On Thursday afternoon, the American Civil Liberties Union-New Jersey, the League of Women Voters of New Jersey, and the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice issued statements urging officials to investigate the flier.
"This is an example of how our current political environment is both normalizing and fueling racism," said Jesse Burns, executive director of the League of Women Voters of New Jersey.
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The American Civil Liberties Union-New Jersey (ACLU-NJ), the League of Women Voters of New Jersey (League), and the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice (Institute) also issued statements condemning the mailer.
“This mailer hits New Jerseyans so personally because we know that the qualities this flier disparages – diversity, unity, strength through difference, even the democratic process and democracy itself – are so fundamental to what it means to be American,” said ACLU-NJ Executive Director Amol Sinha. “We must organize and fight back against hateful, bigoted attacks on our immigrant communities and defend the rights we share. In New Jersey, an attack on one of us is an attack on us all.”
The mailer is an example of how the current political environment is normalizing and fueling racism, said Jesse Burns, executive director of the League of Women Voters of New Jersey.
“Only by standing together and making it clear that this is unacceptable and will not be tolerated can we begin to fight back,” added Jesse Burns, who supports calls for a full investigation to uncover the group behind the ad.