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Dec. 21 11 AM Represent NJ Chapter Mtg

Join us for an informal social gathering — some holiday cookies, cider and good conversation about current events, both political and personal as well as brain storming ideas for 2020. Just follow the signs at UUCP.

Looking forward to seeing you.  RSVP goodmandavid199@gmail.com

Special Edition National Call Nov. 19 8 PM

Big things ahead! Join the RepresentUs National Leaders’ Call to get the inside scoop on some exciting updates to our Volunteer Program.

We asked volunteer leaders how to improve the RepresentUs volunteer experience, and now we’re putting your ideas into practice. Over the next few weeks RepresentUs will be rolling out a revamped volunteer program. This includes re-thinking how we guide volunteers to take action and unveiling two brand new volunteer teams that folks across the U.S. can join. 

Join our call to hear from RepresentUs Organizing Manager James Jameson about where the volunteer program is headed, and ask any questions that may arise during the presentation. Not a leader? No worries, all RepresentUs volunteers and supporters are welcome to listen in. 

Here is everything you need to know:

What: SPECIAL EDITION RepresentUs Leaders’ Call

When: Tuesday, November 19th at 8pm ET

Why: Get the inside scoop on some exciting changes to the RepresentUs Volunteer Program

You can join the call by clicking through this link: https://zoom.us/j/896222638 or by calling into 669-900-6833 with the Webinar ID: 896 222 638


Sign up here to get all the info you need to join sent to your email: https://volunteer.represent.us/nlc_111919?fbclid=IwAR2viCuHzyD7B4PK_anZ6rgocaceF3ZWoUZ5_ZLzTQXfTu9ySkZY92RkrpY

Learn About Corruption in Politics and How to Fix It

Nov 09, 2019 2:00pm EST – 3:30pm EST

Washington Township Library
37 E Springtown Rd
Long Valley NJ, 07853
Contact: Steve Barrat sbarrat553@gmail.com

Join the fight to end corruption!

A joint meeting hosted by Represent New Jersey and American Promise to educate people about how dark money influences and corrupts our government. At this meeting, you will learn:

  • What Dark Money is and how it influences our elections
  • Why public support has little effect on what laws are passed
  • How we can fix it!

This event is a great chance to get familiar with how Dark Money works and begin your journey in this movement!

RSVP to get the details sent directly to your inbox. https://volunteer.represent.us/nj_meeting_1109190

Represent New Jersey Chapter Meeting Nov 16

11:00am EST – 12:30pm EST Add to calendar

Represent New Jersey Meeting – Screening of “Suppressed: The Fight to Vote

Sat, November 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton

Sophie Fahs Theater

50 Cherry Hill Road

Princeton, NJ 08540

RSVP HERE

Robert Greenwald’s new film, “Suppressed”, highlights voter suppression tactics and policies used in Georgia in 2018 that could be deployed nationally in 2020 to disenfranchise voters. Everything Americans are fighting to achieve – immigration reform, ending mass incarceration, gun control, environmental justice – will only be possible if all Americans have equal access to vote.

“Fixing our broken elections” is a top-priority of Represent.Us. We do our work in New Jersey across a broad spectrum, including secret “dark money” swamping our elections and ranked-choice voting to remove the “spoiler” effect on voter choices. In 2018, we joined 100+ organizations to fight a stealth attempt at partisan gerrymandering.

Voter suppression, like “dark money” and gerrymandering, represents a tipping point for our democracy. Join us to find out what you can do.


Represent NJ Supports NYC’s Ranked Choice Voting Campaign Here’s HOW…

Voter turnout for this campaign is the most critical factor — in a city with over 4 million voters, less than 400,000 are expected to head to the polls on November 5th. Luckily, RepresentUs members like you can support voter turnout both in person and from home, no matter where you are in the country.

So, what are your next steps?

If you live in New York City, connect with the campaign directly. There are tons of events and actions happening in all five boroughs, and you’ll be connected directly with a campaign organizer. You can sign up to volunteer with Rank The Vote here. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexY0voMUzgwrgS9BQszZDWbh-T2xalDHgu5wCVxoOgW1HSAg/viewform

If you live near New York City, host a Campaign Caravan during the final four days of the campaign (Nov. 2nd through Nov. 5th). This can either be a carpool or public transportation — there are a ton of efficient ways to get to New York City. Sign up to host a Campaign Caravan here.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScwqqFlZrG2e03uMDjVf-TgaxDwh1lvf1r_n6dic5YDIvigDQ/viewform

If you don’t live near New York City, join the Text Team. We have a goal of sending close to 1 million texts to New York City voters between now and Election Day on November 5th, driving as many voters to the polls as possible to vote Yes on 1. To join the Text Team, sign up for a shift or two here. https://www.mobilize.us/rankthevotenyc/event/140499/

Texting officially starts on Monday, October 21st. If you want to get started early, you can sign up for a shift over the weekend, and we’ll message you as soon as the lists are ready to go! Once you RSVP, look for an email that will explain the easy three-step process to get set up and ready to send texts.

Represent NJ Chapter Meeting Oct. 19

Join us for our October Chapter Meeting.
Saturday, October 19 at 11 AM
Fahs Theater at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton 
50 Cherry Hill Rd., Princeton
 
Who/what is Wolf-PAC?  Mike Monetta, national director of our coalition partner, Wolf-PAC NJ,  will lead a Q&A via live stream.
We will also have an Update on the End Dark Money Bill and a discussion of our  Ranked Choice Voting Campaign.

Rally to Protect Transparency Sept. 17

 Join us at the New Jersey Rally to Protect Transparency 

NOTE TIME CHANGE TO 9:30 AM

  • Date:    Tuesday, September 17, 2019
  • Time:    9:30 am meeting time  (proceedings begin at 10am)
  • Where: Outside of the Clarkson S. Fisher Courthouse, 402 E. State St. Trenton NJ
  • Who:  Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker will speak
  • RSVP to receive more details go to this link: https://volunteer.represent.us/nj_darkmoney_rally_091719
After years of grassroots activism and pressure, Represent New Jersey successfully got the “End Dark Money” Law (S-150) on the books. The law is set to go into effect soon, but the Koch brothers’ organization, Americans for Prosperity, is suing to stop the law with an injunction to order to keep dark money in New Jersey politics.
On September 17th, Represent New Jersey leaders will face the Koch Brothers in court for the first time. Join members and concerned New Jersey citizens outside the courthouse to let our NJ Chapter know we have their back, and that New Jersey-ans deserve to know who is trying to buy political influence.
 
This injunction has the potential to sideline the enormous progress that has been made in the fight against dark money in New Jersey for months, if not years. We need to make sure Represent New Jersey leaders know the people have their back as these special interest groups hold political transparency hostage in our elections.  Join us for this historic anti-corruption fight.

We are fighting back and we need your help.

Represent NJ Sept. 21 Meeting Featuring Andrew Zwicker & Ranked Choice Voting

We’ll take a summer break in August and will return in full force in the fall.  Our next meeting on September 21st will kickoff a new campaign.  And, to do that, we will have a special guest speaker — Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker talking about his bill to bring “Ranked Choice Voting” to New Jersey (A-5205).  We will also hear the latest updates on court challenges and remedies to the “Dark Money” Law (S-150), where we should expect insights from Assemblyman Zwicker too.
We’re aiming to have “SRO” in the Fahs theater at UUCP on 9/21 at 11 AM 
at 50 Cherry Hill Rd, Princeton.  Come early, bring friends, and claim your seat!

Represent NJ July 20 Meeting

Our thanks to everyone who braved the heat and joined our meeting yesterday.  We had a very good turnout, filled with lively interactions and challenging questions.

If you missed the interview with Josh Silver, executive director and co-founder of Represent.Us, here it is to view and share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=207&v=3A8KL9IRml8

You can also check Josh’s talk against our one-pager summarizing our plan to fix our broken political system.  We aim high but start at the grassroots — and that’s you!
No meeting in August.