Author Archive: Patricia Gandolfini


GOTV – Get Out the Vote

Did some pavement pounding today in Fair Lawn for the Democrats.  They gave me a map, told me to stay on the odd side of the streets, told me it was a felony to put the handout in the mail box, and I was off.  The map had reams of paper (on such a windy day) with addresses and names of known Democrats and I had to fill out a form about what happened (“not home”, “voting Democrat”, “not sure,” etc.)  If they weren’t home I left something on their door handle. Since they’re all Democrats everyone was friendly and enthusiastic.  My job was to nag them to remember to vote on Tuesday.  My bad foot hurts and I was freezing, but it still feels good.

Saturday Rally for Dems in Ridgewood

promoted by Rosi

Victory Rally

U.S. Senator Cory Booker

Roy Cho for Congress

Jim Tedesco for County Executive

David Ganz and Joan Voss for Freeholder

When: Saturday, November 1 at 4:00 pm

Where: Van Neste Square in Downtown Ridgewood

(East Ridgewood Avenue and Oak Street)*

Refreshments to Follow at

Roy Cho for Congress Headquarters

257 East Ridgewood Avenue, Rear

Ridgewood, NJ

Bring Your Friends and Family

Music and Refreshments

*In the event of rain, the rally will take place at

Roy Cho Headquarters.





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Garrett No-Show for Debate with Cho in NJ05

Read through the sponsors of last night’s candidate forum in Bergen County – where most of Rep. Garrett’s constituents live. If you wanted to piss off women, African-Americans and Jews, ignoring an invitation to talk to these folks is how you’d do it: Bergen County African American Voters Coalition, Black Clergy Council of Teaneck, Englewood and Vicinity National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section, North Jersey Board of Rabbis. Northern New Jersey Region of Hadassah, CRC of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, League of Women Voters of Bergen County, and The Jewish Standard. It was a packed house last night, in the hundreds. Promoted by Rosi

The 5th Congressional District Candidate Forum on Monday night in Ridgewood went ahead without Congressman Scott Garrett, who declined the invitation to address his constituents about the issues of the day.  The debate moderators introduced the format and time limitations for answers and performed their duties asking questions they had prepared and questions written by audience members, maybe 350 (I’m no good at guessing this) but definitely an overflow standing-room only crowd, lining the walls and spilling down the hallway.

Challenger Roy Cho took the podium alone and gave an opening statement.  He answered each question within the prescribed time.  And the audience kept being reminded by the moderators to hold their applause until the end.

Garrett’s voting record is extreme

Promoted by Rosi. Don’t miss the killer quote about Garrett, on the jump page.

To NJ05 local Democrats, Independents and moderate Republicans:

Please consider making the time to vote in November in the mid-term elections.  I urge you vote for the Democrats, especially Roy Cho. Cho is standing in opposition to Scott Garrett after 12 years as our representative in Congress:

  • Garrett recently voted against appropriating $58 million to the DHS for drug research to address the Ebola virus. He voted against spending $30 million to DHS for the Centers for Disease Control to specifically address the rapidly escalating Ebola emergency in Africa.
  • Meet Roy Cho @ new Ridgewood HQ August 4th

    Dear Friend:

    The Cho campaign recently moved to a new and extraordinary Campaign Headquarters located at 257 East Ridgewood Avenue in Ridgewood!   The office is already a buzz with dozens of volunteers helping out daily.

    To celebrate our beautiful new digs, we’ll be holding an official Grand Opening Party with refreshments on Monday, August 4 at 7:00 pm.

    We want you, your friends, and family to join us!

    Please RSVP on our website

    Roy Cho, our best way to fight back

    Our second post of the day on Roy Cho as we watch him heat up. Promoted by Rosi. 

    Roy Cho, Democratic candidate for Congress in CD5 held a “grassroots town hall meeting” Saturday in Woodcliff Lake. Democrats from all over northern Bergen County congregated at the Tice Senior Center to meet the candidate Cho and other prominent Bergen Democratic officeholders and candidates and get stoked for the battle ahead against incumbent Republicans Congressman Scott Garrett and Bergen County Executive Cathy Donovan in November.