The #OurCommunities Story Telling Project

featuring the members and supporters of NJ Communities United

Meet James Rodriguez, a Camden resident and a member of NJ Communities United. James is a community activist and a lecturer at his local church. James understands that personal change can lead to community change. We have the power to rebuild our communities by raising our voices and exercising our right to self-determination.

James highlights how corporate interests tied to George Norcross stripped Camden residents of the basic human right to healthy food.

Tell us – what’s your experience living in a food desert? Participate in the #OurCommunities story telling project by visiting www.UnitedNJ.org/TellYourStory.

Meet James Rodriguez, a Camden resident and a member of NJ Communities United. James is a community activist and a lecturer at his local church. James understands that personal change can lead to community change. We have the power to rebuild our communities by raising our voices and exercising our right to self-determination. Today, James highlights how corporate interests tied to George Norcross stripped Camden residents of the basic human right to healthy food. Tell us – what’s your experience living in a food desert? Participate in the #OurCommunities story telling project by visiting www.UnitedNJ.org/OurCommunities. #unitednj #tellyourstory

Posted by NJ Communities United on Friday, May 1, 2020

 


Feature: NJCU's Student Organizing Committee!

The student leaders and members of NJCU are on a mission to defend our public schools! In Newark, the Student Organizing Committee is fighting to ensure that the transition to local control includes community oversight and participation, despite efforts by corporate interests to hi-jack the process. In a bold demonstration of power, Newark's students recently organized community support to disrupt a school board candidates forum hosted by a charter-school interest group to ensure that community control was front and center. Watch as Ibrahim - backed by student, parent, and community members of NJCU - reads the students' demands to a supportive crowd of concerned residents. 
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NJCU's student leaders in Camden are also fighting the good fight! These incredible young leaders are organizing and actively growing their base of fearless students to amplify the community's demands that the state appointed superintendent of Camden Pubic Schools - Paymon Rouhanifard - resign or be removed from his position. At a recent student-led action that included support from NJCU's parents, they brought their demands directly to Paymon and disrupted business as usual at the school's administrative offices. In addition to his resignation, the students are demanding the return of local control and a moratorium on charter and Renaissance school expansion. 
Camden and Newark students aren't fighting alone. In fact, they are working in solidarity with each other to support their local campaign demands, while also coordinating on a statewide strategy targeting the charter school industry and the political operatives in Trenton who are aiding the corporate attack on our public schools. In February, students from Newark and Camden met just outside of Trenton to lead a civil disobedience and take over of the NJ Charter School Association's offices. Watch as Belmaris delivers a powerful statement about the consequences of funnelling public funds into privately operated charter schools. 
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DEMAND A DEMOCRATIC PARTY AGENDA THAT SUPPORTS #OURCOMMUNITIES!

 OURCOMMUNITIES_SQUARE.pngThe members of NJ Communities United are mobilizing to unmask the hypocrisy of “corporate democrats” and their support for and alignment with the policies of the Trump Administration. By endorsing a Democratic Party Agenda that supports #OurCommunities, you will join a growing movement determined to unmask the influence of “corporate democrats” and call out their hypocrisy.

 It is not enough to protest Trump or Republicans; we must also #resist the corporate collaborators in the Democratic Party.

SIGN ON TO THE 5-POINT AGENDA FOR #OURCOMMUNITIES! 

MEET TRUMP'S NEW JERSEY COLLABORATORS!

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