How Our Country Talks About The War On Drugs Is Backwards

How Our Country Talks About The War On Drugs Is Backwards by Joy Blackwood – OurFuture​“How our country talks about the war on drugs is backwards,” said Kassandra Frederique, in her opening remarks to the first-ever convening of the People’s Action Overdose Crisis Cohort in Washington, D.C.“Criminalization of drug use and drug prohibition was no accident.” Read More »

Sandy contractor fraud is still a problem — NJ bill tries to help

Sandy contractor fraud is still a problem — NJ bill tries to help by Dino Flammia, New Jersey 101.5 ​More than seven years since Superstorm Sandy made landfall and decimated the Jersey Shore, victims of contractor fraud are still struggling to be made whole. A bill getting its final vote in Trenton on Monday would Read More »

BREAKING: HUD Nominee agrees to work with NJ on clawbacks

A New Opening: We have a new opportunity to push for RREM clawback forgiveness at the Federal Level – where the problem started in the first place. A man named David C. Woll has been nominated to be Assistant Secretary of HUD (currently he’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Read More »

$10K in 10 Days

The New Jersey Organizing Project turns five years old October 29th. Together we built a powerful organization and changed the course for our communities. Thank you for being part of the journey. To honor our last five years, invest in our next five. Click here to contribute. We set out to raise $10,000 in 10 Read More »

Understanding the NFIP

BREAKING NEWS: The Senate just passed an extension of the NFIP: it has been extended until November 21st. We live to fight another day for the NFIP we deserve – no bad changes to the program – but no good ones either, and nothing to help us with FEMA’s administrative changes that would raise our insurance rates. Read More »

Changing the Rules to Put Families First

By Shannon Duffy ACTION ALERT!  Please sign our petition by clicking here.  The battle is on again over the future of our National Flood Insurance Program.  Does it put big insurance and banks first? Price families out of protection? Or does it put us and preparation first?   On July 16th Senator Menendez (D-NJ) along with Read More »