Represent NJ Chapter Meeting April 27

Saturday, April 27  11AM  Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton

50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton    RSVP  https://volunteer.represent.us/nj_mtg_042719

This will be the perfect opportunity to join the conversation in New Jersey on how take action and contribute to the anti-corruption movement!

Be sure to bring your phone or other device because we will be watching an awesome video about “Ranked Choice Voting with the group! 

In the meeting, we will also be:

– Learning about Discord, our new platform for communication and organizing

– Discussing strategies for how to make our chapter the most effective it can be

– Making new friends and working to make democracy stronger!

RSVP  https://volunteer.represent.us/nj_mtg_042719

Call for an End to Dark Money in NJ

The End Dark Money bill A1524 will be up for a vote MONDAY, MARCH 25 at 1 PM
COME to the NJ State House 125 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608 to support A1524.  Let’s show our Legislators that we want transparency in our elections.

AND Speaker Coughlin ((732) 855-7441) must hear from the grassroots declaring our support for S-1500/A-1524 and calling for a vote on Monday, 3/25, in the full Assembly. Right now, opponents of this legislation are mounting an aggressive campaign to defeat the bills. Let’s stop them at the gate. TAKE ACTION . Of course, contact your Assembly Reps.  Find them here:  https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/legsearch.asp

END DARK MONEY in NJ – CALL NOW

EXTRA! EXTRA! Hear all about it!
CALL Your NJ Assembly persons NOW
Find them here:   https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/legsearch.asp
​Today, March 18, the Assembly Appropriations Committee approved A1524, the “Dark Money” bill, 5-0, with one abstention. The amendments added 501c-6’s (trade associations) to funds for disclosure; removed the increases in political committees and wheeling among county parties; and deleted the January 1, 2018 “retroactive” provision in the Senate version.
Now, it’s on to the full Assembly next week for a final vote.
Tell your Assembly representatives that the voters of NJ need to know who is donating money to Independent groups.

Represent New Jersey Chapter Meeting Sat., March 16 11 AM

Represent New Jersey kicks off its series of monthly chapter meetings at UUCP with a brand-new video short, UNBREAKING AMERICA. Jennifer Lawrence, Hollywood film star and Represent.Us board member, takes us through a clear, down-to-earth plan to fix corruption in America. Following the video, we discuss our call to action and what you can do to participate in New Jersey’s anti-corruption campaign.

Sophie Fahs Theater

50 Cherry Hill Road

Princeton, NJ 08540

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Tell NJ Senators – Vote Yes on S1500 on Thursday 2/21 to End Dark Money in NJ

Here is your opportunity to help end dark money in NJ.  Go HERE to find your Senator’s Contact Information.
Text  (609) 462-0157 if you can join Represent NJ in the Senate Gallery onThursday afternoon February 21.
Here is a sample script for your call.

Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [CITY, ZIP].

I’m calling to urge Senator___________ to vote YES on campaign finance bill S1500. We need to bring more transparency and accountability to our election process. Improving our campaign finance laws through the passage of this bill that requires disclosure by independent expenditure committees is a first step and needs to be done now. Can you tell me what Senator ________’s position is on this bill?

It would be very helpful if you submit the results of your call HERE. This will help us track the positions of the Senators as we move toward a vote.

Please forward this message to people in your NJ action network. The more people our representatives hear from, the more likely they are to support this bill

More Information:

Identical Bill Number: A1524 
Last Session Bill Number: A3902   S2430 Singleton, Troy   as Primary Sponsor
Greenstein, Linda R.   as Primary Sponsor
Gopal, Vin   as Co-Sponsor
Weinberg, Loretta   as Co-Sponsor
Thompson, Samuel D.   as Co-Sponsor
Stack, Brian P.   as Co-Sponsor

Stop Dark Money in NJ Thursday Jan. 17

S 1500, the campaign finance reform that we have been supporting will come before the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on Thursday January 17 at 1 PM.   We thank all of you who have met with your legislators and/or have contacted them by phone or email.   We are now asking that you join us on Thursday, January 17 to let our lawmakers know that their Constituents demand that all political donors in NJ we made known to the public – Full Disclosure,

COME FILL THE ROOM WITH SUPPORT FOR NJ CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM BILL
S1500 End Dark Money in NJ
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2019
****Senate Budget and Appropriations Meeting 1:00 PM
Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex,