A few words and ideas on the event tonight at Room 84 from Eric Kurta

Dear friend,
Having been involved in various reform efforts since the early nineties, I have long worked for positive change in Hoboken. I now feel that the time has come for me to seek elected office so that I might accomplish that which I cannot do as a private citizen. I hope to build upon the efforts of those who have already accomplished so much toward improving our community. I want to bring fresh ideas and positive solutions to the City Council and to help keep Hoboken moving forward. To succeed in this effort, we must mount an aggressive campaign. My opponent is a four-term incumbent with a solid base of support. Our campaign will require – and has been building – an organized grassroots organization. Our campaign consists almost entirely of volunteers and will do as much as it can with a limited budget. Any help that you can provide will amplify our message by enabling us to create the mailers, flyers, and signs needed to get the word out to the First Ward voters.
Please join us at a fundraiser in support of my campaign for the First Ward Council seat.
·         Where:  Room 84   –   84 Washington Street
·         Date:  Thursday, March 24, 2011
·         Time:  7:00pm–9:00pm
Minimum Contribution: $50
Special Guests:  Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Councilman Ravinder Bhalla
Event Committee:  Ms. Ann Graham, Mr. Joseph Branco and Mr. Jahn Andersen
**** Open Bar & Hors d’oeuvres**********
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Moving Hoboken Forward

Dear Horsey,

After nearly two decades of fighting to reform Hoboken’s political system, I have decided to run for City Council in the 1st Ward. This past week, candidates were required to submit nominating petitions from registered voters in the ward to qualify for the ballot. I’m proud to say that we got more signatures than our opponent, meaning the support of the community is clearly in our corner.

The momentum continues to build with incredible articles about the election. Over the weekend, the Hoboken Reporter quoted me describing the key difference from my opponent: “[She] wants things to go back to the way they were 20 or 30 years ago. I’m looking forward. She’s looking backward.” Last week they also published my letter to the editor criticizing the council for not passing the anti-wheeling ordinance which would have taken away the ability of some individuals to launder money through PACs. And, just this week, the Jersey Journal commented on our cunning use of signs.

To keep the energy going, I would like to remind you about our fundraiser  tonight, March 24th, 7-9pm at Room 84 (84 Washington St). It is going to be an incredible event with many special guests. I hope to see you there.

Eric Kurta

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