Voter information and registration activities:
The Sierra Club recognizes that an informed and involved citizenry is essential to make strides in addressing our current climate change crisis. Our Group representing nearly all of Morris and Union Counties and smaller portions of Somerset and Essex is actively working to inform and register voters. Our area of focus is near Summit at this point. We have been manning tables at the Summit Farmer's Market Sunday mornings, Veterans Park in New Providence, speaking to senior groups and arranging street fair booths. Future efforts are planned for Rahway, Madison and other locations as our time and volunteer participation will allow.
Summit Farmer's Market
May 1st, May 15 and May 22: Loantaka has had a table near the entrance to the Summit Farmer's Market. We provide voter information, registration materials, registration status and environmental news. The market runs from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. We try to be up and runnig at 9:00 AM, weather permitting.
Earth Day Electric Vehicle Events
April 22nd at the Sunday Motor Co. Cafe in Madison, Allen set up a Sierra Club information table on all things environment and EV issues. The event was well attended and lots of good contacts were made.
Berkeley Heights Block Party - May 5th. We had our new green canopy up and lots of people stop by to ask questions and collect information on our environment and our activities. We have more of these functions planned throughout the summer and fall. Next is the Rahway River Watershed sponsored Riverfest on June 25th and 26th. Look on the calendar for more info.
Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill Environmental Forum. On June 15th Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill joined us for an environemtnal forum. Our own Allen Swanson introduced Rep. Sherrill and our state Directo Anjuli Ramos-Busot. It was a great hour and informative hour.
Madison Rotary: Allen gave a talk at the Madison Rotary luncheon meeting on June 16th.