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The Progressive Democrat Newsletter grew out of the frustration of the 2004 election. Originally intended for New York City progressives, its readership is now national. For anyone who wants to be alerted by email whenever this newsletter is updated (usually weekly), please send your email address and let me know what state you live in (so I can keep track of my readership).

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  • Thursday, January 27, 2011

    New Jersey 7th Congressional District Focus: Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset, and Union Counties




    CURRENT TV:
    Current TV, founded by Al Gore, includes some of the best journalism in America today. In particular their Vanguard series is amazing and should not be missed by ANYONE who wants to know in depth coverage of some of the major stories in the world.

    In most areas Current TV is available on:
    DIRECTV Channel 358
    DISH Network Channel 196
    Comcast Digital: Channel 107
    AT&T U-Verse: Channel 189

    Check out their program schedule here.


    Here are some local resources in the 7th Congressional District:

    Hunterdon County Democrats
    P.O. Box 473, Flemington, NJ 08822
    908-782-3388

    Click here to volunteer in Hunterdon County.

    Hunterdon Democracy for America:
    The local affiliate of Howard Dean's Democracy for America. The Progressive Grassroots at its best.

    Hunterdon DFA is a permanent progressive community where it's least expected. The best people in Hunterdon drinking the best coffee in Hunterdon - we have a good time, we produce, and we welcome you.

    For more information, click here.

    To join, click here.

    Somerset County NJ Young Democrats:
    Somerset County Young Dems on Facebook!
    Email: somersetyoungdems@gmail.com
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SCYD

    Union County Democrats:
    To find out how you can get involved, you can call Union County Democratic Headquarters at (908) 245-1004 and 1006,
    stop by our office at 122 B East Westfield Ave., Roselle Park, NJ 07204
    or send us email: info@unioncountydems.com

    Union County Young Democrats:
    Goals

    ·To motivate our youth, from the scholastic level through college, to participate in politics.

    ·To educate students on pressing public issues and how Democrats are working to resolve these issues.

    ·To register students to vote and make them more knowledgeable of the workings of the American governmental and political systems.

    If you are interested, or know of someone who is interested, please contact Ezzio Bustamante at 908-418-0218.

    Middlesex County Democrats:
    http://www.mcdonj.com/index.php
    231 Bridge Street, Building F
    Metuchen, NJ 08840

    Phone: (732) 906-3680
    Fax: (732) 906-3975

    Check out their calendar of local events here.

    To get involved in Middlesex County, click here.

    Raritan Township Democratic Club
    153 Voorhees Corner Road
    Flemington, NJ 08822
    Club Phone 908-782-3940
    info@raritantwpdems.org
    http://www.raritantwpdems.com/

    Meetings are on or about the 2nd Thursday of each month
    LOCATION: 153 Voorhees Corner Road

    Tewksbury Democratic Committee
    http://www.tewksburydems.org/index.htm

    The Tewksbury Democratic Committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Oldwick Library at 8 PM. Please join us.

    For more information click here


    GREEN BUSINESSES IN THE AREA: These are some of the best local businesses around. Taken from the Green America Green Pages

    George Street Co-op
    www.georgestreetcoop.com
    A storefront cooperative selling vegetarian foods that have the least processing and contaminants and the greatest nutritional value possible. Owned and operated by its members.
    Phone: (732)247-8280
    Fax: (732)247-0103
    89 Morris St.
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2549

    Fair Trade Coffee Company
    www.fairtradecoffee.org
    Fair Trade coffee. Fair Trade Certified™, certified organic, fresh roasted coffee, tea, and chocolate. Lovely gift baskets. "Coffee of the Month" subscriptions. Fundraising opportunities.
    Phone: (800)909-9807
    104 Elm St.
    Westfield, NJ 07090-3126

    Special E, LLC
    www.thespeciale.com
    Rescues items left over from meetings and events, then recycles and repurposes them in ways that help the planet and people in need.
    Phone: (732)448-1930
    Fax: (732)448-1932
    19 Banner Ct.
    East Brunswick, NJ 08816

    Jeffrey Axelbank
    www.jeffreyaxelbankpsyd.com
    "Catalyst for corporate innovation." Provides customized approach to management consulting, addressing issues such as strategic planning, reorganization, change management, team-building, executive coaching, employee retention, conflict resolution, corporate culture, etc. Expert in whole-system approaches such as Future Search.
    Phone: (732)572-8848
    Fax: (732)572-7002
    727 Raritan Ave.
    Highland Park, NJ 08904

    VeggieDate.org
    www.veggiedate.org
    Vegetarian, vegan, macrobiotic, rawfood personal ads. Full two-week free trial. Search over 16,000 ads by criteria including religion: Adventist, Buddhist, Hindu, spiritual. Also visit www.GreenPeople.org.
    Phone: (732)514-1066
    41 Highland Ave.
    Ste. 206
    Highland Park, NJ 08904

    White Lotus Home
    www.whitelotus.net
    Give your family the comfort and security of a US handcrafted, all natural mattress. Give yourself the peace of mind that they are safe in a toxin-free bed. Since 1981, supplying natural and organic mattresses, bedding, fine furnishings, and more. Custom work, wholesale/retail.
    Phone: (877)426-3623
    Fax: (732)828-4159
    431 Raritan Avenue
    Highland Park, NJ 08904

    Sustainable Threads
    www.sustainablethreads.com
    Special offer for Green Pages™ readers: 5% discount for any purchase for NGP readers; 10% discount for one time purchase of more than $200.
    Offers Fair Trade home hecor, stationery, and apparel that are handwoven on bamboo looms, handembroidered, and handappliquéd. Your purchases support livelihoods of more than 750 underprivileged women artisans.
    Phone: (732)940-7487
    Fax: (732)419-0107
    84 Riverbend Dr.
    North Brunswick, NJ 08902

    Office Furniture NYC
    www.OfficeFurnitureNYC.com
    Provides quality used office solutions to small businesses, corporations, and professional offices in New York, New Jersey, and throughout the Northeast.
    Phone: (908)998-2401
    P.O.Box. 455
    Fanwood, NJ 07023


    BIODIESEL IN HUNTERDON COUNTY AREA:
    Tired of your money going to Saudi Arabia, Iran or Venezuela every time you fill up your gastank? Well you can support a LOCAL business and LOCAL jobs by buying locally produced biodiesel for your diesel engine or for heating your home.

    Biodiesel is now available in Hunterdon County:

    Stem Brothers, Inc., a family owned & operated full-service home energy company since 1946, is proud to become the first heating oil company in Hunterdon & Warren County New Jersey and Bucks County Pennsylvania to provide their customers with environmentally friendly premium Biofuels.

    Rick Stem, Stem Brothers spokesman, is excited about making the switch to Bioheating oil stating “Biofuels are much more than just good business-it’s a premium product we firmly believe in and use ourselves. Bioheat and Biodiesel both have increased lubricity and a cleaner burn. Characteristics that are advantageous in oil heat systems and diesel engines, in addition to benefiting the environment.” Stem went on to say, “Homegrown biofuels displace our dependency on foreign oil, supporting American energy independence. It makes a positive difference for our economy, our energy security and our children’s future. Biofuels are a positive way to do that. When we considered all the benefits it was easy to make this strategic business decision that is good for our customers and a significant step in environmental stewardship.

    Stem Brothers, Inc. is supplied by Amerigreen, a ASTM certified mid-Atlantic leader in the wholesale marketing of Biofuels with blending terminals throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. “The Stem’s commitment and transition to Biofuels should serve as encouragement to the entire community that everyone can do their part where possible to support American energy independence and cleaner air.” says Ron Flick, Amerigreen Brand Manager.

    Stem Brothers now offers blends of B5 Diesel Fuel (5% biodiesel) and B2 Bioheat (2% bioheating oil) with plans to increase the blend percentages in the future.

    Also new for the 2009-2010 heating season is the Stem Brothers, Inc. CAP Pricing Program. A buy in insurance program that caps the consumer’s maximum cash price at $2.399 per gallon. If the market price is less the customer pays the lower price, but if the market goes up, the customer pays only the cap price.

    For further information about Stem Brothers, Inc. please visit www.StemBrothers.com
    For further information about Amerigreen please visit www.Amerigreen.com


    You can take a big step towards economic recovery and energy independence for America by buying biofuels through this local company.

    Stem Brothers, Inc.
    P.O. Box T, 760 Frenchtown Road, Milford, NJ 08848
    Phone: 908 996 2177


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