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APN Summit a Tremendous Success!

Nearly 200 people gathered in Monroe, NJ on Dec 4 to talk about "Changing Attitudes, Changing Laws, Changing Lives." The event included moving speeches from Professor Kasturi Dasgupta (see link below) and Shaquana Thompson, as well as the opportunity to hear from two state legislators: Senate Minority Leader Thomas Kean, Jr., and Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia. Just as importantly, participants built advocacy skills and developed advocacy plans for key anti-poverty efforts in conference workshops. Anyone interested in being part of these efforts is urged to attend the next APN general meeting on January 28 to learn more.

For press coverage of the event, see the NJTV news story, as well as coverage in MyCentralJersey.com,  NJSpotlight, and Greater Media News.

Professor Dasgupta's keynote address:

"Vanquishing Injustice Once And For All" 

APN calls for restoration of EITC with Transportation Trust Fund fix

The state appears to be near action on revenue raises to address the chronic underfunding of the Transportation Trust Fund, which almost certainly means increased taxes on gas. The Anti-Poverty Network offered testimony in support of this step, provided the state acts concurrently to restore the state Earned Income Tax Credit. The testimony was offered at the November 6 public hearing of the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Commission, and APN Director Serena Rice's testimony can be accessed here. See also coverage of the hearing, including Rice's statements in the Star Ledger. 

Upcoming events

28 Jan 2015 10:00 AM • NJEA, 180 W. State Street, Trenton

The APN thanks the Fund for New Jersey for its substantial support of our efforts to advance the cause of eradicating poverty in the state. 

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