New Jersey Organizations Demand <br />Strong Response To Insurrectionists

New Jersey Organizations Demand
Strong Response To Insurrectionists

More than 60 New Jersey organizations sign on to a letter demanding the immediate removal of President Donald Trump and the prosecution of all those involved in the failed coup

New Jersey non-profit and grassroots organizations call upon legislators to issue a strong public response to insurrection at Capitol

More than 60 organizations ask for immediate action sending clear message that actions that undermine our democracy are not to be tolerated.

On January 6, 2021, rioters incited by the President of the United States and other elected officials attempted an anti-democratic insurrection at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. A coalition of non-profit and grassroots organizations in New Jersey is now calling for strong measures in response to the event.

The group is issuing letters to all fourteen members of New Jersey’s congressional delegation, Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin to initiate action. Listed among their demands are a formal censure of President Trump for his role, a call for the removal of President Trump through the 25th Amendment or impeachment, public condemnation of the racist double standard in policing, and an insistence on a thorough investigation followed by the prosecution to the fullest extent of the law of all involved or complicit in the attack and the failure to secure the Capitol adequately.

Lauren O’Brien, a community organizer who has volunteered on many campaigns and championed for gun safety and environmental issues brought the group together.  “During this time of crisis, I felt it was important for our most prominent community leaders to use their collective voice; to send a clear message to our elected officials that we will not tolerate anything less than immediate removal of Donald Trump. We needed to call out the blatant racism on display and demand that all those responsible for the atrocities of January 6 be held fully accountable.”

“Activist groups across the state have been horrified by Donald Trump’s brazen misuse of his office, during the entire term of his presidency. In these final days, Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to our Democracy. We, as a collective community, have been fighting to save our democracy since the 2016 election, and now demand the immediate removal of Donald J. Trump from the office of the presidency.  We further encourage all of our elected officials in the state of NJ to advocate his removal as well,” said Marci Bandelli, co-founder of Westfield 20/20.

The advocates recognize that while January 6, 2021, was indeed a dark day for our country, American democracy is strong. The events of that day do not represent the values America stands for and they look upon their elected officials to amplify that message. 

Organizational Signatories (in alphabetical order): 

  1. Action Together New Jersey 
  2. Bergen County Green Party
  3. Bergen County Immigration Strategy Group
  4. Bernards Township Democratic Committee
  5. Cape May County Indivisible
  6. Central Jersey Progressive Democrats
  7. Chatham Borough Democrats
  8. Chatham Moms for Change
  9. Clean Water Action
  10. Coalition Against Pilgrim Pipeline – NJ
  11. Cooper River Indivisible
  12. Cranford Rising
  13. David Pringle Associates LLC
  14. Don’t Gas the Meadowlands
  15. Down Jersey Coalition
  16. EMMAUS
  17. Essex Rising
  18. Good Government Coalition of New Jersey
  19. Hudson County Central Labor Council
  20. IFPTE LOCAL 194
  21. Indivisible Central New Jersey 
  22. Indivisible Cranbury
  23. Indivisible Lambertville NJ/New Hope PA
  24. Indivisible NJ 3rd Congressional District
  25. Indivisible NJ 5th District
  26. Long Valley Indivisible
  27. Madison Alliance on Racial Equity
  28. MACTA (Madison Area Call to Action)
  29. Morris County Democratic Women’s Caucus
  30. Morris County Human Relations Commission
  31. Morris County Young Democrats
  32. National Organization for Women of New Jersey (NOW)
  33. New Jersey Institute for Social Justice
  34. NJ CD-2 Progressive Democrats
  35. NJ7 Citizens for Change
  36. NJ11th for Change
  37. NJ Working Families
  38. Northern New Jersey Jewish Voice for Peace
  39. Occupy Bergen County
  40. Our Revolution Essex
  41. Our Revolution New Jersey
  42. Our Revolution Passaic
  43. People Demanding Action 
  44. Pequannock Township Democratic Committee
  45. Piscataway Progressive Democratic Organization
  46. Pompton Lakes Democratic Club 
  47. Randolph Democratic Committee
  48. Real Democrats of New Jersey
  49. SOMA Action
  50. South Jersey Democratic Women’s Forum Atlantic-Cape
  51. Springfield Unity Project
  52. STAND Central New Jersey
  53. Summit Area Indivisible
  54. Summit Marches On
  55. Swing Left of North Central New Jersey
  56. The Democratic Club of the Chathams
  57. The Standard
  58. Urban Matters Advocacy & Action (UMAA Network)
  59. Union County Democratic Women’s Club
  60. United Progressive Democrats
  61. Westfield 20/20
  62. We the People NJ-07
  63. Wind of the Spirit, Immigrant Resource Center
  64. Women’s Divorce Support Group of NJ 
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