Politics

 

NEW JERSEY STATE GOVERNMENT

Newark Representatives in the New Jersey State Legislature

Yes, all of these people actually represent some portion of Newark in Trenton. My guess is that if you send them e-mail as a resident of Newark, they won't discard it if they realize they don't actually represent your block. So, send them your complaints.

  • Richard Codey

  • Ronald Rice

  • Theresa Ruiz

  • Albert Coutinho

New Jersey Governor:

Hello students. This page is designed to further your knowledge of political parties and options in the United States, and to encourage you to become politically active. 

First, below is a list of political parties in the United States. On each of the sites you can see who their candidates are and what their general beliefs are. If you read their full platforms, you will often get a good idea of what they party wants and believes. There ARE more options than just the Democrats and Republicans, despite what we usually hear. 

Second, this page is designed to give you an easy way to contact your political representatives. To the right are the places that all of your state and federal representatives can be contacted. The only way you will get what you want out of your politicians is if they hear from you about issues that matter to you!

 

 

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Here are websites/contact sites for the politicians who represent you on the local, state, and federal levels. If you ever want to voice your opinions about an issue that matters to you, these will allow you to do so.

US President

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UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT

If any of these pages are not working, you can also contact your representatives directly through the New York Times:

 

U.S. CONGRESS

U.S. Representative William Payne Jr.
(Newark's Representative in U.S. House of Representatives)

 

U.S. Senators


POLITICAL PARTIES: 

Here is a medium-sized list of political parties, grouped generally by their location on the political spectrum. There are actually more than this, but these are some of the biggest, strongest, and most representative of their group ideology. Some have smart, well thought out ideas, and have a long history of trying to bring about positive change in our world, while others are nearly the opposite. To figure out which is which you will have to read each parties platform, compare and critically analyze their goals and methods, and then look at their actual actions!!! Have fun!

But even more important, keep in mind what we've learned in class: change that benefits working class people rarely comes FROM politicians and parties. More often, it comes when large numbers of people organize, take action, and build their POWER as a movement to force society and politicians to change. That's what some of these parties are actually attempting to do!

 

POLITICAL/EDUCATIONAL FORUMS AND CENTERS

The Commons - Great, Brooklyn location for learning about politics, economics, history, and society.

Marxist Education Project (MEP) - Another Brooklyn based group providing education on politics, economics, history, and society, from a Marxist perspective.

Parecon - interesting website describing a visionary model of how our society and economy might work if designed to address people's needs


THERE ARE MANY, MANY MORE great opportunities to learn interesting political and historical information about our world in the NY-NJ area, especially at major universities like Rutgers (NB and Newark), NYU, Columbia, CUNY schools, etc., and especially in New York at various locations.