PCDO Monthly Membership Meeting

Apr 21 2013 7:00 pm

Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton St (behind former Princeton Borough Hall)

Note: meeting starts at 7:00 (30 minutes earlier than usual) so that we have time to see a background presentation before the discussion.


Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty and environmental and land use planning expert Barry Chalofsky are the panelists for a program on Understanding how we can best rebuild devastated shore communities while protecting the environment of our treasured coastline.  Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert will serve as moderator. PCDO members and the public are invited to participate in the discussion


Mayor Doherty is governing on the front lines of a hard-hit shore community in the process of rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy. Mr. Chalofsky is principal of Barry Chalofsky & Associates, an environmental and land use planning consulting firm, former Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University for 22 years, and author of numerous article and two books: The Home and Land Buyer’s Guide to the Environment and The Real Estate Guide to the Environment. He worked for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for 35 years.

PCDO Monthly Membership Meeting

Mar 17 2013 7:30 pm


Why We Need A Strong Democratic Governor!


“Q and A” with State Senator Barbara Buono


Democratic Candidate for Governor




Marie Corfield


Democratic Candidate for State Assembly


PCDO Endorsement Vote For Princeton Council


Jenny Crumiller

Patrick Simon


All attendees with an up to date PCDO Membership as of 3/03/13 may participate in the endorsement vote.


Sunday, March 17th from 7:30-9:00 PM 
Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton St (behind former Princeton Borough Hall)


Join Us, Bring a Friend, and Your Questions





PCDO Monthly Membership Meeting

Feb 17 2013 7:30 pm

Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton St (behind former Princeton Borough Hall)


What Should Our New Town Government’s Priorities Be?
“Q and A” with Mayor Liz Lempert
Governing in Year 1 and Beyond
PCDO Endorsement Votes for Governor and County Freeholder
“Buono for Governor” Campaign
County Freeholders Carabelli and Koontz
This Sunday, February 17th from 7:30-9:00 PM at the Suzanne Patterson Center
Come Join Us and Bring a Friend!!!


This year, as New Jerseyans face growing rates of foreclosure and many have lost their homes to Hurricane Sandy, we at PCDO  are asking our members to support those who help the homeless in our community. Our donations at the PCDO meeting on Sunday, December 16 are going to HomeFront, a great service and advocacy organization.  From the HomeFront website:

On any given night, HomeFront provides shelter to 450 people, most of them children. We also provide food to hundreds every week, but these services are only the beginning. We have a host of programs to prevent homelessness, provide affordable housing, encourage education, teach job skills and promote good child care and positive family life. We seek to provide low-income families in our community with permanent solutions to the agonies of poverty – solutions that pass from this generation to the next.

In these troubled economic times more and more families face unemployment, foreclosure, homelessness and hunger. The demand for our services has seriously increased. Donations from our supporters are more important than ever. You can make a difference in their lives:

Make an online donation to HomeFront



Thanks for your generosity.  May your giving warm your holiday season!   

Happy holidays from the PCDO Executive Board.

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New Princeton Government Swearing-In and Celebration

Jan 1 2013 11:00 am

Please join together to celebrate the Consolidation of Princeton

January 1, 2013
11 a.m. to Noon
Formal Remarks at 11:15 a.m.
Municipal Building at 400 Witherspoon Street, Princeton

Enjoy “Consoli-Cake” & refreshments
Thank the administration, staff, committees, boards, & commissions Tour the municipal building & ask questions
Meet the new Mayor & Council
Visit with old & new friends
Enter to win a “Princeton’s Best Basket”!

All Welcome. No RSVP Necessary.

The swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected officials will follow at 12 noon 

To be followed by a reception hosted by the PCDO with food and beverages (starting approx 1pm) at Mercer Engine Company #3 community room, at 363 Witherspoon Street.

All Princeton residents are invited to join the PCDO in celebrating the swearing in of the new mayor and council members



Here are selected web sites where you can stay involved. This is by no means comprehensive … just a quick start. If you know of others, please contact us, and we will post them on the PCDO website (www.princetondems.org).




Even if you’re not a union member, you can join Working America and lobby for policies that will benefit all working families.

The current campaign “Protect Our Future” is focused on the current lame duck session and negotiations about the so-called “fiscal cliff.”


The home page (www.moveon.org) features a campaign to “remind President Obama what we just voted for.”

There are local chapters, including the Mid-Jersey MoveOn Council.

Just enter your zip code into the search box (on several pages at the site, including www.moveon.org/organize/search )

Daily Kos blog (www.dailykos.com)

Great way to keep up with progressive views and actions. You can sign up for their “action alert” e-mails.

Coalition for Peace Action

Based in Princeton (local affiliate of national Peace Action): www.peacecoalition.org

While often focused on matters of war and peace (and limiting the defense budget), also involved in actions regarding economic justice and voting integrity.

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA): www.pdamerica.org

Some local folks are involved, but haven't found any local chapter page … will post link once I have one


And of course, becoming a member of the Princeton Community Democratic Organization (PCDO) is a great way to get involved via the largest and most active Democratic club in NJ.

Join at www.princetondems.org/join