PCDO Monthly Membership Meeting: February 22, 7:15 to 9:00 PM

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.

  • Moderator: Stephanie Harris, Member of the Steering Committee, Coalition for Peace Action
  • Professor Andrew Appel, Chair of the Department of Computer Science, Princeton University
  • Irene Goldman, Chair of the Steering Committee, Coalition for Peace Action
  • John McGahren, Partner, Morgan Lewis

A question and answer period will follow short presentations by each panelist.

 

PCDO Candidate Endorsement Night for

County Candidates

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.