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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Morris County Chapter of Action Together New Jersey, Blue Wave NJ & New Jersey Working Families Alliance Co-Host
MORRIS COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT REGIONAL TOWN HALL
*The Morris County Chapter of the growing grassroots group Action Together New Jersey (ATNJ), along with Blue Wave NJ and New Jersey Working Families Alliance, is co-hosting a town hall meeting with Assemblyman John F. McKeon and Assemblywoman Mila Jasey.*
Boonton, NJ – May 8, 2017
The Morris County Chapter of the growing grassroots group Action Together New Jersey (ATNJ), along with Blue Wave NJ and New Jersey Working Families Alliance, is co-hosting a regional town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Boonton Elks Club, 125 Cornelia Street, Boonton, NJ 07005. This town hall event will give the residents of Morris County an introduction to the Democratic candidates in the upcoming state elections.
“The Morris County Democrats are looking forward to the Action Together Regional Town Hall at the Boonton Elks on May 16th,” says Chip Robinson, chairman of the Morris County Democratic Committee. “Only one of Morris County’s six legislative districts has Democratic representation in the legislature. Thanks to grassroots groups like Action Together, that’s going to change this fall.”
Megan Curry, chairwoman of the Morris County Chapter of Action Together New Jersey, noted: “This is a really exciting time to be a progressive in Morris County. We are seeing an incredible groundswell of people who are paying attention to local politics now and looking for their local government to reflect their values. This regional town hall will showcase elected officials and legislative candidates who share those values.”
This event is free and open to the public.
ABOUT ACTION TOGETHER NEW JERSEY:
How We Began
The 2016 election inspired millions of Americans to fight for the progressive values that they believe in. Action Together New Jersey, part of the grassroots national network, Action Together Network (ATN), was formed as thousands of New Jersey residents banded together to help secure a more inclusive and progressive future for our state and our country.
Who We Are
We are a growing grassroots group from all over the Garden State, and we share a passion for equal rights, for progressive ideals, and for building a brighter future for all Americans. We are your neighbors, your friends, and your coworkers. And while we don’t always see eye to eye on every issue (just look at the pork roll/Taylor ham divide), we combine our talents, our smarts, and our scrappy, underdog mentality to make Jersey Strong—and our nation stronger.
A few of the causes we value and fight for include:
Racial Justice, Reproductive Rights, Environmental Concerns, Women’s Rights, LGBTQ+ Rights, Common Sense Gun Laws, Immigration, Education, Healthcare, Social Services, Criminal Justice Reform, Electoral Reform, Finance and Economic Reform, smart Foreign Policy, Workers’ Rights, Civil Rights Protection and Expansion, and Military and Veterans Issues.
What We Do
We fight for civil liberties, social justice, and environmental protection.
We advocate for equality and human rights for all people.
We protect those who face discrimination, disenfranchisement, and persecution.
We fight for legislation that helps the working class, and supports equal pay and a living wage for all workers.
We support and collaborate with existing advocacy groups who share our beliefs.
We will fight to elect progressive leaders who share our values.
And we will fight against elected officials who don’t.
To accomplish these goals, we look for ways to organize and take action, through working with (or against) our representatives, organizing rallies and boycotts, sponsoring social justice projects, and collaborating with other advocacy groups we believe in to help bring about the change we want to see.
We’re a growing grassroots group of like-minded individuals in the Garden State who have banded together to support progressive values and ideals, advocate for equality and human rights, and help elect leaders who share our views.