- This event has passed.
Who Are Trenton’s Progressive Leaders?
January 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Who are Trenton’s Progressives Leaders?
An Exploratory Event to Find Out.
Our Revolution New Jersey Volunteers (ORNJ V), a group that came out of the 2016 Bernie Sanders campaign (Trenton4Bernie) are back to kick off their exploratory “Jersey State-Wide Strong” campaign in downtown Trenton. For too long, Trenton, and other New Jersey cities, has been under-served by its prominent, career-bound politicians. This event intends to highlight our state’s capitol by reminding folks that it has all the elements of becoming New Jersey’s greatest city while listening and learning about the issues that concerns its progressive leaders. If you are involved or interested in getting involved in Trenton politics, an activist, a resistance fighter, or simply want to learn more about the progressive movement please attend this event. Stay informed: #GETWOKE #MAKEITPLAIN #METOO#JERSEYSTATEWIDESTRONG
#1 – Support like-minded progressives by bringing its leaders and its citizens together to incubate ideas, answer questions on running for office, or engaging locals who want to defeat the New Jersey status quo politics in 2018.
#2 – Give Trenton’s progressive citizens resources to engage at whatever level best suits their interests, within the local Democratic Party or simply using ORNJ V as a springboard to move the progressive movement forward in Trenton and surrounding areas.
Peter Jacob, Union, NJ – Peter Jacob is a Licensed Social Worker in New Jersey. Peter served as a community organizer at the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless addressing homelessness in Union County and as a Program Manager at SERV Behavioral Health. Peter also serves as VP of Sales at his family’s small business. Most recently, Peter is notable for having been the Democratic Party nominee for U.S. Congress CD-7 receiving 43% of the vote in the 2016 General Election. Peter was endorsed by Our Revolution in 2016, and in 2017 is endorsed by the progressive organizations Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress. He is once again leading the charge for Sander’s Our Revolution New Jersey, while campaigning in 2018. His People’s Platform, listed onhttp://www.jacob2018.com/
Darren “Freedom” Green, Trenton, NJ – Trenton community activist who uses his Facebook and Twitter feeds to call people’s attention to civic issues and to take steps that they can take to get involved in civic actions. 7 m
Barry Brendal, South Brunswick, NJ – Barry Brendel is a political consultant who has been involved in over 200 campaigns in twenty states and six presidential campaigns. Prior to starting his own company, Barry was vice-president of a national political consulting firm and served as a consultant to the Democratic National Committee. 5 m
Rich McFarlane, Haskell, NJ – Business owner and former Bernie Sanders delegate, McFarlane ran for congress in 2016. He will discuss the economic and social reasons that Trentonians should get involved in lower-level positions. 5 m
Barbara Horne, International. A native of Trenton, Horne serves as a CTO and United Nations representative for “Athletes United for Peace.” Is a Board Chair for “Community Education for Sustainability Institute, a NPO focused on helping people out of poverty through the use of IT. She is an advocate for sustainable solutions, health and wellness, human rights, sports political culture, LGBTQIA+ communities, stop-the-violence campaigns and alleviating the wealth gap. Her current political action is called “Hoops for Peace” out of Chicago. Barbara will talk about “Staying in the Struggle,” as we stay focused and engaged on the politics and the issues together. 5 m
Last half of this event is for mingling, networking, or simply enjoying the conversations. Appetizers served. You and your friends are welcome to come early or stay late to order a drink or a bite to eat from this most charitable venue.