If you’re a Democrat living in the Borough of Flemington, you might get a call from me today. I’m one of the Democratic County Committee people in this town and we want to invite you to something. This event: Politics on… Read more
Good morning, Blue Jersey fam! Maybe you boycotted last night’s State of the Uniom (sic) address, but if you didn’t, you probably didn’t miss a whole lot because you know what the president said. Nevertheless, here we go. Trump to… Read more
Quote of the Day today goes to Hetty Rosenstein. I put up this alarming story that Donald Trump drinks 12 cans of Diet Coke a day and watches 8 hours of television – the consumption habits of a teenage boy with no responsibilities. And… Read more
Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign and Donald Trump’s election have both pumped so much vitality into New Jersey’s already vigorous base. There’s so much organizing and civic education going on in all parts of New Jersey, and new leadership emerging, even… Read more
Dan Preston posted this homemade video of the Women’s March in D.C. following two buses from his hometown of Princeton. It’s fresh and captures the day – lines of buses driving off into early morning dark of I-95, caffeinated women energized… Read more
While Rush Holt served in Congress, and Andrew Zwicker is serving in the New Jersey Assembly, there are similarities between the men, and not just the mentor/protégé relationship that they had in both politics and as scientists at Princeton’s Plasma… Read more
A list came out today of members of the DNC’s platform committee. Usual procedure is that the DNC Chair – Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz – would select the 15 people who begin to develop the guiding positions of the national… Read more
Apologies for the ‘Ruth Holt’ reference below, when I meant ‘Rush Holt’. Fixed. Damn autocorrect! A little while ago, Donna Simon called Andrew Zwicker and conceded. It’s official: Zwicker will become the first Democrat sworn in to represent the current… Read more
For the past many days, Democrats have been lending their efforts to enrollment events designed to help alert New Jerseyans to the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, which ends on Sunday, Feb. 15th. Many of those events have been regional or targeted to specific parts of the population who may need additional help with the sign-up process.
These can be very helpful, considerably more helpful than the Governor, who refused to create a NJ state exchange. Or Republicans in Congress, who tried and failed dozens of times to kill ‘Obamacare’ and deny coverage to millions of their countrymen, and fed misinformation to the Tea Party factions, encouraging their ignorance and anger when in fact many of them need the ACA the most.
I wanted to flag a particular enrollment effort being spearheaded by Garden State Equality, which wisely realizes LGBT people have specific medical needs that make getting needed health coverage “an LGBT issue”. Here’s a quick, plainspoken video with GSE Director Andy Bowen, and 2 events, below, tailored for LGBT people.
Disclosure: I’m an advisory board member of GSE, but I’d be writing about this anyway. Below, info on today’s enrollment event, and Thursday’s.