Week of April 25th

Hey RU Democrats!

Join the RU Democrats for our last meeting of the Spring Semester this Wednesday April 27th at 9:00 in Van Dyck Hall Room 301! We will be joined by guest speaker Highland Park Councilwoman Elsie Foster-Dublin, who is running for Legislative District 18 for the NJ General Assembly! She will also have info on how you can get involved with her campaign.

Want to get involved with campaigns this summer? Check out our website for all the campaign opportunities available to you! As soon as we receive info it will be posted on our website.

We want to thank all of our members for their work with us this year! We wish everyone the best of luck on finals and hope you have a great summer. Our best to the Class of 2016 and their future endeavors. Again, thank you all for your support this year.

Best,


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Mike Denis & Dani Pocock
Co-Presidents, The Rutgers University Democrats
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Week of April 18th

Hey RU Democrats!

Join us this Wednesday April 20th at 9:00 pm for our meeting in Van Dyck Hall Room 301. We will be joined by guest speaker Professor Andrew Murphy from the Rutgers Political Science Department, and he will talk with us about the intersection of religion and politics and what it means in the current U.S. Presidential campaign.

The April issue of the RU Democrats magazine, The Jackass is now available online! Check this issues our staff covered this month! If you would to submit work or get involved, contact our staff atrujackassmagazine@gmail.com. And keep an eye out for the May issue coming in just a few weeks!

Campaign Opportunities: If you are interested in canvassing for the Clinton presidential campaign, Rutgers for Hillary will be hosting a trip to Philadelphia on Saturday April 23rd. For more details see here.

If you are looking to get involved with a state assembly race, the Jenifer Rajkumar Assembly Campaign for New York’s 65th House Assembly District is offering a Spring/Summer fellowship to help organize field strategy. Check out the flyer if you are interested.

Stay tuned for results from tonight’s NY Democratic primary! And we’ve got just two weeks left before the end of the semester, we hope to see you before then!

Best,

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

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Week of April 11th

Hey RU Democrats!

Join the RU Democrats on Wednesday April 13th at 9:00 p.m. in Van Dyck Hall Room 301 as we hold our weekly meeting featuring a screening of an episode from the popular TV series Veep!

The student group Rutgers for Hillary will be hosting a debate watch party this Thursday April 14th at 8:30 in the Hardenbergh Hall lobby–check out more details here.

Check out the April issue of our magazine The Jackass! If you are interested in submitting an work, contact our staff at rujackassmagazine@gmail.com

Campaign Opportunities: Rutgers for Hillary will be hosting a canvassing trip to Philadelphia on Saturday April 23rd. It is the last weekend before the Pennsylvania primary and they’ll be working hard on their GOTV effort for the Clinton Campaign. RSVP for the trip here.

Also: The Jenifer Rajkumar for Assembly Campaign in New York’s 65th House Assembly District is seeking Spring/Summer campaign fellows that will help organize the field strategy. See the flyer for more details.

Keep following the Democratic primary as it rolls into New York! We hope to see you this week.

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

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Week of April 4th

Hello RU Democrats,

This Wednesday, April 6th the RU Democrats will hold our general meeting at 9:00 p.m. in Van Dyck Hall Room 301! We are excited to feature Josh Gottheimer, candidate for New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District as our guest speaker! Stop by and hear about his goals for Congress! We will also have information on how you can get involved with the Gottheimer Campaign.

Campaign Opportunity: Interested in getting involved in the Presidential primary campaigns? Rutgers for Hillary will be conducting a day for canvassing for the Clinton Campaign in New York. The day long trip will take place on Saturday, April 9th. Transportation will be provided but you may be asked to split the cost of gas. Email RutgersforHillary@gmail.com if you are interested in attending or would like more information.

We hope to see you this week!

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Mike Denis & Dani Pocock
Co-Presidents, The Rutgers University Democrats
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Week of March 28th

Hey RU Democrats!

This week the RU Democrats will hold our general meeting at 9:00 p.m. in Van Dyck Hall Room 301! This week will feature political jeopardy!

Campaign Opportunity: Rutgers for Hillary, supporting the Hillary Clinton for President, will be conducting a day for canvassing for the Clinton Campaign in New York. If you are a Clinton supporter, this is a great way to get involved and convince voters to get to the polls on election day! The day long trip will take place on Saturday, April 9th. Transportation will be provided but you may be asked to split the cost of gas. Email RutgersforHillary@gmail.com if you are interested in attending or would like more information.

FYI: Thursday March 31st will be the Democrats United by Diversity Dance Party at Elks Lodge #658 in Hackensack. Tickets are $20 in advance. If interested, see details.

Primary season continues to roll on! Make sure to keep up with all the action! We look forward to seeing you this week!

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

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Week of March 21st

Hello RU Democrats,

We hope everyone enjoyed Spring Break and you are ready for the homestretch of the Spring semester. This week the RU Democrats will hold our general meeting at 9:00 p.m. in Van Dyck Hall Room 301. This week we will have a political discussion about the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy and Barack Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland.

On Wednesday March 23rd, The Middlesex County Democratic Organization has requested volunteers for their annual Convention scheduled at the Pines Manor in Edison. Volunteers are needed by 6:00 PM. The convention begins at 7:00 PM and should be over by 9:00 PM. If available and interested, please call or e-mail MCDO’s Robert Zuckerman at 732-861-8074 or rzuckerman@mcdonj.org.

FYI: Tonight in Hackensack from 7 to 8 p.m. New Way for New Jersey Chair Phil Murphy will host a town hall focusing on the middle class and the Christie Administration. More information.

Also FYI: On Thursday March 31st, Bergen County Democratic organizations will host the Democrats United by Diversity Dance Party at Elks Lodge #658 in Hackensack. Tickets are $20 in advance. Please see the flyer for more details.

Make sure to keep following the Democratic Presidential primaries–it’s not over yet! We hope you can join us this week!

Best,

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

www.rudemocrats.com
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Week of March 7th

Hey Rutgers Democrats!The Rutgers Democrats will hold our weekly meeting this Wednesday March 9th at 9:00 p.m. in Van Dyck Hall Room 301.  We will be joined by guest speaker Mary Nugent, a Ph.D. candidate in the Political Science department, and she will discuss the role of social media and the Clinton campaign for President.On Saturday March 12th, the Democratic Committee of Bergen County will be holding an event titled “Engaging Students and Young Voters to the Political Process” from 10 am to Noon in Hackensack. Students will be able to learn about internship opportunities and more. See here for more details.

FYI: The 2016 Douglass Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) forum will feature Martha McKenna, State Senator Diane Allen, and Mildred Crump. PLEN works to prepare women for public leadership and experience in politics and policy groups at the community level. See the  flyer for more details.

ALSO: On display now at Kilmer Library is a new exhibit entitled, “The Elusiveness of Progress: Voting Rights in America”, which traces the legacy of the Voting Rights Act and its effectiveness since its inception to the present day, with issues focusing on voter suppression and disenfranchisement as well. The exhibit is free and open to the public now through August 31st. Check it out and learn more.

If we don’t see you this week, enjoy Spring Break! Our next meeting following break will be March 23th.

Best,

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

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Week of February 29th

Hello RU Democrats!

We hope you are ready for a big Super Tuesday for this primary election season! In the Democratic primary, Hillary Clinton won big in South Carolina last Saturday.

This week, the RU Democrats will hold our weekly meeting on Wednesday March 2nd at 9:00 p.m. in Van Dyck Hall Room 301. We are excited to be joined this week by West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi, who is also a Rutgers alum.

This coming Sunday March 6th, will be U.S. Senator Bob Menendez’s annual Women’s History Month event at Montclair State University. Please see  here for more details.

FYI: On Saturday March 5th at noon the Bergen County Democratic Committee with be hosting an event with elected officials and candidates for local and county office at their headquarters in Hackensack. For those of you who live in Bergen County, this is a great opportunity to meet and network with officials and candidates.

Also: On March 9th in the Busch Student Center Cove, The Rutgers One and the Same Foundation will be holding an event with a panel debating the vaccination issue in the U.S., represented by pro-vaccination and anti-vaccination supporters. There will be a discussion and Q&A as well, along with a dinner afterwards.

Make sure to follow the Super Tuesday coverage! We hope to see you this week!

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

www.rudemocrats.com
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Week of February 22nd

Hey RU Democrats!It’s an exciting time to be a Democrat! ICYMI: Hillary Clinton edged out Bernie Sanders to win the Nevada caucuses and now they are off to South Carolina!We will hold our regular weekly meeting on Wednesday February 24th at 9:00 p.m. in Van Dyck Hall Room 301. This week we are excited to have the Rutgers Philosophy Club join us and co-sponsor a roundtable discussion on the merits of democracy and the democratic process. We also will have free pizza!

FYI: This Thursday, the Eagleton Institute of Politics will host Zephyr Teachout for the Arthur Holland Program on Ethics in Government. Ms. Teachout is a constitutional law professor at Fordham University and a Democratic Party Candidate for New York’s 19th Congressional district this year. Her presentation Corruption: What it Means and What We Can Do About it begins at 7:00 in Trayes Hall in the Douglass Student Center. This should be a great discussion! Register here and check it out!

We look forward to seeing you this week!

Best,

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Mike Denis & Dani Pocock
Co-Presidents, The Rutgers University Democrats
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Week of February 15th

Hello RU Democrats!

We would like to thank everyone that joined us this past Saturday at Princeton for the annual College Democrats of New Jersey Convention. Our congratulations to those that were elected to executive board positions.

The RU Democrats will meet this week on Wednesday February 17th at 9:00 p.m. in Van Dyck Hall Room 301. We will be joined by our guest speaker State Assemblyman John Wisniewski, who will discuss with us his legislative activities and his work with the Bernie Sanders campaign for President. For those of you not familiar with Assemblyman Wisniewski, he led the investigation into the Bridgegate scandal within the Christie Administration.

Sunday March 6th will be U.S. Senator Bob Menendez’s annual Women’s History Month celebration at Montclair State University. See  here for more details. We would love to bring a contingent of RU Democrats!

FYI: The Fund for the Public Interest is currently hiring to fill full time positions directing campaigns for the Human Rights Campaign and Environment America. If you have campaign experience and are looking for great paid leadership opportunities, see here for more details.

Keep following the race for President as the Democrats head to Nevada! We hope to see you at our meeting this week!

Best,

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

www.rudemocrats.com
rutgersuniversitydemocrats@gmail.com

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