December Break (from meetings, at least)

As has been our tradition for several years, there will be no business meeting of the Upper Perkiomen Democratic Club in December.

We will meet again, on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, January 10, 2017, at 7 p.m. in the Upper Perkiomen Library, 350 Main Street, Red Hill, PA.

Our annual potluck dinner will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at the Upper Perkiomen Senior Center, 517 Jefferson Street, East Greenville, PA.

Check back for more details next month!

Tuesday Meeting – Nov. 15, 2016

The Upper Perkiomen Democratic Club will hold its November meeting this Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at the Upper Perkiomen Public Library, 350 Main Street, Red Hill (in the lower level), beginning at 7 p.m.  This will most likely be a short business meeting.

As usual, there will be no December meeting. We will resume meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in January 2017. Our annual potluck will be held in late January.

All local democrats are welcome to attend UPDC meetings.


In the previous blog post, Thank You, I wrote that the majority of voters wanted something else. While that may be true for down ticket races, it turns out that overall, Hillary Clinton was (is) the popular choice, having received more votes than Donald Trump; as votes (primarily absentee and provisional ballots) continue to be counted, her lead continues to grow. She is currently up by 700,000 nationally, and that number continues to grow. It will not, however, change the electoral vote count.

In Pennsylvania, the current count has her losing the state by 68,000 votes (out of slightly over five and a half million votes cast in PA). Just FYI, in Montgomery County alone, some 17,000 absentee ballots may never have been received by those who requested them.



Thank You

This has been a very hard day. But I have no regrets about the effort we put forth to try and win the election. Hillary Clinton did everything possible to win this race. The ground campaign; the local organizers and volunteers were amazing and couldn’t have worked harder or longer. All the candidates up and down the ballot spent endless hours making phone calls, knocking on doors, going to events large and small to meet the voters and make their case as to why they should be elected to office. That so many Democrats lost this election is no fault of ours or theirs. The majority of voters wanted something else, chose another direction. And now we take a deep breath, rest, gather our strength, and, after some time has passed, begin again.

Thank you to all who volunteered making phone calls and canvassing for Hillary Clinton for President. Thank you to the volunteers who put together an amazing Halloween float and donated bags and bags of candy for us to hand out the night of the parade. Thank you to those who stood at the polls and who went all around the area putting up signs. Thank you for your monetary donations and for moral support of our cause, of the candidates, of the Democratic Party, and of the Upper Perkiomen Democratic Club. Thank you for voting.
We will continue to fight the good fight for our Democratic values and beliefs.

UPDC Meeting next Tuesday, Nov. 15th

While the Upper Perkiomen Democratic Club usually meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, for obvious reasons (Election Day!), we will not be meeting tonight.

We will have our November meeting next Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at the Upper Perkiomen Public Library, 350 Main Street, Red Hill (in the lower level). The meeting will begin at 7 p.m., and we will be discussing election day, election results, and our annual January potluck dinner. A few other topics may come up, and there may be some celebratory refreshments. All local democrats are welcome to attend UPDC meetings.


Polls open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

Remember, vote Democrat up and down the ballot -President Hillary Rodham Clinton will need a Senate and House of Representatives who will work with her!

East Greenville – Open Link/Upper Perk Senior Center, 517 Jefferson Street

Pennsburg – Pennsburg Borough Hall, 76 West Sixth Street (by the Police Station)

Red Hill – Red Hill Borough Hall, 56 West Fourth Street (by Red Hill Park)

Green Lane – Green Lane Ambulance Assoc., 209 Walnut Street

Marlborough Township – Marlborough Township Building, 6040 Upper Ridge Road

Upper Hanover 1 – Upper Perkiomen Educ. Center, 2229 East Buck Road, Pennsburg

Upper Hanover 2 – St. Philip Neri Church, 1325 Klinerd Road, Pennsburg

Upper Hanover 3 – Palm Schwenkfelder Church, 883 Gravel Pike Road (Route 29), Palm

Upper Hanover Township voting districts – map

Still not sure? The Polling Place Search will help you locate the polling place for a given residential address. Begin by typing the county of residence. After the county has been selected, the city field will activate, allowing you to enter a city. Then enter the street name and the house number.

Philadelphia Campaign Grand Finale Event!

What better place to be than in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on the eve of this election? The gates open at 4 p.m. on Monday, November 7th (I’m guessing folks may start lining up tonight, if not sooner) for the scheduled 7:30 campaign rally  with Hillary Clinton, who will be joined by President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, The Clintons and Obamas will also be joined at the event by Jon Bon Jovi, who will perform.

The event entrance will be at Corner of 4th Street and Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA.

Tickets are not required, but they would appreciate it if folks would RSVP, if only to get an idea of the number of folks for which they need to prepare.