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Concerned about where the country is heading? You're not alone. Join others who care about what's happening to democracy, equality, human rights, social justice, sustainability, and other important topics. It's ok if you've never been to a protest, march, or town hall -- start here. You really can make a difference.

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Upcoming events (3)

The Norcross Regime
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Just getting some suggestions out here. While Democrats are better for civil rights than Republicans, Democrats get a bad rap because they often create systems they profit from, while lower income people just get poorer. George Norcross is a South Jersey billionaire businessman, and apparently a lot of SJ politicians are in his pocket. He's also the brother of Donald Norcross, our US Rep here in Camden and Southern Burlington Counties. More details to follow, but I'm thinking of asking Alex Law to guest speak! Let's have a good showing at our earlier meetings so we can ask with confidence. ;) Anyone have any connections?

Political Party Platforms
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So we know what this party does and that party represents....vaguely? Besides some really hot-button issue like immigration or abortion, what do these parties stand for and why do they vote how they do? (And what on earth did Republicans see in Betsy DeVos that made them think she would be a good Education Secretary?) Let's dive into the real differences between Republicans and Democrats, and why we are so disparate. Green and Libertarian Parties get a voice too. If you know of any other parties you'd like to have represented, post in the comments! If anyone knows an American Government or poli-sci professor, invite them to speak!

Learn to run for local office
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So on the ballot in 2016, there were a number of categories in our district that only had one name to select. What are these positions? Who decides to run for them, and what is that process like? Most importantly, what do those people do, exactly? New Jersey Awakens is working on resources to find people to fill seats that are usually uncontested in elections. Learn a little more about this process, and what part we can play in running or recruiting candidates for running. This meetup is not to tell you which Party ticket to run under, but instead to share information about our political system. Even if you would never, ever consider running for office (I am one of those people, at least right now), you should join us! Also, more organizing and action on the human rights front. Let's try to do this at every meeting!

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