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Protect Internet Freedom

Do you like the internet? Sign this petition

What President Obama did yesterday is a big deal for anyone who uses the internet. (Hi!)

He’s urging the Federal Communications Commission to protect net neutrality—the principle that all web traffic should be treated the same, and not controlled by providers.

If you think a free and open internet is a good thing, sign  a petition to tell the FCC you stand with President Obama’s plan to protect net neutrality.

The concept of a free and open internet has been part of the whole deal from the beginning.

It’s common sense: Your cable or phone company shouldn’t get to be a gatekeeper to the internet. They shouldn’t get to slow down or block access to sites you love, or be able to charge you extra if you use a service like Facebook or Netflix.

Consumers like that about the internet—and our economy depends on it. Net neutrality encourages innovation, and puts entrepreneurs on a level playing field.

But if some internet service providers get their way, that could all change forever. They want to have a say in how you use the internet, or how fast your favorite sites load.

The FCC will get to decide which way this goes—that’s why it’s so important that President Obama spoke up yesterday, calling for the “strongest possible rules” to protect net neutrality.

How many jobs for Mayor Kennedy? Four, and all illegal

Oct. 3rd, Asbury Park Press

Mayor Paul J. Kennedy is in trouble with the state for serving in four paid positions within the municipal government he presides over, including the role of acting borough administrator.

Kennedy also receives public salaries for his roles as the town’s acting personnel director, acting coordinator for the Americans with Disabilities Act and acting insurance administrator, according to Borough Clerk Ileana Vazquez-Gallipoli. First elected mayor in 2006, Kennedy receives no salary for that job. The mayor is seeking a third term this November.

For all these offices, Kennedy, 59, a Republican, will receive an annual salary this year of $50,000 from the taxpayers of Ocean Gate. In addition to his municipal duties, Kennedy is also a full-time employee in Ocean County’s government where he receives about $40,000 as a carpenter in the Building and Grounds Department, according to public records. Read the full post »

Vicari calls Sexual Harassment lawsuit “Frivolous!”

Successful business owner and philanthropist Tim Ryan ran for Ocean County Freeholder against one of New Jersey’s most corrupt and greedy politicians, Joseph Vicari. Check out this video of Tim confronting Vicari at a recent public meeting about a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Vicari and a former county contractor he has close ties to. Vicari calls the blatant sexual misconduct alleged in the lawsuit “frivolous!

Watch the video here

Ocean Monmouth Joint Candidate Training

3rd annual Campaign Boot cam
3rd Annual Campaign Training Boot Camp!

The Ocean and  Monmouth County Democrats sponsored a full day of FREE TRAINING for activists,candidates, municipal chairs, county committee persons & anyone interested in learning how to wage a successful campaign.

Over 75 people people attended, and candidates had professional photos taken for use during the campaign.
Everyone learned new things, met new people, and left ready to work to elect Democrats!

Topics included
Communications & Press – Website, Facebook, Twitter Training – ELEC Compliance – Fundraising – Candidate Door-knocking & Field Operations – Union & 3rd Party Support – Volunteer Recruitment & Organization Building

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EDITORIAL: Friend or foe? Christie knew

Opinion/Editorials, AP Press, April 17,2014

The release of more than 400 pages of interview notes by the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher revealed a governor’s office busy keeping lists of local government friends and enemies, rewarding the former and apparently punishing the latter.
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