The Hoboken Buzz

Feeling adventurous?
Interested in Hoboken politics?
Got a bit of free time, enough to get started?
Join us at
St. Matthew’s Parish 8th and Hudson
Saturday, March 13, 10 a.m. – noon
This event will tell you how to run for Committeeperson in your district.  Every district in the city elects two Democrats, male and female, and two Republicans, male and female, to be Democratic or Republican Committee people, an entry level position that allows you to get your foot in the door, your toe in the political water.  While serving as Committeeperson you learn the basics of local politics in Hudson County.  Getting on the ballot is not hard.  Getting elected is easier than you might think.  Once in office, who knows? You could take the next step, and then the next, to serious involvement in your government.
Co-sponsored by
Hoboken People for Open Government 
Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition
The details:

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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