Week of August 2, 2020

1) Coronavirus Relief Bill: The House and Senate remain far apart on that would renew unemployment benefits that expired last week. Call our two Senators and ask them to forcefully fight for a Senate bill that mirrors the House bill, or for the Senate to simply negotiate the House bill without writing a separate Senate… Continue reading Week of August 2, 2020

Week of July 26, 2020

1) Western NJ Volunteer Effort: United Way is putting together Safe Back to School kits for needy families in Hunterdon County. We can assist by providing PURCHASED OR HAND SEWN fabric washable masks in kid and/or adult size. The masks will be distributed to students from elementary school through high school. To arrange for safe pickup,… Continue reading Week of July 26, 2020

Week of July 19, 2020

1) IGSV July Group Meeting: Our next group meeting will be this Saturday, July 25, from 3-5 pm via Zoom. It will be a discussion of the film “13th”, facilitated by Catherine Riihimaki. She has helped facilitate discussions about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the context of her work at Princeton University, and looks forward… Continue reading Week of July 19, 2020

Week of July 12, 2020

1) July Group Meeting: Our next group meeting will be on July 25 from 3-5 pm via Zoom. It will be a discussion of the film “13th”, facilitated by our co-leader Catherine Riihimaki, who has helped facilitate discussions about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the context of her work at Princeton University. She looks forward… Continue reading Week of July 12, 2020

Week of July 5, 2020

1) Vote! The NJ primary is Tuesday. Make sure that you get your mail-in ballot sent or dropped off so that it is counted! Ballots can be dropped off up until 8 pm on Tuesday at 5 different locations across Hunterdon County. County Clerk Mary Melfi has provided information about the primary, including the drop-box locations… Continue reading Week of July 5, 2020

Week of June 28, 2020

Democracy Reform: Indivisible has an excellent explainer about how reforming democracy is a racial justice issue. You can read it here: https://indivisible.org/resource/why-democracy-reform-matters. This week’s actions are all from this explainer. Please call all three of our Members of Congress to indicate your support for the following: 1) Statehood for D.C. and self-determination for Puerto Rico… Continue reading Week of June 28, 2020

Week of May 31, 2020

This week, our calls to action are entirely about having solidarity with Minneapolis and with people of color across this country. Indivisible has compiled a list of actions here: https://indivisible.org/resource/taking-action-solidarity-minneapolis. Those actions include: Making targeted donations to groups supporting black activists, community building, medical treatment, media coverage, and George Floyd’s family Educating yourself on how… Continue reading Week of May 31, 2020