Voter Registration Deadlines Approaching
Elections matter. If you want to see change happen you must participate.
Below is a set of voter information links. If you live in New Jersey you can download a voter registration application form to be then mailed to your County Commissioner of Registration or Superintendant of Elections.
To register in New Jersey you must be:
- A United States citizen
- At least 17 years old and may vote when reaching the age of 18
- A resident of the county for 30 days before the election
- You are NOT currently serving a sentence, probation or parole because of a felony conviction
To register to vote in Pennsylvania you must:
- Be a citizen of the United States for at least one month before the election
- Be a resident of Pennsylvania and the election district in which you want to register and vote for at least 30 days before the next election
- Be at least 18 years of age on or before the day of the next election
Keep these deadlines in mind. New Jersey voters have until October 16 to register for the November election. The last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot is October 30 and must be returned by November 5.
The last day to register for the General Election in Pennsylvania is October 9. The last day to apply for a mail-in ballot is October 30. They must be returned by November 2.
Be a voter.
Resources For Parents
Looking for resources for a child or adolescent with behavioral or mental health challenges? There is a network of agencies and online resources in all twenty-one counties that offer a wide range of information about resources, services and support systems for families and children.
Each county has a Case Management Organization (CMO) in partnership with the New Jersey Children's System of Care. Their goal is to help families or caregivers create a stable and healthy environment for children by address barriers, including behavioral health issues, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, etc.
Don't know what resources are available to meet a child's needs? In combination with each CMO there is an online ResourceNet. Families can find information on community services, health services or community events and organizations.
There are fifteen ResourceNets in the state of New Jersey. Read the brochure for links to them. They are: Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape Atlantic, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem (CGS), Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Somerset, Warren (TriCounty) Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris Sussex, Ocean, Passaic, Union.
For assistance in finding help for your child, visit the NJ Children's System of Care website or call 877-652-7624.
Tools For Job Searching
Unemployment is down, but not to a person who is out of work or underemployed. To focus on the need for job search tools and links to employment programs, the New Jersey Community Resources website has added a new section titled, "Employment and Job Search". It includes links to state agencies, workforce development groups, programs run by nonprofits and leading online job search tools. They include: OnRamp, Career Connections, Department of Labor and Workforce Development, One-Stop Career Centers, Civil Service Commission, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, New Start Career Network, Easterseals New Jersey - Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP), The Balance: Best Job Search Engine Sites, Resources For Job Seekers, Elsa Langer, Indeed and Glassdoor.
New Jersey Career Connections services can be accessed through a partnership with a number of libraries throughout the state. Library staffs have been trained to provide job search assistance in the following public libraries: Atlantic City, Cumberland County, East Brunswick, Gloucester County, Long Branch, Monmouth County, New Brunswick, New Jersey State Library, Newark, North Bergen, Ocean County, Paterson, Plainfield, Roselle, Salem, Sussex County, Union and Warren County.
Know another online job search tool? Send a note.
Resisting Donald Trump
New Jersey's two Senators and twelve Representatives are:
- Robert Menendez - Democrat 202-224-4744
- Corey Booker - Democrat 202-224-3224
- Donald Norcross - Democrat - 1st District 202-225-6501
- Frank LoBiondo - Republican, 2nd District 202-225-6572
- Tom MacArthur - Republican, 3rd District 202-225-4765
- Chris Smith - Republican, 4th District 202-225-3765
- Josh Gottheimer - Democrat, 5th District 202-225-4465
- Frank Pallone, Jr. - Democrat, 6th District 202-225-4671
- Leonard Lance - Republican, 7th District 202-225-5361
- Albio Sires - Democrat, 8th District 202-225-7919
- Bill Pascrell - Democrat, 9th District 202-225-5751
- Donald Payne, Jr. - Democrat, 10th District 202-225-3436
- Rodney Frelinghuysen - Republican, 11th District 202-225-5034
- Bonnie Watson Coleman - Democrat, 12th District 202-225-5801
You can also access this list online by visiting the House Of Representatives Directory of Representatives.
What's New on the NJ Community Resources Website
10/18/18 - The Energy Assistance Programs page has been updated to reflect new income guidelines for LIHEAP, USF and PAGE programs. The deadline for the LIHEAP program has been set at August 31, 2019.
10/08/18 - Two additions to New Jersey Organizations, the Federal Reserve Board of New York and the Federal Reserve Board of Philadelphia. Both are active in community development activities and research which benefits the entire region.
9/14/18 - New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition is now Hunger Free New Jersey. It is listed in the statewide nonprofits section of the community resources page here.
8/28/18 - The logo and url to the state's Housing Resource Center have been updated. It takes effort to review all twenty webpages and 2000+ links here but you will rarely find broken links!
7/22/18 - Please share the fact that the states's LIHEAP program has been extended to August 31, according to a DCA press release issued last Thursday. The extension applies to heating, cooling and emergency assistance.
6/03/18 - Guadalupe Family Services, a Camden nonprofit founded in 1995, added to the community resources page. GFS offers clinical counseling and direct social services, focusing on families in distress.
5/28/18 - Three new Assembly members were sworn in last week: Linda Carter (LD22), Lisa Swain (LD38) and Christopher Tully (LD38). See the New Jersey Legislature page for listings.
5/13/18 - A couple venues added to the Music and Theatre section of the NJ Links page. Over 170 links from Cape May to Sussex, house concerts to arenas.
3/28/18 - New 2018 Weatherization Assistance Program income guidelines posted to the energy assistance page.
3/17/18 - Added several county ResourceNets which can be found in the community resources page. There is a ResourceNet for each county so families can obtain needed health services for their children.
3/14/18 - Updated the biographical page. It reveals I'm a candidate for a party office, to become the Democratic Committee Person in Philadelphia's Ward 22, Division 03.
2/24/18 - Re-added an old tutorial Patrick Crispen's Roadmap96, described as "a free, 27 lesson Internet training workshop designed to teach new "Net travellers" how to travel around the rapidly expanding (and often-times confusing) "Information Superhighway" without getting lost." Take a look to see what the Net was like in the 1990s.
1/29/2018 - Income guidelines with New Jersey SHARES are effective February 1. Visit NJ Energy Assistance Programs page. The New Jersey Legislature page has also been updated due to the swearing in of Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake (D-34).
1/28/2018 - The Earned Income Tax Credit page was updated which includes the new 2017 NJ EITC Fact Sheet published by the Department of Human Services.
1/22/18 - The annual income for 2018 has been increased for the state's Lifeline Utility Assistance program for seniors and disabled to $27,189 for individuals and $33,334 for married couples.
1/19/2018 - Update to the list of new freshmen in the 218th New Jersey Legislature.