Jun 28 2015 2:00 pm
From 2-4 PM, David and Liz Cohen will be hosting a fundraising meet and greet with our State Assembly candidates, Andrew Zwicker and Maureen Vella. We hope you can join us for this chance to speak together informally and catch the excitement that Dave and I feel about these candidates. We feel we have a true shot at bringing Democratic representation to our district, and we invite you to come help make that happen.
Attached is the flyer detailing the event. Please note that while this is a fundraising event, any amount that is affordable to you is welcome (as is now noted in the flyer). Your presence matters!
Location:The home of Liz and Dave Cohen 135 Terhune Road, Princeton
Jul 19 2015 4:00 pm
Come join us for a day of food, fun and political friendship at the annual PCDO picnic. There will be informal activities/childcare for the kids, sing-alongs led by politico-musicians and the chance to hear from and mingle with our elected officials. PCDO will provide veggie burgers, hot dogs, hamburgers, and beverages. We ask that you bring a side, salad or dessert if possible. Come to eat, relax and play. Frisbees, balls, jump ropes, good spirits welcome and encouraged.
At the Harrison St. Park, with parking on or near Aiken Ave.
May 2 2015 4:00 pm
PCDO Members and Friends,
You are cordially invited
to a house party in support of
Suggested contribution $25
~larger amounts are gratefully accepted~
The party is hosted by a group of supporters (in random order)L: Beth & Jim Healey, Jo & Jim Butler, Joanna Dougherty, Liz Lempert, Sheldon Sturges, Patrick Simon & Marc Weiner, Amner Deleon, Jenny & Jon Crumiller, Andrew Koontz & Laurie Harmon, Heather Howard, Scotia W. MacRae & Richard Blofson, Bernie Miller, Nousheen Thakur, Peter Lindenfeld & Mary Clurman, Dan Preston, Lance Liverman, Fern & Larry Spruill, Mary & Walter Bliss, Jean & Jon Durbin and Elizabeth Bidwell Bates, and Karen Sisti & Peter Wolanin
We hope you can join us!
Apr 19 2015 7:15 pm
“The Current Challenges of Immigration Reform” will be the topic of a panel discussion at the April 19 meeting of the Princeton Community Democratic Organization at 7:15 p.m. at the Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton Street, behind Monument Hall in Princeton. The event is free and open to the public and free parking is available at the Center.
The panel will discuss the current status of the Obama administration’s immigration policy on undocumented immigrants; the issues facing undocumented immigrants in New Jersey; and the efforts of Princeton to address immigration issues and to welcome immigrants to our community.
Panelists are: Alice Lugo, Immigration Counsel for U.S. Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey; Tatiana Durbak, Esq., who specializes in Immigration Law; Maria R. Juega, Executive Director of the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund, located in Trenton; Princeton Councilwoman Heather Howard; and John Heilner, Chair of the Immigration Subcommittee, Princeton Human Rights Commission.
Feb 22 2015 7:15 pm
Join Us for the February Meeting of the
Princeton Community Democratic Organization
Sunday, February 22nd
Suzanne Patterson Center
(behind Monument Hall)
Program Starts Promptly at 7:15 PM
This month’s program features an informative panel discussion on verified voting issues, candidate endorsements for the upcoming Mercer County primary, and a member vote on two resolutions dealing with President Obama’s efforts to end the embargo on Cuba and the ongoing negotiations with Iran regarding their nuclear development program.
"The Quest for Verified Voting in an Age of Hacking:
Is Each Vote Being Counted?"
In a time of rampant computer hacking, data theft and manipulation, our panel will focus on the critical need for voter verified paper ballot elections. The legal, legislative, and technical challenges facing an accurate count of electronic votes will be discussed.
A question and answer period will follow short presentations by each panelist.
PCDO Candidate Endorsement Night for
Come greet our Democratic candidates for State and County office, some of whom (or their representatives) will address the meeting.
NJ 16th Legislative District Assembly Andrew Zwicker
Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes
Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello
Mercer County Freeholder Ann Cannon
Mercer County Freeholder Pasquale (Pat) Colavita, Jr.
Mercer County Freeholder Samuel T. Frisby
All attendees with up-to-date PCDO membership as of February 8, 2015, may participate in the endorsement vote.
Member Votes on Two Resolutions:
Cuba Embargo and Iran Nuclear Negotiations
The following resolutions have been submitted to and endorsed by the PCDO Executive Board and will be presented to the general membership for a vote at our February 22nd general membership meeting. For the resolution section of our bylaws see the PCDO web site: https://www.princetondems.org/html-bylaws (Article VI, Section 8).
1) Resolution on Cuba
WHEREAS a half century of embargoes and attempted isolation of Cuba by the U.S. government have not achieved the stated aims of the policies; and
WHEREAS the Obama Administration’s recent actions to lower barriers with Cuba will benefit the people of Cuba and of the United States; and
WHEREAS leaders of both parties should be supporting the Obama Administration’s initiatives on Cuba for the benefit of the American people and in the interests of promoting peace
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Princeton Community Democratic Organization supports the Obama Administration’s recent efforts to improve relations with the government of Cuba, and urges our elected representatives to support those efforts.
2) Resolution on Iran
WHEREAS recent diplomatic efforts by the Obama Administration to find common ground with the government of Iran have been making progress toward reducing tensions and lowering the risk of nuclear proliferation; and
WHEREAS imposition of additional sanctions by the U.S. government on Iran at this stage would undermine those efforts; and
WHEREAS leaders of both parties should be supporting the Obama Administration’s initiatives on Iran for the benefit of the American people and in the interests of promoting peace
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Princeton Community Democratic Organization supports the Obama Administration’s recent efforts to seek peaceful solutions with the government of Iran, and urges our elected representatives to support those efforts.
This meeting is open to the public. Bring a friend!
Only attendees with up-to-date PCDO membership as of February 8, 2015, may participate in the endorsement and resolution votes.
Jan 25 2015 6:00 pm
All PCDO members and friends are cordially invited to join us for our annual leadership election and potluck dinner on Sunday, January 25 at 6:00pm.
At the Suzanne Patterson Center - behind Monument Hall (the former Borough Hall).
Please bring a main dish, salad, or dessert to share. The PCDO will provide plates and utensils, bread, and beverages. We’ll enjoy each other’s company as we share food and drink and get ready for the year ahead. We'll also thank those who have served us so ably during the past year.
After dinner, conversation, and presentation of the PCDO 2015 annual budget by treasurer David Cohen, we will have the election of the 2015 Executive Board.
Everyone is welcome to attend, but only PCDO members who reside in Princeton and have paid this year's dues by January 11, 2015, will be eligible to vote.
Nominations for the 2015 PCDO Executive Board (statements are attached):
Position 2015 Candidate(s)
President Jon Durbin
1st Vice President Owen O'Donnell
2nd Vice President Amner DeLeon
Treasurer David Cohen
Assistant Treasurer Ginger Lennon
Recording Secretary Peter Lindenfeld
Corresponding Secretary Kathleen Cassidy
At-Large (12 spots)
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