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BlueWaveNJ has become a respected grassroots organization recognized for the know-how and energy of its thousands of committed volunteers and supporters.
Our working groups, conferences, marches and special events have mobilized voters and coalitions to demand positive change from our legislators at the state and federal level in such critical areas as health care, the economy, marriage equality, the environment, education, electoral reform and sensible gun control. We have held major conferences on gun violence, stem cell research, Middle East peace, diversity and commercial sexual exploitation of children, and our nation’s growing health care crisis. We have distributed thousands of educational flyers, circulated petitions, and written hundreds of letters and directly lobbied legislators and officials demanding that they save Social Security, protect net neutrality, restrict corporate media concentration, promote alternative energy production, provide universal health care, promote “clean elections,” install reliable voting machines, ensure quality education for all, and pass marriage equality legislation.
But issue-based advocacy is only one of BlueWaveNJ’s activities. Our political action committee, BlueWavePAC and BlueWaveNJPAC, successfully trained thousands of volunteers who helped elect progressive candidates in local and national races. BlueWaveNJ has garnered national and state recognition for its advocacy of progressive legislation.
While BlueWaveNJ has accomplished much since that cold, January 19 2005 inaugural meeting, there is still much to be done with your help. Join BlueWaveNJ today to help make our communities, our country and our world a better place to live.
BWNJ is a grassroots organization working to protect and improve the rights, opportunities, and quality of life of all people through direct advocacy, public education on critical issues, and community mobilization. In order to fulfill its mission, BlueWaveNJ created issue based groups to implement positive change based on progressive ideals. We welcome suggestions for new groups.
How we work
In keeping with our mission to find solutions through community, BlueWaveNJ created issue-based working groups: networks of activists who wish to implement change, often collaborating with other progressive organizations. Working groups are open to all. If you can’t find one devoted to an issue you are interested in, you can start your own!
In addition to the activities of its working groups, BlueWaveNJ educates the public and members via general meetings. Whether you belong to a working group, attend general BlueWaveNJ meetings, or simply check our website periodically, we welcome your participation!
President: Marcia Marley
Treasurer: Rey Redington
Secretary: Linda Halper
BWNJ Executive Committee & Board
Marcia Marley, President
Rey Redington, Treasurer
Linda Halper, Secretary
Lucy O ‘Brien
Administration & Compliance
Audio Visual & Meeting Setup
Budget and Finance
Program and Speaker Series
Technology/Web site Dev.
Award and Recognition
Visionary Award to BlueWaveNJ by Garden State Equality
Honored by New Jersey Citizen Action
Honored by the Montclair New Jersey Democrats
The Shirley Chisholm Political Empowerment Award