Nine New Jerseyans Micro-Blog on Life in New Jersey
PARSIPPANY, NJ - Today, the Christie-Guadagno campaign launched a new interactive website, www.ItsMyNJ.com, where people from all over the state will have the opportunity to become part of an online community where they can share their New Jersey story. New Jerseyans are invited to discuss their personal experiences, challenges they face and hopes for the future. Using cutting-edge integration of social networking services, Twitter and YouTube, this website will allow visitors to provide a personal snapshot of life in the Garden State by uploading videos, pictures and text. ItsMyNJ.com is a part of Chris and Kim's ongoing efforts to directly engage with and respond to New Jerseyans on the issues that are most important to them.
ItsMyNJ.com uses social media to directly connect real New Jerseyans to Chris and Kim and allows people throughout the state, regardless of party or affiliation, to express their concerns about and hopes for our state. Visitors to the site can submit comments, video or photos to a live feed, which provides a portal for visitors to share their experiences and thoughts for how to fix New Jersey's problems.
ItsMyNJ.com also features nine New Jerseyans as micro-bloggers. These "Voices" share a love for New Jersey and bring diverse backgrounds and experiences to the ItsMyNJ.com community. The site will follow their social networking feeds as these "Voices" share everything from their day-to-day routines to their frustrations with the direction of our state to their perspectives on the race for governor. These "Voices" will have special access to campaign events, as well as to Chris and Kim, and will offer unique insight into the lives and cares of New Jerseyans, while encouraging other New Jerseyans to join the dialogue.
As a part of the ItsMyNJ.com kickoff, the Christie-Guadagno campaign challenges New Jerseyans across the state to submit their ideas for a better New Jersey for the chance to be selected as the tenth NJ Voice. This person will be selected to represent his or her community with a passion for our state and a commitment to improving life in New Jersey.
Spokesperson Maria Comella said: "From announcing our Lieutenant Governor via social networking sites to releasing our 'Energy as Industry' policy through YouTube, the Christie-Guadagno campaign has made a priority of reaching out and speaking directly with New Jerseyans. The people of New Jersey are frustrated with the direction our state is headed under Jon Corzine's leadership and It'sMyNJ.com provides the opportunity for their voices to be heard. ItsMyNJ.com offers another avenue for voters to reach out and get involved with this campaign."
ItsMyNJ.com NJ Voices: Chris Christie, Morris County, Age 47, Running for Governor Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County, Age 50, Running for Lieutenant Governor Ricky Diaz, Union County, Age 20, e-Campaign Director, Chris Christie for Governor Jeff Booker, Camden County, Age 36, Small Business Owner, Insurance Consultant Steve Cohen, Somerset County, Age 55, Realtor Dave de la Fuente, Morris County, Age 21, Student Julio Flores, Hudson County, Age 21, Student and Small Business Owner Jack LaSpada, Salem County, Age 47, Student John Meehan, Ocean County, Age 39, Union Steamfitter William Pitt, Union County, Age 70, Small Business Owner, Mechanic Tali Rasis, Essex County, Age 20, Student Carol Spencer, Morris County, Age 56, President, Government Web Professionals of New Jersey
To meet the NJ Voices, please click here to go to the blogger page.
"There is no other website out there with more influence in Central NJ. " ~ Adam Geller, CEO, National Research
" I read your blog all the time." ~ Chris Christie (April 6, 2009 while a candidate for Governor)
"More Monmouth Musings is a must-read. Art Gallagher skillfully covers local, state and national affairs and his blog is a definite stop on the daily news round up. A respected conservative, Art knows when to question conventional wisdom and his guest commentators provide an array of opinions on everything from the State House to the school board." ~ Senator Joe Kyrillos
" dung droppings" ~ commenter on Frank Pallone's facebook page.
"Can't speak for bigoted ignoramuses though so I'll leave that to you and yours." ~ Kathy Baratta
"Retarded" ~ Adam Puharic, former Monmouth County GOP Chairman
"More Monmouth Musings is a romping and rambunctious meeting place for the politically-engaged, and Art Gallagher is the incomparable ringmaster of this unique domain. " ~Scott Sipprelle,future Congressman
"Oh my goodness!" ~ Mayor Anna Little, future Congresswoman
"The most influential conservative in Central Jersey and Dean of the N.J. Conservative Blogging Caucus. First site I check every day... after my own!" ~ Matt Rooney, SaveJersey.com
"MMM is a great source of insider gossip and news in the conservative wing of the Republican Party and the Tea Party. I don’t agree with everything I read, but I keep taking a look- it is definitely entertaining. However, MMM would be better and could have far greater credibility if Art Gallagher didn’t display his biases quite so obviously and ran an unbiased forum for discussion. " ~ Mickey Gooch, Mickey Gooch
Pallone's Town Hall Meeting, Red Bank, August 25, 2009