Water on Agenda at Council tonight, Walk for the Environment this weekend

How can I help this week?

  • Tonight at 6PM: Join Madeleine Dean, Congressional Candidate in PA 4, for an Equality Phone Bank
  • Tonight at 7PM: Go to the Horsham library and get an update on the water situation.
  • Wednesday: Go the Joint Campaign Office from 4-9 and postcard for candidates
  • Saturday: have coffee with the candidates, then walk door to door for the Environment in Horsham

Here is what you need to know:





Knock on Doors to Protect The Environment: Oct. 6th and Oct. 7th

Attention Horsham Dems!! Next weekend all the campaigns are converging to blanket Horsham with door-to-door canvassing. It will be a great time to join with our neighbors and friends and spread the word about our great candidates. If you have never canvassed before, check this out to see how rewarding it can be http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODN/PhiladelphiaInquirer/Default.aspx

  • Sat, Oct 6, 201810:00 AM  Sun, Oct 7, 20186:00 PM
  • 714 North Bethlehem Pike, Spring House, PA, 19002United States (map)

The Environmental Defense Fund was founded on October 6th, 1967. Their first mission? Stop the use of DDT which was harming Eagles! Swoop would be proud! 

Unfortunately, Horsham Township, Upper Dublin and surrounding areas are FIGHTING TODAY FOR CLEAN DRINKING WATER because of contamination from firefighting foams used on the local military bases. 

Come join us as we KNOCK ON DOORS in Horsham Saturday Oct. 6th and Sunday Oct. 7th to educate residents on this issue and promote Sara Johnson Rothman for State Rep and Maria Collett for State Senate. These candidates have made clean drinking water a priority and their combined endorsements include environmental groups such as Sierra Club, Food & Water PAC and League of Conservation Voters. 

Sign up here: https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/padems/event/28671/
Note: The Eagles game is at 4:30pm on Sunday.

Schedule for Horsham Democratic Committee Meetings

Horsham Democratic Committee meetings are held at the Yuong Sang Presbyterian  Church on Witmer Road beginning at 7PM. 

Keynote speaker for the 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!


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. 

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


The September meeting of the Horsham Democratic Committee was held at the Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church on Witmer Road beginning at 7PM. 

Our keynote speaker this month was Kyle Bagenstose, 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. 

Kyle provided the Committee with an update on what is known about the sources of water pollution on the bases, why the process of beginning a cleanup is taking so long, and the multiple areas investigative focus he will be maintaining over the coming months.

Horsham Council receives regular updates on the quality of water in Horsham. The next update is TONIGHT at the Horsham Council meeting at 7PM. An update on the water issue is the major item on the agenda.

Scott Wallace Attended the Horsham Democratic Committee Meeting


Also attending the meeting was Scott Wallace, the Democratic candidate in the 1st Congressional District. Scott spoke about his roots in Bucks County, the national importance of the race for the 1st Congressional District, and made sure to ask everyone for their support. 

A significant portion of Horsham, including all areas west of Keith Valley Road, Kohler Parks, and Tennis Avenue, lie within the 1st Congressional District. Scott Wallace is facing well funded opponents flush with outside PAC money. Here is an ad where he discusses his opponent:

Horsham Democratic Committee endorses Scott Wallace and encourages you to actively support his candidacy through volunteer efforts, and by voting for him on election day.


Poll Greeters Needed

On Election Day when people go their polls to vote, they may need help or have questions about where to go or who the Democratic candidates are they should vote for. To help these voters the Horsham Democratic Committee organizes Poll Greeters who welcome voters at the polling locations and make sure any questions they have are answered. 

This is where you come in: we need people to perform this important task. A polling shift can be as short as one hour, and any amount of time spent on this activity is an investment in our democracy. This is a kid-friendly activity, and young people are encouraged to participate in this role.

If you have an hour or more on Election day, and care enough about the outcome of the election to help people at the polls, please call Caryn Leifer at (609) 519-8255.


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?  

Upcoming Township Meetings 

The next Township Council Meeting is TONIGHT at 7PM. Here is the agenda: 

This meeting is basically a water update and all are encouraged to attend.

The next Parks and Recreation Meeting is October 16.

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.

Political Events

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.

MCDC Fall Dinner

Save the Date for the MCDC Annual Fall Dinner - Sunday, October 21, 2018!
Guest Speaker: Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel
480 North Gulph Rd
King of Prussia, PA 19406


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Community Events


#IntelligentLives Event Tonight!

Join the Upper Dublin Democratic Committee in conjunction with State Representative Candidates Sara Johnson Rothman, Daryl Boling, and Ben Sanchez to announce that they are bringing #IntelligentLives to AMC 309 Cinemas in North Wales, PA on October 1, 2018. The screening will begin at 7:30 pm and will be followed by a discussion with the candidates and guests from the intellectual disability advocacy community. 

Seating is limited; please reserve your tickets at bit.ly/2xymXkz today!

Proceeds to benefit efforts that support local young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential.

“By telling these remarkable stories we are striving for greater awareness and acceptance of disability as a natural part of our diversity as human beings” 
-Dan Habib, Producer & Director of the new thought-provoking documentary INTELLIGENT LIVES. 

This film is opening doors as it captures an emerging paradigm in which people who have accessed supports can successfully participate in general education, college, integrated employment, and relationships. 

Learn more and watch the trailer at intelligentlives.org


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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What you can do this week to TURN PA BLUE

Coffee with the Candidates (And Some Postcarding!) October 6th

  • Saturday, October 6, 2018
  • 9:00 AM  11:00 AM
  • 714 North Bethlehem PikeSpring House, PA, 19002United States (map)

Coffee, conversation and postcarding!

Please join Maria Collett for PA Senate, Liz Hanbidge for State Rep and Sara Johnson for State Rep for coffee, conversation, questions and postcarding on Saturday morning October 6th at their campaign headquarters.

Coffee, snacks and all postcards provided!


Open Office Hours

  • Wednesday, October 3, 2018
  • 4:00 PM  9:00 PM
  • Campaign Office  714 N. Bethlehem  Pike,  Ambler, 19002 (map)

The office is open! We will be canvassing, phone banking, texting, and writing postcards.

Come join us! 

Friday, October 5, 2018

Noon-5 PM

  • Campaign Office  714 N. Bethlehem  Pike,  Ambler, 19002 (map)

Come help get ready for the weekend's canvassing, write postcards, help out in other ways.


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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