Endorsement Meeting for New Jersey Governor

Sunday, February 12th

PCDO Candidate Endorsement for

New Jersey Governor

 

We are pleased to announce that four Democratic candidates for the office of Governor of New Jersey will answer your questions and seek the PCDO’s endorsement.

(in alphabetical order)

Jim Johnson

Raymond Lesniak

Phil Murphy

John Wisniewski

To gain the club’s endorsement, a candidate must receive 60% of the ballots cast by the Organization's members present and voting.

In the event that no candidate receives 60% in the first round, the top two vote-getters will be eligible to have their names written on a second ballot. Please do not fill in your second ballot until after the result of the first ballot is announced. Only official PCDO ballots provided to eligible voting members will be recognized during counting.

You must be present to vote. No proxy or absentee ballots will be accepted in either round of voting.

 

The candidates’ program will be preceded by a

Vote on a Proposed Bylaws Amendment to Give Affiliate Members the Right to Vote in Non-Princeton Matters

Before the candidates speak, there will be a vote on a proposed bylaws change to give affiliate members (that is, non-Princeton residents) the right to vote on PCDO matters of statewide or national importance. If passed by 2/3 of the current full members in attendance, the change will immediately go into effect, allowing affiliate members to vote in the candidate endorsement.

 

Sunday, February 12th

Suzanne Patterson Center

(behind Monument Hall)

45 Stockton Street

Doors Open at 6:30 PM

Meeting Begins PROMPTLY at 7:00 PM

Free parking is available. Overflow parking is available at Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street

 

Eligible attendees with up-to-date PCDO membership as of January 29, 2017, may participate in the endorsement and bylaws amendment votes.

 

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PCDO 2017 Executive Board Election Results

Thanks to everyone who came out for The January 29th PCDO Reorganization Meeting. We had 112 ballots cast for excutive board, and a number of additional people at the meeting.

The newly elected Executive Board members are:

 

President

Owen O’Donnell

1st Vice President

Dwaine Williamson

2nd Vice President

Jean Durbin

Treasurer

David Cohen

Assistant Treasurer

Matthew Hancock

Corresponding Secretary

Joanna Dougherty

Recording Secretary

Peter Lindenfeld

 

 

At Large Members (12)

Kip Cherry

 

Liz Cohen

 

Amner Deleon

 

Mark Freda

 

Paul Gilmore

 

Jonathan Kaledin

 

Amy Mayer

 

Leighton Newlin

 

Eve Niedergang

 

Jeffrey Oakman

 

Ryan Protter

 

Sheldon Sturges

 

A big thank you to everyone who put their name in to be a candidate. The statements and listening to the at-large candidates address the crowd highlighted not just your commitment to progressive causes but pointed out how lucky the PCDO is to have such active and enthusiastic members who are willing to take leadership roles.

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Video of 2 Buses from Princeton at the Jan 21 Women's March

 

This video was created and shared by PCDO member (and film maker) Dan Preston.

 

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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.