Only 23 congressional districts in America the local GOP congressman won, but voters chose Hillary over Trump in the presidential. That’s a big deal. It’s one of the reasons (just one) DCCC has Lance targeted, and one of the reasons (just one) the race against him has already started (June 28 – NJ-7 challengers forum in Flemington). Lance has to look like he’s listening. But that’s not enough. We don’t only need to hear from him, he needs to hear from us. Today, we’ll remind him of his compliance with President Trump, and the direction Trump is taking the country. And we’ll ask: Country or party, Which side are you on?
TODAY – Rally at Rep. Leonard Lance Town Hall
When: Town Hall hours (5:30-6:30pm, doors open 4:30pm). Our Rally starts 5pm (note corrected time)
Where: Union County College (Roy Smith Theater, Cranford campus), 1033 Springfield Avenue, Cranford
Truth: We want the Truth about the Trump/Russia connection – and Trump’s taxes.
Justice: We demand Economic Justice and reject Trump’s budget cuts, and more tax breaks for the rich.
American Way: We demand Republicans in Congress put Country First ahead of their Party – that’s the American Way
Enter the Union County College campus at the Springfield Avenue entrance, and park in Lot 5A.
We will gather in Parking Lot 2, near the Roy Smith Theater where the Town Hall is taking place.
Only constituents of Lance can get into his town hall – info here
Here’s the info Lance’s office makes available to ticket holders – read it
Who you’ll find there: All kinds of NJ-7 constituents and people from Progressive Hunterdon Democrats, Working Families, NJ Citizen Action, NJ7 Forward, Indivisible Garden State Values, Indivisible Lambertville-New Hope, Westfield 2020, We the People NJ7.
And TOMORROW (Wednesday) Join us tomorrow and every Wednesday this summer for a Moral Resistance to an Immoral Budget.
From NJ Citizen Action: Since the release of President Trump’s budget, we have been making steady noise across NJ in opposition. Tomorrow is no exception. We will be keeping the pressure up to make sure Congressmen Frelinghuysen, Lance, LoBiondo, MacArthur and Smith know that we expect them to vote against this immoral budget and protect their constituents from harm. In past budgets, our GOP Congressmen have voted to voucherize Medicare, to cut and cap Medicaid, and to cut programs for needy families, like SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). If you want to read more about some of the most egregious cuts proposed in this budget, and their effect on New Jersey, (see New Jersey Policy Perspective) It’s so important that we, as constituents, make it clear that these kind of cuts are completely unacceptable. Below are meeting time/place for Lance’s office. Below that, links for Smith, LoBiondo, MacArthur, Lance and Frelinghuysen (NJ-11 is is Fridays, not Wednesdays).
- Westfield Vigil Wednesday:
Where: 425 North Avenue East, Westfield
Time: 4:00pm – Delegation to deliver sign-on letter and speak to staff about concerns
4:30pm – 6:30pm – Vigil against an immoral budget
- Flemington Vigil Wednesday:
Where: 361 Route 31, Flemington (Meet at 334 Route 31 for Shuttle for Vigil)
Time: 3:30pm – Gather to deliver sign-on letter and speak to staff about concerns.
Those arriving to deliver letter may park at the Lance office temporarily, up to 9 cars.
4:30 – 6:30 PM – Vigil against an immoral budget. Please meet the shuttle van at the Stop & Shop, 334 Route 31 near the Flemington Diner.