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Dem Candidates: Moorestown's Work Force Makes Town Stronger

Democratic council candidates Greg Newcomer, Brian Sattinger and Mark Hines express their gratitude to all working Moorestonians on Labor Day.

To the editor:

Today, we pause to recognize and thank the men and women who work hard and make our community stronger. These people include the fine teachers in all Moorestown schools, our employees, our employees, our water and sewer employees, EMTs, our , school crossing guards, employees, and all township employees. Your dedication to Moorestown is greatly appreciated.

We will also take the chance to thank our firefighters. , yet show up when the alarm rings, day or night.

All three of us are longtime residents of Moorestown. Throughout the years, our interactions with our township employees, teachers and firefighters have always been very positive. They consistently prove they are here to serve Moorestown residents, and do it with pride and professionalism.

Equally important, we thank the teachers and staff of the , , and for their service and dedication to educating our children and being outstanding role models in the community.

We also recognize the working people of Moorestown, who may arise before dawn, or work through the night or weekends, heading off to work in Moorestown, or Philadelphia, or even New York City, but return to their Moorestown homes each day. Their contributions make our community stronger. We thank you for your service.

Greg Newcomer, Brian Sattinger and Mark Hines
Democratic candidates for Moorestown council

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maxie September 03, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Way to go Democrats.... Good leadership. Good stewardship. Vote Democratic in November... sign of true leadership.
Town Crier September 03, 2012 at 01:35 PM
After recalling numerous past campaigns, I don't recall seeing town council candidates using a holiday to advance their campaign? This attempt appears 'nice'. but those who know who you are can be a bit skeptical? No question we all want to be thanked for all of our "hard labor" but coming from candidates misses the target with voters. As for strategy, this appears as a stretch to appeal to voters. Is this another excuse to use this media to get out free press exposure of your candidates?
Proud to be Union September 03, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Im a die hard democrat, but Im going to take this as an opportunity to point out that my own candidates need a lesson in history. This holiday is about unions, like the proud union I am a part of (IBEW). Im disappointed you didnt mention us private sector unions even once here. Are you aware our unemployment rate is about 20-22%? Moorestown needs to have candidates who are willing to put us back to work through PLAs. Will you make that promise? Its a bit offensive you are using our holiday as a way to further your outreach to other groups but ignore the very people who this holiday was meant to be about. Don't fear us, embrace us. Please do some research on who got this to become a holiday - hint, it wasn't business men from NYC or private school teachers.
Town watchman September 03, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Proud- were these candidates in favor of PLA's for the town hall library complex?
Harminder Singh September 03, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Can't a holiday be a day off from all this campaign BS? Hate when politicians politicize every holiday like its their own
John K September 03, 2012 at 03:57 PM
It is good to hear some appreciation expressed for our public sector workers in town! The comments blog on the Patch is unfortunately often used as a way for those who seem to want a $0 tax bill to take Christie-like swipes at our township workers, the library, and--most frequently--the MTPS teachers who educate and care for our children. Thanks for speaking up for our public servants. On this Labor Day, we should of course be thankful for all those individuals over the years who struggle to achieve basic rights and dignity for ALL workers; be mindful of those who labor every day or who now are retired from a lifetime of work; and especially reach out to the unemployed persons among us who are desperately seeking jobs.
Private Unions Built This Country September 03, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Please talk about private sector unions like the building trades. Stand up for us. The Democrats keep standing up for public unions who pay nothing into health care and dont pull their weight but lately forget us private unions who pay 100 percent of our own benefits. Remember plumbers like me and ny local. Remember electricians and carpenters and pipefitters and elevator workers and steamfitters and all of us in the building trades you seem to have forgotten this labor day in exchange for public unions who keep getting everything while we struggle without work. Governor Christie gets it and Senate President Sweeney gets it, please follow their lead and stand for private sector union workers who need our elected officials now more then ever.
Leo September 04, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Nice try democrats, that was strange use to get voters your way. How bizarre is that? Now I see you guys are really trying to get traction somewhere?

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