Madelyn Hoffman, the Green Party of New Jersey’s candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2020, today announces that she is now the official candidate of the Green Party of New Jersey for Governor in 2021. Hoffman announced the official beginning of her petition drive gathering signatures to be placed on the ballot in November, and working to earn the support of activists around the state. State Election rules require a minimum of 800 valid signatures from registered voters in New Jersey. These signatures must be submitted either electronically or in hard copy before 4:00pm on June 8th.
Official efforts will begin on Friday, April 16th in Asbury Park and Saturday, April 17, in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. For more information, click here.
“I am proud to be the Green Party of New Jersey’s officially endorsed candidate for this year’s campaign,” said Madelyn Hoffman, “and excited to build off our record-setting 2020 campaign. There are no ballot-qualified progressives challenging Governor Murphy in the primary, so I will be the progressive choice for governor this year. If you hold progressive values, I’m your candidate.”
“According to recent polls, the people of New Jersey and the rest of the country are looking for an alternative to the Democrats and Republicans,” said Barry Bendar, GPNJ Elections Chair. “We have assembled a dynamic campaign team in 2021, made up of many of New Jersey’s youth and others fighting for social and economic justice. There are many issues the people of New Jersey face that neither the Democrats or Republicans have been able to address. That’s why we are excited to announce Madelyn Hoffman’s campaign!”
Hoffman’s campaign will spotlight a real Eco-Socialist Green New Deal and a Green Bill of Rights, propose a plan to confront climate change by moving the state toward 100% reliance on renewable energy as soon as possible since the planet is running out of time, closure of ICE detention centers here in New Jersey and release of all those detained, a legalization of marijuana program that finally decriminalizes it and much more.
Matthew James Skolar, the outreach coordinator for Hoffman’s 2020 campaign and chair of the Green Party of New Jersey’s youth caucus said, “2020’s campaign showed the power of grassroots organizers to transform their activism into electoral results. Young activists in particular were embraced by Madelyn and her campaign, and held a lot of power in the decision making process. Those same young activists look forward to the gubernatorial race, where Hoffman has already pledged to give young people seats at the table.”
People interested in signing Madelyn Hoffman’s ballot access petition can click on this link or contact email@example.com to obtain an electronic version of the petition, suitable for downloading, printing, and collecting signatures on paper.
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