FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Carole Tonks, Executive Director, Alliance
Center for Independence Phone: (732) 738-4388 / E-mail: email@example.com
ALLIANCE CENTER FOR INDEPENDENCE/REV UP NJ HOST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT #6 CANDIDATES FORUM ON MONDAY, AUGUST 27TH
On August 27th, residents with disabilities and their families will have an opportunity to meet the Democratic Party and Republican Party candidates for New Jersey’s 6th Congressional District. Representative Frank Pallone, Democrat and his Republican challenger, Rich Pezzullo also will discuss those issues that are important for people with disabilities and their supporters. The 6th Congressional District is made up of 32 municipalities in Middlesex and Monmonth counties.
“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.”
The Candidates’ Forum will take place from 6 to 8 pm at ACI, 629 Amboy Ave, Edison, NJ (first floor conference room).
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.