Week of February 8th

Hello RU Democrats!

The RU Democrats will meet this Wednesday February 10th at 9:00 p.m. in Van Dyck Hall Room 301. This week, we’re taking an intersectional approach to politics and why we have the opinions we do. Check your privilege along the way with a fun activity and learn about other Rutgers Dems and theirs!  We’ll also have a mini political discussion on the results of the New Hampshire primary.

For those of you from Somerset County, the Somerset County Young Democrats will hold a happy hour on Thursday, February 11th. Please see the here for more info.

Saturday February 13th marks the College Democrats of New Jersey winter convention at Princeton University. This year’s convention theme is: Preparing to Lead. The convention includes keynote speaker Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, representatives from the Clinton & Sanders Presidential campaigns, and interactive panels and organizing sessions. Anyone who interested is welcome to join us!

Save the date, Sunday March 6th will be Senator Bob Menendez’s annual Women’s History Month celebration at Montclair State University. See the here for more details.

FYI: The Fund for the Public Interest is currently hiring seniors to fill full time positions directing campaigns for the Human Rights Campaign and Environment America. This a great paid leadership opportunity for anyone who has campaign experience. For more details and how to apply, click here.

Stay tuned on Tuesday for the New Hampshire primary! We hope to see you at our meeting this week!

Best,


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Mike Denis & Dani Pocock
Co-Presidents, The Rutgers University Democrats

www.rudemocrats.com
rutgersuniversitydemocrats@gmail.com

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Week of February 1st

Hello RU Democrats!

The RU Democrats will hold our weekly meeting, this Wednesday, February 3rd at 9:00 P.M. in Van Dyck Hall Room 301. This week we will have a political debate led by our political director on what happened in the Iowa Caucuses last night and what happens next in race for President, and looking ahead to the New Hampshire primary next week.

If you are interested at all in getting involved during this election year, opportunities and internships are available with the Middlesex, Morris, and Somerset County Democratic Committees. If you are a Rutgers student and live in one of those counties and want to get involved, feel free to reach out to us and we can provide you more details.

FYI: Congressman Frank Pallone’s campaign for Congress is seeking interns for his campaign this year, and will involve areas such as communications, finance, and field operations. See here for more details.

ALSO: State Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker is also seeking legislative interns at his district office. Again, more details are here.

Lots of ways to get involved! This is a big year for Democrats! We hope to see you this week to debate the race for President!

Best,

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Mike Denis & Dani Pocock
Co-Presidents, The Rutgers University Democrats

www.rudemocrats.com
rutgersuniversitydemocrats@gmail.com

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Week of January 25th

Hello RU Democrats!

We hope everyone enjoyed a happy and safe winter break, and that you were able to brave the snowstorm this past weekend, and are ready for the Spring semester and this election year to begin!

The RU Democrats will hold our first meeting of the semester this Wednesday, January 27th at 9:00 P.M. in Van Dyck Hall Room 301. This week will feature our friend and Middlesex County Freeholder Kenny Armwood as our guest speaker! Time permitting, we’ll have a discussion on the upcoming Iowa caucuses as they go down to the wire!

We will have general information on how you can get involved with the RU Democrats during this semester and our events schedule, including information on how you can get involved with the Clinton, Sanders, and O’Malley presidential campaigns! If you would like to know how to get involved, make sure you stop by!

FYI: The Morris County Democratic Committee is currently seeking Rutgers students to get involved at the county level, and have various open positions. If you live in Morris County and are interested in learning more, please reply back and we’ll provide you with more information.

Another FYI: Congressman Frank Pallone is seeking interns for his Pallone for Congress Campaign this year. If you are interested details are here.

We hope to see you this week! Get ready for an exciting election year!

Stay warm,

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Mike Denis & Dani Pocock
Co-Presidents, The Rutgers University Democrats

www.rudemocrats.com
rutgersuniversitydemocrats@gmail.com

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Week of December 6th

Hello RU Democrats,

This Monday, December 7th will be the final meeting of the fall semester for the RU Democrats. We will meet at 9:30 p.m. in Van Dyck Hall Room 301, if you are in need of a break (we need one too) from studying for those pesky final exams. This week, we will have an informally structured debate on current events and the current state of the Democratic race for President as we head towards primary season. Make your voice heard on the state of the race and other world events! We’ll also watch some hilarious past Democratic presidential primary ads–trust us, they’re fun to watch.

ICYMI: President Obama will be speaking this evening at 8 p.m. regarding terrorism and the unfortunate terrorist shooting in San Bernardino this week. We encourage everyone to watch.

FYI: On Wednesday, December 16th, the Democrats 2000 Young Professionals Organization will host a Holiday Party and Toy Drive at Tumulty’s Pub right here in New Brunswick. Join and network with fellow Democrats from all over the state and help spread some holiday cheer for kids in need. Admission is free with an unwrapped children’s toy for the toy drive.

We wish everyone the best of luck on final exams. For those of you who can’t join us on Monday, we’ll see you spring semester 2016. Happy Holidays.

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Week of November 16th

Hello RU Democrats,

This week the RU Democrats are excited to host guest speaker Lori Price Abrams from Emerge New Jersey, at our meeting on Monday, November 16 in Van Dyck Hall Room 301 at 9:30 p.m.

Emerge New Jersey is premier program for identifying and training Democratic women to run for office in New Jersey. They have recently launched their 2016 election cycle recruitment plan “Are You Ready to Emerge,” asking women to take the next step and run for office if they are ready to make a difference and change in their communities. Ms. Abrams is the Vice Chair and member of the board.

We will also feature a light discussion on last Saturday’s second Democratic Presidential debate–if you are a Clinton, O’Malley, or Sanders supporter make sure you come out discuss who won. As a reminder, if you are a member of another organization on campus supporting one of the Democratic candidates for president and have information you would like to distribute, contact us and we are happy to pass it along.

For those of you who cannot join us this week, we would like to wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving break. Due to the short week, the RU Democrats will not meet on November 23rd. As usual feel free to reach out to us with any questions.

We hope to see you this week!

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Edward Romano Memorial Fund

If members of the Rutgers University community are interested in donating funds to the Romano family during their time of grieving, A YouCaring fund has been set up: youcaring.com/edromano

 

-The Rutgers University Democrats Executive Board

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Remembering Ed Romano

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It is with immense sorrow that we regret to inform the Rutgers University community of the passing of our friend and colleague Edward Romano. We were deeply saddened to hear the news. Edward was an incredibly kind, smart, and brilliant individual who was involved in numerous activities which included President of the Rutgers University Democrats, member of the Lloyd Gardner Fellowship, member of the Eagleton Institute of Politics Undergraduate Associates Program, and a member of Phi Alpha Theta International History Honors Society. We remember Edward as always willing to involve himself in politics and advocating for progressive values for all, in addition to his friendship and respect for his peers.

Members of the Rutgers University Democrats and the Eagleton Institute of Politics Undergraduate Associates Program will celebrate Edward’s life on Friday, October 2nd at the Eagleton Institute of Politics between 7 pm and 9 pm. There will be a screening of Edward’s favorite documentary of Ken Burns’ The Roosevelts focusing on President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Edward’s favorite president and political idol. We invite the Rutgers University community to join us in remembering Edward because we believe he would have liked to be remembered this way. If members of the Rutgers University community are interested in donating funds for his family during their time of grieving, we will be able to take care and provide these donations to his family. Checks may be made payable to Edward’s brother, Nicholas A. Romano.

We thank the Rutgers University community for their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time of grieving and we offer our condolences to Edward’s family and friends. We would greatly appreciate and encourage you to come celebrate Edward’s life with us.

Regards,

The Rutgers University Democrats Executive Board

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Week of September 28th

Hi Rutgers Democrats!
The RU Democrats will have our weekly meeting this Monday, September 28th in Van Dyck Hall Room 301.
This week, we are excited to feature a debate between members of Rutgers for Bernie and Rutgers for Hillary, representing Democratic Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. If you are interested in participating in this debate and support your candidate (yes, we’re also talking to you O’Malley, Chafee, and Webb supporters), make sure you come!
If you are still looking for internship and volunteer opportunities for this year’s state legislative campaigns, we’ve got a bunch of opportunities sent to us. Contact us if you are still interested.

 

Our political magazine The Jackass debuts it’s first issue of the semester on September 28th. It will be in print and online. Make sure to look out for it!

We look forward to seeing you at this week’s meeting!


Mike Denis
Secretary and Executive Board Member,
The Rutgers University Democrats

 

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Week of September 21st

Hello Rutgers Democrats!
Hopefully you are recovering from Wednesday’s GOP debate, it was a real head spinner…
This Monday September 21st, the RU Democrats will have our weekly meeting in Van Dyck Hall Room 301 at 9:30 p.m.
Our featured guest speaker this week is Professor William Field from the Rutgers Political Science Department. Prof. Field will speak with us about his political experience, and have information for anyone interested about the Poli Sci Department.
The RU Democrats have been in contact with numerous campaigns for this year’s state assembly races. Internships and volunteer opportunities among the available campaigns include LD 11, 16, 18, 30. There are paid and non-paid opportunities with many of these campaigns. These are great ways to get involved and build your resume and professional networks, as well as helping Democrats get elected! If you are interested in learning more information about internship and volunteer opportunities don’t hestitate to contact us, we’ve got a ton more!
Finally, the RU Democrats will be conducting voter registration on College Ave. between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday in front of Brower Commons, for National Voter Registration Day. Congressman Frank Pallone will be in the district on Tuesday and may stop by during this time. We are looking for volunteers to help register voters–if you are interested in volunteering please contact us as soon as possible.
We hope to see you this week!


Mike Denis
Secretary and Executive Board Member,
The Rutgers University Democrats

 

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Week of April 13th

Hello Rutgers Democrats!

This Tuesday, April 14th, we will be having our weekly meeting in room 301 in Van Dyke Hall at 9:30 pm. We will be watching Ides of March. We hope to see you there!
Our UN Trip is postponed to May 1st. The Washington trip will still be on May 5th.

On another note, we are still looking for staff writers for our liberal magazine, Jackass. Please reach out to the magazine at rujackassmagazine@gmail.com if you are interested.

Elections for the Rutgers Democrats executive board will be held on April 28th. The positions are as follows:
President
Vice President
Treasurer
Secretary
Political Director
Communications Director
Outreach Coordinator
Membership Director
Webmaster (Appointed)

Jackass executive board positions are appointed. Apply by emailing rujackassmagazine@gmail.com. They are as follows:
Editor in Chief
Managing Editor
Secretary
Treasurer
Visual & Technical Editor
Regards,
Kedar Venkataramani
Secretary
Rutgers University Democrats
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