Blue Jersey Badge of Honor: This badge is bestowed upon those rudely insulted by Gov. Christie. Today we bestow the badge on Sen. Bob Gordon (D-38). A few days ago, Gov. Christie petulantly said,”I am so tired of Bob Gordon, I can’t stand him.” Many have served our state, but some, too many to list, have been nastily denigrated by our state’s leader. They must be honored.
“Christie: Jersey Shore not ready for another major storm” is yesterday’s Bergen Record headline. Chris Palmer posts in Blue Jersey on Facebook: “So according to Christie we’re stronger than storms. But one more will kill the shore. Inconsistent much?”
Help Ed Zipprich, Democratic Assemblyman candidate in LD 11. He needs to raise $3,000 by 9pm Thursday night in order to rent campaign office space. You can donate here and come to the grand opening. Let’s get rid of the three Republican critters inhabiting LD 11.
Trenton voices: Today we hear from the The Citizens Campaign which yesterday brought Trenton residents together: Calvin Thomas: “Individuals that reside and live in the community need to make things happen.” Darren Green: “Instead of complaining about what’s wrong, we need to understand what’s wrong and how to collectively and legitimately resolve it.” Rachel Cogsville-Lattimer: “We have to have a collective voice.” To learn the skills you need to cause change in your community go here.
Rev. Robert Moore, Coalition for Peace Action Director, and a group of prominent Egyptian Americans: 12:00pm, news conference to discuss ideas and planned actions for “A Way Forward for Peace and Democracy in Egypt,” Statehouse, Trenton.
Buono/Silva Gubernatorial campaign: 6:00pm, Barbara Buono, Milly Silva, Assemblyman Tom Giblin (D-34), Assemblyman Ralph Caputo (D-28) and Assemblywoman Mila Jasey (D-27), Bloomfield Office Opening, Buono for Governor Bloomfield Office, 73 Orchard St., Bloomfield.
Governor & Gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie: tour focused on the effort to help businesses impacted by superstorm Sandy reopen: 11:30am, Cape May Mall; 3pm, East Ocean Avenue & East Church Street, Sea Bright; 7pm, New Jersey 101.5′s “Ask the Governor.” Was such awesome damage done to Cape May as to seriously impact businesses? I don’t think so, but that doesn’t stop Christie from visiting there on our dime to do campaigning.
U. S. Senate candidate Mayor Cory Booker: This morning, a speech detailing proposals to the criminal justice system, including changes to drug sentencing policy, Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church, Jersey City. Dr. Martin Luther King spoke there eight days before his assassination in 1968.
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and Newark Councilman Ras Baraka, a mayoral candidate: 3:00pm, address a rally marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Lincoln Park, Newark.
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