Community Day in East Greenville on Saturday

Once again, the Upper Perkiomen Democratic Club will have tables with voter registration forms and absentee ballot request forms at East Greenville Community Day – this year on Saturday, September 10, 2016, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

We will be giving out “Stronger Together” helium balloons, UPDC pens, Clinton stickers, candidate information, signs, and maybe a few other goodies. And some Democratic candidates are expected to drop in, and walk around Main Street – so be on the lookout and wish them well!

Stop by, say hello, and pick up some swag – we’d love to see you!



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.

PA Primary Election Results

Here are the winning candidates in the April 26, 2016 Primary Election in Pennsylvania

President of the United States: Hillary Clinton
(Bernie Sanders did win many of the towns and townships in the Upper Perkiomen Valley, although not Montgomery County or the state)

U.S. Senate:  Katie McGinty  

Representative in Congress (6):  Mike Parrish 

Representative in Congress (8): Steve Santarsiero

Attorney General: Josh Shapiro   

PA House District 147: Rachel Hendricks

We are still waiting for confirmation that Joanne Jackson received enough write-in votes to appear on the ballot in November for State Representative for District 131.

50.22 % (130,474) of registered Democrats in Montgomery County turned out to vote in yesterday’s primary election.

42.15% (109,106) of registered Republicans in Montgomery County turned out to vote in yesterday’s primary election.

Thanks to everyone who volunteered over the course of the primary election and at the polls on Tuesday. After a brief rest, we’ll get started on preparing for the fall election.

Thanks to everyone who turned out to vote – see you in November!

PA Primary Ballot 2016 Candidates

More than the U.S. presidency is at stake this year. There are also congressional seats, state attorney general, and state house and senate seats up for election this year.

Here are the candidates Democrats will get to choose from in this year’s primary election on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. All candidates are listed in alphabetical order – the club is not endorsing any candidate over another during the primary season.

President of the United States: Hillary Clinton  /  Bernie Sanders

U.S. Senate: John Fetterman  /  Katie McGinty  /  Joe Sestak

Representative in Congress (6):   Mike Parrish  /  (Lindi Li withdrew from the race on April 6th)

Representative in Congress (8): Shaughnessy Naughton  /  Steve Santarsiero

Attorney General: John Morganelli  /  Josh Shapiro   /  Stephen A. Zappala, Jr.

PA House District 131: WRITE IN – Joanne Jackson (she is the only Democrat running a write-in campaign for this job; the other two are Republicans)

PA House District 147: Rachel Hendricks

Congressional District 6 – East Greenville, Pennsburg, Red Hill, Hereford, and UH3 are in 6th Congressional District.

Congressional District 8 – Marlborough, Green Lane, UH1 and UH2 are in the 8th Congressional District.

PA House District 131 – East Greenville, Pennsburg, Red Hill, Hereford, UH1, UH2, and UH3

PA House District 147 – Green Lane, Marlborough

PA Senate District 24 – East Greenville, Pennsburg, Red Hill, Hereford, UH1, UH2, and UH3

Find your state legislator (and district) by entering your address or viewing the map here.

Looking forward to January 2016

The Upper Perkiomen Democratic Club is taking the month of December off so its members may pursue other (non-political) activities, and rest up for what will be a very busy year ahead! In other words, no meeting on the 2nd Tuesday in December.

We will be meeting on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Upper Perkiomen Valley Library, 350 Main Street, Red Hill. It will be a relatively short meeting, so that everyone who wants to be home in time to watch President Obama’s last State of the Union address (scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. that night) may do so. At this meeting we will be making plans for the annual January Potluck, along with starting to sketch out ideas for the year ahead (with major races including for the Senate; Senator Toomey is up for re-election and two strong Democrats, Joe Sestak and Kate McGinty, are running in the primary for the opportunity to defeat this staunch, very conservative, Republican in November, and the Democratic National Convention taking place down the road in Philadelphia in July, they’ll be lots to do in 2016).

All democrats in the area are invited to the annual UPDC Potluck on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Upper Perk Senior Center, 517 Jefferson Street, East Greenville, PA, from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Bring your favorite hot or cold dish, or salad, or dessert, or beverage, to share with the group. This is always a good time and there is always good food and good company to enjoy.