Jersey City/Hudson County, NJ Focus
Seems Teabagger Republicans are attacking cops and firefighters all over the country, not just in Wisconsin. From NJ.com:
Hundreds of Jersey City cops and firefighters join rally against bills in Trenton
Over 200 Jersey City cops and firefighters joined more than 6,500 public-safety workers in Trenton yesterday to protest proposed bills in the state Legislature that they consider anti-union, The Jersey Journal reports.
Union members wanted to make a show of force to keep state legislators from making changes to the healthcare benefits and pensions that public safety workers receive, said Jersey City Police Officers Benevolent Association President Jerry DeCicco, who spoke at the rally.
"Some politicians, especially the Republicans, are blaming police and fire for the financial crises that exist in this state," DeCicco said. "It's ludicrous, and it's actually pretty disgusting."
Full story from The Jersey Journal:
Jersey City cops and firefighters join protest in Trenton of plans to reduce health and pension benefits
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New Jersey for Democracy:
Howard Dean started the strategy that won big in 2006 and 2008. Let's continue to the tradition. Here is a local Democracy for America groups in Jersey City:
Hudson County for Democracy
The Hard Grove Cafe
319 Grove St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302
RSVP at www.dfalink.com/hudson
(First Wednesday of the Month, 7:30pm)
JERSEY CITY NAACP: Here is a the local NAACP branch:
Jersey City NAACP
153 Martin Luther King Drive
Jersey City 07305
The Jersey City Branch of the NAACP was formed in 1918 ninety years ago. The first Life Membership was given to Mr. Curry. The NAACP Cotillion was organized under the leadership of Mrs. Cordelia G. Johnson. Ms. Elizabeth A. Crook is the third woman President in the long list of male dominated Presidents.
Some of the accomplishments of the Jersey City Branch of the NAACP were getting assurances that the Salem-Lafayette Housing Corporation hired local minority contractors or workers for its construction project, applying pressure to the governmental agencies and appointed and elected officials for help with jobs and housing in the minority communities.
Click here to see their calendar of events.
NATIONAL JEWISH DEMOCRATIC COUNCIL: The National Jewish Democratic Council is the trusted voice and resource for Democratic office holders, candidates and party organizations to better understand and engage with the Jewish community. NJDC mobilizes the Jewish community and convenes opinion leadership to support the Democratic promise for all Americans. We look to our Jewish tradition to guide us on the issues of social and economic justice, religious pluralism and the peace and security of the State of Israel that will be the hallmark of our work.
NJDC believes that through our work in Democratic Party politics, we can ensure a better world for our children and grandchildren.
NJDC Chapter: New Jersey
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Hudson County Young Democrats
The Hudson County Young Democrats (HCYD) is a chapter of Young Democrats of America (YDA) which has been the official youth arm of the Democratic Party since 1932. In line with the vision of YDA, HCYD is open to anyone under the age of 36 who affiliates with the Democratic Party. HCYD is a countywide grassroots organization. HCYD would like to unite high school students, college students, young workers, young professionals and young families. All of the Hudson County members who have the interest of their community at heart and work hard to affect the democratic process. HCYD wish to work towards YDA goals in working hard to:
Elect Democratic Candidates
Encourage youth involvement in the Democratic Party
Support the ideals of the Democratic Party at all levels of government
Instill young people with the values for which the Democratic Party stands
Provide young people with the skills and experiences they will need to lead our nation
Click here to join online.
Visit the Hudson County Young Democrats Facebook Site.
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