Dear UULMNJ Liaisons and friend,
If you have been paying attention to the news, the award of Sandy Relief Funds have by most accounts have been mismanaged and skewed. The new round of funds are becoming available without much change in the allocation plans. We need to speak up now. Public hearings are this week. If you would like to testify, see below. Registration is required to speak at the hearings. UULMNJ will be submitting testimony and we have several volunteers attending each hearing.
NJ State Public Hearings on Sandy Aid
The State of New Jersey has scheduled three public hearings to solicit comments on the State’s plan to allocate $1.46 billion in aid.
The three public hearings are:
Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Performing Arts Center
101 Vera King Farris Dr., Galloway, NJ 08205
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Campus Center
141 Summit St., Newark, NJ 07103
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Brookdale Community College, Robert J. Collins Arena
765 Newman Springs Rd., Middletown, NJ 07738
If you would like to speak at one of the hearings, you must register online in advance. There are limited spaces so register ASAP. Those interested in speaking will be given up to three minutes. Register here.
You may also submit written comments at the public hearings, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
NJ Department of Community Affairs
101 South Broad Street, PO Box 800
Trenton, NJ 08625
All comments must be received by 5 pm March 5, 2014 to be considered.
A downloadable flyer with more information is available here.
That important points of the UULMNJ testimony as well as talking points are available here for your use. If you testify, identify your congregation as well so that they realize this is a statewide coalition, not just one organization, The more who can attend these meeting around the state the better. If you are available, please attend even if you don’t wish to testify. Numbers are important to impress upon our state how critical this is to the public. If you can make it, please let us know.