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Momentum Drives the Democratic Committee of the Chathams

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Thaddeus Kobylarz, chairman of Chatham Borough's Democratic Committee of the Chathams
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Stacey Ewald, a Chatham Township representative of the Democratic Committee of the Chathams
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Fueled by frustration over last November’s shocking Election Day defeat and the first days of the new Trump administration, signs of a revitalized Democratic Committee of the Chathams appeared Wednesday night when more than 50 people packed the basement of the Library of the Chathams to discuss strategy for challenging Washington’s dramatic policy changes.

A two-pronged prescription was put forward, focusing on more determined grass roots activism coupled with enhanced participation in electoral politics at the local, county, state, and national levels.

The discussion prompted immediate action items and strategy, led by Democratic Committee Chairs John Strelkoff (Township) and Thaddeus Kobylarz (Borough), and two-time candidate for Chatham Township Committee Stacey Ewald. Contributing to the proceedings was Justin Davis, the Morris County Director of Phil Murphy’s Campaign for Governor and Deputy Chief of Staff to former Governor Richard Codey. 

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Members proposed numerous grass roots projects, including: letter-writing and phone-calling campaigns to elected officials regarding policy concerns; continued participation in protests; and “Fridays with Frelinghuysen,” a weekly visit to the congressman’s Morristown office to press him for a long-needed town hall meeting.

Evidence supports the conclusion that the Democratic Party in both the Borough and Township is on the rise. Borough voters chose Clinton over Trump by a 56 percent to 37 percent margin, and the margin in the Township was 50 percent to 44 percent, according to official statistics. The results reversed Chathams’ 2012 preference for the Republican candidate over the Democratic one.

The next meeting of the Chatham Democrats is scheduled for February 16 at 7:30 pm in the Library of the Chathams. In addition, the Chatham Moms for Hillary are sponsoring a talk with our NJ State Assemblywoman Mila Jasey on January 31 at 7:00 pm at the Library of the Chathams.

To receive specific action items and/or to be added to the Democratic Committee’s mailing list, please contact either Thaddeus Kobylarz thadkobylarz@gmail.com or John Strellkoff chathamdem@yahoo.com.

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