Citizens’ Campaign event tomorrow

3/24/2010: Re-post

This event was canceled two weekends ago due to the monstrous rain – and is back on again for tomorrow night at 7pm!

QLC Hosts 2nd Program in “Paths To Service” Series

The Citizens’ Campaign will present its “Path to Political Party Service” seminar on Thursday, March 25 at 7pm at St. Matthew’s Parish Hall. This course will teach the basics of how local political party committees work and prepare interested citizens for the June 8 committee elections. The course will will be taught by an educator from the nonpartisan Citizens’ Campaign.

It is the second of four seminars the QLC and the Citizens’ Campaign plan to host. St. Matthew’s Parish Hall is located at 8th and Hudson Street.

What Do the Local Political Party Committee People Do?

Every district of every ward in Hoboken elects both a Democratic and Republican committeewoman and committeeman. The party committees exist to represent the interests of local voters to the party, and to raise funds and rally support for party candidates.The responsibility taken on by each committee person depends completely on the level of involvement they choose. Many run for committee to promote change in local government or to help build a political platform. Others see it as an introduction to the political process or a chance to socialize with politically like minded neighbors. The local committee people also represent Hoboken at the county level by helping to choose the county party leaders.

The June election is a great chance to dip your toe in the political waters. Only a few signatures are needed to get on the ballot and, depending on your district and party affiliation, getting just a half dozen votes may get you elected .

The goal of the Citizens’ Campaign in sponsoring this event is to inspire citizens to participate in the leadership of their communities and reverse the tide of government waste and corruption.

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Totally agree. I’d be more apt to pitch in for the damn government if they proved they worked hard and were there for the residents.

To have citizens help before anything measurable has been done in this town is a COP OUT. They’re the ones with the lavish health care plans and cushy jobs.

I recommend no one attend. Screw ’em.


Instead of asking taxpaying citizens to “give more of themselves,” the Paths to Service Series should focus on educating our elected officials how to do their job well.

The politicians are paid to serve us, but let’s face it, we have not been getting good service.