FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Carole Tonks, Executive Director, Alliance Center for Independence
Phone: (732) 738-4388
On September 14th, New Jersey residents with disabilities and their families will have an opportunity to meet the candidates for US Senate.
“Every midterm election is important and this year’s is no exception,” says Carole Tonks, Executive Director of the Alliance Center for Independence, a non-profit organization that assists people with disabilities in Middlesex, Somerset and Union counties and chief organizer of the forum. “The next congress will take up many issues, and this event is our attempt to ensure that the priorities of 56 million disabled people are sufficiently addressed.”
All five independent candidates are participating in the event, which will be moderated by the League of Women Voters of NJ. Democrat Senator Robert Menendez and Republican Bob Hugin have been invited.
The Candidates’ Forum will take place from 6 to 8 PM in West Hall Parkside Drive on the Edison Campus of Middlesex County College located at 2600 Woodbridge Ave, Edison.
This non-partisan event is made possible through a grant from Disability Rights New Jersey, through the Protection and Advocacy Voter Access (PAVA) program. REV UP NJ is an effort to engage more people with disabilities in the election process in NJ and is part of the national REV UP organization.
ACI and REV UP are strictly non-partisan organizations and do not endorse or support any candidate for political office.