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.
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Vote!

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.

Sunday Campaign Events

Go outside and enjoy what looks to be another beautiful fall day. Take a walk, check out the leaves…

And maybe knock on a few doors reminding people when the polls open and where there polling place is – volunteers are still welcome for canvassing in our neighborhood and nearby.  Contact Ann Tiefenthaler (anntiefenthaler30@gmail.com) or field organizer Patrick Eddis (215-359-5773 OR peddis@pavictory2016.org) to volunteer, even if it’s only for an hour or two. We are only going to the homes of Democratic supporters! There are three shifts a day, 9 a.m. – noon, noon to 3 p.m., and 3 p.m. – 6p.m.

Chelsea Clinton and Vice President Biden are making the rounds in Pennsylvania today, Sunday, November 6, 2016.

Chelsea Clinton will be stopping by campaign offices kicking off canvassing efforts at the following locations;

  • Chelsea Clinton, 11:30 a.m. at 403 Avenue Of The States, Chester, Pennsylvania 19013
  • Chelsea Clinton, 12:30 p.m. at 2 Yale Ave, Morton, Pennsylvania 19070
  • Chelsea Clinton, 2 p.m. at 127 N Church St, West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380
  • Chelsea Clinton, 4 p.m. at 9 S Forrest Ave, Norristown, Pennsylvania 19401
  • Chelsea Clinton, 4:30 p.m. at 170 Yorktown Plz, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania 19027

Vice President Joe Biden starts his Sunday morning in Scranton, before heading to Harrisburg (Lincoln Administration Building, 1601 State St, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17103) before a 2:30 p.m. event (doors open at 12:30). RSVP suggested but not required.

 

Deadline Extended for Absentee Ballots in Montgomery County, PA

The deadline for absentee ballots to arrive at the Court House in Norristown for Montgomery County voters has been extended four days in Montgomery County for this year’s November 8th election. A Montgomery County judge has extended the deadline for absentee ballots until 8 p.m. on Tuesday after complaints from many who requested an absentee ballot either didn’t get one, or waited longer than usual.
“With thousands of ballots outstanding and complaints pouring in, a Montgomery County judge on Thursday granted a petition to extend by four days the deadline for returning absentee ballots.

“I guess we run the risk that 17,000 people could be disenfranchised unless there’s some extension,” Senior Judge Bernard Moore said after a hearing in Norristown.”

Clintons and Obamas in Philly Monday Night!

Hillary Clinton, President Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will all be on stage at a final campaign rally in Philadelphia on Monday night, the eve of the election.

Time and place to be determined – sign up for email alerts from this blog or at Hillary Clinton’s website for more details when they become available.

Thursday, Nov. 3rd – Final Local Phone Bank

Okay, baseball is done for the year (thanks for the amazing games; congrats Cubs!), and you know you can’t stand to watch one more night of MSNBC laying out doomsday scenarios (but it is so hard not to watch). With less than a week to go (yes, this election season will come to an end, one way or another), wouldn’t you sleep better knowing you had done all you could to help elect Hillary Clinton?!

Come out tonight to our local phone bank – 124 Washington Street, East Greenville. We’ll be calling up local democrats between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. to Get Out the Vote for next Tuesday, November 8th. We will have cell phones if you don’t want to use your own phone, phone lists, the script, refreshments, stickers, and, maybe, balloons!

If you can’t come out tonight, volunteers are also needed for Saturday through Tuesday to knock on doors, reminding people to vote (and making sure they have a way to the polls). We are only going to the homes of Democratic supporters! There are three shifts a day, 9 a.m. – noon, noon to 3 p.m., and 3 p.m. – 6p.m. (possibly more next Monday and Tuesday). Contact Ann Tiefenthaler (anntiefenthaler30@gmail.com) or field organizer Patrick Eddis (215-359-5773 OR peddis@pavictory2016.org) to volunteer, even if it’s only for an hour or two.

If you have some time on Election Day to stand outside the polling place representing the Democrats and Democratic candidates, contact Elaine Hannock – area2dems@gmail.com