rally on Saturday, we are working on other local opportunities for the summer and fall. In the meantime, if you have time and want to support our local candidates as they canvass in neighboring communities, or otherwise help elect Democrats in November, here are some options:
Sat. July 14 - Maria Collett (SD 12) For more info: https://goo.gl/EAWGst
Sat. July 21 - 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.
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.