Sunday, October 23, 2016

Forward Together BoE slate: The threat to our schools

Forward Together announces:

Dear friends and neighbors,

If you were at the Board of Education Candidates Forum on Thursday night, you witnessed firsthand the enormous threat facing the Hoboken Board of Education.

You saw our uninformed opponents spend two hours bashing our schools. But you also saw Jennifer, Sheillah and Irene three passionate, intelligent individuals who have spent years selflessly working to improve our schools on your behalf. We must get them elected them in order to keep building on the steady progress the district is making.

Let’s go Forward Together!

We need to raise $4000 by Wednesday, October 26th, in order to reach as many voters as possible with a city-wide campaign mailer in time for the November 8 General Election. If you haven’t contributed: please, now is the time. If you’ve already contributed, then we urge you to consider an additional contribution. No amount is too small and every contribution counts in our all-volunteer, grassroots campaign. You can contribute online or mail a check (payable to Forward Together Hoboken) to Forward Together Hoboken, c/o 515 4th Street, Apt. 309, Hoboken, NJ.

In addition to contributing to the campaign, you can help in lots of different ways! You can “like” us on Facebookfollow us on Twitter, put a campaign sign in your window, canvass with a candidate, volunteer on election day and tell your friends why it’s important to vote 1-2-4 on November 8th!

Get Out the Vote on Election Day: This is the most important thing you can do!  It can be as simple as emailing your friends and talking to your neighbors to let them know that you’re supporting 1-2-4! We need to make sure voters don’t forget to vote 1-2-4 on Election Day. Also, just one or two hours of your time on election day will make all the difference in this election.

Register to Vote By Mail: If for any reason you can’t vote in person on November 8, you can apply to Vote By Mail. To receive your ballot by mail, your application must be received by the County Clerk seven (7) days prior to the election. A voter may also apply in person to the County Clerk until 3:00 p.m. the day before the election.

Mayor Zimmer endorsement letter for BoE slate Forward Together: 1, 2 4

Dear Horsey & MSV readers:

This November, voters across the country will face a critical decision in electing our next President. At the same time, Hoboken voters should also remember to vote in our important municipal school board elections. I am proud to endorse the Forward Together ticket (1-2-4) of Jen Evans, Sheillah Dallara, and Irene Sobolov for school board on Election Day.

Jen, Sheillah and Irene have been working hand in hand with Superintendent Christine Johnson on a number of improvements for our school system since her appointment last year. In particular, I’ve been impressed with the Project Lead the Way curriculum introduced in the public schools, which has given our children new tools to succeed in subjects such as computer science, engineering, and biomedical science.

Additionally, Jen, Sheillah, and Irene have played a key role in enhancing after-school programs offered for children, and the results have been overwhelmingly positive for a discounted price. With the new Passport to Learn programming, children now have the option to participate in 17 new after-school activities, including Spanish, chess, debate and dance classes, among others.

And most important, as mothers of children within or who have graduated from the Hoboken school systems, Jen, Sheillah, and Irene are deeply invested in our Hoboken Public School District. They have committed countless hours of their time on volunteer boards, fundraising for special-needs programs, and chairing parent-teacher organizations to improve our schools for all children.

On Election Day, I hope you will join me in supporting the Forward Together (1-2-4) ticket of Jen Evans, Sheillah Dallara, and Irene Sobolov, so our schools can keep moving in the right direction.

Dawn Zimmer
Mayor of Hoboken