Black Friday Deals for the Sackler Family?

Remember when we introduced you to the Sacklers? One of America’s wealthiest families that owns Purdue Pharma and was responsible for pushing opioid painkillers and lying about how they were non-addictive and safe? Well. They’re going for some serious Black Friday discounts on the pain and tragedy they’ve caused in our communities.   If you…

Meet the Sackler’s by Priscilla Robinson

Since 1999 we’ve lost more than 700,000 Americans to fatal overdose from opioids (1). But how did we get here? Ever heard of Richard, Jonathan, Kathe or Ilene Sackler? They are the family behind Perdue Pharmaceuticals. Still not ringing a bell? How about this: Purdue Pharma is the maker of the highly addictive opioid pain…

Our Stories: Jody Stewart 

After Superstorm Sandy I found myself angry at everything. I didn’t know who to direct my anger or even how to do. I heard about the New Jersey Resource Project and the changes they were making. Being part of  a power organization such as the New Jersey Resource Project has given me a sense of…

Our Stories: Lisa Cubeiro

I’m college educated, and had a really good job making $65k a year. I worked seven days a week, and was the primary breadwinner for the first seven years of my marriage. We planned to have children. One day, on the job, I slipped on gravel over a metal plate in the street, which broke…

Our Stories: Layla Polk

I’m a mother of two, and a student at Stockton. I was doing well until a year ago when I lost my job while pregnant, then lost my apartment. Things went downhill from there. I didn’t have a car, or money for a car. I signed up for TANF, which was temporary. I was trying…

Our Stories: Joe Karcz

Our Stories: Joe Karcz In 2002, I got divorced, bought a little bungalow, and renovated it—everything down to the studs—while I was in between knee surgeries. I completed all the rooms except for the bathroom, and then Superstorm Sandy hit. My home was severely damaged. I never thought it would take over 65 months to…

In the Press: Safety Net

“MacArthur defends his linchpin health care amendment to raucous crowd” by Lauren Fox CNN Politics 05/10/17 http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/10/politics/tom-macarthur-town-hall/index.html   “‘They’re sentencing me to death’: Medicaid recipients on the Republican healthcare plan” by Lauren Gambino The Guardian 06/25/17 https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/25/medicaid-republican-healthcare-plan-affordable-care-act   “ROBINSON: MacArthur should fight to prevent Medicaid cuts” by Joanna Robinson Asbury Park Press 06/07/17 http://www.app.com/story/opinion/columnists/2017/06/07/robinson-macarthur-fight-prevent-medicaid-cuts/102580882/  …