EHT Democratic Club Blog

Meet the candidates for Congress, Freeholder and EHT Committee at our February 25 meeting

Our February 25, 2020 meeting will start half an hour earlier than usual and run from 6 to 8 pm for our MEET THE CANDIDATES evening. Democratic candidates for Congress, Freeholder and Egg Harbor Township Committee will speak and there will be an opportunity to ask them questions. EHT Library, 1 Swift Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. If you have questions about our meeting schedule or anything else related to the Egg Harbor Township Democratic Club, email us at ehtdems at gmail dot com

Confirmed candidates attending are listed below, and any additional candidates appearing will be updated here.

Congress:

Ashley Bennett
Will Cunningham
John Francis
Brigid Callahan Harrison
Amy Kennedy
Robert Turkavage

Freeholder:

Celeste Fernandez
Caren Fitzpatrick
Thelma Witherspoon

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New Jersey Legislative Updates

  • S4154/A5981- Revises expungement eligibility and procedures, including new “clean slate” automated process to render convictions and related records inaccessible; creates e-filing system for expungements; eliminates expungement filing fees; appropriates $15 million to DLPS for implementation. Low-level marijuana convictions to be sealed. Senator Chris Brown voted NO. Assemblymen Armato & Mazzeo voted YES.  Signed by Governor Murphy.

 

  • S4260/A5823 – Removes prohibition on voting by persons convicted of indictable offense who are on parole or probation. Senator Chris Brown voted NO. Assemblymen Armato & Mazzeo voted Yes. Signed by Governor Murphy.

 

  • S758/A1987 – Requires incarcerated individual from State to be counted at residential address for legislative redistricting purposes. Ends prisonbased gerrymandering. Senator Chris Brown voted NO. Assemblymen Armato & Mazzeo voted YES. Passed both Houses, awaiting Governor signature.

 

  • S589/A422 – Requires Secretary of State to establish secure Internet website for online voter registration; authorizes use of digitized signatures from New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s database. Senator Chris Brown voted NO. Assemblymen Armato & Mazzeo voted YES. Passed both Houses, awaiting Governor signature.

 

  • A4743/S3229 – Creates two categories of driver’s licenses and identification cards; allows residents unable to prove lawful presence in US to receive permits, and standard driver’s licenses or identification cards; permits MVC to increase certain fees. Senator Chris Brown, Assemblymen Armato & Mazzeo voted NO.
    Bills and Joint Resolutions Signed by the Governor

 

  • SCR183 Proposes constitutional amendment to legalize cannabis for personal, non-medical use by adults who are age 21 years or older, subject to regulation by Cannabis Regulatory Commission. Senator Chris Brown & Assemblyman Armato voted NO. Assemblyman Mazzeo voted Yes.
    Resolutions and Concurrent Resolutions Filed w/Sec. of State

Tell Atlantic County Freeholders to Say NO to Being a Gun Sanctuary

From Moms Demand Action – Atlantic/Cape May is asking residents of Atlantic County to contact the Atlantic County Board of Freeholders to oppose 2A (Second Amendment) gun sanctuaries. Those in Cape May County are asked to contact their Freeholders as well. Visit Moms Demand Action – NJ on Facebook to learn more and/or can text the word “READY” to 644-33

Get involved by attending their February 12, 6:30 meeting in Ocean City. Details here.

Learn more:
Write to:
Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Stillwater Building
201 S. Shore Road
Northfield, N.J. 08225
Phone: (609) 645-5900
Fax: (609) 645-5922
Email the Board freeholders@aclink.org

Nominations are open for the 2020 Egg Harbor Township Democratic Club Board

Nominations are open for the 2020 Egg Harbor Township Democratic Club Board. You can nominate yourself or someone else for these officer positions:
President
Vice President
Treasurer
Secretary
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We will discuss positions and nominations at the November 26 meeting, and nominations will take place at our December 17 meeting. All members in good standing who have paid their 2019 dues are eligible to nominate Egg Harbor Township residents for these positions and vote. If you have any questions, email us at ehtdems@gmail.com

Statement on Jeff Van Drew impeachment inquiry vote by Egg Harbor Township Democratic Club

The Egg Harbor Township Democratic Club has issued the following statement about Congressman Jeff Van Drew’s October 31 vote regarding the impeachment inquiry. To contact our club, email us at ehtdems@gmail.com

It was extremely disappointing to learn that Congressman Van Drew was one of only two Democrats who failed to support House Resolution 660, which reaffirmed the impeachment inquiry into the wrongdoing by the President/Vice-President and some of the administration’s senior cabinet members. Congress is capable of working on important issues which affect people’s daily lives and conducting a thorough impeachment inquiry. It is a matter of right versus wrong and holding individuals accountable for wrongdoing. The Egg Harbor Township Democratic Club hopes the Congressman will participate and review the evidence as it is presented and hold the President accountable for any wrongdoing.

Don’t forget to send in your vote by mail ballot ASAP!

With Election Day coming up on November 5, there’s a lot at stake for Egg Harbor Township and Atlantic County. It’s important for Democrats to return their vote by mail ballots as soon as you receive them.

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The Egg Harbor Township Democratic Club urges you to vote for the following candidates in column A:

Vincent Mazzeo and John Armato for New Jersey Assembly

Susan M. Korngut for County Executive

Nick Polito for Freeholder-at-Large

Lisa March for Egg Harbor Township Committee

Here’s what your vote by mail ballot will look like:

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If you are registered to vote by mail and haven’t received your ballot in the mail, contact the County Clerk.

Want to make sure you’re registered to vote, find your polling place or request a vote by mail application? See our 2019 voter registration blog post for details.

Make sure you’re registered to vote! Election Day is November 5!

Election Day is coming up on November 5, 2019! We want to make sure you’re registered to vote. You must be registered at least 21 days before the election, which this year means you must be registered by October 15, 2019. We have endorsed Lisa March for EHT Committee and urge you to vote for her and to elect an all Democratic slate in 2019.

are you registered to vote 2019 general election

Click here to check if you’re registered to vote in New Jersey (must be registered by October 15, 2019)

Click here for an Atlantic County voter registration form in English

Click here for an Atlantic County voter registration form in Spanish (must be received by October 29, 2019)

Click here for an Atlantic County vote by mail application in English (must be received by October 29, 2019)

Cick here for an Atlantic County vote by mail (voter por correo) application in Spanish

Click here to find your polling place

Visit the League of Women Voters for information on voting

Have questions about voting? Contact:

Superintendent of Elections/Commissioner of Registration
Maureen Bugdon
Address: 1333 Atlantic Avenue, 4th Floor, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Office Hours: 8:30am-4:00pm
609-343-2245 (FAX) 609-343-2240
Website: www.atlantic-county.org/superintendent-of-elections/

June 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.

June 5, 6-8 pm

Presidential Candidates Forum

Blue Heron Pines Golf Club, Egg Harbor City, NJ

June 8, 6:30-8:30 pm

Jersey Shore Bridge Walk to End Gun Violence

Ocean City, NJ

June 14, 5-8 pm

Lisa March and Susan Korngut Fundraiser

Come enjoy George’s famous homemade pizza and meet Candidate Lisa March for EHT Committee and Candidate Susan M. Korngut for County Executive.
$25 per person
$40 for twoSponsorship
Friend :$200
Sponsor:$400
Patron: $600Email: LisaMarch4EHT@gmail.com
Email: Korngut4CountyExec@gmail.com

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June 15, 11 am – 1 pm

Free Social Media Training for Democrats in Atlantic County

Join the Egg Harbor Township Democratic Club for a FREE Social Media 101 training for all Atlantic County Democrats. Professional social media expert Kelsea Kneisel will teach you how to amplify your message, as an organization or individual, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Find out the best times to post, how to get more engagement and reach more people in Atlantic County, as well as how local organizations can work together to improve their reach. Please bring questions you have about social media for Kelsea to answer.

Mays Landing Library, 40 Farragut Avenue, Mays Landing, NJ

June 25, 6:30-8:30 pm

EHT Democratic Club Meeting

Hear from Susan Korngut, candidate for Atlantic County Executive, as well as about upcoming legislation and the November election.

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

June 26, 7 pm

Young Democrats of Atlantic County meeting

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

June 4, 6 pm

Atlantic County Board of Freeholders meeting

Stillwater Building, 201 Shore Rd., Northfield, NJ

June 18, 4 pm

Atlantic County Board of Freeholders meeting

Stillwater Building, 201 Shore Rd., Northfield, NJ

June 19, 5:30 pm

Egg Harbor Township Committee Meeting

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

June 11, 7 pm

Egg Harbor Township, NJ Board of Education work session

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

June 20, 6:30 pm

NAACP of Mainland/Pleasantville Meeting

This is a group for anyone interested in meeting and working with others in our community to support social justice. You don’t have to be a member of the NAACP to join this group but you would be pretty cool if you were!

The mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. In Atlantic County, primary activities include implementation of education programs and events for public awareness and community building. The NAACP also coordinates institutional collaborations to increase cultural inclusion.

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

June 25, 7 pm

Egg Harbor Township, NJ Board of Education regular meeting

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

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.