“Teach them how to say goodbye” -President Obama’s Farewell Speech, January 10, 2017

President Obama will deliver his Farewell Address from Chicago on Tuesday night, January 10, 2017, beginning at 9 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). The speech will be broadcast live on all major news network/cable channels, including ABC, NBC, and CBS, PBS, CNN and MSNBC, as well as online at WhiteHouse.gov

Obama will be the 10th President to give an official farewell speech, joining the ranks of George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Andrew Johnson, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, all who bid the country goodbye before leaving office. (according to Time Magazine)

The Upper Perkiomen Democratic Club will be holding a meeting tonight, beginning at 7 p.m., but ending no later than 8:30 p.m. in order for folks to be able to be home in time to watch the speech. The UPDC meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Upper Perkiomen Library, 350 Main Street, Red Hill.

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.

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.

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.
Read more at http://www.phillymag.com/news/2016/09/09/obama-clinton-philadelphia/#OE0iM3rusH4WLVLT.99

Sign up up to see President Obama in Philadelphia in September!

President Obama will make a campaign appearance in support of Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 (time and place yet to be announced) in Philadelphia. People who might be interested in attending are asked to RSVP on the HRC website to receive additional information about the event, when it becomes available.


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.