Tuesday, November 8, Plainfield voters will take part in a historic
election, one that will make Hillary Clinton the first woman to serve as
President of the United States. In addition to Secretary Clinton,
Plainfielders will vote on the future of our city. Charles McRae and I
are on the ballot in Column A with Hillary Clinton, our Congresswoman,
the Honorable Bonnie Watson Coleman, and Linda Carter and the Union
County Freeholders. This has been quite an election season--with much
demagoguery and divisiveness at the national level. Here in Plainfield,
however, the choice is clear. After winning the Democratic primary, I am
poised to become your next Councilwoman At-Large for the City of
Plainfield. I will be as visible across the city as I always have been,
and I pledge to provide the same quality of representation for all of
Plainfield that I have given to the Second and Third Wards.
will bring a new voice to the Third Ward--he will be accessible,
visible, and he will always put Plainfield first. Charles made a very
important statement at last week's candidate forum. In effect, he noted
that Plainfielders have a choice--to move Plainfield forward, or to go
back to the past. Charles's opponent represents the past--a record of
failure and ineptitude that marked her eight year tenure running this
lack of leadership in the Third Ward since 2014--the divisiveness, the
rudeness, the obtuseness, the lack of even bothering to come to council
meetings--will be the legacy of the past representative.
represents the future--forward progress by working with Mayor Mapp and
the current administration to bring you the high quality of service that
you deserve. Charles and I have been endorsed by Councilmen Barry Goode and Cory Storch,
the Plainfield Democratic City Committee--led by Chairman Adrian Mapp,
the Union County Democratic Committee, Congresswoman Coleman, and the
freeholder board. The choice is clear: Charles McRae and Rebecca
Williams. Vote Column A.
As if the
Plainfield Public Library isn't already the jewel of our city, there's even
more great news for library cardholders! Assistant Director Tina-Marie Doody
has made the following announcement: “We are excited to announce that the
Library now has a Museum Pass program available for Plainfield residents. This
program will allow Plainfield residents who are cardholders to checkout
passes/tickets or receive a discount for a variety of museums and institutions
in our area free of charge!” As we move into the fall/winter holiday season, this is a wonderful opportunity for families to visit some of the major cultural sites in the metro area. Click on this link to see the complete list, along with rules regarding the program: Plainfield Library Museum Passes
Among the museums
included are the Liberty Science Center
in Jersey City, Liberty
Hall Museum in Union, Turtleback Zoo in West Orange, Adventure Aquarium
in Camden, Imagine
That: A Children's Museum in Florham Park, the Crayola Experience in Easton, PA, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden,
the Children's Museum of
Manhattan, and the American
Museum of Natural History in Manhattan--please
note: The admission price for the American Museum of Natural History is simply
a SUGGESTED admission. Do not purchase tickets online if you want to pay less
than what is suggested--if you go straight to the admission counter, you may pay
what you wish, or pay nothing at all. However, the special exhibits and movies
do have a fixed price.
Please join us on the campaign trail as we work with the national Democratic Party to elect the first woman president, Hillary Clinton. We will be making phone calls and canvassing across Plainfield on behalf Charles McRae, our 3rd Ward City Council Candidate, all the way up the
Democratic ticket--with Plainfield's own Linda Carter and the freeholders, our congresswoman, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman--to Secretary Hillary Clinton. I cannot stress how important this election is to our city--at the local level, we need Charles on the council as we continue to move Plainfield forward. For those of you who attended last night's candidate forum, listening as Charles's opponent blamed her eight failed years as mayor on me and on Adrian Mapp (such foolishness--lol!), you know that THE CHOICE IS CLEAR.
Come down to Plainfield Democratic Headquarters, located at 31 Watchung
Avenue, next to Antojito's Restaurant (and the municipal lot) to make
calls or help us distribute campaign literature. We're a nice bunch, and
we have good coffee! Call Ron at 908-205-8984, or just come on down
after 12:00 noon.
month of October brings a number of activities to Plainfield as we
settle into autumn. On Halloween weekend, Plainfield's Division of Parks and Recreation hosts two signature events--Saturday, October 29,we've got "Doggie Howl," a dog costume contest,
and then on Monday, October 31,we'll have fun with "Halloween Trunk or Treat," withcars decorated for Halloween and filled with treats for our children. Both events take place in the City Hall parking lot, located behind 515 Watchung Avenue.If you want to participate in "Trunk or Treat" by decorating your car, contact Recreation at (908) 753-3097.Click on the images below and print them out--we look forward to seeing you there!
Join us for National Voter Registration Day in Plainfield on Tuesday, September 27th from 6:00 - 8:30 pm at Plainfield High School Cafeteria (Kenyon Avenue entrance) as The League of Women Voters of Plainfield partners with the City of Plainfield (including the Plainfield Youth Commission, the Plainfield Advisory Commission on Hispanic Affairs, and the Human Relations Commission), the Plainfield Board of Education, Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. Social Action Committee, Omicron Chi Chapter Omega Psi Phi, First Unitarian Society of Plainfield Social Justice Committee, National Association of University Women, and Union County Board of Elections for this educational forum as weget out the vote!
NOTE: ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS* WHO WILL BE 18 YEARS OLD BY TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8th ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE IN THIS YEAR'S ELECTION, BUT MUST BE REGISTERED BY TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18.
Refreshments will be served, and FREE "VOTE 411" backpacks will be given the to first 50 attendees!
* You must be a U.S. citizen to vote in the election.
Plainfield Plays Tennis--this free event is scheduled for Sunday, September 25 from 3:00 - 8:00 pm at the Donald Van Blake Tennis Courts. Registration ends this Friday, September 16, so contact the Division of Parks and Recreation at (908) 753-3096 for more information!