Cellini appointed to Environmental Advisory

How can I help this week?

  • Today: Go online to faxzero.com and send faxes to: Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, Heidi Heitkamp and Claire McCaskill to vote NO on Kavanaugh.
  • Tuesday: Visit https://actionnetwork.org/forms/virtual-phonebank-for-tpab-mcdc-absentee-ballot-program/ and join the effort to make sure every voter who needs to receives and returns their absentee ballot
  • Wednesday: Come out and help us 'Touch Base' with Democratic Voters
  • Thursday: Attend the Montco Red2Blue Fundraiser
  • Mark calendars for Door to Door Activity in Horsham on Oct 6 and 7 

Water on the Agenda at our Committee Meeting on Tuesday September 25 at 7PM 

Kyle Bagenstose is an environmental reporter on The Intelligencer's investigative team. He also writes for the Bucks County Courier Times and covers environmental issues in Bucks and eastern Montgomery Counties. For the past two years he has extensively covered major drinking water contamination along the BuxMont border stemming from the use of firefighting foams at area military bases. He also regularly writes on pollution, development, industry, wildlife, and environmental policy issues. He has won 10 journalism awards in the past two years, including a national award for in-depth reporting from the Society of Environmental Journalists.

Voter 'Touch Base' Activity Wednesday Night

We have many Democratic voters in Horsham who reliably vote. In the effort to register new voters and Get Out the Vote, these voters can sometimes be overlooked. We will be calling reliable voters on Wednesday to 'touch base', make sure they have the facts about our candidates, and see if they want to do more. Do they need more information? Do they want to put a sign on their lawn? Do they have time to canvass their street? We do not take them for granted. Now is the time to ask.

Activities like this are key to a successful campaign. Will you help us do these simple things to help elect Democratic Candidates in Horsham? Meet us at 7PM on Wednesday at the Coordinated Campaign office at 714 N Bethlehem Pike Suite 200, Ambler at 7PM. See you there!

RSVP: https://business.facebook.com/events/299873147462021/

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for October 6 and 7

October 6 and 7 will be Horsham Days of Action.  The campaigns are planning for a big weekend as we will be 30 days from the election.  Be part of the final push that will take us to victory on November 6.  Stay tuned for more details.

If canvassing doesn’t work for you (or even if it does), there are a number of fundraisers coming up to support our candidates


Donate to the Horsham Democratic Committee

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. 

Upcoming Township Meetings 

The next Township Council Meeting is September 24th. 

The next Parks and Recreation Meeting is September 18.

The next Township Planning Commission Meeting is October 2nd.

The next Zoning Board meeting is October 9th.

All Township meetings are currently being held at the Library on Babylon Road. Check our Facebook Events page for times.


Lisa Cellini Appointed to the Environmental Advisory Board

At the last meeting of Horsham Council, the council approved, in a unanimous vote, the appointment of Lisa Cellini to the Environmental Advisory Board. Secretary of the Horsham Democratic Committee, Lisa has worked hard to understand the water issues in Horsham and earned the respect of members of council for her efforts. With a background in Public Health, Lisa will be a valuable contributor to the Environmental Advisory Board and we congratulate her on her appointment.

Horsham has numerous committees with open spots. Advisory committees are a good way to give back to the community in a way appropriate to your interests, experience, and expertise. If you are interested in knowing more, please reply to this email and let us know. We're sure we can find an appropriate spot for you.


Key Election Dates:

Will YOU be a Candidate for School Board or Town Council?

The 2019 Municipal and School Board elections are a little more than 14 months away. If you are thinking of running, or know someone who would be a good candidate, now is the time to come forward and begin to prepare. Campaigns will kick off shortly after the November Mid-Term election. There has never been a better time to run for office in Horsham. Will you make a difference?  

Campaign News and Events

Event note: We had scheduled a Karaoke event at the Greene Turtle with TurnPABlue. We ran into some logistics issues and have cancelled the event. We hope to reschedule in the future. Sorry for any inconvenience...

Supreme Court Update: Please go on line to faxzero.com and send faxes to: Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, Heidi Heitkamp and Claire McCaskill to vote NO on Kavanaugh. There is no cost. Please ask others to join.

PHONE BANK FOR ABSENTEE VOTERS IN MONTCO: Volunteers needed for a virtual phone bank to target absentee voters to make sure they request an absentee ballot application. Every vote matters and we want to make sure everyone gets to cast their votes! Connect through this link: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/virtual-phonebank-for-tpab-mcdc-absentee-ballot-program/ If you have any questions, contact [email protected]

Wednesday, September 19,  (4-9 pm) Calling Horsham Super Dems to recruit volunteers.  We have a list of reliable Democratic voters who we want to get more engaged.  Come on down to campaign headquarters and make some calls.  We are looking to get email addresses, and sign up volunteers for canvassing, calling, postcarding, whatever.  714 N Bethlehem Pike, Suite 200, Spring House 19002

Friday, September 21 (noon-5).  Come help out at the campaign office. Help out with what’s needed:  post carding, organizing lit for canvassing, phoning, etc.  Even an hour can make a difference!   714 N Bethlehem Pike, Suite 200, Spring House 19002

MARK YOUR CALENDAR.  October 6 and 7 will be Horsham Days of Action.  The campaigns are planning for a big weekend as we will be 30 days from the election.  Be part of the final push that will take us to victory on November 6.  Stay tuned for more details.

If canvassing doesn’t work for you (or even if it does), there are a number of fundraisers coming up to support our candidates

Thursday, September 20 (6-8 pm) Montco Red to Blue Fundraiser Spring Mill Fire House, 1210 East Hector St. Conshohocken. Tickets can be purchased  here  

Sunday, October 14 (1-3pm) Conshohocken Fundraiser Women in the House (and Senate). Address provided upon RSVP. Please join Turn PA Blue and Rep. Mary Jo Daleyin supporting three amazing Montco candidates: Maria Collett (SD 10), Liz Hanbidge (HD 61), Sara Johnson Rothman (HD 150). You can purchase tickets here.


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Blue Plate Special Tonight


On Monday, September 17 from 6-10pm, the PA Blue Victory Fund, along with over 40 of Philadelphia's top chef and food artisans and Honorary Executive Chef Ed Rendell, will be hosting the Blue Plate Special Event at The Franklin Institute to support our Democratic candidates in Southeastern PA! Please join us for an amazing night of food, dancing and a rally with some of your favorite candidates to take us into the home stretch before Election Day!

Tickets can be purchased through this link: https://pa-blue-victory-fund.ticketleap.com/blue-plate-special/

Candidates will receive $50 for each ticket sold in their name and the candidate who has the most mentions will receive an additional $2500! Just mention your favorite candidate’s name in the comments section when you purchase your tickets. This promotion does not apply to discounted tickets.

TPAB Volunteers can get a special discounted rate of 50% off the $150 level ticket they purchase by entering the code "GrassrootsPABlue" at check out.  Only 250 tickets are available at this special price so be sure to get yours today! The candidate promotion does not apply to discounted tickets. (Clarification: Discounted rate only applies to $150 level tickets. Sorry for any confusion.)

We also need volunteers to help at the event who can arrive by 4:30. If interested, please send name, phone number and State House/Senate Districts (If you know). Think of it this way: if you (or some dedicated young person you know) volunteers from 4:30pm to 10:30pm (set-up to breakdown), you will essentially be making a $180 contribution to the PA Blue Victory Fund which would otherwise go to staffing costs. Thanks for that!

Tickets can be purchased through this link:

Here are some press coverage about the event including a shout out to Turn PA Blue!


Montco Red2Blue Thursday September 20

Community Events

Turnpike Interchange?


There is a very important meeting scheduled for Sept. 20th at the Fort Washington Fire House in Upper Dublin.  It is the beginning stage of a possible Welsh Road Turnpike Interchange on Welsh Road in front of Prudential Insurance, with completion in 12-15 years. Open House format, all are encouraged to attend.

State Board of Education Special Education Feedback Sessions

The State Board of Education is conducting round table sessions for the public that will be used by the board to help identify issues of concern and hear perspectives.
Here are the sessions:
  • October 3, 2018 
    • 10:00 a.m.– Noon (registration deadline September 28 at Noon)
    • Allegheny Intermediate Unit #3 
  • October 9, 2018  
    • 10:00 a.m. –  Noon (registration deadline October 4 at Noon) 
    • Montgomery County  Intermediate Unit #23  
  • November 1, 2018 
    • Harrisburg 
    • Noon – 2PM (registration deadline October 29 at Noon)  

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Horsham Dems Loop Video

We made a slideshow to play at our last meeting and a lot of people reacted positively to it: mostly it is pictures of good people having fun and changing the world for the better.  So here it is again for your enjoyment... 


Schedule for Horsham Democratic Committee Meetings

Horsham Democratic Committee meetings are usually held on the third Tuesday of every month until the General Election: 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. 

Keynote speakers: 

October 16th Meeting:

Howard H. Covitz Ph.D. A.B.P.P. is a contributor to the bestselling book "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President" (Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Case-Donald-Trump-Psychiatrists-ebook/dp/B07262SJDC/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1533522789&sr=1-1). 

All of our meetings are now posted on our Facebook Page. 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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