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N.J. progressive Democrats plan to recall Gov. Christie

christiesign062811_optBY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

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:

NJ-CAN

P. O. Box 59

Collingswood, N. J. 08108-0059

(H) 856-858-4997

(C) 856-332-2157

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Comments (5)
5 Wednesday, 10 August 2011 19:26
nobodyasked
i would hope they spend enough of their money to start the recall.

i guess a look at wisconsin for advice is warranted.

$31+ million in union money to foster the recall.

success? zero. i guess they'll raise the union dues.
4 Wednesday, 10 August 2011 14:01
Reality Check
Why don't these socialists spend their own time raising money to give to all the workers who now have to - god forbid - pay for benefits. If they are so appalled at this notion, and believe that someone else (read: the taxpayer) should pay, why not simply go out and raise money for this worthy cause?
Nevermind, it's much easier to have our "leaders" take the money out of our pockets...but only those "rich" people.
3 Wednesday, 10 August 2011 07:59
SteveO
So funny, so funny. It's amazing how delusional some people can be.
2 Tuesday, 09 August 2011 13:38
MarieV
"The group’s web site says their goal is to bring about democracy...".

So we're not living in a democracy... because... why? Oh, you don't agree with the governor. Please.
1 Tuesday, 09 August 2011 13:23
MarieB
I'm right there with you. Christie and the Christiecrats need to go.

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