…NJDSC Chairman John Wisniewski for putting his name on the following e-mail:
Please join the New Jersey Democratic State Committee for our 3rd Annual Women’s Equality Event honoring County Chairs Charlotte DeFilippo, Elizabeth Muoio, Marguerite Schaffer and Lois Zarish at the home of Marcia Marley on Thursday, August 25th from 6 to 8 pm. Contributions are $91 commemorating 91 years since women received the right to vote.
We are honoring these county chairs who have blazed the trail for all of our women candidates and set an example in their county. Chairs DeFilippo, Muoio, Schaffer and Zarish embody our Democratic ideals and they work tirelessly to make sure women are on the ballot and to elect Democrats every November.
No other Governor in the country has targeted women in this manner. Chris Christie has repeatedly displayed a pattern of insensitivity and vindictiveness to the issues that are most important to the women in the state of New Jersey. He’s used the health of women as a pawn to court the far right of his. The women of New Jersey deserve better.
The county chairs we are honoring have stood up for these issues and supported candidates that stand up for women. Your support at this event will help enable the NJDSC to better use its resources in this current fight and help train and elect future candidates.
We hope you will join the NJDSC and women leaders from across the state and show your support! To purchase tickets please click here or to RSVP or for more information, please email Heather at email@example.com or call 609-392-3367.
John Wisniewski, Chairman
I have to be honest. I don’t know anything about Chairwomen Muoio, Schaffer, and Zarish, but there is no doubt in my mind that they are more deserving of their awards than Union County Democratic Chairwoman, Charlotte DeFilippo, who during the decade-plus that I have been involved in NJ politics, has done more to prevent progressive women from being elected to prominent offices than anyone in this state in both political parties. If Chairwoman DeFilippo is deserving of any award, it should be the Phyllis Schafly Award for her years of disservice to the progressive women of Union County and anywhere else in New Jersey where her influence has had an impact.
I have at least three examples of Chairwoman DeFilippo’s negative actions against progressive women candidates for elected office during this period of time and if this topic interests you, please feel free to continue reading below the fold as I tell the stories of would-be Congresswoman Maryanne Connelly, State Senator Linda Stender, and Assemblywoman Ellen Steinberg. Imagine if you will that the following stories are accompanied by Arlo Guthrie-style acoustic guitar strumming a la “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” (Unrelated to this issue, I had the opportunity to visit Southbridge, MA recently and found the restaurant that used to be “Alice’s Restaurant” and is now “Theresa’s Southbridge Cafe”).