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.
From: "Dawn Clarke"
Date: May 23, 2013 12:41:45 PM
Subject: RE: Plainfield Mayoralty candidate forum Wednesday 22 May
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
V.P. Voter Service LWVNJ