JVPNNJ in Action!

Golden Rule Visits Liberty State Park • May 20, 2023

On Saturday, May 20th, 2023, the Veterans for Peace boat Golden Rule braved the wet weather to dock at Liberty State Park (actually, the rain really started when the event was well underway). The intrepid Solidarity Singers entertained, Kathy O’Leary of Pax Christie hosted, speakers were inspiring (including our own Joe Attamante), and we all left a bit more committed to a nuclear-free world.

Top, Golden Rule docked at Liberty State Park with its banner supporting the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty; Left, activists gather alongside the boat before the rain; Right, Joe Attamante speaks as a member of host groups VfP Chapter 21 and Northern NJ JVP.

NNJ JVP Supports Ben & Jerry’s

After reading Stephen Shalom  & Jon Moscow’s article in The Record (Oct. 4: https://njersy.co/3aCOjM7), we at NNJ JPV decided to put our principles into action—and have fun doing it!  Five intrepid members decided to eat ice cream at the Ridgewood Ben & Jerry’s on a recent Sunday, and bring flyers to explain to customers and passers-by why we support Ben & Jerry’s principled decision not to sell their ice cream in illegal settlements—and why we were opposed to the N.J. law passed in 2016, sponsored by now-retiring senator Loretta Weinberg, that led the N.J. Pension Fund to announce divestment of its Unilever shares.

Block the Boat Elizabeth, N.J. • July 25, 2021

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Block the Boat Elizabeth, N.J. • June 6, 2021

Thanks to Terri Kay for these photos from the Block the Boat rally on Sunday, June 6, 2021, at the port of Elizabeth.