Support Democratic Candidate Joanne Jackson, and then join us for the Vice Presidential Debate Watch Party!

Joanne Jackson is the Democratic candidate for State Representative in the 131st District (this district includes Upper Hanover, East Greenville, Pennsburg, and Red Hill), and she has been a frequent visitor to the Upper Perk Valley, and to the UPDC meetings and activities. We are happy and proud to be supporting her campaign and so we are dedicating this Tuesday night’s Debate Watch Party to helping her get elected to the PA State House this November.

On the evening of the Vice-Presidential Debate, Tuesday, October 4th, we will be phone banking for Joanne Jackson, who will be joining us that evening in East Greenville. The phone banking starts at 7 p.m. and will continue until 8:30 p.m. (when we’ll be breaking out the main refreshments and getting settled to watch the debate) The debate begins at 9 p.m. All democrats, and democratic supporters, are invited to join us at 124 Washington Street, East Greenville for all or part of the evening, whether it is to make phone calls or to watch the debate with like-minded folks.

And if Tuesday doesn’t fit into your schedule, Joanne Jackson is hosting phone banks every Monday night from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at 4195 Estates Drive, Center Valley, PA, working to get out the vote and win the election against the incumbent Republican in the 131st.

Joanne is also planning a Weekend of Action, October 15 and 16th, 2016.Volunteers are needed to make phone calls, and for door to door canvassing, from noon – 4 p.m. each afternoon. If you can give even an hour of your time, it would be a great  help! Contact Kelly


See VP Biden and Michele Obama in Philly this week!

Vice-President Biden will speak on behalf of Hillary Clinton’s campaign at a free public event at Drexel University (at Drexel’s Great Court, Main Building, 3141 Chestnut Street) in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 27th as part of National Voter Registration Day. The event is scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m. – doors open at 8:30 a.m. It is suggested (though not required) that one signs up to attend.

Michele Obama will be in Philadelphia on Wednesday, September 28th campaigning for Hillary Clinton at LaSalle University (Tom Gola Arena, 1900 W. Olney Avenue). Doors open at 9 a.m. for this event.

Presidential Debates

We are only a few days away from the first Presidential Debate of 2016, scheduled for this Monday, September 26, 2016. The first, and only, Vice-Presidential Debate is on Tuesday, October 4th. Sunday, October 9th will be the next Presidential Debate (town hall format, with questions from the audience, as well as the moderator). The final Presidential Debate of this election season is scheduled for Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

UPDC is hosting Debate Watch Parties each night in East Greenville. Before each debate, from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., we will be making phone calls to Get Out the Vote for our candidates, using call lists and scripts from the Clinton campaign (on presidential debate nights) and using call lists and script from Joanne Jackson for State Representative on the evening of the vice-presidential debate (October 4th). The debates all begin at 9 p.m. Join us at 124 Washington Street, East Greenville for all or part of the evening, whether it is to make phone calls or to watch the debate with like-minded democrats.

And if you prefer to stay home, or have other obligations that keep you from joining us, here’s what you need to know to watch the debates:

Live Streaming – All the major news networks will offer a free live stream as will YouTube and Twitter. Live stream links will be posted the day of the debate.

TV Channels – Each debate will be broadcast live on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, as well as all cable news channels including CNN, Fox News and MSNBC among others.

Full Videos – Click the “Watch Full Video Link” below on each debate to watch the entire debate video.

Time – The debates will air from 9pm to 10:30pm ET (8pm – 9:30pm CT, 7pm – 8:30pm MT, 6pm – 7:30pm PT)

Canvassing on Saturday

Still not sure when and where to volunteer? Here are more local opportunities:

WHAT: Voter Registration in Royersford
WHEN:Saturday, September 17th
09:00 am – 12:00 pm
WHERE: 263 Main St
Royersford, Pennsylvania 19468

And volunteers are needed for canvassing in Emmaus and in Quakertown on Saturday, September 17, 2016. Volunteers should meet at the following locations:

Home of Naomi Winch
704 Evergreen St Emmaus, Pennsylvania 18049

McCoole’s Red Lion Inn
4 S Main St PA18951 Quakertown, Pennsylvania 18951


Local Volunteer Opportunities!

With just a little over 50 days left until Election Day, volunteers are needed now more than ever.  The UPDC has a few campaign activities planned, as has the Democratic Party’s PA Victory Fund, Upper Perk Area 2 Democrats, and local candidates. Check below to see some of what is happening in September, and how and where you can help.

Here is what has been organized by the PA Victory Fund Field Organizer for our area:

Volunteer Recruitment Phone Calls from our Lansdale Office
Our Lansdale office is open every day until 9 pm
14 E. Sixth Street
Lansdale PA 19446
Saturday September 17th
Voter Registration Drive
2 hour shifts available at locations in Upper Perkiomen and Indian Valley 9/17
(our most effective outreach)  In the Upper Perkiomen Valley 9/17
Contact Patrick Eddis, Field Organizer for your area to talk or to sign up to help
And the Upper Perkiomen Area 2 Democrats annual Fall Picnic is this Sunday (did you know that some outstanding local musicians, who just happen to be strong Democrats, will be providing some of the entertainment?)
Sunday September 18th
The Upper Perkiomen Area 2 Democrats Ox Roast
at Macoby Run Golf Course Pavillion from 12 pm – 4 pm  9/18
Meet local and state candidates for office, as well as elected Democratic County Officials at the Ox Roast, an old-fashioned barbecue with food, beverages and entertainment included in the price of the ticket:  $30 Contact Elaine Hannock for more information and/or tickets; 610-805-5399 OR – there will be a limited number of tickets available at the gate. Macoby Run Golf Course Pavilion, 5275 McLean Station Road, Green Lane, PA 
Joanne Jackson, Democratic Candidate for State Representative in the 131st District (this district includes Upper Hanover, East Greenville, Pennsburg, and Red Hill), hosts phone banks for her campaign every Monday evening, beginning at 6 p.m – 4195 Estates Dr, Center Valley, PA. If you can spare an hour or two thisMonday evening (and/or any other Monday evening in the next few weeks) your help would be greatly appreciated – you’ll get a script, a page or two of names and phone numbers, and, I am told, some tasty refreshments! UPDC will be hosting a phone banking session for Joanne Jackson in East Greenville (124 Washington Street) on Tuesday, October 4th, from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., before the Vice Presidential Debate Watch Party; come early to make some phone calls and then stay for the Debate!
And don’t forget to mark your calendar for Monday, September 26th – the first Presidential Debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump!. The UPDC is hosting a Debate Watch Party in East Greenville (124 Washington Street) that night. The debate starts at 9 p.m., but we’ll be starting the evening off with phone banking for Hillary Clinton from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; bring your cell phone to make calls. The PA Victory Campaign will be providing the script, names and phone numbers, and a few cellphones for those who don’t have, or prefer not to use, their own phone.

Monday Hillary Clinton Campaign Stop in Philadelphia

While details such as exact time and place have yet to be announced, Hillary Clinton will be holding a campaign rally open to the public in Philadelphia on Monday, September 19, 2016.

Hillary Clinton to Campaign in Philadelphia, Emphasizing the Stakes of the Election for Millennials

On Monday, September 19, Hillary Clinton will campaign in Philadelphia, where she will deliver a speech laying out the stakes of November’s election for millennial voters in Pennsylvania and across the country. Clinton will discuss the challenges facing young people today and how her agenda would support them, including her plans to make free community college and debt-free college available to all Americans.

Additional details about this event will be released soon.