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Former State Sen. Gordon MacInnes (D-Morris Township),, president of New Jersey Policy Perspective

MacInnes endorses Harrison for Congress

Susie Wilson, Irene Goldman sign on as Harrison supporters

By David Wildstein, May 11 2020 10:11 am

The former president of New Jersey’s top progressive think tank is supporting Brigid Callahan Harrison for Congress in New Jersey’s 2nd district.

Gordon MacInnes, a former state senator from Morris County, headed New Jersey Policy Perspective from 2012 to 2018. His endorsement that brings with it a sort of Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval on Harrison’s liberal bonafides.

Also backing Harrison: Susie Wilson, a social justice activist for decades who served on the New Jersey State Board of Education; and Irene Goldman, who has spent more than 50 years fighting for human rights and racial equality and served as chair of the Coalition for Peace Action.

“As one of the most highly regarded professors in the state of New Jersey, Brigid’s understanding of public policy is unmatched and we would be hard pressed to find a candidate throughout the country, let alone New Jersey, who understands the negative economic, political, historical and social implications that the Trump administration has brought to our country during the last four years,” MacInnes, Wilson and Goldman said in a joint statement. “There will be no on the job training for Brigid. She has earned her reputation as a public policy expert because of her clear academic credentials and by being in the legislative arena for years.”

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