Op-Ed: Transit Equity Day – New Jersey Must Create a Transportation System Accessible for All

By: Orlando Riley, Chairman, Amalgamated Transit Union NJ State Council & Norah Langweiler, Jersey Renews Campaign Organizer, New Jersey Work Environment Council New Jersey suffers from dual problems associated with the same root cause: poor air quality and some of the worst traffic congestion and longest commutes in the country. The cause of this issue [...]

By |2020-02-04T12:27:26-05:00February 4th, 2020|Electrify Opinion, ElectrifyNJ, Press|0 Comments

Press Release: Labor & Environment Coalition Tackle Transit Equity with a Day of Action for a Fully Funded NJ Transit

For Immediate Release: February 4, 2020 Contact: Norah Langweiler, NJ Work Environment Council, 609-214-5110 Early this morning, Jersey Renews advocates and Amalgamated Transit Union workers from across the state staged a Day of Action to celebrate Transit Equity Day. Groups convened at transit hubs in North, Central, and South Jersey to bring attention to the [...]

By |2020-02-04T12:17:45-05:00February 4th, 2020|ElectrifyNJ, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Press Release: Jersey Renews Hosts A Day of Action in Support of Electric Vehicles Lobby Day to Urge the Passing of S2252/A4819

For Immediate Release: November 25, 2019 Contact: Norah Langweiler, NJ Work Environment Council, (609) 214-5110 Trenton, NJ - Today, Jersey Renews hosted a day of action to urge legislators to pass the electric vehicle bill S2252/A4819. Supporters gathered in the State House Annex to promote a just transition to an electrified transit system in New Jersey. With [...]

By |2019-12-04T08:07:52-05:00November 25th, 2019|ElectrifyNJ, Press|0 Comments

Recap: EV Showcase in Edison

On September 18, Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak joined with Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center and Jersey Renews to take electric cars -- and the promise of a zero-carbon transportation future for New Jersey -- for a test drive during National Drive Electric Week.  Edison Councilman Coyle, Councilman Patil, and [...]

By |2019-10-11T09:33:58-04:00September 19th, 2019|ElectrifyNJ, Events|0 Comments

Call on State to Ensure EV Development Is Equitable, Helps Poorer Communities

Coalition urges statewide plan to electrify transportation sector, making sure that communities hit hard by pollution are prioritized By Tom Johnson If and when the state gets around to electrifying the transportation sector, it must ensure urban and low-income communities that bear the brunt of its pollution share in that transformation, according to an advocacy [...]

By |2019-09-30T08:59:58-04:00July 1st, 2019|ElectrifyNJ, Press|0 Comments

White Paper: Transportation Electrification – Keeping an Eye on Equity

On Wednesday, June 26, Jersey Renews released the white paper Transportation Electrification: Keeping an Eye on Equity. The paper is broken down categories of electrification: private vehicles, private fleets, public fleets, and NJ Transit and addresses why electrification of that system matters, who it helps, barriers, and steps to make an electrification a reality. [...]

By |2019-06-27T12:03:23-04:00June 27th, 2019|ElectrifyNJ, Events|0 Comments

Jersey Renews Statement on Murphy Admin’s Green Light for VW Settlement & EV Partnership

For Immediate Release: June 3, 2019 Contact: Norah Langweiler, NJ Work Environment Council, 908-303-4546 ext. 302 Murphy Administration Gives Green Lights for VW Settlement & EV Partnership Trenton – The following is a statement from Norah Langweiler, Jersey Renews campaign organizer. "The announcements today from Governor Murphy and NJDEP are important steps forward in the electrification of [...]

By |2019-06-03T17:28:26-04:00June 3rd, 2019|ElectrifyNJ, Press|0 Comments

Electric Vehicles Mean Good Jobs, Cleaner Air, Healthier Children Mean Stronger Paterson According to Mayor Andre Sayegh, GreenFaith Say

PATERSON, NJ - More than 60 elected officials, members of the clergy, and local residents enjoyed bright sunshine as they viewed and learned the benefits of the more than one dozen electric cars, as well as a hybrid vehicle that runs on both gasoline and a battery, on display in the parking lot Paterson’s historic [...]

By |2019-05-13T10:57:03-04:00May 9th, 2019|ElectrifyNJ, Press|0 Comments

Event Recap: Electric Vehicle Blessing with Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh, GreenFaith, & Jersey Renews

On Wednesday, May 8, Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh and Councilman Luis Velez joined Jersey Renews as partners GreenFaith, NJ Work Environment Council, and Environment New Jersey at the Calvary Baptist Church for an electric vehicle blessing on a sunny afternoon. Led by Rev. Dr. Randall Lassiter, Senior Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, leaders of [...]

By |2019-06-03T10:36:55-04:00May 9th, 2019|ElectrifyNJ, Events|0 Comments

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