Statement on Cannabis Gifting Desist Letters:

Attorney General Gurbir Grewal recently issued a warning to cannabis “gifting” companies to desist operations or face prosecution. We think the person who needs to desist is Grewal, desist in arresting people for selling a plant that NJ residents voted 2:1 to legalize. The Attorney General claims these companies are undermining confidence in the legal market, but there is no legal market yet. When there is one it will be corporate conglomerates dominating the market, and the little guys will be frozen out. The people who have been distributing medicine to people for years are being excluded now that corporations see the profit in it. For all their talk of social justice, it seems like Murphy and Grewal are more interested in protecting companies’ bottom lines than protecting residents from unfair arrest. 

Cannabis prohibition is based on a history of racism in this county, and we still see Black and Brown people being arrested at a higher percentage than white people. It’s time to desist with the arrests and the racism. Let the people grow cannabis, and let people who have been supplying the market for years continue to do so. We didn’t just vote for dry and over processed corporate cannabis. We voted to legalize all cannabis, but especially the high quality cannabis from local Jersey people we have come to know and love. 

Madelyn Hoffman

Candidate for Governor of NJ

Green Party

Heather Warburton

Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of NJ

Green Party

Earth Day 2021 Announcement

On this Earth Day 2021, Madelyn Hoffman, the Green Party of New Jersey’s candidate for NJ Governor in 2021, today announced Heather Warburton of Hammonton, New Jersey as her Lieutenant Governor. 
 
“I am very excited to announce that Heather Warburton of Hammonton has agreed to be my Lieutenant Governor,” said Madelyn Hoffman. “The Green Party of New Jersey has expressed its enthusiastic support for both of our candidacies. Running with Heather Warburton provides many opportunities for expanding and strengthening my campaign. Heather Warburton has much visibility in the Southern part of the state, while I am based in Morris County. Heather also brings much knowledge and concern about coastal and inland impacts of the climate crisis. On this Earth Day 2021, we both recognize the urgency of addressing many of the environmental and economic crises faced by New Jersey and stand firmly behind the need for a real, eco-socialist Green New Deal, one that will restructure our economy and our communities, guaranteeing a living wage to all, equality for all and help put the brakes on climate change.”
 
“I am running this year because I genuinely believe in what Madelyn is talking about,” said Lieutenant Governor candidate Heather Warburton. “She has been a peace advocate for decades, and I am proud to be on the ticket with her. I am excited to join my activism with hers while we talk about issues ranging from North to South Jersey and everywhere in between. When we run outside the duopoly, we get a chance to talk about issues that might never be brought up without us. Issues like flooding, climate devastation, education, and police violence and overreach drastically impact the lives of working-class people in New Jersey. I am honored to be joining Madelyn to advocate for the people of NJ and not the wealthy 1%.”
 
Craig Cayetano, GPNJ State Co-Chair said, “I am proud that the Green Party of New Jersey has endorsed Heather Warburton for Lieutenant Governor. Heather working with Madelyn Hoffman can offer the solutions we need in Trenton! We deserve fully funded schools, common sense approach to COVID-19 relief and dramatic climate action now with strategies that truly help communities of color. I implore all the youth working on climate justice to volunteer and support the Hoffman/Warburton campaign. First, we need to ensure they will be on the ballot. Please follow the link posted to complete their online petition today.”
 
 
People interested in signing Madelyn Hoffman’s ballot access petition can click on this link or contact electionschairgpnj@gmail.com to obtain an electronic version of the petition, suitable for downloading, printing, and collecting signatures on paper.
 
The campaign is seeking interns and volunteers. Fill out this google form to let us know how you can help.
 
We’re also seeking limited staff — campaign manager, regional coordinators, and interns for fundraising and outreach. If you are interested, please e-mail us at hoffmanforgovernor2021@gmail.com to begin a conversation.
 
Candidate Bios:
 
Heather Warburton is an artist and activist from South Jersey. She hosts a bi-weekly podcast on Create Your Future Productions called “Wine, Women, and Revolution” where she discusses revolutionary politics from an intersectional feminist perspective. She has been a Green since 2016. Her activism has included fighting for a living wage, educating on income inequality, supporting ecological justice, advocating for the LGBTQIA community, hosting education sessions about cannabis legalization, and promoting racial justice. She currently lives in Hammonton with her husband and is pet mom to a rescue cat and dog. 
 
Madelyn Hoffman was the Green Party of New Jersey’s candidate for U.S. Senate in 2021. She ran a record-setting campaign, garnering 38,288 votes, the most of any New Jersey Green running for statewide office since Ralph Nader in 2000. Madelyn Hoffman was also Ralph Nader’s vice-presidential running mate in New Jersey in 1996. She served as the Executive Director of the Grass Roots Environmental Organization of New Jersey from 1982-1998 and as the Executive Director of New Jersey Peace Action from 2000 – 2018. She is an adjunct professor of political science and also of public speaking. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
People interested in signing Madelyn Hoffman’s ballot access petition can click on this link or contact electionschairgpnj@gmail.com to obtain an electronic version of the petition, suitable for downloading, printing, and collecting signatures on paper.
 
The campaign is seeking interns and volunteers. Fill out this google form to let us know how you can help.
 
We’re also seeking limited staff — campaign manager, regional coordinators, and interns for fundraising and outreach. If you are interested, please e-mail us at hoffmanforgovernor2021@gmail.com to begin a conversation.
 
 
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