Week of April 4, 2021

1) SALT Deduction: New Jersey Congress members including Rep. Malinowski have made it a priority to advocate for repealing the cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions that were put into place by the Trump administration. However, the repeal would be a very regressive policy, with most benefits going to the wealthiest people. Read up… Continue reading Week of April 4, 2021

Week of March 28, 2021

1) Eliminate the Filibuster: Indivisible has a good explainer about the problems with the filibuster (https://indivisible.org/resource/congress-101-filibuster) and why filibuster reforms will fall short (https://indivisible.org/resource/why-reforming-filibuster-doesnt-go-far-enough). Contact our two Senators to let them know that you support ending the filibuster completely. 2) Local History Lectures: The Township of Lebanon Museum is hosting two virtual lectures in April and May… Continue reading Week of March 28, 2021

Week of March 21, 2021

1) March IGSV Group Meeting: Our March group meeting will be this Saturday, March 27, from 3-4:30 pm, via Zoom. We are thrilled to welcome IGSV member Dr. Jamie Pietruska, Rutgers professor and Clinton Township resident, as our speaker. She will speak on Unprecedented?: Our Present Moment in Historical Perspective  As we are living through the deadliest… Continue reading Week of March 21, 2021

Week of March 14, 2021

1) Thank our Members of Congress: The American Rescue Plan Act was signed into law last week and money is already starting to reach the public. You can read about how this bill compares to the Trump 2017 tax cut, which had roughly the same price tag, here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/03/09/difference-between-trump-tax-cuts-biden-relief-bill-one-chart/. As you will see, most of these benefits… Continue reading Week of March 14, 2021

Week of March 7, 2021

1) COVID Relief Thanks: The $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill is nearly through Congress, thanks to near-universal support by Democratic Senators and Representatives. Contact our three Members of Congress to thank them for prioritizing this bill, especially because it addresses much needed financial support for our most vulnerable neighbors. You can read more here: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/07/us/politics/whats-in-the-stimulus-bill.html and https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2021/03/07/stimulus-politics/. 2) Voting… Continue reading Week of March 7, 2021

Week of February 28, 2021

1) For the People Act: Indivisible has set up a new tool that you can use to record videos about your various issues. Please consider this week recording a video in support of the For the People Act (HR1). You can find the link here: https://indivisible.soapboxx.us/prompt-single/democracyreform. You can read more here: https://forthepeople.indivisible.org/. 2) Milburn Short Hills Action Network… Continue reading Week of February 28, 2021

Week of February 21, 2021

1) Support DC Statehood: Washington, DC, is home to 700,000 people—a plurality of whom are Black—who have no voice in Congress. You can read some of the arguments for DC statehood here: https://statehood.dc.gov/page/why-statehood-dc. Then contact our three Members of Congress to let them know that they should support DC Statehood. You can read the Indivisible information… Continue reading Week of February 21, 2021