#End287g Talking Points, from AFSC

*These talking points come to us from the American Friends Service Committee, now celebrating their 100th year of advocacy. Hudson County ranks highest in lodging detainer requests for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in New Jersey in FY 2015 (Hudson had 321 versus 50-80 in other county jails) 287(g) allows the designated jail official to Read More …

MONDAY: Demand Justice for Rolando Meza Espinosa

Join us Monday night at 6 PM to bear witness for the needless death of Rolando Meza Espinosa, who received inadequate medical care while detained at the Hudson County Correctional Facility and died in ICE custody. Address: 30-35 Hackensack Avenue, Kearny, NJ 07032 Facebook Event Mistaken for another undocumented immigrant, Mr. Meza Espinosa was taken Read More …

NJ Senate Bill S3007 needs your help!

I took a democracy field trip yesterday, traveling to Trenton to observe the NJ Senate Judiciary committee hearing on Marijuana legalisation via S3195, sponsored by Senator Nicholas Scutari, as well as to witness the passage (hopefully) of S3007, sponsored by Senator Brian Stack, which “Establishes program to reimburse local governments for federal grant funds lost Read More …

CONTACT INFO: NJ District 33 elected officials

Put these numbers in your phone! US Senate Senator Robert Menendez (D) http://www.menendez.senate.gov/ One Gateway Center, Suite 1100 Newark, New Jersey 07102 973.645.3030 973.645.0502 (fax) Twitter: @SenatorMenendez 528 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: (202) 224-4744 Fax: (202) 228-2197 Cory Booker (D) http://www.booker.senate.gov/ Phone: (973) 639-8700 Fax: (973) 639-8723 Twitter: @CoryBooker One Gateway Read More …

SUNDAY FEB 5: Paterson Interfaith March for Peace & Unity

This March for Peace and Unity will begin Sunday at noon at the Federal Building, 200 Federal Plaza, Paterson, NJ 07505, and process to the Great Falls National Park in Paterson. Faith leaders will be offering prayers and prayerful messages about peace and dignity, values that unite all faith traditions. These leaders will include Rev. Joseph Kwiatkowski Read More …

Post this sign: Stand against Trump’s attacks on Muslims, immigrants, and refugees

These posters come to us via MoveOn.org –  share, print, and post! Simply click on the image below, and the poster will open in a new window where you can print or save the file.

[ACTION] Jan. 15 – Healthcare Rally in Newark

As part of the National Healthcare Day of Action,  this Sunday Jan 15, there will be a rally in Newark, a “First Stand” on healthcare. Our First Stand Rally With Sen. Booker, Sen. Menendez, Rep. Payne, Rep. Sires & Rep. Wats Sunday, January 15ᵗʰ at 11:30 am EST 50 Park Place Newark, NJ 07102 Register Read More …

ACTION ALERT: Antidemocracy Bill in N.J. Legislature!

This article on NJ.com details a bill (A4429 / S2855) in the N.J. legislature, just introduced by both the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Assembly, to stop requiring local governments to publish their public notices in the newspaper—online or not at all would be perfectly acceptable.  This is the antithesis of transparent, inclusive, democratic Read More …

Resources for hope, humor, and resistance

Since November 8, members of Hudson Civic Action have had countless  conversations with friends, family, and members of the Hudson County community who are afraid of what the election results mean for the future of our country, and our local neighborhoods. One thing we can say for certain is that fear, anger, and apathy are Read More …