County Committee Meeting December 13, 2012

The Essex County Democratic Committee will host a county committee meeting on December 13, 2012 at West Orange High School starting at 6:00PM. All democratic district leaders are requested to attend. The main objective of the meeting is to fill the Freeholder At Large vacancy. 


Accepting Resumes for Freeholder At Large

The Essex County Democratic Committee is accepting resumes for the vacant Freeholder At Large elected office. We ask that you promptly submit the resumes and any other relevant information via e-mail:

All resumes and cover letters must be received by November 21,2012 at 4 PM. No exceptions will be permissible. 


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Election Night 2012


Campaign asks that all attendees bring items to donate for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts


NEW BRUNSWICK – The New Jersey Democratic State Committee’s coordinated campaign will host “Election Night 2012” on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. This will be the official site for New Jersey’s Democrats to watch election night results for this year’s Presidential, U.S. Senate, House, and other races in New Jersey and around the country. All attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable goods and toiletries to donate to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.  A list of recommended donations from relief organizations can be found at the end of this release.

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Go Vote Today!

You can vote today. 

Due to the conditions caused by Hurricane Sandy, the Clerk's Office will operate extended hours, so that voters may collect a vote-by-mail ballot and submit it without going to the polls.
The Clerk's Office is located in Room 247 of the Essex County Hall of Records, 465 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Newark.
For more information please call  973-621-4921.
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Opinion: Gov. Christie does deserve blame for N.J.'s unemployment mess

Gov. Chris Christie answers a question at a Town Hall held at the YMCA in South Amboy.

By John S. Wisniewski


With a net 20 percent property tax increase since 2009 and 9.9 percent unemployment, these are tough times for New Jerseyans. The income gap between the wealthy and the middle class is growing. More families are living in poverty.

Unfortunately, Gov. Chris Christie has been missing in action. 

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Green, Chivukula, Lampitt Bill Increasing Fines for Failure to Secure Children in Car, Booster Seats While Driving Released from Committee

(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Jerry Green and Assembly Democrats Upendra J. Chivukula and Pamela R. Lampitt to increase the fines associated with failure to properly secure a child in a car or booster seat was released Thursday from an Assembly panel.

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N.J. Democrats to argue against making voters show ID at polls

 Democrats in New Jersey want to make sure the state does not enact strict new voter ID laws that they say could lead to suppression at the polls.

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Message From the Chairman Phil Thigpen

This year we must go all out to preserve our gains and to break new ground!

The efforts we make today are grounded in the belief that they will make the lives of our children better. This moment we have to create a climate that will result in the re-election of President Obama and continues on to the election of a Democrat in Trenton.

In the coming days this effort will continue with increasing passion and commitment. As a former Speaker of the House said, all politics begin at home, and so we look to join you in this effort.

We have so much to be proud of, but there is more to be done. With your help, ew can achieve new gains. So I ask that you join with us, together we can ensure that we have a party that responds to your concerns about access to healthcare, college opportunities for those who have lost all hope. Let us hope that all who want to work will return to work soon. 

As the campaign season approaches, it became increasingly important to focus on party unity and to refocus on some of the fundementals necessary to succeed in the coming months. In order to preserve a Democratic Majority in Essex County we need your resouces and your energy. Let us hear from you!


Phil Thigpen
Essex County Democratic Committee