Elections

Local Group Gathers Outside Clinton Book Signing Citing Rep. Frelinghuysen's Voting Record

371b003eae94ca550958_d3ab3eeeaf8e27dade41_IMG_4862.jpg
371b003eae94ca550958_d3ab3eeeaf8e27dade41_IMG_4862.jpg

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Volunteers from the 11th for Change organization were outside of the Hillary Clinton book signing event held at Watchung Booksellers on Tuesday. They took the opportunity to voice political views about Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-NJ. 

The grassroots non-partisan coalition, 11th for Change, considers itself an advocate for all citizens of New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District, whose mission is to educate people who may not know that Frelinghuysen is their Congressional Representative or be aware of his voting record.

The organization regularly organizes groups of people to visit Frelinghuysen's office to express their general concerns as well as their views on his voting record. 

Sign Up for E-News

Outside of the Clinton signing event, 11th for Change volunteers took the opportunity to pass out literature that laid out Frelinghuysen's voting record in detail.

Many of those passing through stopped at the table and remarked that his voting record aligned with the Trump Administration, including the vote in the House for the American Healthcare Act in June.

Back in 2013, following the 2012 election, Upper Montclair became part of the 11th Congressional District and many who went to the polls during that time did not know until they got there that Representative Pascrell was no longer their Representative.

Based on Montclair’s voting record, residents have expressed that Frelinghuysen’s values are likely not those of a solid blue district.

Volunteer Lori Heninger said, “Rodney Frelinghuysen is not the moderate he claims to be. He is not representative of his constituency.”

As she passed out bumper stickers, pins and flyers, Heninger said 11th for Change is a group of concerned citizens. She told Tapinto Montclair that she herself had experienced gerrymandering.  

“My little bit of West Orange was gerrymandered into the 11th District. We are down near the valley.”

One of the people who stopped at the 11th for Change table was William Toner. He had been a volunteer in the Clinton campaign and was exiting Watchung Booksellers after having his book signed by Clinton.

Toner said, “We need to get Frelinghuysen out.”

Toner’s personal concern was health care. “I am worried if it passes the senate, what will happen... I will lose my healthcare.”

The next general meeting of 11th for Change will take place on October 5 from 7-9pm at the Boonton Elks Lodge 1405 located at 125 Cornelia St in Boonton, NJ.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Montclair

South Orange - Maplewood School District Responds to Threatening Message Painted in Columbia H.S. Lot

February 15, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Orange - Maplewood School District (SOMSD) sent an email to Columbia High School (CHS) families at about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday with information about the threatening message that was found painted in the CHS lot that morning. 

The large message was painted on the ground of the student parking lot on Parker Avenue, about a half-block from CHS, and stated, ...

Over 25 Cats, 1 Dog Rescued From Deplorable Conditions in Woodland Park Hoarding Case

February 15, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Over 25 cats and one dog were were removed from deplorable conditions in a home of a local elderly woman 

Passaic County S.P.C.A. Humane Police and Wayne Township Animal Control, who services the Borough of Woodland Park, responded to the home at 15 Hillery Street on a report of animals living in deplorable conditions in a home ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, February 18

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Sun, February 18, 2:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Author/Artist Talk about Before She Was Harriet

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, February 18, 2:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Author/Artist Talk about Before She Was Harriet

Arts & Entertainment

Montclair Police Blotter: Multiple Vehicles Rummaged, Arrests and More

February 14, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The following blotter was released by the Montclair Police Department on February 13, 2018:

Arrest:
02-05- 2018 (Bloomfield Avenue) Mr. David Blakely, 27yoa from Montclair was arrested on an open
Montclair warrant ($250)
02-09- 2018 (Lackawanna Plaza) Ms. Tawanna Hill, 36yoa from Montclair, was arrested for open
warrants out of Montclair and Little Falls totaling ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...

'American Hero' explores with powerful performances

‘American Hero’ pulses with tension, clashing emotions at George Street

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNWICK – The issue of social injustice makes its way into “American Hero,” the second play in a trilogy by Christopher Demo-Brown.

Armand Schultz as Rob is to receive a medal of honor for his heroic actions during the Iraq war. Although he lost the use of his legs, he ...

New Law Requires Amateur Sports Organizations To Report Sexual Abuse

February 18, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — . – Senate Bill 534, Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 was signed into law on Jan. 14, 2018, effective immediately.

The bill imposes a duty on amateur sports organizations, including US Equestrian and its members, to report suspected sex-abuse to local or federal law enforcement or to a ...