Saturday, October 8, 2011

RDOs Meet on Yom Kippur

Holding a Democratic City Committee on Yom Kippur does have the effect of excluding observant Jews from attending, as noted by fellow blogger Dr. Harold Yood. Whether the date was chosen by Chairman Jerry Green through ignorance or insensitivity, the net effect is the same. This Washington Post article gives insight for non-Jews into the significance of the day.

Luckily for Jerry, forgiveness is part of the observance, so maybe he gets to slide on this lapse.

I did not attend the meeting due to illness. Perhaps Dan Damon will post a report on it.

Green is seeking re-election to the District 22 Assembly seat he has held since 1992. See his official bio here. He won re-election as chairman of the Plainfield Democratic City Committee in June for another two year term. Another of his roles has been mentor to Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs.

Tuesday, Oct. 18, is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 8 general election. One of Green's opponents for an Assembly seat is Plainfield Republican Joan Van Pelt. Voters should be aware that in the general election, party lines do not limit one's participation as in the June primary. Voters may cross party lines as they wish, for each and every office on the ballot.


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