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April 2019 South Jersey Democratic Community Events

Below please find events related to the Egg Harbor Township Democratic Club and other community groups and happenings in southern New Jersey. If you have an event you’d like us to know about, please email us at ehtdems[at]gmail.com with the event date, time, cost, description and URL. Please confirm dates, times and details with the organizer of each event.

April 14, 4-7 pm

Buena Vista Democratic Ladle Party

$20/person

Newtonville Fire House, 835 Rt. 54, Newtonville, NJ

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April 15, 6 pm

SJDWF (South Jersey Democratic Women’s Forum) Meeting

Shore Diner, 6710 Tilton Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

April 16, 4 pm

Atlantic County Board of Freeholders Meeting

Stillwater Building, 201 Shore Rd., Northfield, NJ

April 17, 5:30 pm

Egg Harbor Township Committee Meeting

3515 Bargaintown Rd., Court Room, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

April 18, 6:30-8:30 pm

NAACP of Mainland/Pleasantville Meeting

Pleasantville Library Meeting Room, 33 Dr. Martin Luther King Avenue, Pleasantville, NJ

April 23, 6:30-8 pm

Egg Harbor Township Democratic Club Meeting

Join us to discuss current legislative efforts and November campaign plans.

Egg Harbor Township Library, 1 Swift Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

April 24, 7 pm

Young Democrats of Atlantic County Meeting

Check with the group to confirm time and location.

Shore Diner, 6710 Tilton Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

April 30, 4 pm

Atlantic County Board of Freeholders Meeting

Stillwater Building, 201 Shore Rd., Northfield, NJ

April 30, 7 pm

Egg Harbor Township, NJ Board of Education regular meeting

Alder Middle School, Board Room, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

 

Lisa March Endorsed by Democrats for Egg Harbor Township Committee

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April 7, 2019 – The EHT Democratic Club proudly announces the endorsement of Lisa March as their candidate for Egg Harbor Township Committee. Lisa is a retired teacher from the Egg Harbor Township School District, and a person with a varied and diverse background in business prior to becoming an educator. She is a 30-year resident of Egg Harbor Township, married and a mother of two adult children who were students in the Egg Harbor Township schools.

Michael Bibb, president of the EHT Democratic Club, stated that “It is with great enthusiasm that our club has voted to endorse Lisa March. Lisa is a candidate with excellent qualifications that will receive the full, active support of our membership. She is a community leader who has worked all her life to promote the values of fairness and opportunity for everyone within the community, and she will continue to do so as an elected official.”

Volunteers who share the candidate’s goal to make living in EHT more affordable, sustainable and representative are asked to contact the campaign committee at 609-646-5409.

About the EHT Democratic Club:

The EHT Democratic Club adheres to and supports the principles of democratic government and is committed to electing candidates for office in EHT, New Jersey, and the United States who will serve the best interests of the residents. It also participates in and encourages civic activism that promotes the betterment and general welfare of the community, the state, and the nation. The next meeting of the EHT Democratic Club is Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 6:30 PM in the EHT Library at 1 Swift Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.

2019 Election Dates

Here are the upcoming 2019 Election Deadlines. See the New Jersey Division of Elections for voter registration information.

Primary Election

April 1, 2019: Nomination petition filing for candidates

May 14, 2019: Voter registration deadline

May 28, 2019: Application for mail in ballot deadline

June 4, 2019: Primary Election Day

General Election

October 15, 2019: Voter registration deadline

October 29, 2019: Application for mail in ballot deadline

November 5, 2019: General Election Day

South Jersey Democratic community events March 2019

Below please find events related to the Egg Harbor Township Democratic Club and other community groups and happenings in southern New Jersey. If you have an event you’d like us to know about, please email us at ehtdems[at]gmail.com with the event date, time, cost, description and URL. Please confirm dates, times and details with the organizer of each event.

March 6, 5 pm

Egg Harbor Township Committee Meeting

3515 Bargaintown Rd., Court Room, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

March 9, 9 am

Democratic Candidate and Volunteer Training Workshop

Run by South Jersey Democratic Women’s Forum. This is a workshop for all Democrats interested in being part of the process. See URL above for details and to RSVP. NJFDW/SJDWF members: Free, Non-members: $20.

Teamsters Local 331, 1 Philadelphia Avenue, Egg Harbor City, NJ

March 12, 4 pm

Atlantic County Board of Freeholders Meeting

Stillwater Building, 201 Shore Rd., Northfield, NJ

March 12, 7 pm

Egg Harbor Township, NJ Board of Education work session

Alder Middle School, Board Room, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

March 18, 6 pm

SJDWF (South Jersey Democratic Women’s Forum) Meeting

Location TBA.

March 19, 4 pm

Atlantic County Board of Freeholders Meeting

Stillwater Building, 201 Shore Rd., Northfield, NJ

March 19, 7 pm

Egg Harbor Township, NJ Board of Education regular meeting

Alder Middle School, Board Room, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

March 20, 5 pm

Egg Harbor Township Committee Meeting

3515 Bargaintown Rd., Court Room, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

March 21, 6:30-8:30 pm

NAACP of Mainland/Pleasantville Meeting

Pleasantville Library Meeting Room, 33 Dr. Martin Luther King Avenue, Pleasantville, NJ

March 21, 7 pm

South Jersey Young Democrats and Young Democrats of Atlantic County Mixer

Hidden Sands Brewing Company, 6754 Washington Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

March 24, 1 pm

Atlantic County Democratic Committee Convention

Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino, Marina District, Atlantic City, NJ

March 26, 4 pm

Atlantic County Board of Freeholders Meeting

Stillwater Building, 201 Shore Rd., Northfield, NJ

March 26, 6:30-8 pm

Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo Speaks at Egg Harbor Township Democratic Club Meeting

Get your questions answered by Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo. Email us at ehtdems[at]gmail.com with your questions ahead of time so we can ensure they get answered.

Egg Harbor Township Library, 1 Swift Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

March 27, 7 pm

Young Democrats of Atlantic County Meeting

Check with the group to confirm time and location.

Shore Diner, 6710 Tilton Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo is our Guest Speaker at March Egg Harbor Township Democratic Club Meeting

New Jersey Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo will be our Guest Speaker at our March 26, 2019 meeting, to be held from 6:30-8 pm at the Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey Library, 1 Swift Avenue, EHT. Assemblyman Mazzeo has served in the Assembly since 2014, and is also the former mayor of Northfield. Recently, he has been active around getting the Atlantic City Rail Line reopened.

If you have questions for Assemblyman Mazzeo, please email them to us by Sunday, March 24, 2019 at ehtdems at gmail.com and then attend the meeting to hear his answers. No RSVP is necessary, but you can spread the word about the meeting through our Facebook event page, and can find our entire 2019 EHT Democratic Club meeting schedule right here on our website (through the link above or the header at the top of this page.

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Egg Harbor Township, NJ Democratic Club Events February 2019

Here’s an updated list of events of interest to members of the Egg Harbor Township, NJ Democratic Club, including our meetings and those related to local community organizations and groups. Please confirm dates, times and details with the organizer of each event.

February 6, 5 pm

Egg Harbor Township Committee Meeting

3515 Bargaintown Rd., Court Room, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

February 12, 4 pm

Atlantic County Board of Freeholders Meeting

Stillwater Building, 201 Shore Rd., Northfield, NJ

February 12, 7 pm

Egg Harbor Township, NJ Board of Education work session

Alder Middle School, Board Room, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

February 18, 6 pm

National Federation of Democratic Women – South Jersey Chapter Meeting

Josie Kelly’s, 908 Shore Road, Somers Point, NJ

February 6, 5 pm

Egg Harbor Township Committee Meeting

3515 Bargaintown Rd., Court Room, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

February 20, 5:30 pm

Mazzeo’s Meatball Dinner

Fundraiser for Mazzeo for Assembly and Armato for Assembly. Tickets are $50. See URL to RSVP.

American Legion Hall, 232 W. Mill Road, Northfield, NJ 082225

February 21, 6:30-8 pm

Egg Harbor Township Democratic Club monthly meeting

EHT Library, 1 Swift Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

February 21, 6:30-8:30 pm

NAACP of Mainland/Pleasantville Meeting

Pleasantville Library Meeting Room, 33 Dr. Martin Luther King Avenue, Pleasantville, NJ

February 26, 4 pm

Atlantic County Board of Freeholders Meeting

Stillwater Building, 201 Shore Rd., Northfield, NJ

February 26, 7 pm

Egg Harbor Township, NJ Board of Education meeting

Alder Middle School, Board Room, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Tell Congress to End the Government Shutdown

From our Egg Harbor Township Democratic Club mailing list. Our Representative is Jefferson (Jeff) Van Drew, and our Senators are Cory Booker and Bob Melendez.

During our last regular meeting on January 16, 2019, the members held discussions about what actions/steps we could take to support our neighbors and colleagues who are being impacted by the Government Shutdown. Obviously, we can contact our representatives to Congress to encourage them to continue the fight to open the Government, but our discussions pointed to the failure of the Senate Majority Leader – Mitch McConnell, to bring any bills passed by the House to the Senate floor for consideration. We would like to encourage and solicit our members to reach out to Senator McConnell and stress the expectation of him to do his job and respect the will of the majority of US Citizens and reopen government. Below you will find information to guide you in contacting U.S. Senators. Thanks as always for your support.

How to contact U.S. Senators


You can contact your senators by writing a letter or a message using your senator’s web contact form, by calling, or by visiting. All questions and comments regarding public policy issues, legislation, or requests for personal assistance should be directed to the senators from your state. Please be aware that as a matter of professional courtesy, many senators will acknowledge, but not respond to, a message from another senator’s constituent.

Senators’ Contact Forms

When sending messages to your senator, please include your return postal mailing address.

Postal Mail

Please include your return postal mailing address when corresponding with a Senate office.

  • You can download the list of senators names and addresses and convert this into a spreadsheet for easy management of senators’ names and office addresses.

Directions:
1) Go to the senators contact page and click the XML link.
2) Save the file to your desktop.
3) Using Excel, or your preferred spreadsheet, open the XML file.
4) If the program prompts you to choose a display for the information “Open as a XML table”.

  • You can also direct postal correspondence to your senator as follows:

    The Honorable (Name)
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510

    Dear Senator (Name)

For correspondence to a Senate committee or to a Senate committee chair:

    (Name of Committee)
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510

or

    The Honorable (Name)
Chairman, Committee on (Name)
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510

Telephone

You may phone the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121. A switchboard operator will connect you directly with the Senate office you request.

McConnell, Mitch – (R – KY)
Class II
317 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2541
Contact: www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=contact

EHT Democrats, join us at these upcoming community group meetings

In addition to our upcoming 2019 Egg Harbor Township Democratic Club meetings, we also wanted to let you know about these community group meetings by organizations we encourage you to support. We’ve shared the information we have; please check with each group to find out exact times and locations and other pertinent information.

January 21, 7 pm

South Jersey Democratic Women’s Forum

Josie Kelly’s, 908 Shore Road, Somers Point

January 22 and 29, 4 pm

Atlantic County Board of Freeholders 

Stillwater Building, 201 Shore Road, Northfield, NJ

January 22 and 29, 7 pm

Egg Harbor Township, NJ Board of Education meeting

Alder Middle School, Board Room

February 6, 7 pm

Young Democrats of Atlantic County

Shore Diner, 6710 Tilton Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

February 6 and 20, 5:30 pm

Egg Harbor Township, NJ Committee Meeting

3515 Bargaintown Road, Court Room, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

February 21, 6:30-8:30 pm

NAACP of Mainland/Pleasantville Meeting

Pleasantville Library Meeting Room, 33 Dr. Martin Luther King Avenue, Pleasantville, NJ

Resistance is NOT Futile!

Resistance: Secular and Religious

Any fan of the Star Trek series is familiar with the Borg, an alien species that incorporated technology into their bodies. They went throughout the galaxy “assimilating” other species, always announcing that “Resistance is futile.” Trekkers know that not only was resistance not futile. It was ultimately successful.

Resistance to the Trump Republican takeover of America on January 20, 2017 began the night of November 8th, as the devastating electoral college results came in. Resistance is growing, networking, and becoming more effective. Resistance must be broad base and inclusive. We cannot afford to be ideological “purists” and work against other progressives just because they don’t espouse our exact values.

The Egg Harbor Township Democratic Club will be the heart of resistance in this area. America, “the last best hope of earth,” as Lincoln stated, is too precious to abandon to squalid Republican leaders and their right-wing extremist program.

Jim Wallis, a progressive religious leader, has written a six-point program of resistance for Christians and anyone else who wants to take action against the incoming Trump government.

1. Engage Legislative and Legal Decision Making

2. Mobilize Your Church

3. Use Media and Social Media for Moral Purposes

4. Stand Up to Hateful Words and Acts

5. Prepare for Civil Disobedience

6. Take Action

The full article is found at Resistance is Patriotic – and Christian

A more detailed guide to resistance is found at Indivisible: A Practical Guide to Resisting the Trump Agenda. This “how to” guide was created by former Congressional staffers – people in the know! Their stated reasons for making this guide – a work in progress – is:

“We wrote this guide because we believe that the coming years will see an unprecedented movement of Americans rising up across the country to protect our values, our neighbors, and ourselves. Our goal is to provide practical understanding of how your Members of Congress (MoCs) think, and how you can demonstrate to them the depth and power of the opposition to Donald Trump and Republican congressional overreach. This is not a panacea, nor is it intended to stand alone. We strongly urge you to marry the strategy in this guide with a broader commitment to creating a more just society, building local power, and addressing systemic injustice and racism.”

Watch Rachel Maddow interview one of the Indivisible authors, Ezra Levin: Online Guide Helps Focus Anti-Donald Trump Movement | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Go to their web site, download the guide, and get to work! Indivisible

Putin’s Putsch

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Rex “Call Me Comrade” Tillerson and Vladimir “The Hacker” Putin

Putsch: a plotted revolt or attempt to overthrow a government, especially one that depends upon suddenness and speed.

During the spring and summer of 2016 rumors of the Russians hacking into the files of the Democratic National Committee spread throughout the land. The Republican candidate for president, acting in his usual reckless and irresponsible manner, asked the Russians to hack into Hillary Clinton’s files. This is the first and only time a candidate for the presidency requested a foreign power to interfere in an American election. And, that power did just that.

American intelligence gathering agencies found ample proof that the Russians were trying to interfere with our democratic elections. Seventeen American intelligence agencies found evidence that Putin’s Russia was making the unprecedented attack on the integrity of an American election. President Obama was rightfully concerned, and convened a secret briefing for congressional leaders, most of whom were greatly disturbed by evidence. But, not all. Certainly not the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who refused Obama’s request for a united, bipartisan stand against Russian hacking. No, the Senate leader, whose party professes “Country First” put his party first. But, then, it’s not like that hasn’t happened before with other issues. Just, not with Russian sabotage. But, it has paid off for McConnell. His wife, Elaine Chao, has been named by Trump to be his Secretary of Transportation, a reward so much better than a case of Russian vodka and caviar.

Now more and more information about Putin’s Putsch is coming out. As reported in the New York Times on 12 December 2016:

Did he [Putin] seek to mar the brand of American democracy, to forestall anti-Russian activism for both Russians and their neighbors? Or to weaken the next American president, since presumably Mr. Putin had no reason to doubt American forecasts that Mrs. Clinton would win easily? Or was it, as the CIA concluded last month, a deliberate attempt to elect Trump?

In fact, the Russian hack-and-dox scheme accomplished all three goals.”

Of course, Trump, our new Fearless Leader, who just told us that he’s “like a smart guy,” says that he is certain his Russian buddies would never interfere in an American election the CIA can’t be trusted and he. The “like a smart guy” said that the American CIA can’t be trusted. He didn’t mention the other 16 intelligence agencies – if, in fact, he is even aware of them.

On top of the non-stop love-fast Trump shows for Putin, he has named Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson to be the American Secretary of State. Tillerson has never had any other job in his adult life other than working for Exxon. Exxon’s financial web in Russia is vastly and lucrative, with Tillerson one of the chief spiders weaving that web. So lucrative is Exxon’s Russian investment that Tillerson criticized the American response to Russian expansion. So, when Putin invades and seizes the land of a neighbor on a scale not seen since Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 1940s, Tillerson’s over-riding concern is Exxon. Not European stability. Not global concerns over the militaristic expansion of a dictatorial government. Certainly not the concerns of the American government.

Even conservatives are alarmed with Trump’s nomination of Tillerson. Arch-conservative Charles Krauthammer is worried, stating that with Tillerson “What you’re getting is a second novice. Meaning somebody without direct foreign policy experience, and somebody who received an Order of Friendship from a guy who is not our friend and that’s a problem.” Since Putin awarded the Russian Order of Friendship to Tillerson in 2013:

Since then, Putin has invaded Ukraine, murdered 298 civilians on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, and directed the Russian Air Force to attack aid convoys and hospitals in Syria. Yet Tillerson has remained a staunch and vocal opponent of sanctions against Russia, even as Putin’s body count continues to climb. See “Why Rex Tillerson would be a disaster as Secretary of State,” Douglas E. Schoen, Evan Roth Smith, FoxNews.com, December 13, 2016

Sen. John McCain has said it was an “award from a butcher,” and even Little Marco Rubio has serious concerns about Tillerson’s nomination on moral and political grounds.
So, if the Electoral College does chose Trump to be our next president, then the United States’ foreign policy will be in the hands of amateurs. As Rachel Maddow said: We’ll have a president with no governing or diplomatic experience, a national security advisor (Michael Flynn) with no governing or diplomatic experience, and a secretary of state (Rex Tillerson) with no governing or diplomatic experience.

But, the situation is even worse. When a resurgent Germany under Hitler began to throw its weight around, European leaders chose a policy of appeasement, hoping to tame the expansionist aims of a dictator with a massive military. Trump is getting ready to move into the Kremlin White House, and his Republican government that will take over America on January 20, 2017, is adopting an appeasement strategy with another resurgent, expansionist, dictatorial European power with a massive military – and 7,300 nuclear warheads. The prospects are chilling.

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