Marco and Jessica coming to a door near you? Maybe.

Pennsauken Township Committee candidates Marco DiBattista and Jessica Rafeh have recently started bragging about door knocking (far behind the opposing candidates who had already started their door knocking campaign) but will you see them at your door?  According to the last census there were 13,275 housing units in Pennsauken.  Will you be one of the few privileged who gets to hear their platform? Continue reading “Marco and Jessica coming to a door near you? Maybe.”

Signgate comes to Pennsauken!

Having been involved in prior political campaigns in Nevada and Pennsylvania I’ve learned something since coming to Pennsauken.  The world of Pennsauken politics is strange. It is a place where Democrats have been the sole ruling party for over 30-years and their successors appear to be handpicked and groomed.  Outsiders (and Republicans) do not appear welcome.  Board and important volunteer roles seem to be handed out as political favors.  The more time you spend learning the more questions you have.  The one constant is that Pennsauken Democrats believe they make the rules that everyone else needs to follow.  Sometimes they seem to make up those rules as they go along.   That brings us to Signgate. Continue reading “Signgate comes to Pennsauken!”

Internet trolls and Pennsauken Democrats

A few weeks ago on the Positively Pennsauken Facebook page Pennsauken Deputy Mayor Betsy McBride ended an exchange with residents by saying “Signing off.  I don’t live in social media world“.  Apparently the two Democratic candidates for Pennsauken Township Committee don’t see the value in “social media world” either since they’ve not bothered to engage residents on social media (other than a few selfies and posts talking about things they had nothing to do with).  Unfortunately their Internet trolls are out in full force speaking for them.   Continue reading “Internet trolls and Pennsauken Democrats”

Where’s Marco?

I’ve been asking myself a lot lately “Where’s Marco and Jessica?”   I’ve given our Democratic Township Committee candidates a primer on social media engagement.  I’ve shared the statistics by age group of who goes to the Internet to research information.  Our Republican Township Committee candidates have given them a great lead to follow but they’ve just not bothered engaging with voters on social media.  Apparently Democrats in Pennsauken are so confident you’ll continue to vote for them they don’t feel the need to engage with voters. Continue reading “Where’s Marco?”

Change

Most candidates running for office talk about change. For some it’s “hope and change” or “change you can count on” but most talk about change without being specific about the change they offer.  The simple word change appears to be a word that makes voters believe a candidate will make their lives better. For Pennsauken Township Committee candidates Sabrina Winkler and Lisa Eckel change is not a campaign slogan.  Sabrina and Lisa offer the change that Pennsauken residents need the most. Continue reading “Change”

Pennsauken Township Government Social Media and Transparency

I came across an interesting article from the International City/County Management Association entitled “Your Social Media Strategy – Social Media Is The Way Communities Network Now”.  The significance of this article for me is that I’ve seen many residents on social media complain about things like Pennsauken Township government not accepting payments and forms online or engaging residents on social media.   Additionally a week or so ago when Pennsauken Deputy Mayor Betsy McBride said to me on the Positively Pennsauken Facebook page “I don’t live on social media world” I made the case that Pennsauken Township government should be engaging #TheOther35000 online.  This article further proves the point why Pennsauken Township government should be engaging residents on social media.  Continue reading “Pennsauken Township Government Social Media and Transparency”

Are Pennsauken Township resources being used to help Democratic candidates?

It appears the All Around Pennsauken domain is being used to design and store campaign materials for the Democratic candidates for Pennsauken Township Committee.  As I understand it All Around Pennsauken is a tax payer funded Pennsauken Township resource.  Are the Democrats in Pennsauken so brazen that they would use a township resource to assist in the campaign of their candidates?   Continue reading “Are Pennsauken Township resources being used to help Democratic candidates?”

Voting party lines in local elections

There is no denying that President Donald Trump stirs emotions.  Regardless if you are a supporter of our President or a detractor we can all agree Americans are firmly divided on the issue.  We’ve seen this in the massive wave of activism and resistance.  This divide goes back as far as 2009 when Americans were equally divided over President Obama taking office.  Prior to Obama and Trump I don’t recall us being so entrenched in our positions.  While I think it’s great that our generation (and those coming behind us) are socially conscious and passionate about our beliefs should that extend into local elections? Continue reading “Voting party lines in local elections”