Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Letter of Thanks from Dawn Clarke, Vice President of Voter Service, League of Women Voters of New Jersey

Below is a letter the LWV-Plainfield received from Dawn Clarke, the moderator of the scheduled (but cancelled) Mayoralty Forum that was to have taken place on Wednesday, May 22nd. The League thanks Dawn and the Friends of Sleepy Hollow as well for their dedication to  our mission.



----------Original Message----------
From: "Dawn Clarke"
Date: May 23, 2013 12:41:45 PM
Subject: RE: Plainfield Mayoralty candidate forum Wednesday 22 May

  
Hi All,

I just wanted to let you all know how proud I felt working with you all from the Plainfield LWV; you exhibited such a spirit of cooperative, civil concern!  You did such a super job of organizing last night's forum; engaging the other community groups and media and so many of you handling the various tasks to make it flow.

It was too bad that we were forced to cancel but even in that the public was informed because you handled it so well, with grace and respect.  The young people were excited to be there and your non-partisan, cooperative responsibility was a good model for them to observe.  It should make for good class discussion. 

We certainly received "a charge" from the audience.  I can't tell you how many people stopped me, asking to make sure we were planning forums in the fall.  I promised them that the LWV would be there and do it.  You all are really doing a positive community service; keep up the good work.  Thanks.

Dawn Clarke
V.P. Voter Service LWVNJ
973 379-4520
clarkeda@comcast.net<mailto:clarkeda@comcast.net>

 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

REMINDER: FOSH/LWV MAYORAL CANDIDATE FORUM TODAY!


Plainfield Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs and Council Member Adrian Mapp, running against each other in the June 4th Democratic Party primary, will square off this evening at 7 pm in the Plainfield Public Library, the corner of Park Avenue and West Eighth Street. The event is free and the public is urged to attend and take part.

The League of Women Voters of Plainfield and the local civic organization, Friends of Sleepy Hollow (FOSH), are co-sponsoring the event. The moderator is Dawn Clarke, a LWVNJ vice-president who has handled a number of these debates in the city but lives elsewhere. Called a "forum" by the LWV, the program will use LWV rules, such as questions from the audience submitted to Clarke in written form, and time-keepers, Plainfield LWV President Rupert Crawford and local chapter Treasurer Alice Logie.

Joylette Mills-Ransome, Plainfield LVW Vice-President for Voter Services, is preparing a sheet with candidate biographies and answers to two questions posed by the League, to be distributed that evening. FOSH will print and distribute this.

LWV policy requires contested races for forums. Thus the Plainfield LWV will hold a forum in the fall, which includes the Democrat and Republican nominees for mayor, Republican and Democrat candidates for the Fourth Ward council seat, and any independents for either contest. A separate forum will be held for Board of Education candidates, elected in November, and any recommendation from the Charter Study Commission passed  on to voters.

The organizers have requested that the event be recorded for use on local cable access so those unable to participate can watch the forum.

Those attending are asked, by the Plainfield Public Library, to park in the lot behind the library at  Ninth Street, or on the street, so that library patrons can use the main lot along  West Eighth Street.
 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Plainfield Mayoral Primary Candidate Forum Set for Wednesday, May 22 at 7:00 PM at Plainfield Library


Plainfield Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs and Council Member Adrian Mapp, running against each other in the June 4th Democratic Party primary, will square off on Wednesday, May 22, at 7 pm in the Plainfield Public Library, the corner of Park Avenue and West Eighth Street. The event is free and the public is urged to attend and take part.

The League of Women Voters of Plainfield and the local civic organization, Friends of Sleepy Hollow (FOSH), are co-sponsoring the event. The moderator is Dawn Clarke, a LWVNJ vice-president who has handled a number of these debates in the city but lives elsewhere. Called a "forum" by the LWV, the program will use LWV rules, such as questions from the audience submitted to Clarke in written form, and time-keepers, Plainfield LWV President Rupert Crawford and local chapter Treasurer Alice Logie.

Joylette Mills-Ransome, Plainfield LVW Vice-President for Voter Services, is preparing a sheet with candidate biographies and answers to two questions posed by the League, to be distributed that evening. FOSH will print and distribute this.

LWV policy requires contested races for forums. Thus the Plainfield LWV will hold a forum in the fall, which includes the Democrat and Republican nominees for mayor, Republican and Democrat candidates for the Fourth Ward council seat, and any independents for either contest. A separate forum will be held for Board of Education candidates, elected in November, and any recommendation from the Charter Study Commission passed  on to voters.

The organizers have requested that the event be recorded for use on local cable access so those unable to participate can watch the forum.

Those attending are asked, by the Plainfield Public Library, to park in the lot behind the library at  Ninth Street, or on the street, so that library patrons can use the main lot along  West Eighth Street.
 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

June Primary Deadline for Voter Registration Deadline is Tuesday, May 14


(Photo: Courier-News)
For those who want to participate in the June 4 Primary Election, the registration deadline is Tuesday, May 14. The City Clerk, A Jalloh, has announced that his office will be open until 9:30 PM on that day for evening voter registration. See below for the complete communication







CITY OF PLAINFIELD
EVENING VOTER REGISTRATION

TUESDAY MAY 14, 2013 IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE FOR THE UPCOMING PRIMARY ELECTION HELD ON TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013.

THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE WILL EXTEND ITS NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS ON  MAY 14, 2013, FROM 5:00 P.M. TO 9:30 P.M. FOR EVENING VOTER REGISTRATION, WHICH WILL BE HELD IN THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE, 515 WATCHUNG AVENUE, PLAINFIELD, NJ 07060.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERK’S OFFICE.