Power to the People! The Star-Ledger reports, “As the Republican governor campaigned on Main Street in Orange, a crowd of protesters trailed him, bearing signs that read “Christie Stay Out of Orange!” and jeering loudly when his supporters chanted “Four more years!” Thank you folks from Working Families Alliance for standing up to our governor. May there be many more such efforts!
Positions on fighting Obamacare to the point of shutting down the government: Christie: silence. As a recent AP story says, “Christie has accepted for his state key provisions of the law, yet campaigned on behalf of candidates who support dismantling it. He has taken no public position on whether to fight the law to the point of government shutdown.” All our Republican congressmen voted to include defunding Obamacare in their continuing resolution to fund the government now before the the Senate. We will soon find out how Sen. Jeff Chiesa (R) votes on the matter and then how our Republican congresmen respond to the Senate. Encourage your Republican congressmen not to vote (probably over the weekend or Monday) to close down the government over Obamacare.
Are you Still Stuck with the Storm? Many are. Fair Share Housing says: “Tell us your story, so we can advocate for changes to funding programs that are not working well. We are getting lots of calls and emails from people who need help rebuilding and finding housing who are dissatisfied with the state’s programs.” You can send an e-mail to Fair Share at email@example.com or use this form if you applied for grants or loans and were denied or use this form for general comments or to share information anonymously.
Message from a Senate “Democrat”: Union City Mayor Brian Stack in a hand-out to his residents: “While Governor Christie is a Republican, it is important that we look past party affiliation and look at what he has done for our residents and community.” He continues praising Christie while stopping just short of urging people to vote for him. Why is Sen. Stack (D-33) still on three Senate committees and Vice Chair of one of them? Boot him from the committees!
Public Schedules: (Your opportunity to cheer or jeer)
Gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono: 11:00am, Tour of Karnak Corporation, 330 Central Ave., Clark; 3:35pm, Radio Interview, The Michelangelo Signorile Program, SiriusXM Progress 127; 4:30pm, Paterson Education Association Delegate Assembly Meeting, The Brownstone, 351 W. Broadway, Paterson; 5:15pm, NJEA Bergen Fall Focus Program, The Venetian, 546 River Dr., Garfield; 8:00pm, Unity Party, 527 William St., East Orange.
Christie/Guadagno gubernatorial campaign: Chris Christie: 10:30am, Teachers Village ribbon-cutting ceremony, 230 Halsey St., Newark; 4:45pm, Cabinet meeting, Statehouse, Trenton; 7:00pm, takes calls on New Jersey 101.5 FM’s “Ask the Governor.” (Always an opportunity to ask a good question.)
U. S. Senate candidate Cory Booker: 10:30am, Teachers Village ribbon-cutting ceremony, 230 Halsey St., Newark; 7:00pm, Reception at the home of Mayor Chuck and Stephanie Cahn, Cherry Hill, for more info go here; 8:15pm – 10:00pm, with Mayor Cahn “Run with Cory”, start: Cherry Hill High School West, 2101 Chapel Ave W, End: Cherry’s Water Ice, 632 Haddonfield Rd. Cherry Hill.