Broad Coalition of Advocates, Faith Leaders and Concerned New Jersey Residents to Call for Movement on Progressive Priority Legislation at the “People’s State of the State”

Thursday, January 10, 2019
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Leaders and impacted individuals will speak to the urgent need to pass progressive policies that benefit all New Jerseyans, not just the wealthy and well-connected.

Trenton, NJ – On Monday, January 14 at 11 a.m. a broad coalition of advocates, faith leaders, and concerned New Jersey residents will gather outside the State House Annex to call on the Legislature to move on key progressive legislative priorities. It has been nearly a year since Governor Christie left office and a new Legislature was sworn in with a larger Democratic majority, yet major legislation including a $15 minimum wage, drivers’ licenses for undocumented immigrants, environmental protections, voting rights restoration for parolees, and marijuana legalization, amongst others, has been stalled in the legislature.

WHAT: New Jersey People’s State of the State Press Conference

WHEN: Monday, January 14, 11 a.m.

WHERE: Outside the State House Annex


Marcia Marley, BlueWaveNJ

Amol Sinha, ACLU-NJ

Johanna Calle, NJ Alliance for Immigrant Justice

Ryan Haygood, NJ Institute for Social Justice

Brian Kulas, Anti-Poverty Network of NJ & Garden State Leaders

NJ residents who would benefit from legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15, voting rights restoration, environmental protections, and drivers’ licenses

SPONSORED BY:  ACLU-NJ, Action Together NJ, Anti-Poverty Network of NJ, BlueWaveNJ, Clean Water Action, Drug Policy Alliance NJ, Environment NJ, Fair Share Housing, Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey, Lutheran Episcopal Advocacy Ministry, Make the Road NJ, NJ Citizen Action, NJ Main Street Alliance, NJ Policy Perspective, NJ Alliance for Immigrant Justice, NJ Institute for Social Justice, NJ Work Environment Council, NJ Working Families Alliance, Salvation & Social Justice, Wind of the Spirit, NJ Sierra Club

Jenny Vickers
Jerome Montes
Louis DiPaolo