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4 days ago

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From Standing Up for Racial Justice-NJ:
Support Black Lives Matter-NJ as they travel to Louisiana to support communities affected by Hurricane Ida. The storm has passed and the headlines have changed, but the devastation of Hurricane Ida and the rebuilding efforts continue. Please give what you can to show support for folks that need it most! We are days away from the deadline of 9/25 to raise the remaining funds for BLM-NJ’s relief trip; thank you for your donation or sharing this appeal with five friends.
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From Standing Up for Racial Justice-NJ: 
Support Black Lives Matter-NJ as they travel to Louisiana to support communities affected by Hurricane Ida. The storm has passed and the headlines have changed, but the devastation of Hurricane Ida and the rebuilding efforts continue. Please give what you can to show support for folks that need it most! We are days away from the deadline of 9/25 to raise the remaining funds for BLM-NJ’s relief trip; thank you for your donation or sharing this appeal with five friends.

1 week ago

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Urgent Action: Tell Congress to Lower Rx Drug Prices Now!
This is a historic moment. The U.S. is on the precipice of lowering our skyrocketing prescription drug prices. But we need YOU to contact Congress TODAY to show your support and encourage our NJ Representatives to stay strong and stand up to pharmaceutical interests.

Americans are suffering while the pharmaceutical companies relish in their runaway profit margins. Currently, 1 in 5 adult US residents hold off on filling a prescription, cut pills in half, or skip a dose due to affordability. Meanwhile the average annual cost of prescription drugs for patients in NJ rose by nearly 58 percent between 2012 and 2017. A recent report by House Democrats shows that high drug prices financed stock buybacks, not research and development. Pharmaceutical companies though are fighting hard to stop this effort to rein in their never-ending price gouging! They are inundating the airwaves and newspapers with false and misleading scaremongering ads and mailers to intimidate our Members of Congress to vote against their own constituents!

We need you to counteract Pharma's deep pockets! Contact Congress today and tell them to support a key policy provision that is in jeopardy. Ask your Reps to support allowing Medicare to negotiate Rx drug prices in the budget reconciliation package. We can't afford not to include this critical provision in the package. We need affordable Rx drugs prices for everyone. This is an efficient and effective policy that would save taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars, and ensure Americans are no longer paying more for our Rx drugs than any other nation in the world.

In NJ, 90% of residents support allowing Medicare drug price negotiations. NJ Congressional Representatives and Senators must vote with the will of the people!

We applaud and stand with New Jersey’s own Congressman Frank Pallone and Bill Pascrell who have been stalwarts in the fight for this policy and the health of millions of New Jerseyans. With their support, the prescription drug provisions passed the House Ways and Means Committee despite these lifesaving provisions being voted down in the House Energy and Commerce Committee yesterday due to the votes by three Democrats who are well funded by pharmaceutical interests. Fortunately, the prescription drug provisions did pass in the Ways and Means Committee and ensures it will be incorporated into the reconciliation package that moves to the floor!

Now we must ensure our entire NJ delegation supports this critical policy provision to #LowerDrugPricesNow!

Contact your Congressional Rep and Senators TODAY to let them know we need them to advocate for NJ patients, not Big Pharma.

Tell Congress: Lower Drug Prices Now: p2a.co/lh5fGUa

Maura Collinsgru, Health Care Program Director
New Jersey Citizen Action
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Urgent Action: Tell Congress to Lower Rx Drug Prices Now!
This is a historic moment. The U.S. is on the precipice of lowering our skyrocketing prescription drug prices. But we need YOU to contact Congress TODAY to show your support and encourage our NJ Representatives to stay strong and stand up to pharmaceutical interests.

Americans are suffering while the pharmaceutical companies relish in their runaway profit margins. Currently, 1 in 5 adult US residents hold off on filling a prescription, cut pills in half, or skip a dose due to affordability. Meanwhile the average annual cost of prescription drugs for patients in NJ rose by nearly 58 percent between 2012 and 2017. A recent report by House Democrats shows that high drug prices financed stock buybacks, not research and development. Pharmaceutical companies though are fighting hard to stop this effort to rein in their never-ending price gouging! They are inundating the airwaves and newspapers with false and misleading scaremongering ads and mailers to intimidate our Members of Congress to vote against their own constituents!

We need you to counteract Pharmas deep pockets! Contact Congress today and tell them to support a key policy provision that is in jeopardy. Ask your Reps to support allowing Medicare to negotiate Rx drug prices in the budget reconciliation package. We cant afford not to include this critical provision in the package. We need affordable Rx drugs prices for everyone. This is an efficient and effective policy that would save taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars, and ensure Americans are no longer paying more for our Rx drugs than any other nation in the world. 

In NJ, 90% of residents support allowing Medicare drug price negotiations. NJ Congressional Representatives and Senators must vote with the will of the people!

We applaud and stand with New Jersey’s own Congressman Frank Pallone and Bill Pascrell who have been stalwarts in the fight for this policy and the health of millions of New Jerseyans. With their support, the prescription drug provisions passed the House Ways and Means Committee despite these lifesaving provisions being voted down in the House Energy and Commerce Committee yesterday due to the votes by three Democrats who are well funded by pharmaceutical interests. Fortunately, the prescription drug provisions did pass in the Ways and Means Committee and ensures it will be incorporated into the reconciliation package that moves to the floor!

Now we must ensure our entire NJ delegation supports this critical policy provision to #LowerDrugPricesNow!

Contact your Congressional Rep and Senators TODAY to let them know we need them to advocate for NJ patients, not Big Pharma.

Tell Congress: Lower Drug Prices Now: https://p2a.co/lh5fGUa

Maura Collinsgru, Health Care Program Director
New Jersey Citizen Action

3 weeks ago

STAND CNJ

STAND followers: Would you be willing to write Postcards for Bucks County Dems in early October? Minimal writing.

Pre-printed postcards reminding Bucks county voters to return their mail-in ballots.
The timing, as always, is a bit dependent on when the board of elections mails the ballots, but it will probably be sometime around 10/1 to 10/15.
Some of the postcards will be pre-addressed and will only need stamps; a smaller number will need to be addressed and stamped. On those postcards, we may also ask the volunteers to write the name of the closest drop box location (which we will provide)

If you are interested in participating in this postcard effort please fill out this form and someone will contact you to arrange your set of postcards.
forms.gle/5oDcrP75JMhw3Bxt8
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STAND followers: Would you be willing to write Postcards for Bucks County Dems in early October? Minimal writing. 

Pre-printed postcards reminding Bucks county voters to return their mail-in ballots.
The timing, as always, is a bit dependent on when the board of elections mails the ballots, but it will probably be sometime around 10/1 to 10/15.
Some of the postcards will be pre-addressed and will only need stamps; a smaller number will need to be addressed and stamped. On those postcards, we may also ask the volunteers to write the name of the closest drop box location (which we will provide)

If you are interested in participating in this postcard effort please fill out this form and someone will contact you to arrange your set of postcards.
https://forms.gle/5oDcrP75JMhw3Bxt8
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Take Action! Science Keeps Getting Better, Climate Keeps Getting Worse: What will Gov. Murphy do?

This from: nj-campaign-against-fossil-fuel-expansion

Take Action: the BPU is taking public comments until 5pm on November 15th. Sample email to copy, paste and send is below!

As if the science wasn’t already damning enough (2018 IPCC call for 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030), over 11,000 scientists on Nov. 5th declared a “climate emergency” and called for “massive energy efficiency and conservation practices,” “quickly cutting emissions of short-lived climate pollutants, such as soot and methane” to “slow short-term warming,” and “a carbon free economy” (https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biz088).

Yet last week, the NJ Board of Public Utilities (BPU) released a slide show analysis painting an unrealistic rosy picture of New Jersey meeting its “clean energy goals,” while the grim reality is that this critical piece of NJ’s energy road map is fatally flawed. Simply put, the Murphy Administration is not only not on track to meet its 100% clean energy by 2050 goal or its legal mandate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) 80% by 2050,  it’s not even on track to meet the easier, more urgent and more important 45% cut in GHGs by 2030 the overwhelming scientific consensus is calling for.

As part of  NJ’s draft 2019 Energy Master Plan (EMP) process, BPU conducted an analysis and cost modeling exercise entitled the Integrated Energy Plan (IEP). The IEP identifies the blend of energy sources to meet NJ’s demands and fulfill NJ’s clean energy goals. However, it doesn’t consider public health and climate costs.

What the IEP includes

  • a holistic view of NJ’s economy wide emissions including transportation, electricity generation, buildings and other uses
  • nine different scenarios, each with one key change to test for emissions reductions and costs
  • a “lowest cost” plan / energy mix to reduce NJ’s emissions by 2050

What the IEP is severely lacking

  • any modeling scenarios that cut NJ’s emissions 45% before 2030 as recommended by IPCC 2018 report
  • modeling for a goal of carbon-free energy for New Jersey
  • modeling for immediate moratorium on any new fossil fuel infrastructure
  • front loading emission reductions to have the most significant impact on our climate emergency
  • accurately estimating the global warming potential of short-lived climate pollutants like methane and black carbon
  • counting social costs of continued reliance and use of fossil fuels
  • flexibility to use the best of some plans now and others later
  • valuing meaningful public input
  • consideration of potential impact of future regulatory and technological changes
  • any mechanisms or recommendations of how to decrease fossil fuel use

Please send an email to the BPU before 5pm on Friday November 15th. Feel free to copy, paste, and amend the sample message below. After you’ve submitted your comment to the BPU, share with friends and family asking them to do the same.

**** Sample Email ****

To: emp.comments@bpu.gov

Subject: IEP Feedback

New Jersey can and should be a global leader in addressing our climate emergency. Instead, I am alarmed by the findings presented in the Integrated Energy Plan. I demand you take all steps to address these critical structural deficiencies before finalizing the IEP and EMP.

  • any modeling scenarios that cut NJ’s emissions 45% before 2030 as recommended by IPCC 2018 report
  • modeling for a goal of carbon-free energy for New Jersey
  • modeling for immediate moratorium on any new fossil fuel infrastructure
  • front loading emission reductions to have the most significant impact on our climate emergency
  • accurately estimating the global warming potential of short-lived climate pollutants like methane and black carbon
  • counting social costs of continued reliance and use of fossil fuels
  • flexibility to use the best of some plans now and others later
  • valuing meaningful public input
  • consideration of potential impact of future regulatory and technological changes
  • any mechanisms or recommendations of how to decrease fossil fuel use