NJ-CAN, a group of progressive Democrats against the pension and health benefits reforms, is looking for changes in Trenton.
The relatively new organization from Collingswood held a press conference for their kickoff event at Veterans Plaza in Trenton on Monday. The Courier Post reports NJ-CAN began a petition campaign to remove Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver from their offices. NJ-CAN has called the 22 Democrats who voted for the pension and health care changes bill “Christie-crats,” unhappy about not getting more from Governor Chris Christie in the benefits package.
According to lehighvalleylive.com, NJ-CAN has teamed up with various community groups, labor organizations and unaffiliated citizens to fight those Democrats who voted for the pensions and health benefits bill.
The group’s web site says their goal is to bring about democracy and accountability in New Jersey, and they reject corporate interests and bureaucracies. They claim to campaign for candidates who support a truly progressive platform.
The organization next plans to run against the 70 lawmakers who supported the benefits bill and to petition later in the year to recall Governor Chris Christie from office.
More information about NJ-CAN is available by contacting:
P. O. Box 59
Collingswood, N. J. 08108-0059