Volunteering While Safe at Home

From all of us at the campaign, we wish you and your loved ones the best during this challenging time. 

In 2018, thousands of us knocked on doors, canvassed street fairs and train stations, and organized backyard events to help the candidates and causes we believed in.

We can’t do that today, as we sit at home trying to flatten the curve of a deadly epidemic. So we're hoping to enlist your volunteer power in another way – to help those of our neighbors who are suffering the most in this crisis. Here are three projects we're helping to organize that we'd love your help with.

1. Join Our Neighborhood Check-In Team

This can be a lonely time for many of our neighbors, especially seniors, who are isolated at home with no one to speak with. That's why we're organizing volunteers to call and check in with 7th District seniors to see how they’re doing in this difficult period and share important resources.

If you’d like to help, sign up below for our virtual training call:

Join Our Neighborhood Check In Team!
 

2. Help Local Small Businesses

Our local small businesses are fighting to stay afloat. We're encouraging restaurants and cafes in our communities to sign up for a website, rallyforrestaurants.com. Here, they can market gift cards for customers to purchase today, which will help sustain them until they can reopen. 

We can promote this idea, but we also need more restaurants in our towns to sign up. If you’d like to help, please submit your favorite local restaurants here: 

RallyforRestaurants.com
 

3. Support Our Local Food Banks

Team Tom launched a food drive last week to help restock food pantries across the district and care for those in need. Consider contributing to help those impacted by this unprecedented challenge. 

To participate, drop off your donation at any of our three no-contact collection boxes by April 6:

  • 1311 Prince Rodgers Ave, Bridgewater 08807

  • 7 Old Farm Road, Hampton 08827

  • 730 Lawrence Ave, Westfield 07090
 
 
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HCDC Moves County Committee Elections to 2020

New Jersey Globe

Hunterdon Democrats move county committee elections to 2022

By David Wildstein, March 26 2020 10:30 am

Hunterdon County Democrats have postponed their county committee elections for two years to put them back on their normal federal election year cycle.

That means county committee members elected in 2018 will retroactively serve four-year terms.  Hunterdon Democrats will return to two year terms in 2022.

“We realize how much work will fall on the shoulders of the employees in the clerks office during this difficult time and want to do our part to help,” Democratic county chair Arlene Quinones Perez said in an email to County Clerk Mary Melfi.


Governor Murphy is Working Closely with NJ Pharma Companies

Governor Murphy has been working closely with NJ based pharmaceuticals in the fight against COVID-19. Thanking all of the pharmaceutical companies for diving in and contributing. In the video clip below, Governor Murphy discusses the strides that are being made by our New Jersey baed companies, specifically thanking Johnson & Johnson for their donation of 10,000 goggles, allowing researchers to take sabbaticals to work on the from lines, and being a leader in the fight to develop and manufacture a vaccine for COVID-19.

We are lucky to have such and effective leader as our governor. 


COVID-19 Resources

** New Jersey Department of Health has a COVID Dashboard which is updated daily at around the time of the daily state COVID Taskforce hearing.  

** Email questions can go to ncov@doh.nj.gov

** WHO has a COVID Dashboard for the world view of this pandemic.  

** Guidance for NJ Schools: New Jersey Department of Education has a COVID section.

** Gov Murphy has established an online portal for all businesses, small and large, to get answers to their questions and concerns as the #COVID19 emergency impacts our economy. For more information, visit: http://cv.business.nj.gov.

** Additional business resources here: https://faq.business.nj.gov/en/collections/2198378-information-for-nj-businesses-on-the-coronavirus-outbreak

** Department of Labor updates: https://www.nj.gov/labor/

** There is a 24-hour hotline in NJ to ask questions (available in multiple languages):  1-800-222-1222 or if you're calling from out of state 1-900-962-1253.  

** Governor Phil Murphy's staff transcribes the daily COVID briefings within hours of the briefing.  You can find the transcripts here, and also find other COVID related press releases:  https://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/approved/news_archive.shtml

** If you want to watch the 2:00pm daily briefings, you can catch the livestream on the Gov's various social media links, or you can go to the Gov's You Tube channel here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH8YwF0eRl9E5lpGj8OaiLg 

** NJ Transit has published a page to discuss COVID.

** MVC information is here:  https://www.state.nj.us/mvc/

** To debunk myths about coronavirus, please visit:  https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

** Follow these Twitter links for the MOST updated information:


Mrs. Riley's Fire & Local Efforts to Rebuild

In heartbreaking news, Mrs. Riley's Pub in High Bridge NJ suffered from a severe fire early Tuesday Morning.  Mrs. Riley's has been a wonderful hub and event site for many Democratic candidates in Hunterdon County including Congressman Malinowski, LD 23 candidates Marisa Trofimov and Denise King, and especially local candidates and local Dem clubs.  

In a wonderful show of support from the community, Dems, High Bridge Business Owners and many residents are planning a Karaoke Fundraiser at the Ironbound Hard Cider Distillery on the evening of Friday March 20th. A GoFundMe page has been set up to support the business owners - Denise and John Hickson.  GoFundMe donations are deposited directly into the owners bank account. 

GoFundMe Donation Page.

 


District Delegate Selection Deadline is March 9th!

 

I would like to share two important deadlines for all Democrats interested in running as district delegates in the 2020 Presidential Primary. Interested candidates must submit their “Statement of Candidacy” and “Pledge of Support” forms by March 9th, and file their nominating petitions by March 30th.

If you or someone you know is interested in running for a delegate position, please visit the Delegate Selection Plan page to view all of the necessary forms and access the NJDSC’s Delegate Selection Plan!

Delegate responsibilities include attending the Milwaukee Democratic National Convention in July to represent NJDSC and play a role in electing the Democratic nominee who will replace President Trump come November.

The stakes could not be higher. We hope to have a strong and diverse group of delegates representing New Jersey in July, and we are committed to running an open and transparent delegate selection process.

We encourage any fellow Democrat interested in running for delegate slots to participate. We can’t wait to work with you to bring our Democratic values back to the White House!

 

Thank you,

Chairman John Currie


2020 Membership Drive

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As you know, the stakes for this election have never been higher.  Annual Membership dues of just $35 helps the HCDC support Democratic candidates across the ballot!

The environment. Rule of Law. Worker Rights. Equality. Climate Change. A Women's Right to Choose. Supreme Court Judges. Income Inequality. Tax Fairness. America's Leadership Role in Global Diplomacy.

The issues you care about are on the ballot this year. We urgently need your financial support and participation to ensure the Hunterdon County Democratic Party can mobilize to get Congressman Tom Malinowski re-elected and to stop President Trump from getting a second term.

Your financial support and participation in this year's election activity is essential to Democrats being successful from local races all the way to President - including re-electing Senator Cory Booker. We can't win without you! 

 

 

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