A NEW VOICE FOR PROGRESS
MOUNT OLIVE DEMOCRATs
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Congratulations to our Democratic Candidates
We are passionate about equal opportunity, equal rights and equal justice. We want to build a middle class that works for everybody.
President-Elect Joe Biden
Excerpt from November 7th Statement:
“My fellow Americans —The people of this nation have spoken. They have delivered us a clear victory. A convincing victory. A victory for “We the People.” ….
….This is the United States of America.
And there has never been anything we haven’t been able to do when we’ve done it together.
In the last days of the campaign, I’ve been thinking about a hymn that means a lot to me and to my family, particularly my deceased son Beau. It captures the faith that sustains me and which I believe sustains America.
And I hope it can provide some comfort and solace to the more than 230,000 families who have lost a loved one to this terrible virus this year. My heart goes out to each and every one of you. Hopefully this hymn gives you solace as well.
“And He will raise you up on eagle’s wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun,
And hold you in the palm of His Hand.”
And now, together — on eagle’s wings — we embark on the work that God and history have called upon us to do.
With full hearts and steady hands, with faith in America and in each other, with a love of country — and a thirst for justice — let us be the nation that we know we can be.
A nation united.
A nation strengthened.
A nation healed.
The United States of America.
God bless you.
And may God protect our troops.
November 7, 2020
Complete Statement can be found here.
Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris
Excerpt from November 7th Victory Speech
“Good evening. So Congressman John Lewis, Congressman John Lewis, before his passing, wrote: “Democracy is not a state. It is an act.” And what he meant was that America’s democracy is not guaranteed. It is only as strong as our willingness to fight for it, to guard it and never take it for granted. And protecting our democracy takes struggle. It takes sacrifice. But there is joy in it, and there is progress. Because we the people have the power to build a better future.
And when our very democracy was on the ballot in this election, with the very soul of America at stake, and the world watching, you ushered in a new day for America….
…..But while I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last, because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities. And to the children of our country, regardless of your gender, our country has sent you a clear message: Dream with ambition, lead with conviction, and see yourselves in a way that others may not, simply because they’ve never seen it before, but know that we will applaud you every step of the way.
And to the American people: No matter who you voted for, I will strive to be a vice president like Joe was to President Obama — loyal, honest and prepared, waking up every day thinking of you and your family.
Because now is when the real work begins. The hard work. The necessary work. The good work. The essential work to save lives and beat this pandemic. To rebuild our economy so it works for working people. To root out systemic racism in our justice system and society. To combat the climate crisis. To unite our country and heal the soul of our nation.
And the road ahead will not be easy. But America is ready, and so are Joe and I.
We have elected a president who represents the best in us. A leader the world will respect and our children can look up to. A commander in chief who will respect our troops and keep our country safe. And a president for all Americans.
It is now my great honor to introduce the president-elect of the United States of America, Joe Biden.”
Complete Speech found here
Re-elected to the United States Senate 2020
New Jersey, I’m once again humbled by the faith you’ve placed in me. Thank you for standing with me and allowing me the honor of representing my home state in Washington.
Our work is far from finished.
Re-elected to the House of Representatives 2020– Statement 11/19/20
“I’d like to thank Senator Kean for calling me this evening and for graciously congratulating me. “
“In a close race like this one, every bit of effort is a difference maker, and I could not be more grateful to everybody who supported our campaign, especially the volunteers who spent countless hours reaching out to their neighbors, knocking on doors and making calls. I received more votes in this election than any candidate in the history of our Congressional District. So did Senator Kean. The record turnout is a sign of how seriously we take our civic responsibilities in the 7th District, and is good for our democracy.”
“Voters have sent us a message that they want leaders who will defend our country’s principles, while working together, irrespective of political party, to solve our country’s problems. Our attention must now turn to the work that I know unites the overwhelming majority of us, beginning with defeating the pandemic, helping the individuals and businesses it has harmed, and restoring a strong economy. I look forward to working with the incoming Biden Administration, and with colleagues in Congress on both sides of the aisle, to move our country forward and deliver for New Jersey.”
“In doing this work, I will continue to do my best to be accessible and accountable to the people I serve, and to represent the interests of all, whether they voted for me in this election or not. I am deeply honored to have this opportunity to continue representing the 7th District and will do everything in my power to keep earning my constituents’ trust.”
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Meet our Executive Committee
We are passionate about building our democratic party and improving Mount Olive.
Andy Meissner and his wife Christine have lived in Mount Olive since 1984, first on Flanders-Drakestown Road and then beginning in 1995, in Flanders Crossing. Andy and Christine raised a daughter and son in Mount Olive and are now proud grandparents. Andy retired from AT&T last year after 35 years in leadership positions in Marketing, Program Management and Information Systems.
Andy’s passion for politics began in 1968 when his family saw both Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey campaign for president at a local airport on Long Island. As a teenager, Andy canvassed with local assembly and town council candidates and was elected to several positions in high school and college. Since 2008, Andy has been actively involved in voter registration, phone banking and canvassing. Andy’s priorities for the Mount Olive Democrats are to continue to build our organization, provide a home for people to share their passions for our country and our democratic values, re-elect Congressman Tom Malinowski, and provide opportunities to participate and contribute in as many ways as possible. Andy would like to meet with as many people as possible either over coffee or while canvassing through each of your districts (his real passion!) to talk about our experiences, unique talents and suggestions on how we can all be successful in 2020 and beyond.
Irene and her husband Sergio have lived in Mount Olive since 1980. We have raised two daughters and a son and now have four beautiful grandchildren. Irene has worked as a Payroll Coordinator at Ronetco Supermarkets since 1997. Irene also helped her husband open & run an electric motor repair business from 1990 to 2018. Irene has served as a volunteer for the Girl and Boy Scouts of America, Mount Olive Park Partners, League of Women Voters and St. Andrews Greek Orthodox Church. Irene also founded the Mount Olive Volleyball Association and served as the President for 10 years. Irene has been involved with the Mount Olive Democrats since 2017 and ran for a Town Council in 2019. Irene is proud of her contributions to the successful 2018 Malinowski campaign and is thrilled with the excellent work Tom Malinowski is doing to represent our district. She looks forward to building the Mount Olive Democratic Committee and celebrating a winning 2020 for all of our candidates.
Judi and her husband Robert moved to Mount Olive in 2015, after residing in Califon, NJ for twenty-five years. They have two daughters, a son and nine adorable grandchildren. Judi worked in the healthcare industry for thirty years, ranging from veterinary medicine to certified ophthalmology assistant.
While always interested in politics, Judi’s passion began with the Barack Obama campaign and has grown with time. Being a part of the Mount Olive Democrats since 2017 has been informative and exciting. The experience has provided the opportunity to meet and engage with our neighbors and their concerns.
Judi is proud of the work that was accomplished in the successful election of Tom Malinowski in 2018. She is looking forward to helping the Mount Olive Democratic Committee grow and winning 2020 for our candidates.
We Come Together
We come together because we are optimistic about what we can achieve together. We come together because we work as a community to achieve our goals. We come together because we work towards opportunity for all in a prosperous, healthy, well-educated, clean and safe country. We come together because we serve the community and respect those who do serve and have served. We come together because we are united. We come together because we can do this together.
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