On Monday, October 15th, Hillary Clinton will help Senator Robert Menendez raise funds for his campaign for U.S. Senate. The theme of the evening’s event is “Women for Menendez: An Evening Reception,” and the costs of attending are $5400/plate, $2700/plate, $1000/plate or $500/plate.
Members of the Hoffman for Senate campaign, Moxley for Congress campaign, the Green Party of New Jersey, Hudson County Green Party, Green Party of New Jersey’s Latinx Caucus, Turn Left Action and New Jersey Revolution Radio plan to protest outside this event between 4:30pm and 6:00pm, in front of the Liberty Steak House, at 111 Montgomery Street, in Jersey City.
“The costs of this dinner show exactly what is wrong with politics in this country,” said Brian Powers, New Jersey Revolutionary Radio. “The cost of just one plate at this fundraiser could go a long way to helping out many ordinary people. Instead the money is being used to fund negative ad campaigns among candidates who refuse to address issues that really matter to people.”
“Hillary Clinton’s presence here in New Jersey is one more example of how both mainstream political parties are obsessed with war,” said Madelyn Hoffman, the Green Party’s candidate for U.S. Senate. “I remember all too well her response to the U.S. assassination of Ghaddafi in 2011 – ‘we came, we saw, he died,’ followed by laughter. That action in Libya resulted in the re-emergence of the slave trade in Libya, certainly no laughing matter.”
“From the beginning of this campaign, I have condemned U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s bombing of Yemen amidst an expanding humanitarian crisis; criticized continued U.S. support for the Israeli occupation of Palestine without a word of condemnation of the killing of Palestinian protesters at the fence between Gaza and Israel. Still, neither Bob Hugin nor Senator Menendez has said a word. This is one reason my campaign has called the next month leading up to Election Day an ‘Anti-war Autumn.’”
“It’s time to get big money out of politics,” said Diane Moxley, Green Party candidate for U.S. Congress in District 7. “The Greens take no corporate money and no money from Political Action Committees. This allows the Greens to represent the 99%, not the wealthy elite, and sets the Greens apart from the other political parties. Our purpose here on Monday night is to inform the public that there is another alternative on Election Day.”