Fact #6: YOU have the power to change the voting cycle by signing our Petition

Dear Ridgewood Community,

We hope this message finds you and your family safe and well during this unprecedented time. As you know, over the past several months we have been highlighting the facts which demonstrate why it makes sense to consolidate our spring Village elections into the November general election. Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, we made a film summarizing the advantages. As we mention in the video, we need YOU, the community, to help with the next step.

FACT 6: YOU have the power to change the voting cycle by signing our Petition.

Our next step is to obtain at least 410 signatures on a petition, which will place this important question on the November 2020 ballot for your consideration and vote. That vote would be a binding referendum; if it is passed, our Village Council and Board of Education elections will all be held in November.

To keep the process safe, Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order which allows this petition process to be done electronically.

Sign the Petition!

If you would like to sign our petition, please directly contact any or all of the petitioners at the below emails. The petition needs to come directly from a petitioner as per the Village Clerk’s recent rejection. Please note all petitions are due back to the petitioners no later than August 11th. Details as follows:

  1. Email one of the five petitioners from this list: Bob Fuhrman, bfuhrman49@gmail.com; Matthew Lindenberg, matthew.lindenberg@gmail.com; Deborah Steinbaum, Dsteinbaum@gmail.com; Stacey Loscalzo, sloscalzo1@gmail.com; and Siobhan Crann Winograd, swinograd@hotmail.com to request a petition.
  2. Print it.
  3. Sign it (only one signature per form, but every voting member in a household can print and sign a form).
  4. Physically return it to any of the addresses listed on bottom of the petition, or scan it and email it back to any or all of the emails above.

Also, please share the video with all your Ridgewood friends, family and neighbors. You can also sign up to follow our efforts at onevillageonevote.com.

We look forward to continuing to make progress with you. Thank you in advance for your support.

One Village, One Vote!

Be sure to sign up for emails at www.onevillageonevote.com in order to receive all of the latest information and learn how you can help support this change in our Village. We look forward to connecting with you.


Bob Fuhrman
Matthew Lindenberg
Stacey Loscalzo
Deborah Steinbaum
Siobhan Crann Winograd