STAND CNJ Joins Launch of Resistance Coalition
STAND CNJ is excited to be among the grassroots organizations joining with New Jersey Working Families, alongside Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, Assembly Speaker Emeritus Sheila Oliver, and other progressive legislators in launching the Resistance Coalition to fight the Trump agenda in NJ. STAND CNJ leaders Jamie Evanini and Olga Starr attended the official launch and press conference on April 28th at the NJ State House. Speakers including Senator Weinberg, Aswm Elizabeth Muoio, Asm Andrew Zwicker, Aswm Annette Quijano, Analilia Mejia of NJ Working Families Alliance, and Hetty Rosenstein of NJ Resistance, spoke about the need for state-level legislative action to resist and counter the dangerous agenda of the Trump administration. Among the top issues discussed as legislative priorities were drilling regulations, environmental protections, reproductive health access and funding, the proposed elimination of the federal property tax deduction, voting rights, and infrastructure, including NJ Transit as well as the Gateway Tunnel. The plan for the coalition is to have progressive legislators and grassroots leaders work together to create and pass legislation for NJ that will reflect progressive values and protect the well-being and future of our state.
We came out feeling energized and optimistic. The collective energy of the progressive legislators and all of the passionate grassroots leaders was formidable and showed us that there is a large and powerful mass of resisters who are in this for the long haul, and are in it to win it. We are also incredibly pleased to be part of an effort that aligns with exactly what we have been saying all along: that all politics is local, and change starts in your own backyard. We look forward to the next steps in this coalition effort, and will keep our STAND CNJ members posted! You can also sign up for updates here:
Yes, we took a selfie!