Protecting our communities from storms in the COVID-19 era

By Alison Arne When Hurricane Irene hit New Jersey in 2011, my family evacuated from Western Atlantic County.  Because we lived inland, it came as a complete surprise when, in the middle of the night, first responders knocked on the door.  They told us that we didn’t have to go, but at a certain point Read More »

We are one step closer to Clawback Forgiveness

By Jody Stewart UPDATE: Congressman Van Drew has signed on to the HR6765 “Security after Sandy” Act.Thank you all for making calls, and emailing, and sharing your stories.  Because of YOUR efforts an additional co-sponsor – Congressman Van Drew – signed on to HR6765!  It’s also very exciting because we now have bi-partisan support – Read More »

What we need in our time to end the Overdose Crisis

By Eileen Palazza In the time that it takes you to read this article another person in New Jersey will die from an opioid overdose.  And then another and then another.  As mothers and fathers, wives, husbands, sisters and brothers stand by and are helpless to prevent the death of their loved ones, drug corporations Read More »

Making our Communities Whole – Sandy & Disaster Recovery

By Jody Stewart Clawback Forgiveness:  You all are amazing.  You have been working so hard to get petition signatures for our clawback forgiveness petition to David C. Woll that we’ve got over 1,000 and we’re ready to do petition deliveries!  He hasn’t been confirmed for his new position yet, but it’s likely in the works, Read More »

Offense and Defense as we face flooding and future storms

by Alison Arne Our focus for 2020 is ensuring our communities have the resources to prepare for rising seas and future storms and the power to make decisions that benefit us.  You don’t need to be a weatherman to know which way the wind blows, and you don’t need to be a scientist to tell Read More »

Fighting for Solutions: Ending the Overdose Crisis

Did you know that eight New Jerseyans lose their lives to a preventable overdose death everyday? That’s eight mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, grandchildren, and siblings suddenly gone everyday, over 3,000 a year, without any real explanation to help us understand how we got here or what we can do to stop it. We’re facing the Read More »