Below, a snapshot from my friend Kevin Riordan, taken in Collingswood. He says: The America I love.
Yeah. Me too. Kevin wrote last year about this faith-based, volunteer program meant to help refugees and immigrants assimilate in South Jersey.
Hey – What is my Democratic Party’s position on immigrants? refugees? sanctuary?
I have no idea, because if my state and county Dem Party has a platform stating our common values, I sure haven’t heard of it. I want my party to stand for something, in this case for making New Jersey a welcoming state, where immigrants and refugees are treated respectfully, fairly and decently – documented or not. And if that is the common value of Democrats in this state, I want that put down in writing – so we let voters know who we are, and we let candidates who want to run as Democrats know what we expect of them.
More on this in the next few days, in our Blue Jersey series #DemEnter Notebook. Think about it: What do you want this party to stand for?