OUR REVOLUTION ENDORSES CHRISTINE CLARKE AND RACHEL EHRLICH IN ESSEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
Washington, DC – Today, Our Revolution released the following statement announcing its endorsements in Essex County, New Jersey:
We are proud to endorse Christine Clarke for the New Jersey State Assembly in District 26. Christine is an activist who knows that climate change is the existential threat of our era. That’s why she’s devoted so much time to organizing for a greener New Jersey – first, serving on the steering committee of Jersey Renews, and now as the chair of the Jefferson Township Democratic Committee, where she has continued to center the importance of addressing climate change.
As an Assemblymember, she will lead where our current representatives have, frankly, failed us. Christine will push for more green infrastructure that creates jobs while helping to clean our air and water. She will also work to prepare New Jersey for the next environmental crisis, ensuring that our roads, waterways, bridges, and tunnels are not vulnerable to our rapidly changing climate. And, Christine will continue to look out for our children while she fights for their future, by expanding pre-kindergarten and increasing funding for our schools.
Christine will face an uphill battle – the 26th District has elected Republicans for a long time, despite the fact that they have done nothing for the working people of the 26th. If we want to install true, progressive change in our district, we’ll need all the help we can get. That’s why we’re asking you to volunteer today.
Our Revolution is committed to progressive change from the grassroots up, which is why we’re also pleased to endorse Rachel Ehrlich for Madison Borough Council.
Rachel is an architect who has spent years building energy-efficient affordable housing. That’s because she believes that every family has the right to a green, comfortable home – not just wealthy families. In her spare time, Rachel has also served on the board of NJ11th for Change, where she has pushed for more transparency in elected office.
We’re endorsing Rachel because we know she’ll bring these qualities to her work on the Madison Borough Council. She is committed to growing a healthier and more sustainable Madison, by promoting smart development while ensuring that we increase our neighborhoods’ livability at the same time. Rachel will also push for a more transparent approach to officeholding, reflecting her belief that public servants are just that – community members elected to serve on behalf of their communities, acting in the best interests of all of Madison’s residents.