Contributed by Deb Kline.
There is a TON of stuff happening over the next couple months for ILNH volunteer involvement! Here’s the schedule – plan to join as many events as you can.
- April 22: Our third Springboard Meeting! Topic: NJ Budget, with experts from the New Jersey Policy Perspective
ILNH formed around a collection of issues we were (and still are) concerned about. They include healthcare, women’s rights, civil rights, securing the vote, getting out the vote, environment, ending gun violence and more. On their surface, each of these seem like no-brainers for progressives but, without legislative backing, they remain words on a sign or topics of conversation that go nowhere. The place where ideals become policy is in the state budget. If it’s not supported in the budget, it’s not going to happen. Grassroots passion and commitment can go much further if we understand the levers that move policy. This Springboard information session will help us bring our efforts to the next level. [This was posted by Cindi on FB. ov]
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Location: Kalmia Club, 39 York St., [added by ov]> Lambertville, NJ. Stay tuned for actions!
- April 25: Green Amendment Postcard Party
New Jersey Assemblyman Tim Eustace, Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper, Assemblywoman Pinkin and Assemblywoman Sumpter, announced new legislation that, if passed, would provide the people of New Jersey with a constitutional right to a healthy environment. The proposed provision identifies the State as trustee of public natural resources including the water, air, flora, fauna and the climate, and ensures an obligation by government officials to conserve and maintain these resources for the benefit of present and future generations. Including the proposed language in the New Jersey ensures that the right to clean water, clean air and a healthy environment will be protected as firmly as other essential rights are protected, like the right to free speech, freedom of religion and private property rights.
Time: 5:00-7:00 pm
Location: 137 N. Union St., Lambertville, NJ
Contact: Liz Peer
- April 28: Open Porch Social on George St., Lambertville, NJ
In lieu of the April Community Gathering, which coincides with Shadfest, those in town are welcome to gather for informal socializing. Look for the ILNH sign and BYO everything (drinks, snacks)
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
Location: George St between Coryell and York. Lambertville, NJ. Please note: there will be no parking nearby. Be prepared to walk to get to the location.
- April 30: Small-Batch Postcard Party + Coffee-On-The-Go
A follow-up to our Immigration and Criminal Justice Reform Springboard events, stop by to grab a cup of coffee and sign a limited number of postcards to elected officials encouraging support for Let’s Drive, NJ, and other campaigns.
Time: 7:30-9:30 am
Location: Mary Jane Legere’s house on N. Union St., Lambertville, NJ. Send email firstname.lastname@example.org for street address if you don’t know it.
- May 1: New ILNH Constituent/Volunteer Orientation
Are you new to ILNH, trying to learn more about how we operate and figure out how to put your activism to good use? Or, perhaps you’ve been around awhile and would like to get more involved. This session is for you!
Time: 7:00-8:00 pm
Location: 4 S. Union, Lambertville, NJ
RSVP: To the event on Facebook, but if not on Facebook, just show up.
- May 11: Unfurling of the Pride flag [not an ILNH event]
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Starbucks, New Hope, PA
- May 18: New Hope Celebrates Pride Parade
For the second year, ILNH will be participating in the New Hope Celebrates Pride Parade. We had an awesome showing last year, and will once again roll out with the Rainbow Truck/aka Vote Float and Merry Band of ILNH Followers. Join the fun!
Time: 11:00-12:30 (will assemble earlier)
Location: Meet on York St., Lambertville, march over the bridge through S. Main St., New Hope, PA.
Contact: Doug Graiver
- May 19: May Community Gathering
- June 9: “We Are One” picnic in Cavallo Park [not an ILNH event]