Peace movement alive in New Jersey

Peace activists are planning a variety of actions and events throughout the Garden State aimed at stopping unfair deportations, hindering America’s military adventurism throughout the globe and opposing policies advanced by the Trump administration.

Several congressmen are being targeted for protests at their local offices in response to the GOP health care legislation, which would kill about 40,000 Americans each year and deny insurance coverage to a total of at least 24 million people.

Details about the activities follow.

Saturday, May 13, 6:30 pm for Potluck, Program will start at 7:30 pm

Marc’s Place Coffeehouse: Resisting the Deportation Machine 
Reformed Church, 19-21 South 2nd Ave., Highland Park. Enter parking lot off Magnolia
Speakers: Alejandro Jaramillo, Cosecha NJ organizer, Ellen Whitt, Central Jersey Coalition Against Endless War member, and others to be announced
Music: Isabel Ruano, Guatemalan songwriter and immigrant rights activist
Admission free but donations are gratefully accepted.

For more events, go to New Jersey Resistance

Trump GO AWAY People’s Motorcade at Bedminster Golf Course.

Every Saturday this summer, we are lining up for a People’s Motorcade around the Golf Course and a gathering near the Lamington Library afterward. Line up begins at 8 a.m. Motorcade begins at 9 a.m. (This is fun, it feels good, and it is important that #45 knows he isn’t welcome here. COME!) Sign up here –
Tuesday, May 9 from 7:30 am to 11:00 am
“Stand with Carimer”, Bus To Newark ICE Office Leaving Rutgers Campus
Rutgers University, College Ave. and Stone St. to Newark Federal Building, 970 Broad St., Newark
On Tuesday, May 9, Rutgers junior and UndocuRutgers president Carimer Andujar must report to an interview with an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation officer at ICE NJ headquarters in Newark at 9:00 am.  If we stand with her that morning outside the Federal Building, we can significantly decrease the possibility that Carimer will face further intimidation and strengthen her chances of avoiding detention or deportation.
A bus will leave from College Ave. and Stone St., 7:30 am sharp to take supporters to Newark.  If you are interested in the bus, contact A rally will be held at the Federal Building at 8:30 am.  The bus will likely return to New Brunswick by 11:00 am.  For more information, go to:
————May 10 -Wednesday at 5 PM – 8:30 PM,
PROTEST TOM MACARTHUR For Making TrumpRyanCare Possible

Willingboro Kennedy Center
TrumpRyanCare passed by two votes – and Rodney Frelinghuysen and Tom MacArthur provided those two votes. Tom MacArthur was the AUTHOR of the amendments that passed. PROTEST TOM MACARTHUR ON MAY 10! Please sign up here:
————Friday, May 12 at 5 pm to Saturday May 13 at 8 pm
Fundraiser for No Pipeline Through the Pine Barrens!

Watering Hole Cafe, 6494 Weymouth Rd/. Mays LandingOrganized by Samuel Ross, musician.  We are working with the Pinelands Preservation Alliance group to help raise funds to stop the SJG natural gas pipeline from going through the Pine Barrens  Come help us to save our natural resources and preserve the beauty of our own backyards!  For a list of bands and more information, go to:
————Saturday, May 13 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm
Central NJ Launch:  OFF Fossil Fuels
Sponsored by Food and Water Watch, 100 Bayard St., 2nd Fl., New Brunswick
We are at a critical moment.  As the fossil fuel industry poisons the planet, the Trump administration is emboldening climate deniers attacking our environment, our communities, and our democracy.
We will move America OFF fossil fuels by building political power, beginning at the local level. Together, we’ll cultivate climate champions in government, ban fracking, keep fossil fuels in the ground, stop dangerous pipelines and infrastructure projects, and initiate an immediate and just transition to clean, renewable energy.  Join us!  For more information, go to:

Monday, May 15 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Sanctuary Workshop with Ravi Bagbir
Junction Hall (Same building as Second Life Bikes), 808 Springwood Ave., Asbury Park
Join the Asbury Park Education Justice Collective for a workshop with Ravi Ragbir, Executive Director of the New Sanctuary Coalition of NYC, and Rosemary A. Barbera.  The workshop will focus on creating sanctuary spaces in homes, faith communities, organizations, and businesses.  Ravi Ragbir works directly with those who are facing deportation to empower them to struggle to remain in the US.  He has trained numerous advocates from various immigrant and allied organizations on the impact of our immigration policies, on creating sanctuary spaces, and on how to accompany immigrants through the challenging deportation process.  This is a free event, but registration and more information can be found at:  or:
Wednesday, May 17 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Citizens Climate Lobby, Edison Area Chapter, Monthly Meeting
1 Westover Way, Edison
Citizens Climate Lobby is a national grassroots organization working to build political will to address the challenge of climate change.  For more information, visit: or email the local chapter at
Sunday, May 21 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sharleen and The Cactus Flowers:  A Benefit for NJ Food and Water Watch
Dragonfly Music Cafe, 14 E. Main St., Somerville
Matt Smith, NJ Coordinator of Food and Water Watch will be speaking at the concert.  For more information, contact:
————Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Congressman LoBiondo Town Hall 
Teamsters Local 331, 1 Philadelphia Avenue, Egg Harbor City.

Friday, June 2 at 1:00 pm to Sunday, June 4 at 9:00 pm
Left Forum 2017 – The Resistance
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 899 10th Avenue, NYC
Now in its 13th year, Left Forum has grown into one of the largest annual convergences of the left.  The 2016 conference featured over 350 workshops/panels, multiple musical performances and film screenings, a comedy show, and a large grassroots-organization, book fair.  Over 4000 people gathered from around the globe.  For updates, registration, and ticket information, visit:  or go to:


Sunday, June 4 from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Jersey Pride – NJ’s 26th Annual LGBTQ Pride Celebration
5th and Ocean, Asbury Park
NJ’s annual gay pride celebration at the Jersey shore kicks off at 12:00 noon from Town Hall, down Cookman to Grand to Sunset to arrive at the festival grounds at Sunset and Ocean.  The festival features 150 artisans, crafters, and organizations, and a diverse Food Court.  Fun for all ages in the “Family Zone”.  Rain or Shine.  For more information, go to:
Sunday, June 4 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Coalition for Peace Action Annual Membership Dinner and Gathering with Keynote Speaker Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson
Princeton Theological Seminary, Mackay Campus Center, Mercer St. and Liberty Pl., Princeton
Lawrence Wilkerson’s last position in government was as Secretary of State Colin Powell’s Chief of Staff (2002-05).  He currently teaches at the College of William and Mary and has been a critic of the Iraq War and speaks out against America’s use of drone warfare.  For Registration, more information and cost of the event, go to:


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