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Bergen County and The 78th Birthday Celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929-1968

While I would love to adopt the honorable 37th District, I am afraid I am just beginning to get a sense of New Jersey politics. What I will try to do from time to time is give a brief synopsis of events that I attend or comment on Englewood, District 37 and/or Bergen County. Through my work/job in Englewood I am slowly learning, painfully at times. But at the very least it is a worthwhile education. A life experience.

Tonight I attended the 78th Birthday Celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The program was hosted by The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday Observance Committee of Bergen County. The event was held at SMA Fathers (Society of African Missions) in Tenafly. The theme of the program was “Coming Together to Make the Dream a Reality” and the Keynote Speaker was the Reverend Lucius Walker.

THIS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17 at 4 pm: Rally for Weinberg, Johnson, Vainieri Huttle in Paramus

Join us this Wednesday, January 17 at 4 pm in Paramus at a HUGE RALLY of union leaders and progressive activists to support Senator Loretta Weinberg, Assemblyman Gordon Johnson and Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle.

Wednesday, January 17 at 4 pm
IBEW 164 Union Hall Auditorium
205 Robin Road
Paramus, NJ 07652

4 pm: Loretta, Gordon and Valerie hold a pre-rally meeting with progressive activists — they want to talk to us before the hoopla.  A photographer will be present to take photos of each of us with the legislators.

5 pm:  The rally itself.  A who’s who of labor and progressive activists across the state — it’s going to be amazing.

Here’s why the event has historic significance:  There aren’t enough times when we progressives join with our incredible friends from the labor movement in political action.  New Jersey, as you know, is per capita the most unionized state in America.  And thanks in huge part to Blue Jersey, its bloggers and their other respective organizations, New Jersey right now is the hottest place for progressive activism in America.

Imagine all we can achieve when progressives and labor unite! 

This event is also when we progressives, almost all of us staunch Democrats, stand up to a county party machine when it strays from the values of progressive, clean and open government that we cherish by not expressing sufficient support for incredible legislators like Loretta, Gordon and Valerie – reformers and champions of justice everyday in every way.

What an incredible signal we’re sending with this event, one that will reverberate politically statewide. 

So join us
Wednesday, January 17 at 4 pm
IBEW 164 Union Hall Auditorium
205 Robin Road
Paramus, NJ 07652

Please don’t hesitate to be in touch if you have any questions.  Best, Steven, cell (917) 449-8918, Goldstein@GardenStateEquality.org.

Love you, Blue Jersey!

Day change: Wed Jan 17 is now statewide progressives’ event for Weinberg, Vainieri Huttle, Johnson

Friends, as you know, many progressive organizations, both advocacy organizations and labor unions, are coming together in a very exciting event to announce their support for the reelection of Senator Loretta Weinberg, Assemblywoman Valerie Vanieri Huttle and Assemblyman Gordon Johnson.  The interest is so big – we’re not spinning ya – we organizers are moving the event to a bigger venue and will hold it on Wednesday January 17th, time and location TBA.  The venue will likely be in Bergen County.

We’ve hit a nerve here in the best sense of the word – people are fed up with backroom politics and want to come forth in droves to support legislators Loretta, Valerie and Gordon, champions of progressive, clean and open government.  It’s going to be an AMAZING event.

We would love each of you to join us, representing whatever organization(s) you represent.

Please RSVP “yes” directly to me, Steven Goldstein, at Goldstein@GardenStateEquality.org or cell (917) 449-8918.  Thanks so much.

Day change: Progressives for Weinberg, Huttle, Johnson – Wed Jan 17

Friends, as you know, it looks like three of the most progressive and clean-government Democrats in the legislature, Senator Loretta Weinberg, Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Assemblyman Gordon Johnson, all representing the 37th district in Bergen County, will face a challenge from the Bergen County party machine, which isn’t anywhere near as progressive — and is the essence of machine politics at, well, its most machine.

Wednesday, January 17th in Bergen County, time and location TBA, a who’s who of labor union activists and progressive activists are holding a news conference to announce their support for the Weinberg/Huttle/Johnson team. 

Please join us – we’d be thrilled if you could be there.

This is an RSVP event.  Please RSVP directly to me, Steven Goldstein, at Goldstein@GardenStateEquality.org.

We’d certainly like someone, or however many, from your organization to join us. That would be wonderful.

Thank you so much, Blue Jersey!