NJ Citizens' Clean Elections Commission Report Released

The New Jersey Citizens'Clean Elections Commission has released its latest report offering specific proposals on how to move toward "clean elections" in NJ. If the issue of reforming state political campaigns interests you, please join PCDO's Government Ethics Committee
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PCDO Hosts Communiversity Booth


On Saturday, April 29 the PCDO hosted a booth at Princeton's annual town-gown celebration.  The weather was perfect and we had a lot of visitors to our registration and information table. Children were entertained with a bubble activity.

Laurie Harmon, Karen Sisti and Peter Wolanin organized the booth and volunteers worked throughout the day registering voters, handing out information and signing up new PCDO members.

PCDO also took part in the Democratic National Committee Neighbor-to-Neighbor Organizing Day, handing out DNC flyers with the new vision for the Democratic Party.

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EMILY's List Announces Endorsement of Linda Stender for New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District

April 26, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. - EMILY's List, the nation's largest grassroots political network and financial resource for women running for elective office, today announced its endorsement of Linda Stender in her bid for New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District.

“Linda Stender is an accomplished elected official from New Jersey,” said Ellen R. Malcolm, president of EMILY’s List. “As a congresswoman, she will return the right priorities to Congress and stand as a voice for change. EMILY's List considers this to be one of the most important races we are involved in and our membership will lend all its considerable strength to seeing that Linda Stender is victorious."

Stender was re-elected to her third term in the New Jersey General Assembly last year. She serves as vice chairwoman of the Transportation and Public Works Committee and is a member of the Health and Senior Services Committee and the Tourism and Gaming Committee. Stender is known for her success in passing legislation, and has had over 30 pieces of legislation signed into law. Stender is a lifelong resident of New Jersey and served on the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders from 1994 to 2001 and was elected to a four year term as mayor of Fanwood in 1991. Prior to being mayor, she served on the Fanwood Borough Council from 1988 to 1990.

Stender is dedicated to returning the right priorities to Congress, including making healthcare more affordable, increasing security at our borders and ports, and improving education for our children. Democrats have been looking for the opportunity to be competitive in additional congressional districts, and with candidates such as Stender the map has been expanded.

"I am delighted to have earned the support of the thousands of individual women and men who are members of EMILY's List," said Stender. "It is time Congress started focusing on the right priorities. The people of New Jersey deserve a strong voice with me as their new Representative."

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Poll Workers Needed in Princeton Township and Borough

Help make every vote count ... by serving as an election board worker at the polls in Princeton Township or Borough on election day. These are PAID positions for the Mercer County Board of Elections.

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PCDO March Candidates Forum and Endorsement Vote

The PCDO welcomed five excellent candidates for Township Committee at its March 19 candidate endorsement night.  All candidates are to be congratulated for coming forward and participating in a lively form for discussion of local issues.

 The results of the vote were such that no candidate recieved the 60% necessary for endorsement according to our bylaws:

 PCDO member total (Township member total)

  • Toshi Abe 5 (4)
  • Scott Carver 26 (16)
  • Chad Goerner 33 (21)
  • Ed Greenblat (1) 1
  • Robert Ross (2) 1
  • No Endorsement 1
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February PCDO Meeting on the President's Mistakes

by Anne Waldron Neumann

At the PCDO’s February 26 meeting, Congressman Rush Holt, Princeton University history professor Sean Wilentz, and Princeton University researcher and economist Robin Wells discussed how George Bush has damaged America. The evening’s real topic wasn’t Bush’s mistakes, however, but whether the damage is reversible.

Rush Holt, who spoke first, argued for reversibility. He hardly touched on current damage but reminded his audience that America has endured shame before: the predations of robber barons and our internment of Japanese Americans, for example. The greatest human invention, however, is America’s constitutional system of government. When our rights are endangered, Holt said, we have always restored them, through legal action, new legislation, or changed public mentality.

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