“Wayne for All” Campaign Has a Winner!

Wayne Democrats’ “Wayne for All” campaign succeeded in Ward 5 where Fran Ritter was elected to the township’s council. In Ward 1, Arlene Sullivan came within 50 votes of being elected. Final counts aren’t in yet, but Fran Ritter’s margin is close to 200 votes; so there is no doubt she has won. The campaign’s platform can be found here.

Club Picnic a Success

Saturday, June 15, saw a beautiful day on Pancake Hollow beach, Pines Lake. Good conversation and food – not to mention desert! (More photos.)

Fran Ritter Wins Primary!

Ward 5 was the only ward with a Democratic primary contest. The club endorsed candidate, Fran Ritter, won with 54.55% of the vote. †††

Club’s Fundraiser = Success!

The Wayne Democratic held its most successful fundraiser yet at the Village Inn Saturday evening May 4 — good food, good drinks, good music, and good company!

Club’s 2nd Earth Day Rally

The Wayne Democratic Organization held its 2nd Annual Earth Day Celebration/Rally on Saturday, April 27th.  Guest speakers included Mayor Chris Vergano, Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik, as well as Matt Smith from Food & Water Watch, and Paula Rogovin from No Meadowlands Power Plant/Coalition to Ban Unsafe Oil Trains. 


Musical entertainment was provided by Mark Dacey.

Children participated in games and sidewalk chalk art.

Organizations with tables at the event were NJ 11th for Change, Girl Scout Troop 96520, Food and Water Watch, Laurelwood Arboretum, Eat for Earth Day by Marissa Perotta, Creative & Curious by Kristina Hill, Wayne Democratic Club, and the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department.

Neither the wind nor the chill in the air could dampen the enthusiasm of all who came. 

Katie Scheidt, Chairwoman receiving proclamation acknowledging her advocacy on behalf of the environment from Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik

Katie Scheidt next to Matt Smith and Paula Rogovin who made passionate calls to action regarding the proposed Meadowlands Power Plant.  For more information on what you can do to protect our planet go to Food & Water Watch.
Speakers Mayor Chris Vergano & Club President Cathy Kazan
Earth Day 2018 – Mayor Chris Vergano and now Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill on right.

The March meeting endorsed candidates for township council (watch this site for details under Elections) and viewed a presentation by the League of Women Voters on redistricting reform in NJ.

The February meeting had guest speaker Matt Smith from Food and Water Watch, who focused on practical ways to combat climate change including opposing the proposed Meadowlands Power Plant to supply electricity to New York. (Fact SheetSign petition here.) Matt was followed by Jackie Schram from the local group Franciscan Response to Fossil Fuels whose members were guests at the meeting.

Take a moment to check out our new Issues page where we regular add links to news stories on critical issues, have recently created a simple proposal for Gun Legislation in the Glog section, and have a member satire in Individual Member Contributions section. And remember to click “Mikie’s Moves” to follow what our new congresswoman Mikie Sherrill is doing.

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