Week of February 23rd

The weekly Rutgers Democrats meetings have now been moved to Van Dyke Hall room 301. Dani will be leading a political discussion.

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The Jackass February Issue

The February issue of The Jackass is now available online. Check it out here!

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Week of February 16th

Hello Democrats,

The Rutgers University Democrats meeting has been moved to Van Dyck Hall, room 301 at 9:30 pm on Tuesday, February 17. We will be discussing Obama’s request for military authorization in Iraq and filling out insurance waivers for our UN and Washington D.C. trips. Be sure to bring your insurance cards!

This is the itinerary for the UN trip on Friday, April 3rd.

Meet in Lobby of Van Dyck Hall

8:00 am

Depart from New Brunswick Station for New York Penn Station

8:27 am

Arrive at New York Penn Station

9:33 am

Arrive at United Nations

10:00 am

Leave United Nations

11:45 am


12:15 pm

Depart from New York Penn Station for New Brunswick Station

1:55 pm

Arrive at New Brunswick Station

2:48 pm


Congratulations to our Vice President Sean Giblin for being elected President of the College Democrats of New Jersey this past weekend.

Hope to see you at the meeting!

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Week of February 9th

Hello all,

There’s a general meeting tonight in Hardenburgh Hall room A4 at 9:30 PM.

We’ll be discussing the Washington D. C. trip and raffling off three Elizabeth Warren for President tickets!

Hope to see you there!


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Veteran’s Day

Hello all,

Instead of the usual meeting on Tuesday, we’ll be honoring our veterans today by hosting a special event. The guest speaker will be an Iraq war veteran and professor. Check out the events tab for more details.

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Election Day!

Hello all,

It’s E-Day! Get out there and vote!

Here are some helpful resources:

Polls are open from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm!

*You can only vote from these locations if you submitted an address change form 14 days before the election. Alternatively, you could vote by mail-in ballot or find a ride home so you can perform your civic duty!

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The Jackass October Issue

This month’s issue of The Jackass is quite a whopper! There’s a lot of content including a detailed interview with Bonnie Watson Coleman. Make sure you check it out!

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Week of October 19th Update

Hello Rutgers Democrats,

This Tuesday, October 21th at 9:30 pm we will be having our weekly meeting. It will be in Hardenbergh Hall Room A4. We will be having a discussion led by our political director, Dani.

On October 28th at 9 pm, we are co-sponsoring an event with the Rutgers University Women’s Political Caucus. RUWPC will be hosting a screening of the documentary,“Women, Power, Politics” with the Douglass Residential College Human Rights House Peer Academic Leader in the Jameson C Basement. The documentary was created by PBS, and is an hour in length. In the documentary, several women leaders around the world and here in the United States are interviewed. The documentary explores what it means to be a woman leader.

We are working with various campaigns over the next few weeks. We are looking for volunteers to help out with us for the following dates: (Transportation will be provided if needed)

October 25th

Phone bank with the Bonnie Watson Coleman campaign in North Brunswick.

Nov 1st

Canvassing in New Brunswick, Highland Park, and Piscataway for Frank Pallone and Cory Booker from 12-5 pm

Nov 2nd 

Phone bank with Janice Kovach in Somerset from 2-6 pm

November 4th

Paid canvassing with East Brunswick Democratic Committee from 12-5 pm

Check out our events tab for information or to sign up!

Our club publication, The Jackass, is looking to recruit staff writers and to establish an executive board. If you are interested in writing or becoming a member of the executive board stop by our meeting.

We hope to see you there!


Ian Curry

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Week 3, Fall 2014

This Tuesday, September 16 at 9:30 pm we will be having our second meeting of the year. It will be in Hardenburgh Room A4 (NOT room A3 as it says on the brochures). We will be having our first discussion of the year led by our political director, Dani.

We will be participating in a Mini Golf and BBQ event (Facebook event) with the Middlesex County Democratic Organization on Sunday, September 21 from 2-5 pm. It will take place at Skyline Mini Golf in Woodbridge, NJ. It is $25 for individuals and $40 for couples. Any members that would like to attend this event are welcome to do so. If you do wish to attend, please bring the $25 to the meeting so we can secure your ticket to the event.

Our club publication, The Jackass, is looking to recruit staff writers and to establish an executive board. If you are interested in writing or becoming a member of the executive board stop by our meeting. We meet Wednesdays at 9:30 in Hardenburgh Hall room A2. All are welcome!

We hope to see you there!


Ian Curry

Secretary – Rutgers University Democrats

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We Want You!

Join The Jackass!

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Staff Writers Wanted!
Executive Board Positions Available!

The monthly magazine of the Rutgers University Democrats, The Jackass, is seeking to add members this upcoming fall.

Primarily, we are seeking to add staff writers, in charge each month of writing articles and contributing content to the magazine.

We are also seeking to establish an executive board, which will oversee management of the magazine each week. There are many positions available, and this is a great opportunity to add experience to any résumé! Below is a full list of currently open executive board positions and their requirements:

  1. Managing Editor—The managing editor will work directly with the Editor-in-Chief, providing advice on editing, content, design & layout, and vision of the magazine. The managing editor will also assume leadership if the Editor-in-Chief is unavaible at a certain time. The managing editor will also work with the treasurer to plan a club budget.
  2. Secretary—The secretary will maintain an organized membership list and manage the email account and all advertising initiatives for the club. The secretary shall keep track of necessary paperwork and information, and take minutes at each meeting every week.
  3. Print Manager—The print manager will find and maintain contact with a publishing company that will produce copies of the magazine. The print manager will also be in charge of receiving copies of the magazine and ensuring all debts and charges are paid.
  4. Freshman Representative—The freshman representative will serve as the liason for interaction and incorporation among first-year students and organizations. The freshman representative will also work directly with the editor-in-chief on written and creative content.

*No experience is necessary, though it is always a plus. We’d also prefer some experience using any of the following publishing platforms Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, PagePlus, NitroPro, QuarkXPress, or Adobe Photoshop.

Contact us at rujackassmagazine@gmail.com or rutgersuniversitydemocrats@gmail.com to apply and join!


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