July 2018: Monmouth County Democrats Upcoming Events, News, & More


Tuesday, July 10th: Chairman's Ball 2018, RSVP Here
 - You are invited to join us at our 29th annual Chairman's Ball July 10th at 6:00 PM at the Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune, NJ! This event will feature special guest 56th Governor of the State of New Jersey Phil Murphy with our Master of Ceremonies Senator Nick Scutari. Throughout the night we will be honoring Titans of the Labor and Business industry Ray Pocino, Bob and Joan Rechnitz, Guy Peterson, and Juanita Lewis.

Saturday, July 14th: Freehold Township Day
       - Join us June 14th to celebrate our veterans at the Michael J. Tighe Park (65 Georgia Road, Freehold) this Freehold Township Day. With fireworks, great bands, a car show,  free kid rides, and a free teen center with a DJ it will be sure to be fun for the whole family! 

Sunday, July 15th: LGBTQ Caucus is sponsoring a BBQ for Dan Ward,  RSVP Here
- Please join the LGBTQ Caucus for a BBQ for Dan Ward for the Barnegat Township Committee on Sunday, July 15th from 1PM-3PM at the home of Emma Mammano, Brick NJ. 

Tuesday, July 24th: Larry Luttrell's Summer Fundraiser, RSVP Here
Join us at The Downtown in Red Bank for an evening with Larry Luttrell, our Democratic candidate for Freeholder of Monmouth County. It's time we get a seat at the table!

Save the Date

Friday, August 3rd: Senator Vin Gopal's 1st Annual Cornhole Tournament
  - Join Senator Vin Gopal at Monmouth Park Racetrack at 11:00 AM to play cornhole. There will be food, drinks and lots of fun! Please sign up your cornhole team by emailing events@monmouthdems.org


LGBT Festival Duels With Evangelist's Event in Asbury Park

On Sunday, June 24th, people gathered in Asbury for the Festival of Life, a Christian festival led by Jonathan Shuttlesworth. Shuttlesworth is a controversial figure who has made comments, called hateful by some, regarding homosexuality, Islam, suicide, and other topics. In protest to the Festival of Life, local LGBT leaders held a counter-festival directly across the street. You can find out more about the counter-festival here. 

New Jersey Sports Betting is Finally Here, As Governor Signs Bill

After a year's long struggle, including battles in the Supreme Court, Governor Phil Murphy has finally signed sports betting into law in New Jersey. Casinos and racetracks can currently accept in person wagers, and online betting can open up thirty days after the bill was signed. A sports betting bar has opened up in Monmouth Park. You can find out more about legal NJ sports betting here. 


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Susan Meltsner