PCDO Endorsement Meeting For Princeton Council, Sunday March 30

Mar 30 2014 7:15 pm



New Location:  Princeton Unitarian-Universalist Church

                          50 Cherry Hill Rd (corner of Rt. 206)

                          Princeton, NJ 08540


New Time:        7:15 PM  (Doors Open for Registration Check-In)

                          7:45 PM  (Program Starts)

                          8:30 PM  (Voting)

You must have joined or renewed your PCDO Membership no later than March 16, 2014 in order to participate in the endorsement vote.


Parking:            Car-Pooling is encouraged.


                          Parking is available at: 1)  the U-U Church, 2) the Princeton         

                          Municipal Complex on Witherspoon St., and 3)  on Witherspoon St. and Valley Rd.

                          along the Valley Rd. School Building.


Moderator:       The New Jersey League of Women Voters


Format:            1)  Candidates will speak for 3 minutes each.

                         2)   30 minutes of Q and A with written questions from attendees.

                         3)   Vote by secret ballot.  One ballot only.  No run-off.

                         4)  60% of the votes cast is required to receive the PCDO Endorsement.


We look forward to seeing you on March 30th!


Jon Durbin

President, PCDO

PCDO Annual Re-organization Meeting and Potluck Dinner

Jan 26 2014 6:30 pm


All PCDO members and friends are cordially invited to join us for our annual leadership election and potluck dinner on Sunday, January 26 at 6:30pm. Please bring a dish to share. Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton Street (behind Monument Hall - the former Borough Hall)


PCDO members will vote to elect a new Excutive Board or 2014.

PCDO members will also vote on bylaws changes to modify the language related to endorsements (see attached).

To vote at this meeting you must have joined or renewed your membership at least 14 days before the meeting.


Nominations for 2014 PCDO Executive Board




2014 Candidate(s)


Jon Durbin

1st Vice President

Owen O’Donnell

2nd Vice President

Margaret Griffin


David Cohen

Assistant Treasurer

Ginger Lennon

Recording Secretary

Peter Lindenfeld

Corresponding Secretary

Kathleen Cassidy

At-large (12 spots)

Jose Alcantara


Kip Cherry


Mary Clurman


Liz Cohen


Amner DeLeon


Donald Dowd


Jim Floyd


Richard Meyer


Sue Nemeth


Anne Neumann


Fay Reiter


Linda Schwimmer


Sheldon Sturges


PCDO Holiday Celebration and Membership Meeting

Dec 15 2013 7:00 pm

A Tribute to Nelson Mandela 

followed by

Holiday Celebration

Sunday, December 15th 7:00-9:00 PM at the Suzanne Patterson Center
(located behind the former Borough Municipal Building)

A Proposed By-Laws Change will also be presented, to be voted on at the January meeting

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Also: An open house for potential Princeton Council candidates and PCDO Executive Board candidates will preceed the monthly meeting from 6-7 PM at the Suzanne Patterson Center. All interested Democrats are welcome and encouraged to attend for an informal discussion to learn how to get more involved.

Click here for details of the PCDO leadership election process.

Click here for details about running for local office.



PCDO General Membership Meeting

Nov 17 2013 7:30 pm

Democracy and the Local Media

Sunday, November 17, 7:30 pm at the Suzanne Patterson Center

(behind the old Borough Hall)


Panel Moderator:  Paul Starr, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, and Stuart Professor of Communications and Public Affairs, Princeton University. 


Panelist:  Brad Koltz, General Manager, Packet Media Group

Panelist:  Krystal Knapp  Planet Princeton.

Panelist:  Patience Haggin, Daily Princetonian.


Paul Starr is a Pulitzer Prize-winning professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University.  He holds the Stuart Chair in Communications and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School.  He is also the co-editor and co-founder of The American ProspectHis book, The Creation of the Media, received the 2005 Goldsmith Book Prize.


Relevant works of interest:

A Future for Public Media in New Jersey (2010) By Paul Starr, Scott Weingart and Micah Joselow

Less News is Bad News: The Media Crisis and New Jersey’s News Deficit (2009) By Scott Weingart



Help Get Out the Vote

Help Princeton Democrats get out the vote! You don't need any campaign experience... just a little enthusiasm and an hour or two to spare.

Princeton turnout is key to putting Marie Corfield over the top this year for the LD-16 NJ Assembly. She only lost by only about 500 votes last fall. Let's catapult her to victory and knock out Tea Party Republican Donna Simon. We need a Democratic voice from our legislative district in Trenton!

There are also important Princeton Council races, 3 school board seats, and ballot questions including #2 which would override the Christie veto and raise the NJ minimum wage.

Join your fellow Democrats:

  • Saturday 10 am to 7 pm at 196 Bayard Ln
  • Sunday 12 noon to 7 pm at 5 Evelyn Pl
  • Monday 9 am to 7 pm at 5 Evelyn Pl

Sue Nemeth is hosting a day of coordinated campaign GOTV activities this Saturday in Princeton:

* Lit drops * Phone banking * Button making * Lawn sign assembling and distribution

196 Bayard Lane is located off Mountain Avenue.

We will continue Sunday and Monday at 5 Evelyn Pl., located off Nassau St.

* Lit drops * Phone banking * Lawn sign distribution

You can also take a list to make calls from home and bring it back when you're done.

Vote for Democrats on November 5, and vote YES to raise the minimum wage!

This video features small business owners who believe raising the minimum wage will boost the economy and benefit workers and business owners alike. Produced by former PCDO president Dan Preston pro-bono for the NJ Main Street Alliance.