Archive note from the Chair

Note from the Chair Fall 2017

This is an exciting time to be a Democrat in Morris Township.  Our membership is growing by leaps and bounds.  The Age of Trump is a wake-up call and a call to action for all of us. We are ready to stand up to Trump’s lies and bigotry, hold Rodney Frelinghuysen accountable for supporting Trump’s outlandish agenda over the interests of his own constituents, and clean up after Christie.  All of that starts at the local level: right here in Morris Township.  

The need for Dem voices on our Township Committee has never been more pressing.  The opportunity to win Dem seats has never been more within reach. 

Some little-known facts may kindle your local political energies.  Did you know that . . .

  • Morris Township is home to nearly 5,500 Democrats.
  • Almost 1,000 residents changed their party affiliation to Dem in the last 18 months alone.
  • We’ve had an increase of almost 300 voters just since the June 2017 Primary, while the Republicans have increased by only 30 voters in that time.
  • Hillary won Morris Township by 1,850 votes.
  • Republicans (5,694) now officially outnumber Dems (5,438) by only about 250 votes.

In addition, did you know that one of this year's Republican candidates for Township Committee is a commentator for Fox News, an enthusiastic supporter of Donald Trump, and an advocate for the recently-failed (thankfully) TrumpCare bill?  Many members of our community agree this is the LAST thing we need.  

An all-Republican Committee in a two-party town like ours has never been more unacceptable or out of touch with the full range of views among our residents.  Our community needs Dem input on local issues like taxes, traffic, development, sidewalks, communication, shared services, ways to go green and save money, etc.  

In addition, Dem voices are needed in local governments across Rodney Frelinghuysen’s district to speak up and hold him accountable for voting with the extreme right of his party (and to the detriment of his constituents) on such issues as the environment, guns, health care, education, etc. 

Morris Township Democrats ARE those voices!  Yes, it’s an exciting time to be a Democrat in Morris Township.  We invite you to join us!

With all best wishes,