Dancing for Democracy

Who said activists can’t have fun? The first annual STAND fundraiser was a blast! Attendees at the sold-out event had a great time dancing and rocking out to the music of our friends Nixon’s Head. Between the band’s… Read More

Taking Back Our Power

“No one can wield power except as others yield power. The power that anyone holds over us originates with us – and can ultimately be reclaimed or redirected by us.”      – Eric Liu, You’re More Powerful Than… Read More

The Morning After AHCA: Next Steps for New Jersey

So, what do we do now that the AHCA has passed in the House and is heading to the Senate? Let’s turn our anger and disgust into action. Here’s what we can do here in New Jersey. Call or… Read More

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… Read More

Stand Up for Immigrants on May Day

A busy long weekend of activism is almost here! Hot on the heels of Saturday’s People’s Climate March comes the May Day Action for Immigrants and Workers, on Monday, May 1st. Rallies, marches and strikes are planned in more… Read More

The Ocean is Rising…and So Are We! People’s Climate March on 4/29

UPDATE, 4/27/17: Please note there is also a Climate March event happening in Maplewood, NJ! Details in list below. For the third weekend in a row, thousands of people will gather at marches and rallies around the country,… Read More

Take to the Streets for Science!

Do you like antibiotics, GPS navigation, images from the Hubble telescope, hurricane watches and winter storm warnings, air travel, earthquake-proof building techniques, and the ebola vaccine? If so, then you like SCIENCE!  Join STAND Central New Jersey, hundreds… Read More

Here Comes the Tax March!

A season of major marches begins this weekend! First in the line-up is the Tax March, happening this Saturday, April 15th, in 41 states, 5 countries, and of course, the District of Columbia! According to Delvone Michael, senior… Read More

NJ State Education: Lessons from a Legislator Visit

by Education blogger Olga Starr Let me first get my confession of extreme naivete out of the way: I had no idea how much the state legislature did with education issues in NJ! WOW. Now, let me backtrack:… Read More

March 4th Teach-In: NJ Politics

Since our election last November, millions of Americans (including STAND CNJ’s leaders and members!) have dipped their toes into the unfamiliar waters of activism and civic engagement. Some of us have even jumped completely in! As a result,… Read More