Come Together … Move Forward

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On November 11, we heard from more than 15 members of the community about how we as INDIVIDUALS and COMMUNITIES can move forward in a positive direction, despite the vulnerabilities created by a new administration.

Below is a list of organizations and efforts being made to PROTECT and ADVANCE issues relating to the environment, sexual orientation, rights for minorities and women, reproductive rights, immigrant rights, and more.

350.org

https://350.org/

Climate-focused campaigns, projects and actions led from the bottom-up by people in 188 countries.

 

Planned Parenthood of Northern Central Southern NJ

Mary Alice Carter

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-northern-central-southern-new-jersey/get-involved

 

Julie Burstein

Importance of creativity

 

Morrow Church – Immigrant family, LOCAL resettlement program

Dean Nielson

(973) 763-7676

 

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Reshma Ketkar

www.Momsdemandaction.org

 

Frank McGehee

Vic DeLuca

Nancy Adams

Maplewood elected officials

 

Community Coalition on Race

Indira Singh

Barbara Belazquez

http://www.twotowns.org/

 

Kambiz Roghanchi

Muslim student

 

Roger Ian Rosen

“They deserve us at our best.”

 

North Jersey Pride

Jan Kaminsky

http://www.northjerseypride.org/stand-up-speak-out/

 

David Brancaccio

Economic issues impacting rural areas

 

Center for Reproductive Rights

Autumn Katz, Emily Regas

https://www.reproductiverights.org/

 

Village Green

Mary Mann

Importance of local, independent journalism

Subscribe: http://villagegreennj.com/

 

Adrienne Fudge

Importance of remembering seniors

 

Renée Leviton

Raising awareness about sexual assault

 

Maggie Greenwald

Need for an understanding across racial identities, locally

 

Carolos Horcacitas

Grade school student. Importance of children defending other children – people sticking up for each other.

 

Maddy Stern

HS student. Importance of having art as an outlet, and parents leading by example.

 

Lukas

College Student – reminding community to teach him how to move forward, and to leave behind their good work.

 

Christina Jones

HS Student and cellist – reminder that even someone’s demographic identity says very little about them.