Contributed by Michelle Harris. Among other responsibilities related to the operation of district polling places on election day, the Board of Elections is responsible for the hiring, education and assignment of approximately 500 poll workers. Due to health safety concerns related to the ongoing pandemic, the number of polling stations open this year for in-person voting will be reduced. In turn, fewer traditional poll worker positions will need to be ...
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/ Polls and Ballots
Contributed by Cindi Sternfeld. Each year, our nation honors the Labor Movement in the United States on Labor Day. The pandemic has put a new spin on our Labor Day tradition as many are still home, waiting for jobs and schools to be able to open safely. This year, in addition to looking back and recognizing hard won labor rights, perhaps the way we can honor the Labor Movement of ...
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/ Labor
Contributed by Sarah Gold. It’s Labor Day! You may have seen the bumper stickers – Unions: The Folks Who Brought You the Weekend. Historically, unions have pushed for safer working conditions and better pay. This has had real life impacts: union workers have a $1.24 per hour wage premium compared to non-union workers. The wage premium is even higher for Black and Hispanic workers: $2.60 and $3.44, respectively.  Despite of ...
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/ Money/Spending, Unions
Contributed by Amara Willey. I recently received an email from the Biden-Harris campaign that was purportedly from Yo Yo Ma. The email said a lot of what recent emails from the Democratic campaign typically contain, “We are in a battle for the soul of the nation. It’s a battle to uphold and honor the values that we hold dear, values like empathy and dignity, and respect for truth.” You may ...
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/ Political Conventions
Contributed by Olga Vanucci. This election season so far we have sent or committed to send postcards to 33,000 voters. We have logged 872 hours of GOTV volunteering so far, on a total goal for the season of 2,500 hours, with just under two months away from the election. Action: Be sure to log your GOTV hours here:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1u5p9Ypa8bJ5jC-oeTb5IOOJbiqlKbtejvFoRFM2LPoU/edit#gid=0 ...
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/ Fact-checking
The Hunterdon County Clerk’s Office has put together a comprehensive FAQ about voting in the 2020 election based on the numerous questions the office has received. While some information is still fluid, the document offers links where information will be updated as it becomes available.  The Hunterdon Vote 2020 website will also provide information on county, municipal and school board candidates, the three NJ ballot questions, and more.  Please read ...
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/ New Jersey, Vote 2020
Stamp Out Trump with Bucks Dems: The Bucks County Democratic Committee is trying to raise $5000 by September 15 for its Mail-in Ballot Fund with its “Stamp Out Trump” Campaign. Funds will be used to support direct outreach and marketing to Bucks County Democrats with a focus on harder-to-reach populations to increase mail-in ballot requests AND returns. The organization has also created a toolkit with graphics, social media posts and ...
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/ ILNH FYI
 Contributed by Deb Kline. Good news!  We are under three months from the November 3 election, and pollsters, pundits and prognosticators are saying Joe Biden will be the winner of the 2020 Presidential Election.  I really don’t care.  I don’t care what the predictions are – even those that come from ‘experts’ who have a 100 percent accurate track record of predicting the outcome since we began electing presidents.  I’m ...
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/ Call to Action, GOTV 2020
Contributed by Sharon M. Hallanan. Imagine working on a project that you care about so deeply that you devote your entire life to it. You dive into it with great passion, and even get arrested for breaking rules that are demonstrably unjust and unfair.   If you tuned in to last month’s Indivisible Zoom Community Gathering, you heard me speak with deep admiration and respect for Congressman John Lewis, who died ...
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/ Voting Rights, Women's Issues