Updated Statement on International Solidarity with Palestine

May 12th, 2021 The North New Jersey chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America whole-heartedly condemns the crimes of apartheid and ethnic cleansing perpetrated by Israel against Palestinians. While violence has escalated recently, these crimes are longstanding and endemic to the settler-colonial project of Israel. Our chapter stands firmly in solidarity with Palestinians struggling for freedom. […]

North Jersey Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) Condemns Tom DeGise’s Fascist Repression in Hudson County

December 9 JERSEY CITY, NJ — North Jersey Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) condemns the heavy-handed fascist repression of Hudson County executive Tom DeGise, who responded to peaceful legal protests on public space with an unconstitutional restraining order, heavy police presence, and ultimately arrests of peaceful protestors standing legally on the sidewalk. This all reflects […]

Fund People NOT Police

On Election Day, the state of New Jersey overwhelmingly voted “yes” on Public Question 1. This public question sought to legalize the possession and use of marijuana for persons age 21 and older, and legalize the cultivation, processing, and sale of retail marijuana. We at the North New Jersey Chapter of the Democratic Socialists of […]

North NJ Democratic Socialists Join Historic Public Outcry Against ICE

The North New Jersey Democratic Socialists of America (NNJ DSA) condemns the Hudson County Board of Freeholders for its callous indifference and dismissal of public outrage against the county’s relationship with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Following almost twelve hours of public testimony to close the Hudson County ICE Detention Center, the Hudson County Freeholders voted to renew the 10-year contract with ICE, putting profit over the value of human lives. Former ICE detainees, immigration lawyers, doctors and healthcare workers, community organizers, and faith leaders expressed absolute opposition to the renewal. This renewal is a total reversal of a 2018 commitment by County Executive Tom DeGise and other Freeholders to pull out of the contract by the end of this year.

Solidarity During a Crisis: An Update on the North NJ DSA Mutual Aid Working Group

Northern New Jersey DSA’s Mutual Aid Working Group (MAWG) is excited about how some of our projects are evolving to meet the needs of our communities, bringing new people into socialist organizing and changing with the constant twist-and-turns of a new pandemic world. Here are some of our on-going projects and if you’re interested in getting involved, please join us in the fight for a fair and equal world.

Feeding New Jersey, Even Through Crisis

By Evan R. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic threatening the livelihoods and safety of our communities, New Jersey families have been forced to grapple with the possibility of running out of food. Even in times of relative calm, many New Jerseyans have had to experience the ordeal of food insecurity. According to Feeding […]

NJPAC board member profits from ICE. A coalition of activists did not stand for it.

A coalition of NJ-based community organizations demonstrated in Newark on October 4 in advocacy of freedom for foreign-born people imprisoned by ICE. Activists called the gathering “The People’s Gala” to contrast their advocacy with that of the concurrent annual Spotlight Gala being held inside.   The coalition, made up of American Friends Service Committee, Newark […]