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October 1, 2009         

Get to Know the Candidates and Issues  with the NJN Debate Tonight

Dear Mayor:

In a little more than a month, the nation's focus will be on New Jersey because it is one of only two states (Virginia is the other) holding a gubernatorial election. Also, all 80 members of the New Jersey General Assembly are up for election in 2009.

Debate Tonight on NJN - Familiarize Yourself with Candidate Positions

In order to familiarize yourself with the position's of all three candidates for governor, we encourage you to watch the first gubernatorial debate, which will be broadcast on NJN tonight from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The debate, which will take place in the NJN studios in Trenton, will be simulcast on NJN Public Radio and will be streamed live and archived online. It will also be rebroadcast on NJN on October 4th at noon and 6 p.m. Click here  for more information on the debate.

It is very important for the citizens of our state to be engaged in and informed of the issues being discussed and, most importantly, to vote on November 3rd. A democracy only functions properly when citizens vote.

Voter Education Tools

Prior to the debate, please visit the League’s website for a special report we prepared of the candidates views on timely municipal issues. We have also provided a link to the State Chamber’s web page, Election 2009, which will provide you with additional resources to become a more informed voter.  Review the wealth of information assembled and share it with others so that they, too, are encouraged to exercise their civic responsibility on election day.

It is extremely important that you and your governing body are familiar with the issues which impact our communities and we urge you to avail yourself of these resources.  I would also suggest that you link this information to your municipality’s website so your citizenry can be informed on our issues.

Please note we have also created a new web page focused on the 2009 Election. Please check it frequently for new postings and information.

If you require anything further please do not hesitate to contact me.

Very Truly yours,

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director




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