Tag name : New Jersey

Mikie Sherrill for U.S. House – NJ-11

  I took my first oath to serve the United States of America when I was 18. My grandfather was a pilot in World War II, and ever since I was a little girl, it had been my dream to serve as a pilot, just like him. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, I served as a helicopter pilot for nearly 10 years, flying missions across Europe and the Middle East. When I returned to the United St...


We Need Solutions

  I'm runnning for NJ State Assembly in District 21, as a first-time candate. One of the reasons I decided to run was to do something about New Jersey's rising cost of living. We must reduce residents' financial burden. I'd like the Garden State to be a place where my children can afford to one day settle down and raise their own families. But to accomplish that, we'd need solutions. ...


Why I’m Running – Linda Weber

  A record number of women are running for office. Among them is Linda Weber, who is running for Congress in New Jersey's 7th District. In the first of UniteWomen.org's new series entitled #WhyImRunning, she tells us about her background and why she decided to run for office. Linda announced her candidacy this Mother's Day on AM-Joy with Joy Reid.   "Like many Americans, and...


Why We Should All Be Learning African-American History Every Month

In 2002, the NJ Legislature passed Assembly Bill 1301, also known as The Amistad Bill; a directive for NJ schools to incorporate African-American history into their social studies curriculum. To be clear, this law wasn’t just for “those” kids or “that” community, and it was certainly not meant to be exclusive to the month of February. “In presenting the sweeping narrative of American h...


“Voting doesn’t matter” and Other Myths that Enable Political Corruption

Now I can only speak as an American, but one that has been immersed in the seedy underbelly of New Jersey politics. Add to that a stint as a political coordinator for a major NYC labor union (during the last mayoral primaries), and you can start to imagine the things I’ve seen and heard. My approach to any work environment always comes with an anthropological lens. I not only seek to understand ...


Women’s Rights at Stake! NJ Elections Start October 16th

 This Fall’s elections provide New Jersey women with an unprecedented opportunity to vote in their own (and their families’) self-interest, and to send a message to the nation.While most of the rest of the country awaits the 2014 mid-terms and looks on, New Jersey will hold elections for both US Senator (10/16/2013) & Governor (11/5/2013). In both races we have a clear-cut choice between ...


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