Rebecca Williams speaks on gun violence

On Saturday June 4, Union County Commissioner Rebecca Williams took part in the latest march against gun violence in Plainfield. The Plainfield demonstration was part of a renewed national push, spurred on by the tragic shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, towards solutions to the crisis. Commissioner Williams delivered a powerful, emotional plea for stricter gun…

Richard Wyatt wins Plainfield City Council race

270 votes. That’s all Richard Wyatt needed to win his 2021 bid for Mayor of Plainfield in the Democratic Primary, despite being outspent by a massive margin – $355,000 versus around $35,000. Incumbent Adrian Mapp literally held a 10 to 1 money advantage, with donations from a who’s who of vendors, consultants, politicians, city employees,…

A Campaign Worth Running

I apologize for the lateness of this post, which I planned to release it in late July when the official results were released. But recovering from the campaign grind – and taking care of the obligations that the longest ever primary campaign forced me to neglect – has been a herculean task of its own.…

Plainfield holds We the People March & Rally (photos)

The Plainfield Anti-Violence Coalition called for a local rally against the murder of George Floyd and police violence in general, and it took place today. While this was Plainfield’s biggest anti-violence rally, it was preceded by many others over this past decade. I have made sure to participate – and post about – every single…

New Jersey Progressive Democrats launch Legal Defense Fund

The Progressive Democrats of New Jersey have launched a legal defense fund to aid protestors who get caught up in the legal system, which often results in overwhelming expenses, especially for individuals with limited means. To donate, please click here. Following is the press release: Progressive Democrats of New Jersey is taking a stand with…

Photos: Asbury Park protests the murder of George Floyd

On Monday evening, I again took part in the nearest demonstration against the murders of George Floyd and so many others – this time in Asbury Park. You can see my photos from Saturday’s Newark demonstration here. The Asbury Park were largely peaceful when I was there, but escalated after nightfall – link here. You…