The Nubian News, a Trenton-based African American newspaper, is hosting a rally for men to show their support of embattled Councilwoman Robin Vaughn.
The rally, set for 11 AM Thursday at the Nubian News office, comes as the state’s most powerful Democrats are calling on Vaughn to resign for making homophobic statements on a weekend conference call.
Council President Kathy McBride has said she will attend the rally, according to a response on her Facebook page. So is Stephani Register, the city’s principal planner.
“No woman should be attacked. The Mayor of Trenton cannot be allowed to call Robin Vaughn names and attack her being and then get upset when she returns in kind. We stand against unwarranted attacks against women,” the rally organizer posted on social media.
Gov. Phil Murphy, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver and Democratic State Chairman John Currie have called for Vaughn’s resignation.
Last year, McBride doubled down on backing Vaughn when she found herself under fire for making anti-Semitic statements.
Update: Register contacted the New Jersey Globe on Tuesday evening to say that she was not attending: “While I was interested to hear what our MEN would say, I’m NO LONGER INTERESTED!!!”