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.

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.

Meet and Greet – Rachel Hendricks

Voters in Marlborough and Green Lane are invited to an informal gathering to meet Rachel Hendricks, the candidate for State Representative of the 147th Legislative District.

The event will take place at the home of Joan Smith, 4012 East Campbell Road, Pennsburg, PA, on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Voters will have an opportunity to hear Rachel’s ideas for tackling issues in Harrisburg, and to share their concerns and ask questions of the candidate.

This event is only for folks living in Marlborough and Green Lane (the only part of our area in the 147th District).To insure that there will be enough snacks, desserts, and other refreshments, please R.S.V.P. by September 17th by calling or emailing Joan Smith – of course, you can take your chances and just drop in on Saturday!

phone: 215-679-7101


Campaign Rally in Philly with President Obama!

Remember when we told you to mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 13, 2016, when President Obama was scheduled to appear in Philadelphia to campaign for Hillary Clinton?  Well, here’s the rest of the story.

President Barack Obama will campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Tuesday, September 13th.

Obama’s free and public speech will kick off at Eakins Oval at 1:45 p.m. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Those interested in attending the event can RSVP here.

Area 2 Democrats OX ROAST

Our friends at Upper Perkiomen Area 2 Democrats are holding their annual Fall Picnic (aka “Ox Roast”) on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Macoby Run Golf Course Pavilion, from noon to 4 p.m. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow Democrats and county and local Democratic candidates and elected officials.

Old fashioned barbeque featuring hot dogs, hamburgers, pulled pork, vegetarian dishes, homemade salads, sides, desserts, beer and soft drinks‐ all included!

~ Live Entertainment and Special Guests ~

$30 per person

(Reserved tables available for parties of 8 or more)

Contact Elaine Hannock for more information and/or tickets. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the gate. Macoby Run Golf Course Pavilion, 5275 McLean Station Road, Green Lane, PA 18054


Friday, Sept. 9th – Katie McGinty and Elizabeth Warren in Philadelphia!

Friday afternoon, September 9, 2016, a public campaign event will be held at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology – 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, beginning at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m. Primary speakers will be Democratic Senatorial candidate Kate McGinty and Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Saturday’s “Labor Day Celebration” and Candidate Fundraiser!


On Saturday, September 3, 2016, Democrat Joanne Jackson, who has been stopping by UPDC meetings and Upper Perk events on a regular basis since announcing her candidacy for PA State Representative, is planning what sounds like a fun and festive “Labor Day Celebration” in Emmaus at the beautiful and historic Farmhouse at Buena Vista, 3501 Main Road, Emmaus, Pa.

Live music will be provided by the James Supra Blues Band and the food is courtesy of Bad Bones BBQ. The event is scheduled for Saturday, September 3rd between the hours of 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets are $50. RSVP Kelly Bauer 610-217-3751 or email

Remember, local and state elections matter, and make as much, if not more, of an impact on our day to day lives!

Tim Kaine event in Bethlehem on Wednesday

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, for a 1:30 – 2:30 p.m event at Hanover Township Community Center, 3660 Jacksonville Rd Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18017 featuring Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine. Sign up for your free ticket online. (If you forget to sign up, my guess is you can still show up at the door and get in, depending on how early you get in line.)

The Clinton Campaign just opened an office in Bethlehem at 606 E Broad Street; one more locations where supporters can volunteer (phone banking, voter registration, canvassing).  A lot is happening at the Lansdale office, as well, and I read that there will be voter registration booths at the Allentown Fair this year.

Hillary Clinton Rally in Philly on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Tonight, Donald Trump claimed that the only way he’d lose Pennsylvania in November “is if certain sections of the state, they cheat” – FACT CHECK, Hillary Clinton is currently polling 10 points ahead of Trump in Pennsylvania.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign just announced that she will visit Philadelphia on Tuesday, August 16th for the kickoff of Democratic Party voter-registration efforts in the city. The event will begin at 1:15 p.m. at West Philadelphia High School, 4901 Chestnut Street. Doors will open to the public at 11:15 a.m.

More Free and Fun Ways to Celebrate DNC in Philadelphia!

Yesterday morning I  posted about PoliticalFest, 7 special exhibits  celebrating  U.S. Political History. And then I went into Philadelphia and volunteered at 2 of the sites (and visited 4 of them). I want to report that not only are the displays fascinating and worth the trip, for at least 3 of those sites (and possibly 4), one does not need a ticket to go in and see the exhibit. You can visit the Library Company of Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (right next store), and The Heritage Center of the Union League of Philadelphia (around the corner, about two blocks from the previous listed locations). The exhibit at the PA Convention Center (11th and Arch, across the street from the Reading Market, in center city) may also be free; this is the place where you can see a partial mock up of the Oval Office, Air Force One, a life size replica of the Liberty Bell made out of K’nex, and assorted activities for kids. PoliticalFest runs through Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

Liberty Bell at PA Convention Center
original documents – part of Suffragette Women’s History exhibit at Library Company of Philadelphia
some items from previous political conventions, on display at the Union League

Monday, July 25th will also see Philly Feast, United We Eat in Old City at 3rd and Arch, from 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. This free event features musicians and performers, food trucks considered to be some of the best in Philly selling their yummiest treats, and Philadelphia area based artisans and others selling crafts, jewelry, clothing, and more.

The main stage will feature performances from Julian King, Chill Moody, Philbilly and the B Street Band. Throughout the festival, attendees will also find roving musician dancers and oter entertainers, creating a multifaceted arts and culture experience.

C-SPAN’s Educational Bus is parked outside the National Constitution Center, now through Thursday; this interactive learning center is open to the public at no cost.

POLITICO is setting up near Rittenhouse Square and is hosting multiple events and watch parties, all free and open to the public;

The POLITICO Hub will provide a top-notch destination experience for convention attendees in Philadelphia. Led by POLITICO’s award-winning team of reporters and editors, programming will include daily Playbook newsmaker interviews, a live convening of the POLITICO Caucus, policy luncheons on the economy, energy and technology and Nightly Lounges to take in the news of the day and watch streaming speeches from the convention floor.

Located just steps away from historic Rittenhouse Square at 2001 Market Street, 2 Commerce Square, the POLITICO Hub will open the evening of Monday, July 25 and continue with programming through Thursday July, 28.

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It appears that MSNBC has set up shop in front of Independence Hall, so if you are in the neighborhood, you can stop by and watch them live (as Bernie supporters/protesters appear to be doing tonight).

And on Friday, July 29, 2016, Hillary Clinton will be holding a rally in front of Independence Hall before leaving Philadelphia for a PA tour.- no word yet on time and tickets – so stay tuned (and sign up to receive email alerts when new posts appear on the blog).