Contributed by Amara Willey & Deb Kline. Why would anyone put themselves out there to run for office in today’s political climate? Fortunately, many do as in this most recent election we saw a significant increase in the number of candidates. Still, there are many areas – local politics especially – where there are unopposed seats. Is this your year? Hear from some who have taken the leap. Tom Malinowksi, ...
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Contributed by Amara Willey.  Running for office in Hunterdon County – WYNTK: County Clerk Mary Melfi is your go-to resource. Here’s a link to a page with tons of helpful information. Mary has a very extensive packet of information at her office for political hopefuls. She is also willing to sit down with a potential candidate and go over what needs to happen to get on the ballot. She would ...
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Environment Action Group: ILNH joined several other environmental groups to sign a letter to the governors of Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania calling for stringent review of the PennEast Pipeline project, saying that the application for PennEast to the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) do not demonstrate that the pipeline meets the requirements of law. Subsequently, Governor Phil Murphy announced his support for a full fracking ban in ...
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Contributed by Liza Watson. Don’t argue. Arguing will only reinforce “their” position and set up defensiveness. Instead, use a personal experience that diffuses the fire. Someone says, “Evolution is just a theory.” Say This:  I loved watching the super blood wolf moon eclipse in January.  I was glad that theory let astronomers predict it, so I could go out on that cold night to witness it. Not this: Evolution is not ...
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Contributed by Olga Vanucci. 86% of us think America’s democracy is broken. There are 500,000 elected offices in the U.S.  Less than one-third are held by women. An organization called She Should Run has set a goal of 250,000 women in elected office by 2030.  She Should Run’s Incubator program supports 14,000 women in finding their unique path to elected office. Over 130 Incubator members were on the ballot in ...
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New Jersey The NJ Legislative branch is comprised of the Senate and General Assembly. The Senate has 40 members, and the General Assembly has 80 members. One senator and two assembly members are elected from each of the 40 districts of New Jersey. The Senate and General Assembly meet for about 40 sessions a year on Mondays and Thursdays. Senators face election every four years, with the next election coming ...
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