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Tomorrow Starts the American Promise

nclc_page_picture_cropTomorrow , people from around the country will gather in Washington DC to discuss how to secure our democracy from the corrupting influence of money by ratifying the 28th Amendment.

The National Citizen Leadership Conference

Bill Moyers will be the keynote speaker.

Not in the DC area?  Consider a membership.

American Promise

NJOCU and other New Jersey organizations will have representatives at the conference and we’ll be sure to offer updates right here in the next few weeks.

While the state of New Jersey is on record in favor of a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and restore our democracy , we will someday sooner or later be asked to consider and ratify some specific amendment(s).  That’s why we continue to advocate on this site and why we all should remain informed and engaged.

Thanks for sticking with us!

 

Anniversary of Citizens United Decision ~ Activities in New Jersey

New Jersey for the Overturn of Citizens United is joining other groups around the country in marking the third anniversary of the misguided and unfortunate Supreme Court decision known as Citizens United v F.E.C..

When:        Thursday, 1/17/2013, 10 a.m.     (! LAUNCH EVENT !)

Where:       NJ State House, 125 W State St, Trenton, NJ, Room 109

What:        A press conference at the State House in Trenton detailing the national, state and local fight to overturn Citizens United and get money out of politics.

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When:        Thursday, 1/17/2013, 7:30 p.m.

Where:       Bergen Community College, Pitkin Building, Room A-113, Paramus, NJ

What:        A talk on Campaign Finance and Freedom of Speech (followed by Q&A)

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When:        Saturday, 1/19/2013, 12:00 noon

Where:       Essex County Court House in Newark, NJ

What:        a rally-and-march in downtown Newark with the People’s Organization for Progress

See below for details on each event.

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This anniversary is a chance for our coalition to show its strength and to highlight the great success we’ve had in the past half-year, for the whole state to see. It’s very important for as many of us to come to these events as possible, and to bring as much energy and excitement as we can.

Thursday, 1/17, at 10 a.m. – Our Launch Event.  Don’t miss this.

NJOCU Press Conference in Room 109, New Jersey Statehouse, Trenton, NJ

NJOCU is hosting this conference to remind people of the Citizens United decision from three years ago (as well as subsequent decisions and developments) and to talk about our work and our success in New Jersey in both raising public awareness and passing resolutions at the state AND local levels to counter the CU decision.  .

At time of this writing Assemblywoman Linda Stender (one of the primary sponsors of AR86) and Liz Lempert, the mayor of Princeton, have confirmed their attendance, as well as leaders and members of various NJOCU alliance groups.

State House:  http://goo.gl/maps/bs33I

We strongly encourage you to attend this event!

Come show your support for change in campaign finance.  Show your disapproval of the Citizens United decision.  Come help us GET MONEY OUT OF POLITICS!

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Thursday, 1/17/2013, 7:30 p.m.:  

A talk by Professor Roger Berkowitz of Bard College, “Why Free Speech is Corrupting Politics: Paradoxes & Problems in Campaign Finance Reform” presented by the New Jersey Public Policy Network (NJPPN) at Bergen Community College in Paramus (Pitkin Building, Room A-113).  NJOCU will make a statement about our coalition’s work during the Q&A session that will follow the presentation.

More Information:  NJPPN Events

Bergen County College:  http://goo.gl/maps/4vh1y

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Saturday, 1/19/2013, 12-noon:    (PLEASE NOTE – ADDRESS CORRECTION)

People’s Organization for Progress (POP) in honor of Martin Luther King will be rallying and then marching on the issues of peace, jobs, economic justice, and the very important bipartisan issue of getting money out of politics.  The rally meets at 12:00 noon in front of the Essex County Courthouse in Newark, at the Lincoln Monument (West Market Street & Springfield Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07102).  Then at 1:00 p.m. participants will march to City Hall and back.

Lincoln Park:  http://goo.gl/maps/0Dw7e

City Hall:  http://goo.gl/maps/XRxEp

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There are at least three planned Money Out /Voters In events in north Jersey on Saturday the 19th, each marking the anniversary of Citizens United.  Just click on the name of the city to see details and sign up.  Be a part of a nationwide effort to draw attention to this root problem.

Newark

and

Plainfield 

and

Kenilworth

Or go to a flagship event in Manhattan.

The Kimmel Center at NYU, Rosenthal Pavilion

Additionally, on Friday the 18th, (for our friends in Pennsylvania) there will be a Citizens United anniversary rally in Philadelphia.  Please follow the link for details:

Citizens United 3rd Anniversary Action in Philadelphia

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To get involved in any of the above events:

Media please contact:

Peter Skopec
Program Associate, NJPIRG
143 East State Street, Suite 6
Trenton, NJ 08608
Office: (609) 394-8155 x 313
http://www.njpirg.org/staff