Author Archive: JackHarris

Ed Potosnak is New LCV Executive Director, No longer challenging Lance

Via the NJ Star Ledger: Ed Potosnak has beome the new ED for the LCV and is dropping his challenge to Lance.

This is very good news for the state as a whole. We need a strong enviornmental advocacy and policy community in this state and this is a great move by LCV.

New voices and fresh faces are important and can help invigorate an issue and provide different perspectives on ongoing issues.

Good luck Ed!  

How Many Gays Must God Create Before We Accept That He Wants Them

Seems like a fitting thing to promote this, as people are rallying in Newark to try and keep DOMA from breaking up a legally married couple. We need more legislators like this – Rosi

Check out this calm, reasoned, response by Minnesota state representative Steve Simon to religious rationales for banning gay marriage via a constitutional amendment in Minnesota.

How Many Gays Must God Create Before We Accept That He Wants Them

Steve’s a great guy and a great legislator.  We have a definite need for democratic suburban legislators like Steve in New Jersey.

The amazing crew at The Uptake first surfaced this video in their ongoing coverage of the Minnesota legislature.

Eagleton Forum on The Future of Journalism in NJ

promoted by Rosi

There’s a great forum on NJN, the future of journalism and the future of public media in NJ at Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics on the Douglas Campus tomorrow, 9/16.

Program starts at 5:30pm, Reception is at 5:00pm.  If you’ve never been to an Eagleton event you’re missing out.  Eagleton is the hub of intellectual activity about NJ politics and a nationally known hub for expertise on Women and Politics.

Woodlawn is an old mansion built in the 1830s and expanded in the 1890s and beyond.  Forums are held in the Drawing Room and are always on point.

Tomorrow’s speaker is Princeton Professor Paul Starr and panelists include the acting director of NJN Janice Selinger and Ellen Goodman a Professor of Law at RU-Camden and Co-Director of the Rutgers Institute for Information Policy and Law.  Eagleton Associate Director John Weingart is moderating.

The Future of Journalism in NJ

Are you ready to run? (Campaign Training for women at RU)

Thanks JackHarris. Promoted from the diaries by Rosi

Eagleton’s next Ready to Run campaign program is fast coming up on March 20th.  A program for women of color is being held as a pre-conference on March 19th.

All programs are on the Douglas Campus at Rutgers University in New Brunswick.  Donna Brazile is one of the featured speakers this year.  

NJ has always been a laggard when it comes to electing women to office.  We’ve made strides recently with Speaker Oliver taking the helm in the Assembly but we have a long way to to go.

This Eagleton program is a great step in making the jump to officeholder and could be followed up with hands-on training at a place like Camp Wellstone.

In Minnesota we began winning the suburbs with a great group of women who are nurses, small business owners, college professors and attorneys.  When Senator Klobuchar won election in 2006 she did it while suburban women were winning legislative races across Minnesota’s “purple donut”. In fact Senator Klobuchar continues to be among the all-time top vote performers in Minneapolis’s western suburbs (think of a cross between NJ-07 and NJ-12)

Who out there is NJ’s Amy Klobuchar?

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