PCDO Annual Re-organization Meeting and Potluck Dinner

Jan 29 2017 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 29 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 2017 annual budget by treasurer David Cohen, we will have the election of the 2017 Executive Board.

 

Everyone is welcome to attend, but only PCDO members who reside in Princeton and have paid this year's dues by January 15, 2017, will be eligible to vote.


 

2017 PCDO Executive Board Candidates

 

President

Owen O’Donnell

1st Vice President

Dwaine Williamson

2nd Vice President

Jean Durbin

Treasurer

David Cohen

Assistant Treasurer

Matt Hanson

Recording Secretary

Peter Lindenfeld

Corresponding Secretary

Joanna Dougherty

 

At-Large (12 Spots)

Kip Cherry

 

Mary Clurman

 

Liz Cohen

 

Amner Deleon

 

Daphna Ezrachi

 

Mark Freda

 

Paul Gilmore

 

Mary Anne Greenberg

 

Dosier Hammond

 

Jonathan Kaledin

 

Jenny Ludmer

 

Amy Mayer

 

Anne Neumann

 

Leighton Newlin

 

Eve Niedergang

 

Jeffrey Oakman

 

Ryan Protter

 

Maureen Quap

 

Sheldon Sturges

 

PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED FILE WITH CANDIDATE STATEMENTS

Membership Meeting: Focus on Our Commitment to Action

Dec 11 2016 7:30 pm

 

A Working Meeting to Focus on Our Commitment to Action

 

At our November meeting we had an overwhelming turnout of about 200 Democrats who are concerned about the implications of the 2016 national elections. Thanks to those who contributed thoughts and ideas on how to respond. Attached is a condensed version of the comments we received. Now it’s time to turn our concerns into action!

 

On Sunday, December 11, the PCDO will focus on how to meet the oncoming challenges both as a group and individually. Everyone will have an opportunity to highlight their concerns; the lists attached will be used as reference/guidelines. We will form small groups to discuss the top issues and steps to take. Then we will reconvene as a large group to review the findings and determine how to devote our time and resources to the political, social, and economic agendas. 

 

 

Sunday, December 11th

Suzanne Patterson Center

(behind Monument Hall)

45 Stockton Street

 

Doors Open at 7:00 PM

Program Starts at 7:30 PM

 

Free parking is available. Light refreshments will be served.

 

 

BRING A FRIEND!!!

 

Like us on Facebook @PrincetonDemocrats

 

Coming to Terms with the Twists and Turns of the 2016 Presidential Election

Nov 20 2016 7:00 pm

Campaign strategist and Princeton native Tom Lindenfeld will speak on his experiences turning out the Latino vote in Nevada on November 8th as well as developing targeting programs, voter contact and GOTV programs, state and national redistricting efforts, fighting voter intimidation, ballot security, and vote suppression.

 

In addition, come prepared with suggestions for how we can prepare for an uncertain future in which issues and people are in real danger. 

 

·         What organizations (local and national) need volunteers to continue fighting for positive change? 

·         What actions can we take to preserve the progressive gains of the past eight years (and more)? 

·         What changes need to be made in our society and our party to ensure that America is open and inclusive and concerned with the rights of all?

 

 

Sunday, November 20th

Suzanne Patterson Center

(behind Monument Hall)

45 Stockton Street

 

Doors Open at 6:30 PM

Program Starts at 7:00 PM

 

Free parking is available. Light refreshments will be served.

 

 

 

We Are Democrats

If you need to be reminded why we are voting and vounteering for Hillary Clinton, here's a lovely reminder of our principles and history as Democrats:

 

Gat a lawn sign or button or sign up for GOTV at the Princeton for Hillary HQ princeton4hillary.com

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Using Math to Optimize Your Party's Outcome: PCDO Membership Meeting

Oct 16 2016 7:30 pm

"Using Math to Optimize Your Party's Outcome in a Crazy Election Year"

 

Samuel S.H. “Sam” Wang will speak on the topic “Using Math to Optimize Your Party’s Outcome in a Crazy Election Year" and focus particularly on Congressional races in New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District and Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District.

In New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District (Bergen, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren Counties), incumbent Scott Garrett (R) will face Josh Gottheimer (D). According to Ballotpedia.org, Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District (Bucks and Montgomery Counties) is the only competitive U.S. House race in the state. Heading into the election are incumbent Mike Fitzpatrick (R) and Steve Santarsiero (D).

Sam Wang is founder of the Princeton Election Consortium at www.election.princeton.edu. Since 2004, the Princeton Election Consortium has analyzed political races with a high degree of accuracy. He has written about elections, voting rights, and gerrymandering for The New York Times, Washington Post, The New Yorker, American Prospect, and the New Republic.

He is also a professor at Princeton University’s Neuroscience Institute and in the Department of Molecular Biology. His research focuses on the cerebellum's influence on cognitive development and autism.

 

Sunday, October 16th

Suzanne Patterson Center

(behind Monument Hall)

45 Stockton Street

 

Doors Open at 7:00 PM

Program Starts at 7:30 PM

 

The Suzanne Patterson Center is located at 45 Stockton Street, behind Monument Hall in Princeton. 

 

Free parking is available. Light refreshments will be served.

 

This meeting is open to the public—BRING A FRIEND!!!

Overflow Crowd At Hillary for NJ Kickoff

Thank you to everyone who attended (or tried to attend) Sunday's opening event. We had a strict fire code occupancy limits and we were delighted by the large turnout but very sorry we could not get everyone inside the rooms. Speakers included Jennifer Holdsworth, New Jersey State Director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign; John Currie, New Jersey State Democratic Chair; Brian Hughes, Mercer County Executive; and U.S. Senator Cory Booker. Senator Booker energized the crowd and asked the attendees to commit to canvassing and phoning for Hillary Clinton.

You can come to the office Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm to phone bank, and we have voter registration and turnout canvassing Saturday and Sunday in Philadelphia as well as voter registration locally. You can also come into the office every day to help make phone calls.

If you were not at the event this video recording of the speeches may help give you a sense of the energy. It was captured from the back of the room so we apologize for any lack of clarity.

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