Sierra Club endorses Menendez

The Sierra Club, the country’s largest grassroots environmental organization, endorsed U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez’s on Thursday. “Bob Menendez is a proven, steadfast environmental champion, fighting to protect the health of New Jersey’s environment and the well-being of New Jersey families,” New Jersey Sierra Club Political Chair Richard Isaac said. “New Jersey needs a fighter in the Senate who will stand up to Donald Trump’s attacks on our clean air, clean water, our

Zaida Polanco, Passaic councilwoman, dead at 41

Passaic Councilwoman Zaida Polanco died suddenly in her home on Wednesday. The cause of her death was not immediately clear. She was 41. “Throughout her life, Zaida fought to expand economic and educational opportunities to the City of Passaic,” U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez said in a statement. “She was an exceptional leader in the Hispanic community, often giving voice to the voiceless. Whether on the school board or city council,

Planned Parenthood PAC backs Menendez

The Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the lobbying arm of the family-planning organization, backed U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez over his Republican challenger, Bob Hugin, on Wednesday. “Sen. Menendez is a longtime supporter of the care that Planned Parenthood health centers provide,” said Dawn Laguens, the group’s executive vice president. “Menendez has fought against every attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and has advocated for access to birth control by co-sponsoring legislation