The Thank You
To everyone here at Blue Jersey who has already contributed to our campaign for change , thank you! As I’ve been saying all along, we’re funding our campaign through contributions from real people, not businesses looking to get a better deal. The only thing that those who contribute to our campaign for change are going to get is good government that takes into account the needs of all the taxpayers.
If you haven’t already, I sincerely hope you’ll consider making a small contribution to our Campaign for Change. Every dollar will help us create a local government that is open, transparent and responsive to the needs of the people of Washington Township and will help us show that progressives can challenge the status quo and win.
I also want to give you all an update on some of the latest news from our Campaign for Change in Washington Township.
Things are going great! Our message for change is really resonating with our neighbors, and there’s a real buzz of excitement around town and the region. In fact, our campaign made the front page of the Gloucester County Times this morning. And just yesterday there was another article in the Courier Post.
I’m running for Mayor to bring about much-needed change for my hometown of Washington Township. For far too long, politics in Washington Township has been about who can get rich at the tax payers’ expense and who can hurl the best negative insults, rather than who can work together to solve our problems. I really believe we need a clean break with the politics of the past. People hunger for open, honest transparent government at all levels. Our campaign is about engaging people and having a discussion on what we should to do to come up with solutions together.
This is a really exciting time. And I’m especially proud to be running alongside two incredibly talented council candidates. These dynamic women both bring unique and complimentary traits to our ticket
Trish Pisauro has been deeply engaged in her community, her church and her neighborhood. Last summer, we worked together to strengthen Washington Township’s ban on pay-to-play. Today, Trish is running for council to bring change to the town in which she and her husband are raising their three children. Trish will bring a strong combination of governmental experience and passion for public service to town council. She worked closely with Ed Rendell and his administration when he was mayor of Philadelphia in the 90’s. Trish will work with me to fix our town’s broken political system, end the culture of pay-to-play and make sure our tax-payer dollars are put to efficient and effective use.
Debbie Cherella is our other council candidate. I could not be more proud to be running with her. Like Trish, Debbie was instrumental in getting pay-to-play reform enacted last year. Debbie serves as PTO President of Thomas Jefferson Elementary school – my “alma matter”. As an active fundraiser for her daughter’s pre-school, Debbie also has a ton of experience in forming the kind of public private partnerships that Washington Township needs going forward. She’ll make sure that families and government will work together to build upon some of the great programs we already have in place around town. Debbie also works with our town’s Anti-Drug Task Force
So, I’m sure you can see why I am so proud to be running with these two council candidates. Together, I know we can really change things in Washington Township and make our home an even better place to live.
This Sunday, we’re having the Families for Change Kickoff Rally – our official campaign kickoff event at 2 pm at the Whitman’s Square Men’s Club in Washington Township. Please come out and join us. (And as for the Whitman name – it’s definitely not Christie, but rather from the name of the address: 158 Whitman Drive!)
I hope to see some of you this Sunday. It’s going to be a really exciting day!
Please don’t forget to contribute. Your donation of as little as $50 will enable us to purchase 306 walk pieces to hand out door to door after the rally.
Thanks so much for all you do!