Thursday, October 11, 2012

Kids First 2012 - Campaign Message - Volunteers Needed for Continued Progress @Kids1stHoboken

Kids First, the BOE Slate that has brought you reform for the last three years to Hoboken District Schools has sent out this message to help spread the word about the upcoming election that will determine the path for Hoboken Education for years to come.

I will be voting columns KLM for Kids First come November 6th and I urge that any one else that supports the progress in our district schools to do the same and get others to as well. A failue to re-elect this board will send a very qualified Dr. Mark Toback likely packing as the new board would very likely appoint someone else with patronage and not education as a top priority. Hoboken's children can not afford to have our District Superintendent change every other year and Hoboken's tax payers can not afford to have the return of patronage and plunder that occurred under the Frank Pupie Raia years when he had control of the BOE. It took several years to clean up after that mess. Support Dr. Toback and let Kids First lead the way to truly move Hoboken District Schools forward. Don't be fooled by imitators and shills for the Old Guard. That path leads to the dark side.

Please consider voting columns KLM Kids First for School Board November 6th.

Dear Friends,

Election Day is November 6 -- only a few weeks away. The race for the Board of Education is going to be close and every single vote counts!

Voters face a simple choice between Kids First, with a proven record of educational and financial reform, and our opponents, who will take the district back in time to its pre-reform state.

It’s vitally important that reform-minded voters not only vote for Board of Education, but help get out the vote. 

You can help in lots of different ways: donate to the campaign, register to vote, “like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, put a campaign sign in your window, canvass with a candidate, hold a candidate “Meet and Greet,” and tell your friends why it’s important to vote Kids First. 

But most important is helping us inform voters on election day itself. We’ve had great success in the past with volunteers on election day and we must repeat that success this year. Please consider volunteering an hour or two to help keep the reform majority this November 6. Simply reply to this email to let us know that you want to help continue the progress.

Donate: We are a grassroots campaign and every donation -- no matter the size -- does make a difference. You can donate online via Facebook or at this web page. (To donate by check, simply reply to this email to let us know. We’ll provide the details.)

Register to Vote: And don’t forget to update your voter registration if you have recently changed your address. The deadline is only one week away: October 16.

Register to Vote By Mail: If you can’t vote in person on November 6, 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.

“Like” Us on Facebook: Visit the Kids First Facebook page to read about the candidates, our platform, and campaign updates. And share the Kids First page with your friends.

Follow Us on Twitter: Follow us for campaign updates.

Campaign Signs: Put campaign signs in your windows to show your support. Reply to this email and tell us how many you need. We deliver!

Canvass with a Candidate: Ruthy, Jean Marie and Tom would welcome your company and moral support when they’re out talking to prospective voters. Or take them on a 30-minute door-to-door around your neighborhood and introduce them to your neighbors. To accompany a candidate and meet Hoboken’s voters, just reply to this email.

Hold a Meet and Greet: Introduce the Kids First candidates to your friends and neighbors. Hold an event at your home or in a building common area. It can be big or small, during the day or in the evening. Just reply to this email and let us know what works best for you.

Be a Polling Station Challenger: On election day we need people to ensure polling stations follow proper procedures. Reply to this email to let us know you want to be a challenger.

Get Out the Vote on Election Day: This is the most important thing you can do! We need to make sure voters don’t forget to vote for Kids First on election day. Just one or two hours of your time on election day will make all the difference in this election. Reply to this email to let us know you can help.

Finally, PLEASE forward this email to your friends and neighbors. Spread the word about Kids First!

Paid for by Kids First 2012:
Kids First 2012
214 Garden St Apt 4
Hoboken, NJ 07030