Blog Profile / Blue Jersey

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News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, Feb. 3, 2017

Today’s Roundup is brought to you by Diplomacy. In other news, Australia, Canada & Mexico just unfriended us on Facebook. Cartoon above is Drew Sheneman, whose commentary this morning is dead-on.  We will see more of this, directed at Jared &...Read more

TONIGHT: Hunterdon Emergency Rally to Oppose Trump’s #MuslimBan

A week ago Wednesday, we launched a new group in one of the most heavily Republican parts of New Jersey – Progressive Hunterdon Democrats. We planned for about 50 people in our first meeting. Almost 200 showed up. We ran...Read more

FRIDAY: Action to Defend the Supreme Court

Tomorrow is an action at the Gateway Center complex in Newark, where both our U.S. senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez have their offices. Where: 1 Gateway Center Newark, NJ 07102 When: Friday, Feb 3rd at 12:45pm Co-sponsors: BlueWaveNJ &...Read more

SUNDAY: Interfaith March in Paterson

What: Interfaith March When: Sunday 12-3pm Where to meet: Corner of Clark and Ward streets in Paterson March together: From near the Federal Building to the National Park of the Great Falls Why:  The President of the United States has signed...Read more

Groundhog Day News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Jan. 2, 2017

Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow.  America’s favorite rodent forecasts 4 more years of Donald Trump. Also 6 more weeks of winter. Do people really have to make an appointment to leave a message with their Assemblyman?  Constituents protesting outside Sen. Mike Doherty’s...Read more

For the Resistance: Langston Hughes ‘Let America Be America Again’

Today’s Langston Hughes birthday (born 1902), my friend Katherine Joyce reminds me. So, in his honor, one of his best poems is below. I needed the inspiration in this 12th day of the Trump era, as I ponder the fresh work now facing us, but also older...Read more

It’s Time for a Moratorium on New Charter Seats

Speak Up NJ, a public education advocacy organization, is encouraging New Jersey residents to contact their state legislators to oppose an anticipated 128 percent increase in charter school seats, pending an NJ DOE approval. Our gubernatorial candidates need to address this...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Happy February, Blue Jersey fam! Have you resisted today? If not, why the hell not? Menendez Hangs in the Chao Line, but Booker Stands Firm Yesterday, Elaine Chao was confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Transportation by the Senate, but Sen....Read more

NJ’s votes on Elaine Chao’s confirmation: Booker No, but Menendez Yes

Yesterday, Elaine Chao was confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Transportation by the Senate. Today’s her first day on the job. Transportation will only oversee the huge infrastructure upgrades Trump says he intends, with the job creation he promises. So, nothing...Read more

New Jersey Resistance: What You Can Do

Today is Resist Trump Tuesday. From home or work: (1) Call your Senators and tell them NOT to support Pudzer, Sessions, DeVos, etc. – CWA has worked up a  patch thru number, which will automatically divide calls between Senators –...Read more

Senator Allen to Retire

Matt Friedman is reporting that Senator Diane Allen will be retiring due to health reasons. Allen is a rare breed – a moderate Republican who occasionally refuses to toe the Christie line. She is popular in Burlington County and has...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Fifty-nine years ago tonight, on a rocket designed by an immigrant, the United States fired its first salvo in the space race. After embarrassing failures of the Vanguard rocket, Explorer I was launched atop a Redstone rocket and made the...Read more

State-Run Kids: Families School the Education Reformers – Lettoyia’s Story

This is the first post of 2017 in a monthly storytelling series by NJ Communities United featuring parents, students and families in Newark & Camden. Look for them the last Monday of every month. The school districts in these cities...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Jan. 30, 2017

Early wins against Trump immigration order may not last: Lawmakers head back to the Capitol after a weekend of swift presidential action and swifter action against it on the ground, which included many Democrats joining protests and trying to assist detainees....Read more

Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for Jan. 28-29, 2017

Over the last 18 hours, we made clear – just like the massive marches 24 hours after inauguration – that we will show up not only to protect our own rights against a determined but reckless president, but that we...Read more


The federal court for the Eastern District of New York issued an emergency stay halting President Donald Trump’s executive order banning entry to the US from seven majority-Muslim countries tonight, following widespread protests at airports around the country. MUCH THANKS...Read more

Emergency Action: Protest The Muslim Ban, Newark Airport, 5 p.m.

The New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice will join attorneys and activists at Newark Airport’s Terminal B today, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., for an emergency action to protest the #MuslimBan and to provide support to refugees and family members arriving. Contact Sara 917-676-3210 for...Read more

Not going to lie, this explosion of progressive activism is HOT.

“The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exists.”                  ...Read more

A Catholic Speaks Out About Choice

Chris Smith and Jim Keady have many things in common. Both are Catholic. Both have been outspoken advocates working toward ending the scourge of human trafficking. Smith is a Congressman in New Jersey’s Fourth Congressional District. Keady is contemplating challenging...Read more

Congressman Pallone Objects to Trump’s Violation of Federal Laws

In a letter to the Trump Administration, New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone, along with Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings, strenuously object to the “gag order” that has been placed on Federal employees. They point out that such employees are not only...Read more

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