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Guest Oped: It’s Time to Get the Lead Out of Trenton
Published by The Trentonian. Access the article here. By: Shereyl Snider and Heather Sorge Trenton has the highest percentage of childhood lead exposure among large municipalities in New Jersey. If we’re going to get serious about eliminating lead from our...
NJ Activists Want Money For Lead Pipe Replacement In Budget
May 11, 2023 From Eric Kiefer, Patch Staff NEWARK, NJ — A community activist from Newark recently made a plea to the New Jersey Senate for more funding in the state budget to help replace lead drinking water pipes. Yvette Jordan – a member of the Newark Education...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lead-Free NJ Members Deliver New Jersey Senate Budget Testimony Urging Action to Protect Public Health and Address High Blood Lead Levels in Children
TRENTON, NJ, May 10, 2023 — Lead-Free NJ (LFNJ) members Yvette Jordan of the Newark Education Workers (NEW) Caucus and Shereyl Snider of East Trenton Collaborative submitted testimony for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2024 State Budget urging the NJ Senate to prioritize...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lead-Free NJ Seeks a Community Partner to Form a Hub in South Jersey
TRENTON, NJ, March 16, 2023 — Lead-Free NJ, a statewide collaborative of over 20 advocacy organizations and nonprofits with over 100 regularly participating community members, is seeking a community partner in South Jersey to establish a new hub to address pernicious...
Lead-Free NJ Statement on Governor Murphy’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Address
March 7, 2023 Governor Murphy outlined spending priorities for the state of New Jersey in his budget address this week. LFNJ is encouraged by the emphasis on needed affordable housing, and maintaining the best public education in the nation. As we pursue these...
NJ funnels millions into lead abatement initiatives
Yvette Jordan is an environmental justice activist from Newark and a member of the organization Lead-Free NJ, which advocates for getting lead out of paint, water and soil across the state. She joins WNYC’s Michael Hill to talk about the $38 million allocation from the governor’s office.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lead-Free NJ Members Deliver Senate Budget Testimony
TRENTON, April 26, 2022 — Lead-Free NJ members Yvette Jordan, NEW Caucus; Ruth Ann Norton, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative; and Chris Sturm, New Jersey Future delivered the following senate budget testimony on Thursday, April 21:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lead-Free NJ and East Trenton Collaborative to Commemorate Ongoing Partnership, Share Resources with Community Members
TRENTON, April 8, 2022 — Lead-Free NJ (LFNJ) and the East Trenton Collaborative (ETC) will convene local community members on Saturday to commemorate the ongoing partnership between both organizations and share critical lead remediation resources.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: More Than 130 Signatures Urge Investment of $600 Million in Lead Remediation
Trenton, March 2, 2022 — The Lead-Free NJ collaborative delivered a letter to Governor Murphy, Senate President Scutari, and Assembly Speaker Coughlin on Wednesday calling for the allocation of $600 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds toward lead remediation.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lead-Free NJ Statement on Completion of Newark’s Lead Service Line Replacement Program
Trenton, Feb. 11, 2022 — The co-chairs of Lead-Free NJ released the following statement on the completion of Newark’s lead service line replacement program: