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Red states across the country — no, it's not just Texas — are pressing their anti-choice agendas. SCOTUS is just looking for an excuse to scuttle Roe v. Wade. Even here in NJ, lawmakers are stalling the passage of Governor Murphy's landmark Reproductive Freedom Act.
We must speak up!
Where? When? How?
This Saturday, October 2, a network of Women's Marches in support of reproductive rights are scheduled across the United States. In North Jersey, the official march site is in Montclair, at the municipal building (corner of Forest Street and Claremont Avenue). NJ 11th for Change is one of the sponsors of the march, and we'd love to see you there!
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS: Gov. Phil Murphy,
Tammy Murphy, Rep. Mikie Sherrill, and more.
NJ 11th for Change will be marching as a group, as invited guests of Mikie Sherrill. We will gather with Mikie prior to meeting up with the rest of the crowd at the Montclair Women's March. The more people we have, the stronger our impact! Please bring friends and family, and any allies you can find. Kids and teens welcome: the damage that state legislatures and the Supreme Court do to reproductive rights NOW is going to affect them, their friends, and their futures! Their voices matter. They deserve the chance to be heard.
We'll be sharing a specific meet-up location soon ... sign up here so we can email it to you, along with parking suggestions and any other crucial last-minute announcements. Otherwise, you can just look for the NJ 11th for Change signs and the Mikie banner when you get there!
Make a creative sign, or carry one of ours (limited supplies); wear comfy shoes, and be ready to use your OUTSIDE voice! Bring a tambourine, you ask? Sure, why not! This is sure to be a motivating, empowering morning for all of us. TOGETHER, WE RISE!
Speaking of motivating, empowering mornings ...
THANKS FOR CANVASSING AT THE 9/25 DAY OF ACTION!
Last Saturday, September 25, was a Phil Murphy DAY OF ACTION. All over the state, volunteers canvassed for both the governor and for local Dem candidates. NJ 11th for Change co-hosted a canvassing launch in West Orange, and our members showed up in force! Lots of elected leaders, as well: Mikie Sherrill, NJDCC Chairman LeRoy Jones, State Senator Richard Codey, Assemblywoman Mila Jasey and Assemblyman John McKeon ... there was some serious activist energy going on in the Redwine family's backyard — positively inspiring!
Don't we all look so much better in real life than on Zoom?!
We expect the same fabulous mojo at the Women's March Saturday, so come on out and get your feel-good fix! And don't forget to check out the Events & Volunteer Opportunities section at the end of this newsletter to find more chances to canvass and talk to voters out in the fresh, crisp autumn air. Nothing makes a bigger difference in getting our voters to the polls.
URGENT CALL FOR POSTCARDERS!
Feeling like more of an indoor cat, now that the temperatures are dropping? Prefer something you can do from home? We’ve got postcard lists ready to go this month, targeted with surgical precision to reach exactly the voters we need to motivate! Will you help? We’ve also got a trio of super-cute postcards you can use; all you need to do is write them, stamp them, and pop ‘em in the mail! If you’re ready to take a batch of addresses and a nice short script to write, please email [email protected] ASAP!
TEXT BANKING INITIATIVE
with NJ 11th for Change
TEXT BANKING CD11 VOTERS — On your own schedule, with group Zoom hangouts (dates to be announced).
We have to make sure that our target voters are ready to vote in NJ’s crucial off-year election: that they're registered, that they know how to use vote-by-mail ballots, that they understand the early voting period, and more! Turnout is the key to victory! To join the texting team, email [email protected].
with NJ 11th for Change
- We've got addresses and a nice short script to write, and really sharp-looking postcards for you to use! Please email [email protected] ASAP!
“WE RISE” NJ WOMEN’S MARCH
THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 10:00 AM — 205 Claremont Avenue at Forest Street, Montclair
Part of a national day of marches supporting women's reproductive rights. NJ 11th for Change is an official co-host of the North Jersey march. Speakers will include Governor Murphy, First Lady Tammy Murphy, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, and other leaders. NJ 11th for Change has been invited to march with the Mikie Sherrill contingent. Sign up here!
Phil Murphy (Governor)
plus Dems up and down the ballot
LIVINGSTON OFFICE OPENING—Friday, October 1, 6:30 PM.
Join Forward2021 for our official Livingston office opening in Essex County! This will be a fun event where you can meet our Essex staff and other Democratic supporters from across the region. Everyone is welcome! Please contact Emily if you have any questions! Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/njdsc/event/416839/
- VBM PHONEBANK CHASE FOR GOVERNOR MURPHY Join the campaign in phone banking on Thrutalk, which requires a computer and phone. We will be talking to voters across the state about returning their vote by mail ballots, a critical part of turnout! A training takes place at the beginning of each event! Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/njdsc/event/397297/
WEEKLY CANVASSING FOR GOVERNOR MURPHY & DEMS UP AND DOWN THE BALLOT with NJ Forward 2021 Coordinated Campaign.
Talk with your neighbors about the stronger and fairer New Jersey that Democrats up and down the ballot are fighting for.
East Morris County — multiple times available. Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/njdsc/event/416803/ ; meeting places vary. Please contact Max at [email protected] or 908-419-5675 with any questions!
Upper Passaic County — Tuesdays and Sundays at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Canvassing covers Wanaque, Pompton Lakes, Bloomingdale. We will be meeting at the Pompton Lakes Office for training before heading out to the respective towns. Please contact Katey at [email protected] or 973-818-6713 with any questions! Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/njdsc/event/416943/
Lower Passaic County—Wednesdays at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 4:00 PM. Canvassing covers Woodland Park, Wayne, Little Falls, Totowa. We will be meeting at the Passaic County Democrats Office for training before heading out to the respective towns. Please contact Katey at [email protected] or 973-818-6713 with any questions! Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/njdsc/event/404868/
Glen Ridge—Various days and times. We will check in with more information after you sign up as the meeting place varies. Please contact Deb at [email protected] with any questions! Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/njdsc/event/416805/
- Livingston—Various days and times. We will be meeting at the Livingston Office for training before heading out to the respective towns. Please contact Sam at [email protected] or 646-842-1822 with any questions! Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/njdsc/event/416998/
- East Morris County — multiple times available. Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/njdsc/event/416803/ ; meeting places vary. Please contact Max at [email protected] or 908-419-5675 with any questions!
Joe Signorello (State Senate)
Virtual Phone Bank Hosted by New Jersey Young Democrats and Young Dems of America Mid-Atlantic Region!—Tuesday, September 28, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Please join the LD21 Team, New Jersey Young Democrats, and YDA Mid-Atlantic Region for a virtual day of action in support of the LD-21 race! We’ll be phone banking and text banking for the Senate Candidate Joe Signorello, a young dem who flipped Roselle Park to Blue in 2018 as their new Mayor! Now, he is running for State Senator against the Assemblyman Republican Minority Leader who has been in the Assembly since 2003. Let's take action! Register here for this virtual event.
Jeff Grayzel (State Senate)
Lauren Barnett and Patricia Veres (Assembly)
- CANVASS LAUNCH IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE Festival on the Green—Sunday, October 3, 10:00 AM. Meet at MCDC HQ, 11 Washington Street, Morristown. It's a great opportunity to walk in support of these three great candidates, who have proven track records of working for the people. Please contact Margaret at [email protected] with your availability if you can join us for a couple of hours on Sunday morning before the festival begins.
Christine Clarke (State Senate)
Melissa Brown Blaeuer and Pamela Fadden (Assembly)
CANVASS FOR THE WIN!
Join us to knock doors, share stories, collect helpful information and talk to voters about November 2! Click here to join/get more information.
West Caldwell—Saturday, October 2, 2:30 PM at West Caldwell Memorial Park, 10 Fairmount Road, West Caldwell, NJ 07006.
North Caldwell—Sunday, October 3, 10:30 AM at 4 Kenwood Court, North Caldwell, NJ 07006
PACKET PICKUP & PINTS!
- TapHouse 15—Sunday, October 3, 7:30 PM. 75 Route 15, Wharton (Jefferson Twp.), NJ 07885 Click here to join/get more information.
Richard J. Codey (State Senate)
Mila M. Jasey and John McKeon (Assembly)
GET LAWN SIGNS NOW!
The 27th District Democrats are looking for friends who will share their support with a Lawn Sign! Signs will be arriving soon and can be delivered right to your lawn. To get a sign or volunteer to help with deliveries email Erin Rice at [email protected] or call (973) 936-9145.
T.C. McCourt, Dina Mikulka, Aaron Oliver
(Morris County Commissioners)
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES CHAT—Wednesday, September 29, 7:30 PM over ZOOM.
We're excited to announce our lineup for next week's chat on environmental issues. Joining us will be Parsippany Green Team and Environmental Advisory Committee Member Judy Hernandez, as well as Henry Gajda, who serves as the Public Policy Director at the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters. Register at this link.
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NJ 11th for Change is a 501(c)(4) unaffiliated organization dedicated to advocating for all people of New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District. We foster an engaged and informed community with the power to shape our political representation so that it is transparent, responsive and accountable—and so that it reflects the values of fairness, compassion, inclusivity and a decent quality of life.