Join us as we B.L.A.Z.E. (Bring Live Advocacy through Zoom Each week) – a series of curated conversations led by our committee chairs and some special guests. Every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. we will address the advocacy topics we’ve long fought for, now under attack.
These conversations will be predicated on your questions. We will give you updates on what is happening across the country and specifically in New Jersey, while also providing Calls to Action – concrete ways to make real change from home right now.
B.L.A.Z.E. events are free and open to all. Pre-registration is required. Zoom meeting information will be provided to participants on the day of the event. If on the day of the event registration is closed, or you do not receive the email with the Zoom code by noon, please contact Gail Sample at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, May 13, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Get Out the Vote: Saving the System Voting Committee co-chair Jordana Horn Gordon talks about protecting and promoting the vote during a pandemic, and what we need to ask Trenton to do immediately.
Wednesday, May 20, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Abortion Access: The Fight Continues Reproductive Rights Committee co-chair Phoebe Pollinger will review the current national landscape, SCOTUS cases and discuss how you will keep New Jersey as a leader in reproductive rights.
Wednesday, May 27, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Human Trafficking 101 and Child Exploitation During Covid-19 with Kate Lee, Executive Director of the NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking The head of the 180-member coalition explains human trafficking, its prevalence across the country and right here in NJ, and how to protect our children from Internet predators.
Wednesday, June 3, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Gun Violence and Corona: A Double Public Health Crisis with Kerry Youmans, City Gun Violence Lead, Essex County, Moms Demand Action Gun Violence Prevention co-chair Diane Dresdale discusses what increased gun sales and pro-gun activism mean for our movement, where federal and state bills stand and, with Kerry Youmans, how to support the Newark Community Initiative to reduce gun violence.
Wednesday, June 10, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Periods Don’t Stop During a Pandemic (and Neither Do We) Period.Project co-chairs Laurie Kahn and Debra Caplan talk menstrual equity, the status of legislation and how you can help end period poverty today.