One week ago Donald Trump became President-Elect. The Governor of NJ, who has been harbored here, and shaped here, despite scandals and his bullying and abusive manner, was an essential part of President-Elect Trump’s rise before the American electorate. We are troubled by the direct connection that New Jersey has had to the rise of this President-Elect.
We in New Jersey need to know that our elected officials, who have shared this space with Governor Christie, reject the language of hate and reject the sentiment of proposed policies of exclusion. We need to know that New Jersey will stop harboring bad Governors and instead will become a safe haven, a sanctuary, for those who feel frightened by Mr. Trump’s election as President.
We will gather in front of the State House at 11:30, for 45 minutes of sharing together. Then, you are invited to bring this resolution to the desk of your elected officials.
Be it resolved that the elected officials of the NJ State Senate/ NJ State Assembly reaffirm the values of inclusiveness, gentleness, safety, peace and the right to assemble for all New Jerseyans, regardless of ethnicity, race, refugee status, asylee status, immigration status, religion, creed, gender or sexual orientation. While we respect the President Elect as duly elected, we stand resolutely against all political language and policies that deliberately seek to damage persons, families, or community. New Jersey will remain a sanctuary, a haven, for all who live here in harmony.