I’m running for President — of the local Princeton Democratic Club, otherwise known as the PCDO (Princeton Community Democratic Organization). This year, unlike most years, there is an election and it’s going to be hotly contested.
I want to encourage a more active membership with a stronger voice through public debates and forums on important social and political topics, including land use and local policy formation. On a national level, both the 2006 mid-term elections and the February 2008 New Jersey presidential primary will be a critical test for our party. With a strong PCDO, we can make a difference in key races throughout the state and perhaps take a leading role in determining our next nominee.
If you live in Princeton, I hope you will get involved in the PCDO. To vote in the election you have to pay dues by this Sunday, 6/8/06. Non-participants living elsewhere, I encourage you to get involved in your local Democratic Club. So many people feel the Democratic Party is someone else and therefore let "someone else" run the show, sometimes without much help or input. But if our grass roots aren’t strong we’re going to keep losing to Republicans, who have figured out how to organize locally better than we have.