Upcoming Events with the Ocean County Democrats

As we enter into the month of June, we want to highlight a few events we have coming up throughout the county. 

PRIMARY ELECTION DAY is June 6th.  Please make sure you participate and vote, even in uncontested primaries.  Return your mail-in-ballot, vote early in person, or vote on election day, but make sure you vote and encourage Democratic friends and family to do the same.  It's good practice!  Be a resource to help others find their drop box, early voting location, and polling place.  That information can be found HERE.

On June 3rd at 8am, the Great Bay Democrats are hosting their annual flea market at the Little Egg Harbor Community Center.  This well-attended event allows the public to get acquainted with local Democrats in a non-political environment.  Stop by and grab a bargain or two, and support our Great Bay Democratic Club.  More information can be found HERE.

On June 10th, we have our Ocean County LGBTQ Caucus Pride Brunch Fundraiser.  This event is at 10am, right before the Toms River Pride Festival downtown.  Funds raised support LGBTQ candidates and allies running for office.  RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/PrideBrunch

That afternoon, please visit the LGBTQ Caucus table at the Toms River Pride Festival.  It's always a great day to celebrate LOVE in all its glorious forms!

Another option for Saturday afternoon is the Wind Works Rally, which has been put together by NJ Sierra Club, the NJ League of Conservation Voters, and various other environmental groups.  The goal of this rally is to combat the fossil-fuel industry-driven misinformation campaign that is jeopardizing NJ's off-shore wind development.  Environmental leaders and scientists recognize the necessity of investing in off-shore wind to mitigate the effects of global warming.  We can't allow a segment of misguided and misinformed individuals to stymie progress in this area.  The rally is on June 10th from 12-3 in Long Branch.  You can RSVP and get more information HERE.

On June 11th we have our Annual Luau Fundraiser, which is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year.  County Committee members receive special pricing of $45 a ticket.  Sponsorships are available.  We expect some current and potential gubernatorial candidates to attend.  Please join your fellow Democrats for a fun afternoon in support of all our candidates in the 2023 cycle.  You can purchase tickets HERE.  And remember, if you become a member of the Chairman's Club, with a monthly donation of $25 you get complimentary access to all of our fundraisers as well as recognition at our events.  You can join the Chairman's Club HERE.

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Update On Ukrainian War With New Facts

As time goes on, Putin’s position becomes more and more precarious. Here’s why: the Russian government has told their people that this is not a war, it is a military operation. That means, the Russian army cannot increase the number of conscript soldiers without admitting that this is really a full out war.

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Around the County

Republicans Are Coming for Medicare and Social Security

Make no mistake about it – between Rick Scott’s agenda that would end the Medicare and Social Security guarantee and Lindsey Graham confirming Republican majorities could go after these critical programs, it’s clear Republicans are laying the groundwork to gut Medicare and Social Security – further raising the stakes of this November’s elections.

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2022 Primary Results

There were 17,742 ballots cast for Democrats in June's Primary Election. Democrats cast 51.3% of all vote by mail ballots cast, beating the Republican vote by mail turnout. Voters in the County, both Democrats and Republicans, cast their ballots for Congressional Districts 2 and 4, County Commissioner, Sheriff, as well as municipal office and County Committee.

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Why Republicans Side with Gun Manufacturers

The story starts with the second amendment and how the founders never could have envisioned the future industrialization of weapon manufacturing in the United States.

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Chairman Earp Welcomes County Committee Members at Orientation

Ocean County Democrats greeted many of the over 500 County Committee members elected in the 2022 Democratic Primary at a series of orientations held across the County. At each orientation, candidates for county committee were introduced to the resources made accessible to County Committee Members for grassroots organizing, discussed the Democratic platform, and reviewed our 2022 Guidebook. 

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Ocean Gate-gate

Ocean Gate Mayor, Paul Kennedy was removed from office in May, 2022 and faces theft charges. His corruption was public, and the all Republican Council Members of Ocean Gate still did nothing.

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Connecting with Democrats in Your Neighborhood

County Committee Members Bob Golon and Judy Berenson were able to craft a message that will energize voters in their district. Ocean County Democrats provided Mr. Golon and Ms. Berenson with encouragement and voter lists that help them reach their intended audience.

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A Message from Matt Jenkins:

Born in New Jersey, raised in Toms River, now residing in Colts Neck, Matthew Jenkins is the heart of Congressional District 4 of New Jersey. Matthew attended public school in the Toms River School DIstrict K-12.  He first attended Ocean County College and spent some time as a substitute teacher before completing his degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Rutgers University in New Brunswick.

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