South Ward Polling locations
SOUTH WARD POLLING LOCATIONS
1. Washington School, 331 Emory Ave, Calhoun St. Entrance
District S1, S4
2. Trenton Fire House No.3, 720 South Broad St.
District S2, S5, N9
3. Grace Dunn School, 401 Dayton St.
4. South Village #2, 28-66 Stokely Ave, Community Room
5. St. Bartholomew Church, 1746 S. Clinton Ave.
District S7, S8
6. Mott School, 45 Stokely Ave, Foyer
Vote for me Jenna Figueroa Kettenburg-December 13
Tomorrow, Tuesday December 13 is Election Day for everyone who believes the residents of Trenton’s South Ward deserve dignity and respect.
I’m ready to put my education and professional experience as an Investigator to work for our community.
Now we must get out to the polls and bring victory to the South Ward!
Please vote for me, Jenna Figueroa Kettenburg on Tuesday, December 13.
Polls open at 6am and close at 8pm.
If you experience any problems voting, or see suspicious behavior at a polling location please let us know, and call the Mercer County Board of Elections at 609-989-6522
EXTENDING POLLING HOURS
STATEMENT FROM JENNA FIGUEROA KETTENBURG ON EXTENDING POLLING HOURS
As a candidate for Trenton City Council South Ward, and on behalf of the Jenna Figueroa Kettenburg Campaign, I am formally requesting that the polls in Trenton be opened until at least 10pm tonight, in light of the machine malfunctions that have affected voters’ ability to cast their ballots.
I have heard from supporters who were unable to vote this morning, and who are unable to return to their polling location by the 8pm deadline. I have also heard from supporters who were forced to vote by provisional ballot due to untrained and misinformed poll workers. In light of these system wide errors that prevented residents from exercising their right to vote, I am calling on election officials to extend the deadline to accommodate these voters. System failures must not be allowed to disenfranchise voters.
It’s our duty to the people of the City of Trenton to do the right thing by extending voting hours to make up for this error. We have been telling people that every vote matters. I ask that all accommodations be made to ensure that every vote counts.
I look forward to the election officials honoring my request on behalf of the people of the City of Trenton.
Jenna Figueroa Kettenburg
It was announced today that DEP will take over TWW
On a 1987 episode of Oprah, while they were sitting in bed in their pajamas, Maya Angelou shared one of life’s greatest lessons when she said, “When people show you who they are, believe them”. At six-years old, I have never forgotten that moment. It has served me well throughout my life, especially in my professional career as an investigator.
During campaign season, candidates tell us who they are. They hire expensive professional campaign consultants to produce film television commercials and glossy campaign literature telling us who they are. Yard signs with smiling faces proclaim, “Trust Me! I’m One of You!”. Telling us who they are has become a big business. But Maya Angelou told us to believe what people show us, not just what they tell us.
What does the voting record of our members of Trenton’s City Council show us about who they really are?
Let’s take a look at what the actions of several members of our City Council show us about who they are.
Doubling City Council Salaries
By a vote of 3-3, the same City Council that postponed meetings, cancelled meetings, and didn’t show up to meetings, made sure to schedule and attend a meeting to vote on doubling their own salaries. You read that right. Not the 1.7% cost of living increase Council approved for our public employees. These 3 members voted to give themselves a 100% raise.
Perhaps they believed in congratulating themselves for a job well done. After all, Trenton faces a number of public health challenges, including threats to the safety of our first responders and to the health and safety of our seniors, our children, and our most vulnerable residents. Maybe these members of our City Council believe that they did such a great job in addressing these public health concerns that they deserve a 100% raise.
Whatever the reason, they showed us that they believe they deserve a 100% raise.
Trenton Water Crisis
Whether canceling meetings to avoid voting, pointing fingers at the mayor for a crisis they created, or otherwise running away from their responsibilities, members of the Council are running on a record of failure to address Trenton’s greatest public health crisis.
When they’re less concerned with the Trenton Water Crisis and more concerned with their own Personal Pocketbook Crisis, they show us who they are.
When saving our children from lead poisoning isn’t as important as increasing their own personal savings accounts, they show us who they are.
Health Services and Vaccinations
Federal funds would have covered vaccinations against COVID and Monkeypox, but members of the City Council rejected this aid. They blocked us from receiving vaccines that would have protected public health.
When they are more worried about protecting their personal financial health than protecting our most vulnerable from threats to public health, they show us who they are.
Critical Safety Equipment
Trenton is lacking critical breathing and oxygen equipment firefighters need to safely perform their job. The American Rescue Act would have provided funding for this equipment. But the City Council failed to vote to accept funding, abandoning their responsibility to support and protect our own first responders.
When they disregard the first responders who protect the public, but reward themselves for a job well done, they show us who they are.
What would Maya Angelou do?
The record shows that these members of the City Council, who didn’t bother to address issues critical to public health, voted to double their own salaries. They showed us their priorities. They showed us that they are quite satisfied with their job performance, but not satisfied with their current compensation. They showed us that they believe they deserve to be rewarded for a job well done.
Ever since I saw that Oprah episode, I remind myself to act on the wisdom Maya Angelou shared. Maya Angelou taught us what to do when people show us who they are. Believe them. These candidates have shown us who they are. Believe them, and Vote November 8 for healthier and safer Trenton.
And remember me, Jenna Figueroa Kettenburg in Column G, #3 for a better Trenton.
Jenna Figueroa Kettenburg