Presidential Historian Fred Greenstein at PCDO's November 18 Meeting

Nov 18 2012 7:30 pm

Prominent presidential historian Fred Greenstein will be the featured speaker at the PCDO post-election general membership meeting scheduled for Sunday November 18 at 7:30 pm at the Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton Street, Princeton. Greenstein, a Professor of Politics emeritus at Princeton University, has written extensively on the presidential qualities that have served well and poorly in the Oval Office. His books include The Presidential Difference: Leadership Style from FDR to Barack Obama; The Hidden-Hand Presidency: Eisenhower as Leader;  Inventing the Job of President:  Leadership Style from George Washington to Andrew Jackson; and How Presidents Test Reality: Decisions on Vietnam, 1954 and 1965.

Greenstein’s talk for the November 18 meeting is titled “Barack Obama: What Makes Him Tick?” The organization invited Greenstein to speak right after the election to consider the prospects for the second term of Obama's presidency, in light of the history of presidential second terms, Obama's personality and leadership style, and the unique circumstances of today. "PCDO members will be especially interested in Professor Greenstein's insights into what kinds of actions we as citizens can take encourage President Obama to fight for us, even in the face of ongoing political conflict and obstruction" said PCDO President Dan Preston.

The meeting  is free and open to the public and the press.   A moderated question and answer session will follow the talk.

President Obama at 2012 State of Union; Professor Fred I. Greenstein

Princeton Elects Democrats to Lead the New Town

On Tuesday, November 6, 2012, voters elected Liz Lempert as Mayor of the new consolidated Princeton. The voters chose Jo Butler, Jenny Crumiller, Heather Howard, Lance Liverman, Bernie Miller and Patrick Simon for the new 6-member Council.

Voter turnout in Princeton was strong, despite the difficulties in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Unofficial results via the Mercer County Clerk's office (note: Numbers do not include vote by mail or provisional ballots, and the results are not certified. Since vote by mail has become increasingly popular, the final totals will be higher. But there are not enough uncounted ballots to change the outcome):

 

Princeton Mayor
22/22 100.00%
  Vote Count Percent
Rep - Richard C. WOODBRIDGE 3,939 39.25%
Dem - Elizabeth 'Liz' LEMPERT 6,093 60.72%
Personal Choice 3 0.03%
Total 10,035 100.00%


Princeton Council
22/22 100.00%
  Vote Count Percent
Rep - Geoff ATON 3,533 7.80%
Dem - Heather HOWARD 6,914 15.27%
Dem - Arden 'Lance' LIVERMAN 6,861 15.15%
Dem - Patrick SIMON 7,090 15.66%
Dem - Bernard 'Bernie' P. MILLER 7,114 15.71%
Dem - Jenny CRUMILLER 6,807 15.04%
Dem - Jo BUTLER 6,903 15.25%
Personal Choice 51 0.11%
Total 45,273 100.00%

 

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Volunteers Needed for GOTV and to Help Voters Find Where to Vote

We still need volunteers to help voters know where to vote, since a majority of voting districts (14 out of 22) have been moved to emergency polling locations. We are canvassing with the information, especially to areas that still lack power. 

Please sign up here: www.princetondems.org/gotv/2012

Or just come to our staging location at 5 Evelyn Place, Princeton (a cul de sac off of Nassau, just west of Harrison St).  Extra parking available at the Bank of America lot on Nassau, East of Harrison St. 

Volunteer hours are:

  • 9 am - 9 pm Monday
  • 9 am - 7 pm Tuesday

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We also need volunteers for "visibility" on Tuesday (i.e. waving signs at key locations). These volunteers will also have information to help voters find where to vote. 

For "visibility" please come to 187 Library Pl: shifts are 6:15am - 9am and 4pm - 6pm on Election Day. RSVP to jenny@jennycrumiller.com or just show up!

 

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Emergency Polling Place Changes: Need Your Help to Spread the Word

 

Hurricane Sandy and the resulting power outages are forcing changes to polling locations for voters in 14 of Princeton's 22 voting districts (see official announcement below). This is on top of the fact that most Princeton voters will be voting in new districts, with new district numbers, for the very first time because of consolidation.

We need your help to get the word out, especially to voters who still lack power and may not have any access to e-mail, web or land line phone service. Even those with working cell phones are hard to reach since cell numbers are unlisted. Our GOTV effort for the 4 days (Saturday through Tuesday) will include a major focus on informing voters of the changes via canvassing and literature drops ... and phoning to the extent we have working numbers.

Please sign up here: www.princetondems.org/gotv/2012

Or just come to our staging location at 5 Evelyn Place, Princeton (a cul de sac off of Nassau, just west of Harrison St).  Extra parking available at the Bank of America lot on Nassau, East of Harrison St. 

Volunteer hours are:

  • 10 am - 7pm Saturday
  • 1 pm - 6 pm Sunday
  • 9 am - 9 pm Monday
  • 9 am - 7 pm Tuesday

Protecting the right to vote is a sacred civic duty, including helping people find *where* to vote. Your help in providing this essential information will be hugely important. If you have your power back or otherwise are in a position to help your neighbors, please join us!

And please see below to determine where YOU should plan on voting.

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TO FIND OUT WHERE TO VOTE IN PRINCETON ON TUESDAY NOV 6, 2012

1) Check your sample ballot to find your voting district NUMBER (in the red box on the front of your sample ballot, to the left of your name & address)

*** if you don't have a sample ballot, find your district NUMBER here (it will also list your regular NON-emergency polling place):

https://voter.njsvrs.com/PublicAccess/jsp/PollPlace/PollPlaceSearch.jsp

2) If your district number is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21 or 22 ... refer to the announcement below to find you new EMERGENCY polling location.

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Here is the official announcement, posted at princetonnj.gov/storm.html:

 

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN POLLING PLACES DUE TO HURRICANE SANDY

ELECTION DISTRICT – EMERGENCY PLAN 
**** PLEASE READ COMPLETELY **** 


NOTE KEY CHANGES:

  • 3 ALTERNATIVE LOCATIONS:

JOHN WITHERSPOON MIDDLE SCHOOL GYM – 217Walnut Lane, Princeton 
FOR DISTRICTS: 9, 11, 21 & 3

HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTS – HALLWAY, 151 Moore Street 
FOR DISTRICTS: 5, 22

JADWIN GYM – 800 Faculty Road, Princeton University 
FOR DISTRICTS: 1, 2, 4, 14, 20, 15 AND 16 

  • SUZANNE PATTERSON CENTER, DISTRICT 6 WILL BE MOVED TO COMPUTER SCIENCE (DISTRICT 8).  THUS, DISTRICT 6 AND DISTRICT 8 WILL BE AT COMPUTER SCIENCE*.

NO CHANGE IN LOCATION FOR THE FOLLOWING DISTRICTS: 10, 7, 8, 13, 18, 12, 17, 19

 

If you do not know your polling district it will be listed on your sample ballot that you received in the mail.

 

* Princeton University's Computer Science Building is located at 35 Olden Street

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HQ is open, need GOTV volunteers

Princeton campaign HQ at 217 Nassau is back open for volunteer activities including phone banking and GOTV. See princeton4obama.com for more info.

To sign up for Princeton GOTV (Get Out The Vote) activities, please visit:

http://www.princetondems.org/gotv/2012

 

HQ also has Obama T-shirts ($10) and Obama lawn signs ($10 minimum, more appreciated)! Also free signs for Liz Lempert and other candidates, and buttons for a small donation.

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