Fulop Administration to Sign Executive Order Re-Affirming Jersey City as a Sanctuary City

*The following text is from a press release issued by the city. The photos are mine.* Mayor Fulop to Sign Executive Order Re-Affirming Jersey City as a Sanctuary City; Drafted with Coalition of Immigration Advocates, Executive Order Provides Detailed Policy Preventing City Resources from being Used on Federal Immigration Enforcement Jersey City is One of the […]

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Gallery: Jersey City Rally to Stand with Muslims and Immigrants

Tonight Jersey City came out by the hundreds – JCPD estimates approximately 1000 people – to stand in solidarity with our immigrant neighbors and our Muslim friends. Like so many in the crowd, I brought my kids, so we weren’t able to get too close or stay the duration, but here’s a glimpse of what […]

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Gallery: #womensmarchonwashington

Our group wore matching hats and green bandanas so we could find each other. We sent three buses of mostly women from Jersey City and Hoboken. We took this picture when we arrived, around 10 am. The bandanas felt like a secret code. They were really helpful since almost everyone in the march wore pink […]

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#WhyIMarch: Meeting the Women

On Saturday, January 21st, women from around the country will be gathering in Washington, D.C. for the Women’s March on Washington. The official mission reads:  We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the […]

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We are the Affordable Care Act

Josie: “The ACA allows me as a self-employed person with no personnel to actually have affordable healthcare. If I did not receive a health subsidy I probably would have to go without healthcare. I have no options if ACA is repealed.  We all require health care – if nothing else an annual check up.  However, […]

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TLDR: Doing Nothing Won’t Work

*The following is a letter I wrote to my sociology students two days after the 2016 Presidential election.* My Dear Students: I’m sure you’re coming to class today in anticipation of what I will say about the election. First, I am not from Jersey City. I live here because I chose this city. I live […]

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City, State, Region. All Standing Tall.

In the past 12 hours I learned that I live in a city inside of a state inside of a region that shares my values. My city, my state, my region has nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed of. We voted for the America that fights for the rights of women, even if they wear […]

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How to Get Through Just Today

For Margaux Remember that everything is always more complicated and nuanced than it seems, and that this was not a simple battle of good versus evil. Choose to believe that for many, this election was about challenging cronyism and dynasties as opposed to embracing hate and entitlement. Unplug for a while. Take a moment and […]

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Take Your Child to Vote Day

It’s easy to see the benefits of “Take Your Child to Work Day.” Bringing a child into the workplace provides a glimpse into the world of adulthood and it can help create a concrete vision for the future. Along that same line, let’s make November 8th “Take Your Child to Vote Day.” So many of […]

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