Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) will be discussing key issues and taking questions from the online audience in a Facebook Live event on Thursday, April 26 at 6:45 p.m., hosted by Action Together New Jersey (ATNJ).
The event is the second in a series designed to give voters and activists direct access to elected representatives and candidates through online, town hall-style events. ATNJ is hosting the series in order to encourage open dialogue and increase public engagement in the run-up to the midterm elections and beyond. Further interactive sessions will be announced in coming months. Questions will be accepted in advance and also taken during the live stream.
The Q&A was organized by the ATNJ Environment Team following a meeting with Senator Menendez, during which he highlighted his environmental-protection and clean-energy intitiatives.
“We appreciate the opportunity to continue the discussion of our shared priorities and concerns with the senator,” said organizer Christine Clarke, Environmental Policy Director with ATNJ. “Addressing anthropogenic climate change is the great challenge of our generation, and we need accountable leadership taking decisive action to protect us all,” she added.
“As progressive New Jersey activists, it’s important for us not only to voice our concerns to our elected representatives, but to hear from them about legislation that’s in the pipeline and where they stand on the issues,” said Uyen “Winn” Khuong, Executive Director of ATNJ. “Streaming Q&As like this one with Senator Menendez and our previous one with Senator Booker bring the legislators right into our living rooms to speak to us directly. ATNJ is pleased to be able to facilitate this kind of interaction.”
Anyone interested in watching and participating in the event can “Like” or “Follow” ATNJ’s public Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ActionTogetherNJ in order to be notified when the event goes live on April 26. The event will stream live at www.facebook.com/events/1003877603121685.
About Action Together New Jersey
ATNJ, a non-profit, progressive group, is the largest grassroots organization in New Jersey. ATNJ has chapters in every county, because change is local. Functioning as a central command for statewide initiatives and legislative actions, ATNJ’s teams work with coalitions of like-minded groups to serve the public by educating the electorate, providing a platform for progressive candidates, advancing legislative proposals with elected officials, and working in concert with advocacy groups for human rights. ATNJ seeks to promote equality and progressive ideals and to secure a more inclusive, fair and equitable future for New Jersey and the nation. For more information, visit www.ATNJ.org.
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