More than 250 citizens from District 7 in New Jersey and District 8 in Pennsylvania attended a boisterous political rally and workshop held Sunday afternoon by Indivisible Lambertville-New Hope at the New Hope Eagle Volunteer Fire Company facility on Sugan Road.
Indivisible Lambertville-New Hope is an educational and advocacy organization concerned with issues facing the Affordable Care Act, environment, education, equality, and of causes specific to N.J. and P.A. The larger network of Indivisible groups in the U.S. numbers nearly 5,000, according to organization estimates.
Cindi Sternfeld of Lambertville leads the local group, and she addressed a lively crowd on Sunday, before attendees broke into approximately 10 sub-groups identified with issues around which members align. Other “tasks groups” enabled members to focus on legislative actions, communications, events, and social media.
What’s next for Indivisible Lambertville-New Hope?
“We are actively working on a number of issues and holding our legislators accountable to the people they were elected to serve. Where there is unfairness, threats to public safety and well-being, and where there is suppression of human rights as afforded by our Constitition, we will make our voices heard, and they will be loud.”
The group is hoping to next meet on the third Sunday in April, say leaders.
Below, some raw interview footage from the event featuring Cindi Sternfeld and Kristin McCarthy:
First time attending this meeting. Well organized group of Citizen Volunteers. Truly Genuine concern for people young and old, the poor, the middle class, and the sick. They even put out a call for Food donations to local Pantries. This is a beneficial organization well worth exploring.
What a positive group of civic minded and compassionate people!
I love that people demand their legislators represent them and will kick and scream until they do. However, many people in the area voted against what these people are proposing and got their chosen official elected. Those people elected have a responsibility to keep the promises that people voted on no matter the hardship. This group should focus on the next election rather than stopping what people voted for.
Thank you see you next meeting
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This is what democracy looks like.
Super organized group of NJ / PA residents who feel so strongly about our future under the current President and GOP administration. Glad to have found the group and look forward to my continued support / help in affecting change. I salute their efforts!
I’m sure you meant “effecting” change and I know it’s difficult. It took us eight long, painful years. Go President Trump!