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NJ 11th for Change endorses Sherrill

Group helped mount early opposition to Frelinghuysen

By David Wildstein, June 19 2018 1:39 pm

The grassroots organization that helped topple twelve-term Republican Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen has endorsed Democrat Mikie Sherrill for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th district.

“We enthusiastically and with great hope endorse Mikie Sherrill for Congress. Throughout her entire congressional campaign, Sherrill has shown a sincere concern for all of the district’s residents and taken positions that we believe best reflect the district’s values of fairness, compassion, inclusivity and common sense,” said Saily Avelenda, Executive Director of NJ 11th for Change.

The endorsement is significant, but not surprising since the group was built partly on its opposition to Donald Trump.   NJ 11th for Change became a force in local politics last year when it led protests against Frelinghuysen’s refusal to hold town hall meetings in his district.  The group was able  to take advantage of some forced errors by the incumbent congressman.  Many insiders say that NJ 11th for Change played a pivotal role in Frelinghuysen’s decision not to face voters for re-election in 2018.

“After decades of being represented in Congress by someone who was unwilling to engage with his constituents and whose positions increasingly clashed with the 11th District’s values, the prospect of having a representative who listens to us, cares about what matters to us, and truly represents us is like a breath of fresh air,” said Jonathan Bellack, Chair of NJ 11th for Change’s Board of Directors. “We look forward to a transparent and productive dialogue with Mikie Sherrill, and will, of course, continue to hold her – and all candidates and representatives – accountable to representing the District’s needs and priorities.”

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4 thoughts on “NJ 11th for Change endorses Sherrill

  1. This is great news for the Webber campaign. NJ 11th for Change is a radical leftist organization that spends Fridays outside Congressman Frelinghuysen’s office while others are at work. Most voters in CD11 are less concerned about political theatrics and more concerned about the economy, the national debt, and individual liberty.

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