Building a Progressive Party from Within

Everything you wanted to know about county committees but were afraid to ask


With guest speaker former assemblyman and 2017 gubernatorial candidate John Wisniewski


  • Just got elected to the county committee? Congratulations! What next?
  • Thinking of running for county committee but not sure what your role would be?
  • A committee veteran but feeling underutilized or powerless?
  • Activist concerned about the party running away from its voters?


This training will teach you about the levers and powers YOU have at your disposal to help build a stronger democracy in New Jersey!



Julia Sass Rubin – New Jersey’s broken political processes

Yael Niv – What is “The Line” and how does it hijack our democracy?

Karen Haskin – The county committee statute

Laura Zufluh– County committee 101

Work Session I: Why did you run for committee? How does your committee function?

John Wisniewski – A problem and how to solve it

Sue Altman– A progressive vision for county committees: Policy, Process and Perfect Candidates

Work Session II: Making a concrete plan for change in the short, middle and long term


A full recording of the July 21, 2018, event can be viewed here: 

Part 1: Julia Sass Rubin & Yael Niv – The current broken state of the State

Part 2: Karen Haskin & Laura Zurfluh – What can county committee members do?

Part 3: John Wisniewski – Why we need change and where should we go from here

Part 4: Sue Altman – A progressive vision for county committees


This event was co-sponsored by: Indivisible Princeton, Indivisible Cranbury, South Jersey Women for Progressive Change, STAND Central New Jersey