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GOOD UPDATE! Democrat Andrew Zwicker WON RE-ELECTION to the New Jersey State Legislature (Reminder March 2019)

Update March 2019: We at OTYCD are nudging this back in the queue because Zwicker is up for re-election in 2020. Please keep him in mind when planning your donations and volunteer work for 2020 campaigns.

 

This OTYCD entry originally posted in September 2017.

 

YES YES YES! Democrat Andrew Zwicker won re-election to the New Jersey state legislature! Read more here:

http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/elections/2017/11/08/bateman-zwicker-freiman-win-surprising-election/841885001/

 

 

Original text of the post follows.

 

Help re-elect Democrat Andrew Zwicker to the New Jersey state legislature. The election takes place on November 7, 2017.

 

In addition to spotlighting five Virginia state-level candidates chosen by Flippable for the upcoming race in November, we at OTYCD are also devoting posts to six candidates chosen by 314 Action whose races fall in 2017. 314 Action is an organization that boosts hopefuls who have STEM backgrounds.

 

Zwicker was first elected to the New Jersey legislature in January 2016, where he serves on the Judiciary Committee as well as the committees for regulated professions and also for telecommunications and utilities. 314 Action helped him then, and is helping him now. He is the only scientist currently serving in the New Jersey legislature. In addition, he is the first Democrat ever to represent his district. He beat his Republican rival by just 78 votes.

 

Zwicker holds a Ph.d in physics from Johns Hopkins University and is the Head of Science Education at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. He is also a fellow of the American Physical Society and edits the organization’s newsletter.

 

In the legislature, he works to make college more affordable and to expand access to pre-K. He accepts climate change and wants the state to rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas initiative, in which nine states joined forces to reduce climate-harming emissions. He wants to make sure that laws protecting the environment are enforced. And in all things, he will bring the rigor of a scientist, making decisions based on facts and evidence.

 

 

See his campaign website:

http://www.zwickerforassembly.com

 

 

See his About Andrew page:

http://www.zwickerforassembly.com

 

 

See his Issues page:

http://www.zwickerforassembly.com/issues

 

 

Donate to Zwicker’s campaign:

https://act.myngp.com/Forms/2831768608462735360

 

 

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Like Zwicker on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/ZwickerforAssembly/

 

 

Follow him on Twitter:

@AndrewZwicker

 

 

See his profile page on the New Jersey Legislature website:

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/bio.asp?Leg=386

 

 

See Zwicker’s page at 314 Action:

http://www.314action.org/andrew-zwicker

 

 

See 314 Action’s Endorsed Candidates page:

http://www.314action.org/endorsed-candidates/

 

 

Donate to 314 Action:

https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/314act?refcode=website&amounts=15,25,50,100,250,500,1000&amount=25&recurring=true

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Support Democrat Laura Shaw’s Run for the New Jersey Legislature

Update: While Shaw got the most votes of any Democrat in the November 7, 2017 race, it was not enough to beat the two Republican incumbents, John DiMaio and Erik Peterson. Shaw tallied 21.11 percent to DiMaio’s 29.38 percent and Peterson’s 27.97 percent.

See this Ballotpedia page for results:

https://ballotpedia.org/Laura_Shaw

Original post text follows.

Support Democrat Laura Shaw, who hopes to win a seat in New Jersey’s state legislature on November 7, 2017. 

In addition to spotlighting five Virginia state-level candidates chosen by Flippable for the upcoming race in November, we at OTYCD are also devoting posts to six candidates chosen by 314 Action whose races fall in 2017. 314 Action is an organization that boosts hopefuls who have STEM backgrounds.

Shaw began coding in high school. She’s worked for Bell Labs as an engineer and an executive. She retired from a 30-year career in telecommunications not long before Trump was elected. Shocked, just as the rest of us were, she realized what her new mission should be.

She supports efforts to fully fund state public schools and shore up the state pension plan. She wants to create affordable housing. She wants to end gerrymandering and bar dark money funding of campaign. She supports civil rights and measures that would fight bigotry. She wants to improve the state’s infrastructure by funding and improving mass transit. She would urge the new governor to put the state back on a path to running itself with clean energy as much as possible.

 

See Shaw’s campaign website:

http://www.shaw4assembly.com

 

See her Meet Laura page, which really doubles as her issues page (look to the sidebar on the right for specifics):

http://www.shaw4assembly.com/meet-laura/

 

 

Donate to Shaw’s campaign:

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/314action_shaw?refcode=314website

 

Like her on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/shawlauraj

 

Follow her on Twitter:

@shawlauraj

 

See Shaw’s page on 314 Action:

http://www.314action.org/laura-shaw

 

See 314 Action’s Endorsed Candidates page:

http://www.314action.org/endorsed-candidates/

 

Donate to 314 Action:

https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/314act?refcode=website&amounts=15,25,50,100,250,500,1000&amount=25&recurring=true

 

See her Ballotpedia page:

https://ballotpedia.org/Laura_Shaw

 

See Shaw’s Crowdpac page:

https://www.crowdpac.com/candidates/590d0b5c91ae78634b006fe2/laura-shaw

 

 

 

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Support Democrat Christine Chen’s Race for New Jersey State Senate

Update: Christine Chen collected 41 percent of the vote, but the incumbent Republican, Michael Doherty, drew 59 percent.

Read more here (scroll down to the District 23 results):

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/11/live_election_results_nj_senate_assembly_2017.html

Original post text follows:

Support Democrat Christine Chen’s bid for the New Jersey State Senate. The election takes place on November 7, 2017.

In addition to spotlighting five Virginia state-level candidates chosen by Flippable for the upcoming race in November, we at OTYCD are also devoting posts to six candidates chosen by 314 Action whose races fall in 2017. 314 Action is an organization that boosts hopefuls who have STEM backgrounds.

Chen is a neuroscientist, a health care executive, and a She Should Run alumnus. She was the Chief Operating Officer of the state’s largest residential care provider for patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia. She is a first-generation American. She would be the first Asian-American woman to serve in the New Jersey State legislature.

If she wins, she intends to lower the notoriously high property taxes and shore up the pension system, which has dinged the state’s credit rating. She wants to improve New Jersey’s aging infrastructure as well. She would support civil rights across the board. She wants to end gerrymandering and curtail dark-money funding of campaigns.

 

See Chen’s campaign website:

https://www.chen4senate.com

 

See her Christine page:

https://www.chen4senate.com/christine

 

See her Priorities page:

https://www.chen4senate.com/priorities

 

Donate to Chen’s campaign:

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/314action_chen?refcode=314website

 

Like her on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/christineluichen

 

Follow her on Twitter:

@Chen4Change

 

See her page on 314 Action:

http://www.314action.org/christine-chen

 

See 314 Action’s Endorsed Candidates page:

http://www.314action.org/endorsed-candidates/

 

Donate to 314 Action:

https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/314act?refcode=website&amounts=15,25,50,100,250,500,1000&amount=25&recurring=true

 

See Chen’s Ballotpedia page:

https://ballotpedia.org/Christine_Lui_Chen

 

See her Crowdpac page:

https://www.crowdpac.com/campaigns/231648/christine-lui-chen