SOMA Action Sustaining Members have voted to endorse Christine Clarke (D) and Laura Fortgang (D) for State Assembly in NJ Legislative District 26.  Thanks to all 72 sustaining members who voted!  90% of respondents voted to endorse Clarke and Fortgang.  Sustaining members are a subset of the SOMA Action members who pay dues and are given voting rights in certain organizational decisions such as endorsements.

We look forward not only in helping to flip this district, but also to elect two outstanding candidates who are unbought and unbossed, who are serious about putting the interests of their constituents first, and whose positions reflect the mission of SOMA Action.  We will be notifying members about upcoming efforts with the campaigns, so please be on the lookout, or email info@somaaction.org to get involved.

From Laura Fortgang: “I’m honored to receive the endorsement of SOMA Action, a grassroots organization which had proven to be one of most effective and courageous voices for accountable government and progressive solutions in the state. I decided to run for Assembly because I saw how lacking out of touch our incumbents are with the people of the district to the point of belittling and dismissing real concerns. And I see how factioned our state government has become. We need to bring fresh, independent voices to Trenton who will always put constituent needs and accountability first. Social and environmental justice depends on responsible representation that will fight against corruption and self-dealing. With SOMA Action’s support, I know we can do it.”