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January 15, 2018

MLK: Greater Than A Dream

One of the greatest human beings America has ever produced is Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Let’s witness the King who roared in protest to war in Viet Nam. Spoke about the intersections of race and class. Stood armed with truth, justice, and love regardless of how unpopular.

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January 11, 2018

DREAMers Are Not Bargaining Chips

I was glad to hear that my friend found out this week that he was renewed under DACA.  On Wednesday, he expressed gratitude to me for personally helping him in this matter. For now, at least, he is good for two years until he must re-apply.

Although I was glad to hear the good news, my friend, like so many others, deserves better than apprehension every two years for an extension. more…

December 27, 2017

Members Of Congress Benefit From Tax Bill

Last week Senator Bob Corker switched his vote on the ‘tax’ bill once he was able to financially benefit from it. 14 U.S. Senators will personally benefit from a provision (not in the initial Senate and House bills) added simply to shore up enough votes to get it passed.

You may wonder, how could elected officials get away with this? more…

December 15, 2017

Fascism 101 – Repeal Net Neutrality

On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to repeal Net Neutrality – the principle that Internet Service Providers must treat all data the same without charging more, or slowing down users and content.

After taking nearly $300,000 from the big telecom industries, more…

December 13, 2017

Alabama Check, Next Up: NJ-7

Tuesday, was not just a victory for Doug Jones and Alabama.  It was a victory for the American people as a whole.

We are often told that “politics is the art of the possible.”  In reality, it is the art of SHOWING UP! more…

December 12, 2017

6,000 Lobbyists Worked On GOP Tax Scam

President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) who saved America during the Great Depression, and subsequently saved capitalism, had this to say about taxes:

“Taxes, after all, are the dues that we pay for the privilege of membership in an organized society. And as society becomes more civilized, Government – national, State and local government – is called on to assume more obligations to its citizens.”  more…

December 7, 2017

New Jersey Home Values Slammed By Trump Tax Scam

Moody’s Analytics released a report this week listing the 30 American counties where home values would be hit the hardest under the Trump/Republican Tax Scam that recently passed both houses of Congress. The six counties that make up our district: Essex, Morris, Somerset, Union, Warren, and Hunterdon, are ALL on that list. Every single one. more…

November 28, 2017

Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

If there is one thing that we have learned from the seemingly endless string of sexual assault scandals dominating the 24-hour news cycle, it’s the size and scope of the toxic masculinity and sexual objectification of women that permeates every level of our society, creating victims and victimizers from every walk of life. more…

November 22, 2017

Protect Our Internet

Imagine an internet that looked like cable TV. One giant corporation charging you different prices for access to different sets of channels, except in the internet, sets of channels become sets of websites. more…