In case you hadn't heard, the Hudson County Progressive Alliance had a very successful night last Tuesday. Despite bussed-in municipal workers, last-minute campaign calls from the HCDO, late-opening polling places, and misinformation from poll workers, the HCPA won all but two of the races for which they fielded candidates.
On behalf of all of those who ran, NJ-08 for Progress offers a huge thank you for your time and support.
With the 2019 primary elections in the books, it is already time to start thinking about the slightly higher profile primaries that will occur in 2020. In order to make sure we continue to build on the amazing gains we made in 2018, we need to start organizing now.
On Tuesday, Moriah Kinberg is hosting a community screening of the film Knock Down the House at the Fox and Crow bar in Jersey City. NJ-08 for Progress will be organizing attendees to use Swing Left's tools to write voter registration letters to unregistered people in swing states.
Then, we are following Swing Left's lead again in hosting Democratic Primary Debate watch parties on Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27. One night we will gather in Downtown Jersey City, and the other in Jersey City Heights--we hope to see you there, for lively conversation and solidarity as we build to 2020.
Who to Call
Last Thursday, activists and former inmates from the New Jersey Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (NJCAIC) testified in front of the State Senate, asking for an end to Solitary Confinement in New Jersey. A 2016 bill to do so was vetoed by then-Governor Chris Christie, so advocates believe that a renewed effort under Governor Murphy has a greater chance of success.
Find your State Senators and Representatives here, and urge them to support an end to solitary in New Jersey.