Tag Archive: women

Making Real Change – Past, Present and Future

promoted by Rosi

When you’ve spent a lifetime fighting to make New Jersey a better place for all its residents, what can you do to secure that legacy and encourage others to follow in your footsteps? Well, if you’re Senate Majority Leader (and progressive godmother) Loretta Weinberg, you can raise a little awareness and a lot of money to make it possible.

And, that’s exactly what she did at an event last night in Bergen County, raising over $100k for the Loretta Weinberg Legacy Fund at the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP). CAWP is a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, whose self-described mission is “to promote greater knowledge and understanding about women’s participation in politics and government and to enhance women’s influence and leadership in public life.”

And let’s face it, few know more about women’s participation in politics and government or have had greater influence and leadership than Senator Weinberg, whose daughter Francine last night described her (as only a child can, with love) as “a modern day caped crusading change maker – part nag, part superhero.”  

“I’m not here to be bullied.” (video)

This is a homemade video posted by somebody going by the name Lady Liberty. It’s not as smooth, or as visually perfect as sone of the opposition stuff that we’ve seen on Christie from the DNC or Democratic PACs.

But it’s good, and its an effective reminder of Christie’s history of political aggression towards women, particularly those who dare to disagree with him publicly. Great use of the “town hall” exchange between 27-year HS Roselle Park English teacher Kathy Mooney, who asked him about the Exxon settlement, and replied to his attempt to verbally abuse her with a calm, “Governor, I’m not here to be bullied.”