MORRISTOWN, NJ - Florham Park's Mayor Mark Taylor, along with Mt. Arlington's Mayor Mike Stanzilis joined over 100 business people in a march on Sunday (Nov. 22) in Morris Township that urged Gov. Phil Murphy to resist ordering another COVID-19 lockdown.
The event was led by Morris County surrogate and former Morris County freeholder, Heather Darling. The "March for Your Rights" begin at 10 a.m. at the Morris Township Police Department and ended around noon at the steps of Morristown Town Hall.
The event was spearheaded by a new non-partisan organization called We the People NJ. The group contends New Jersey's residents and small businesses, cannot endure a second lockdown.
"The group stands for personal choice in regard to personal protection which includes the constitutional rights of going to work and to school," said a press release announcing the march. It says the group members "acknowledge and respect the constitutional rights of some people who wish to stay home and protect themselves from health risks," but added that its intention "is to demand that everyone’s personal choice is protected."
Other people who spoke at the event included Jennifer Rogers who owns the Randolph Tennis Center. Rogers hosted a peaceful protest against the shutdown at her facility back in May. She has been an outspoken voice for the small business owner since then.
Also speaking to the crowd were Steve Rogers and Mikey Chopra, owner of i2i Fusion restaurant in Boonton. Both affirmed the need for NJ's economy to stay open.