Voters in Montclair may be overwhelmingly Democratic, but that's not putting a damper on efforts by Montclair Republicans to get their message out to voters.
Local Republicans have launched a new website and have organized a Republican Club meeting on August 7 at 7 p.m. at 12 Church Street.
"We just wanted to tell Montclair Republicans that we are here," said Roland Straten, a Montclair Republican who has run for Congress. "Take a look [at the site] and if you have something to say, I will post it."
According to a release issued about the August 7 meeting,
"We are honored to have Steve Lonegan, New Jersey Chapter head of Americans for Propsperity, return to the Montclair Republican Club for an encore appearance. This time he’ll analyze the post-war history, and most recent antics, of the New Jersey Supreme Court. The title of his program, 'Courts Gone Wild', says it all.
"Over the past four decades, the New Jersey Supreme Court has helped fuel the rise in the state’s spending and crushing tax burden. From school funding mandates to affordable housing requirements to the abdication of its duty to enforce the constitution’s debt limitation clause, it has empowered central planners in Trenton to tax, spend and borrow the state into economic stagnation and fiscal disaster.
"This dynamic and educational presentation will open your eyes to the true cause of the crushing high taxes that are plaguing New Jersey—and will empower you to take action to put the brakes on NJ’s runaway Supreme Court!
"Of all the myriad challenges New Jersey faces, the Supreme Court represents the most powerful roadblock to public sector reform, and threatens the state’s well-being on multiple levels. Come and share Steve’s insights—and discuss his views on the upcoming presidential election as well!"
Straten said that about 45 of 70 slots have been filled on the town's Republican Committee.
He said he wants to "talk about how we can convince more people that government is too big."
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