Congratulations to the new Pequannock Democratic Committee members that were elected on June 6th! The committee held our bi-annual reorganization meeting on Monday, June 19th to install new members, elect officers, and discuss the upcoming legislative and county races. Save the date for our Summer Meeting & Social – Sunday, July 9th, 2PM – 4PM.
In March, 2021, members of the Pequannock Democratic Committee researched the history of the Lenape people in our area, connected with experts and sought their feedback, and drafted a Land Acknowledgment that was approved by the committee. The land acknowledgment is read at the start of our meetings and events as a reminder that long before the history of the Township of Pequannock began, another people roamed, farmed, and cared for the lands we now call home. These people were forcibly removed from the land upon which they dwelt, further and further from their homes, often violently. We use the land acknowledgment as a constant reminder of this part of our town’s history and as a commitment to honor those who came before us and to care for the land as they once did.
Pequannock Democratic Committee Land Acknowledgment
We gather today in Pequannock Township on the ancestral homelands of the Lenape people, whose language provides us with the names Pompton and Pequannock. The Lenape peacefully roamed and farmed the land of this region until they were displaced by colonial settlers and forced into the northern mountains and beyond. We honor the Indigenous people who gently walked this land before us. We commit to educate our residents of the importance of the Lenape to our local history and to be better stewards of the land we inhabit.
Adopted March 24, 2021
- State and Local Tax deduction cap hurts NJ families
- Congresswoman Sherrill has been fighting to repeal the cap since her first day in office
- Send your story about how SALT has impacted you to firstname.lastname@example.org
Congresswoman Sherrill launches #SummerofSALT advocacy campaign
From the Congresswoman’s newsletter:
When I speak with my constituents about the issues that impact them the most, a critical issue that comes up time and time again is the SALT deduction cap implemented in the 2017 tax bill. This cap imposes a harmful double tax on New Jersey residents and creates one of the largest marriage penalties in the federal tax code, not just for the wealthy but for middle class residents in every corner of my district.
That’s why this summer I launched the #SummerofSALT advocacy campaign to highlight the negative impact of the SALT deduction cap on residents of NJ-11, including our teachers, firefighters, health care workers, and seniors. I’ve been fighting for relief since my first day in office and this summer I’m turning up the heat on Congress to get this done.
At my kick-off event, I was joined by President of the American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten, Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark, Fire Fighters Association of NJ Treasurer Matthew Caliente, Kyle Hughes of NJ Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association, immediate past president of New Realtors Angela Sicoli, Sue Butterfield, President of Passaic County Education Association (NJEA), Montclair Councilor Bob Russo, and Woodland Park resident and former nurse Joan Murko.
We kept the first week of the #SummerofSALT going strong in Washington last Wednesday when Randi and I joined Representatives Tom Suozzi, Josh Gottheimer, Lauren Underwood, Jamie Raskin, Bill Pascrell, Donald Norcross, Tom Malinowski, and Mike Levin along with IAFF General President Ed Kelly and IAFF General Secretary-Treasurer Frank Lima to highlight how the cap harms union families across the country.
The #SummerofSALT will continue throughout the season with events like these, stops at small businesses, and much more. Keep an eye on my social media pages for more updates and events!
This week, my colleague Rep. Tom Suozzi of New York organized a special order hour on the House Floor to make our case to eliminate the SALT deduction cap. I joined him, along with other members of the SALT Caucus, to speak on behalf of New Jersey families who are getting taxed twice under the SALT deduction cap as part of my #SummerofSALT initiative.
|Share Your SALT Story
If you and your family are impacted by the SALT cap and you would like to make your voice heard as part of this issue campaign, please share your story to email@example.com. Your stories only make my argument and my resolve to tackle this issue stronger.
Tavern 5 parking concerns
Several homeowners residing on Newark-Pompton Tpk, Lockwood, Dale, Prospect and surrounding neighborhoods spoke to the Council about numerous problems regarding crowded, dangerous streets and public drunkenness caused by Tavern 5 customers. They suggested many options to manage parking in the area.
Reconnect with Pequannock Democrats
We are thrilled to schedule our first in-person meeting since February of 2020! Our June meeting will be an informal social gathering at the Greenview Park Pavilion where you can reconnect with fellow Dems, chat with the Morris County Commissioner candidates, find out what we’ve been up to and what’s coming down the road. We’re looking forward to seeing you all again!
If you own a business or provide a service in town, please bring your business card or flyer. We’ll be creating a list of recommended service providers for local Democrats to choose from. We all want to make wise decisions about how we spend our money and who we trust for services. We’d love to be able to recommend local Dems and progressive business owners.
Greenview Park Pavilion (Lot C)
Wednesday, June 16th
6:45 – 8:15PM – drop by anytime!