It seems like yesterday, but two years ago we marched on the statehouse in Trenton in solidarity with women and their allies from all walks of life to stand up for equality and celebrate the unique beauty of our strengths and differences. Last year, we took Morristown by storm. This year we are back in Trenton, our state capital, for the Women’s March 2019.
Please help us by sharing this event with your members and every person you know, from any and every background, who may be interested. The march is an event built on the cornerstones of inclusivity, diversity, peace and acceptance and welcomes all women, of every race, ethnicity, religion, orientation, ability, immigration status, socioeconomic background, and age, as well as their supporters.
Join us on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 as we gather at the New Jersey State House Annex (131-137 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608) at
11 a.m. and march to the steps of the War Memorial.
Members will have access to parking at 100 Capitol Street, which is the secure parking lot behind NJEA headquarters. We suggest members arrive around 10 a.m. to work on signs for the march and have a cup of coffee. We’ll walk over to the march site together.
Please register for the event at njea.org/womensmarch so we can accommodate your arrival. Wear purple, the color chosen by the march organizers to symbolize our Solidarity, Power, and Progress, the theme of this year’s march.
In addition to the Trenton March, the Atlantic City Women’s March for Equality, Justice and Freedom featuring Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver will also take place on Jan. 19. If that location works better for you, we encourage you to support that event. Atlantic City marchers will gather at New Jersey & Pacific Ave. at 10 a.m. and will rally at Kennedy Plaza (Mississippi Ave. & Boardwalk) in Atlantic City. To register, go to facebook.com/WomensMarchAC or email: email@example.com
Our power lies in our collective strength. Our collective strength lies in understanding that our differences are unique gifts and together we strive to successfully accomplish what has not been accomplished before – an unyielding solidarity borne out of love, tolerance, understanding, support and mutual respect.
January 17 is an important lobby day in Trenton relative to our Chapter 78 bill and Job Justice bills. NJEA will be presenting the signed petitions to key legislators in order to get these bills to be heard in committees and eventually put for a vote. We are looking for at least 25 to 30 members from Union County to use a personal day to attend this important Lobby Day. We will be looking for the same amount on January 24th. Please make an effort to attend if you can, and please try to rally your fellow leaders and members. RSVP to Diane Gourley at Region 15 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Senator Joe Cryan, sponsor of S2606 Chapter 78 Relief Bill, and NJEA President, Marie Blistan, attend the UCEA Fall Festival with UTEA Vice President, Rich D’Avanzo, at Costa del Sol right here in Union.
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