We are happy to announce we have a candidate running for Washington Township Committee.

Her name is Susan Desaulniers.

Districts for Democracy

Tom Malinowski has filed papers with the Federal Election Commission to convert his re-election vehicle to a political action committee, Districts for Democracy, to counter efforts by conservative groups that want to restrict what is taught in public schools.

Our former Congressman, Tom Malinowski, is still out there working for the good of CD7. If interested in more info, you can sign up for email updates here:


Ex-N.J. congressman’s next campaign will be fighting culture wars in public schools – nj.com

Districts for Democracy will work one school board, legislative, and congressional district at a time to recruit and support candidates committed to freedom of inquiry, thought, and speech for everyone. We want to keep the culture wars out of our schools, return school board elections to their nonpartisan roots, and keep our schools and universities focused on their central mission: helping our kids become educated and engaged citizens of these United States.

This creepy censorship is not the result of some grass roots popular campaign; it’s part of a top-down political strategy. Right wing think tanks stirred up fear about “critical race theory,” which is not actually taught in any public school in America, to drum up votes for their favored politicians. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is hoping to ride his crusade against academic freedom all the way to the White House.

In New Jersey, our school board elections are supposed to be non-partisan. But last year, Republican politicians worked with national right wing groups to elect school board candidates trying to bring Florida-style censorship to our state. They told lies that I consider unforgivable — falsely accusing our elementary school teachers of sexually grooming and teaching pornography to kids. Some of these candidates won, and in some districts, we’re already seeing teachers and administrators leaving because of the hateful vitriol they’re facing.

New Jersey has the best public schools in America. We should keep our schools great, not lower ourselves to the standards of Florida or Texas. We have real problems, too — a shortage of teachers, learning loss due to COVID closures, mental health issues, and more. These are the challenges we should be debating, instead of getting sucked into crazy culture wars.


Thank you,

Congressman Tom Malinowski

We thank you and are very proud to have had you as our Congressman.  It is with heavy hearts we say goodbye.

Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on. – Thurgood Marshall

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Democracy is not a spectator sport, it’s a participatory event. If we don’t participate in it, it ceases to be a democracy. – Lotte Scharfman’s

Courage is found in unlikely places. – JRR Tolkien __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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