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One Village One Vote Once Again Asks Residents to Sign Petition to Give Up Their Right to Vote of the Ridgewood School Budget

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Dear Ridgewood Community

Thank you again for your ongoing support for One Village One Vote and our efforts to consolidate Ridgewood’s local elections to November. As a quick update, the Village Clerk has rejected our petition. After the Clerk’s office declined to provide guidance on the proper approach to writing the petition, we tried to use friendly language within the petition and collected it electronically as permitted under our understanding of Gov. Murphy’s Executive Order 132. The Clerk has now notified us of two deficiencies with the petitions:

The full text of the proposed ordinance to change the elections timing must be on the signed petition forms.
Every petition must be circulated directly by one of us, the Committee of Petitioners, and not gathered by someone else or downloaded directly from our website.
If you are interested, the full details of the deficiencies were provided during last night’s Village Council meeting (go to 1:11:40 for the relevant section).

Given this, WE NEED SOME QUICK HELP FROM YOU. We hate to bother you again, but we ask that you please print and sign the petition one more time (one form for each voting member of your household!), and either drop it to any of us or scan and email it back to one of us directly (email addresses at the bottom of this email). Please send this back to us BY AUGUST 11 to give us time to compile and resubmit. Since the postal service is slower in the summer, please do not place in the mail.

Thanks again for your time and patience. We are confident that, barring any additional unforeseen obstruction, this resubmission will be what gets us on the ballot in November. If you have any questions or would like to discuss, feel free to drop any of us a line.

With thanks,

Bob Fuhrman (bfuhrman49@gmail.com)
Matthew Lindenberg (matthew.lindenberg@gmail.com)
Stacey Loscalzo (sloscalzo1@gmail.com)
Deborah Steinbaum (dsteinbaum@gmail.com)
Siobhan Crann Winograd (swinograd@hotmail.com)

13 thoughts on “One Village One Vote Once Again Asks Residents to Sign Petition to Give Up Their Right to Vote of the Ridgewood School Budget

  1. Absolutely no fucking way would I sign your petition Siobhan.

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  2. This is the stupidest undertaking. And look who the supporters are. Holy shit. No way

  3. People are waking up. All this money for taxes, and the schools are overrated. We’ve been telling you about this bullshit for the last 15 years. The Board of Education, the Realtor group, make up numbers.

  4. It is incredible that people are spending their time and energy on something like this. The list of supporters makes it easy to identify the crazies. And in invisible ink behind it all, for purposes generally unknown, there is Aronsohn.

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  5. What idiot would sign this???? Probably the same idiot that would march in those stupid protests.

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  6. Don’t know much about this but seeing the names of those in favor of it leads me to believe there is another agenda here.

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  7. Realtors caught my eye

    They are running a bull market in move ins to Ridgewood for schools and trains and nanny state

    Nyc is a Hole

  8. The village council shaved $600k off the school budget and no one blinked. Makes me think that $10M could be shaved and we might get at least a wink.

  9. why would anyone give up their right to vote….what is this…pls elaborate

  10. Keep shaving. We’re most likely losing our homestead rebate and senior freeze. Can’t get blood from a turnip.

  11. There are so many better towns around Ridgewood and better school systems to.

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  12. Inch by inch our rights are being taken away

  13. 600,000 from 110,000,000 is rounding error.

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