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Democrats nominate Lempert for Mayor; Howard, Liverman, Miller, Simon, Crumiller, Butler for Council

Congratulations to Liz Lempert, Princeton's Democratic nominee for Mayor. Democratic Primary voters also selected Heather Howard, Lance Liverman, Patrick Simon, Bernie Miller, Jenny Crumiller and Jo Butler to be on the November ballot for Princeton Council.

Many thanks to all the candidates, including Kevin Wilkes who sought the Mayor's spot, and to Scott Sillars, Tamera Matteo and Roger Martindell for their efforts to run for Council. We had an embarrassment of riches, and too few spots to accommodate all the qualified candidates.

Vote totals are available at the County Clerk's website:
http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/officials/clerk/news/06052012ElectionResul...

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THE WAR ON WOMEN & THE POLITICS OF 2012

Sunday, May 20, 7:30pm Suzanne Patterson Center (behind Borough Hall)

*** FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ***

The health care and economic rights of women have and continue to be a subject of political controversy, and the issues are intensifying in this election year. In 2012, we have seen multi-faceted efforts to defund or discredit Planned Parenthood, federal efforts to limit insurance coverage for contraception and to weaken the Violence Against Women Act, and attempts in various states to impose onerous ultrasound requirements before pregnancy terminations, to enact fetal personhood bills, and to undermine enforcement of equal pay laws.

What does this mean for the future of women’s rights? What can/should we do? What does this mean for the 2012 elections?

We have a superb group of speakers who will share their perspectives in a panel discussion, to be followed by audience questions.

Leslie Gerwin, Associate Director of the Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University, who has broad-ranging experience in public policy and gender issues, will moderate a discussion by:

  • Elizabeth Armstrong, Associate Professor, Princeton University Department of Sociology, with joint affiliations in the Woodrow Wilson School and Office of Population. Her areas of specialization include health policy, sociology of medicine, and gender issues.
  • Shelby Knox, Director of Women’s Rights Organizing for Change.org, subject of the documentary “The Education of Shelby Knox,” about her teenage activism for sex education and gay rights, and author of the blog shelbyknox.com.
  • Ruth Mandel, Director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, Board of Governors Professor of Politics, and a founder of Eagleton’s Center for American Women and Politics. She is nationally known for her expertise on women's political history and leadership, polling data, and the gender gap.

Future meetings: June 10 – Voter suppression & protection; picnic in July & more.

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PCDO Communiversity Jelly Bean Poll Results

Communiversity visitors to PCDO's booth today (April 28) were invited to take 3 jelly beans and to vote 'em or eat 'em. Here are the results:

FOR PRESIDENT:

  • Barack Obama 482
  • The Other Guy 115

FOR SENATE:

  • Robert Menendez 153
  • The Other Guy 27

FOR CONGRESS:

  • Rush Holt 208
  • The Other Guy 23

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PCDO Reorganization for 2012

THE 2012 PCDO EXECUTIVE BOARD

The PCDO membership elected the following officers and Executive Board members at its meeting on January 29, 2012:

President: Dan Preston
VP Borough: Sheldon Sturges
VP Township: Walter Bliss
Treasurer: David Cohen
Assistant Treasurer: Ginger Lennon
Corresponding Sec: Peter Wolanin
Recording Sec: Peter Lindenfeld

Borough At Large:

Donald Dowd
Anne Neumann
Patrick Simon
Bainy Suri
Kate Warren
Tom Zucosky

Township At Large:

Jose Alcantara
Doreen Blanc Rockstrom
Sondra Bierman
Kip Cherry
Liz Cohen
Jim Floyd
 

 

 

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PCDO Annual Potluck and Reorganization – Sunday, January 29, 2012 – 6:30pm

Sunday, January 29, 2012 – 6:30pm
UNITARIAN CHURCH, 50 Cherry Hill Rd, Princeton, NJ (please note the location!)

*** FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ***

It’s time for our annual potluck dinner (bring a dish!) and election of the PCDO Executive Board. Most of all, we’ll enjoy each other’s company as we share food and drink and get fired up for this important year ahead.

Note: Everyone is welcome to attend, but only full PCDO members who reside in Princeton and have paid dues by 1/15/2012 will be eligible to vote.

 

ELECTION OF THE PCDO EXECUTIVE BOARD

All PCDO members who indicated interest in running for an Executive Board position and who submitted their names by the January 14 deadline will be on the ballot. There will be no nominations from the floor. The candidates are:

President: Dan Preston
VP Borough: Sheldon Sturges
VP Township: Walter Bliss
Treasurer: David Cohen
Assistant Treasurer: Ginger Lennon
Corresponding Sec: Peter Wolanin
Recording Sec: Peter Lindenfeld

Borough At Large (vote for 6):

Donald Dowd
Anne Neumann
Patrick Simon
Bainy Suri
Kate Warren
Tom Zucosky

Township At Large (vote for 6):

Jose Alcantara
Doreen Blanc Rockstrom
Sondra Bierman
Kip Cherry
Liz Cohen
Jim Floyd
Charles Rojer

 

Statements by the candidates are at www.princetondems.org/execboard2012

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PCDO Leadership Election Process

Your Democratic Club needs you! - Run for the PCDO Executive Board!

PCDO Leadership Elections take place at the annual potluck dinner and leadership election meeting each January. All interested PCDO members are welcomed and encouraged to run for a position on the executive board.

Click here for a list of job descriptions for executive board positions.

The PCDO's nominating committee oversees the nomination and election process, ensuring that there are candidates for each position and presenting a report with candidate information to the membership before the election. The Committee seeks to attract new candidates and diversify the executive board, but it does not recommend candidates. Any member who wants to run for a position will have his or her name listed on the ballot without the prejudice of a nominating committee recommendation (or lack thereof).

Potential candidates should contact the nominating chair Peter Wolanin no later than fifteen days before the annual meeting. If you are thinking about running, the nominating chair or PCDO President will be happy to talk with you and to advise you about potential competition if that will help you make your decision. We hope you consider running!

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