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SOMA Action Spearheading Protest at ‘Summer White House’ Saturday, June 3

South Orange-Maplewood’s homegrown political acton group SOMA Action is organizing a protest this Saturday, June 3 around the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ — the so-called “Summer White House.”

Also involved are groups from around the state including NJ Working Families, Action Together NJ, Blue Wave, NJ 11th for Change and NJ 7 Forward.

The protest will include a motorcade, then a rally in a park, followed by a march to the Bedminster Public Library and roadside protest. Speakers include Bill Pascrell (D, NJ-9th Dist.), “leader of the effort in the House of Representatives to force Trump to release his tax returns,” and  Saily Avelenda, the NJ-11th activist who made news when Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen alerted her employer of her political activism.

“Our representatives in Washington are not doing their job in checking the power of the Executive Branch. It is up to the citizens of this country to hold the Trump Administration accountable to the truth about his web of private investments and financial conflicts of interest and his connections to Russian oligarchs,” said Amy Higer of SOMA Action. “We are marching for truth and transparency because our democracy will disappear if we don’t act now.”

Read the SOMA Action press release here:

NJ Activist Groups to converge at “Summer White House” in Bedminster, NJ for the #MarchForTruth

Demonstrations on June 3rd demand impartial investigations into Russian Interference in the US election and the Trump administration’s improper relationships with Russian oligarchs.

South Orange-Maplewood, NJ- As questions mount as to whether the White House has engaged in a cover-up and obstruction of justice in the Russia investigation, SOMA Action (a local Indivisible group), NJ Working Families, Action Together, NJ, and, We the People NJ7, along with a dozen activist groups around the state, have joined the national March For Truth to demand answers.

Activists will initiate a variety of protest activities in and around Bedminster, down the road from Donald Trump’s private golf course.  The schedule of events for Saturday, June 3 includes:

9am Motorcade (parking lot across from 1005 Rt. 28, Branchburg, 08876). Protest passes Trump National Golf Course to rally in River Road Park.

10:15-11 am NJ Activist Networking River Road Park (3050 E. River Road Intersection of I-287 and I-78, Bedminster)

11:00-11:30 am Rally in River Road Park

11:30-12:30 March to Bedminster Public Library (2336 Lamington Road, Bedminster Township, NJ 07921) for Roadside demonstration

Featured Speaker: Congressman Bill Pascrell, (D, NJ-9th Dist.), leader of the effort in the House of Representatives to force Trump to release his tax returns. Other speakers include Saily Avelenda, NJ-11th activist targeted by Rep. Frelinghuysen.

“Our representatives in Washington are not doing their job in checking the power of the Executive Branch. It is up to the citizens of this country to hold the Trump Administration accountable to the truth about his web of private investments and financial conflicts of interest and his connections to Russian oligarchs,” said Amy Higer of SOMA Action. “We are marching for truth and transparency because our democracy will disappear if we don’t act now.”

A complete list of all organizational partners as well as a confirmed list of speakers will be posted on www.somaaction.org on June 2.

The demands of the Bedminster Protest are simple:

  • An independent commission as well as open, well-resourced Congressional investigations into Trump’s ties to Russia and his financial conflicts of interest around the world; 
  • The immediate release of Trump’s tax returns, and all relevant financial information; and
  • Support for challengers to the five GOP members of the U.S. House of Representatives from NJ.

About the March for Truth

The March For Truth is a national coalition of activist groups and grassroots, local organizers demanding that leaders in government defend the rule of law, fully investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election and the role of Donald Trump and his associates, and investigate Donald Trump’s motives for possibly interfering in the investigation.

#MarchForTruth events are planned in 100+ cities and towns across the United States and Europe.

For more information on the national event, visit marchfortruth.info

For more information on Bedminster march, visit http://grassrootsnj.org/njmarchfortruth/event-info/ Or   www.somaaction.org

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