Monday, October 21, 2013

Faces of Equality

As I've been covering the marriage equality struggle for Blue Jersey over the last few years, I've had the privilege of meeting many of the hard-working folks who have seen their efforts come to fruition today. Some of them are in the photo, below. Whether I have a photo of you or not, you have all been an inspiration to me. Observing the workings in the halls of Trenton (or Washington) can make a person cynical of politics, but our victory today makes it all worthwhile. Your strength and perseverance is uplifting to me.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Jon Runyan's Politicalization of Health Benefits

Recently, Congressman Jon Runyan sent out this letter to some of his constituents. Never mind the fact that the recipient of this copy is not Medicare-eligible, the letter shows that Runyan is more concerned with scoring political points than helping his constituents.

The letter was sent out on the eve of the sign-up period for Obamacare, something that the recipient of this letter might qualify for. Yet, there’s no mention in the letter on how to enroll or where to get more information. 

This is not surprising because Runyan has been a solid vote for the anti-healthcare Tea Party platform. That’s his prerogative. But he shouldn’t be misusing his franking privilege by leaving out an important program that his constituents can benefit from.

Congressman Runyan's Misleading Letter