Valerie's Voice Spring 2015

Dear Friend,

I would like to take a moment to update you on what has been a busy Spring in Trenton and around District 37. 

Suiting Our Warriors Foundation “Dress Our Vets” Clothing Drive

I joined the “Dress Our Vets” clothing drive sponsored by the Suiting Warriors Foundation to help female veterans transition back into civilian life. Our veterans give so much of themselves so it is an honor to give back by providing much-needed professional attire for job interviews and work in office settings. The clothing drive was a success and I look forward to doing it again in the future. 

 


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Participating in the Suiting Warriors Foundation Dress Our Vets Clothing Drive


Sexual Assault Awareness on College Campuses

Throughout April, I commemorated Sexual Assault Awareness month by promoting legislation to stop sexual assault and help survivors. I traveled to colleges across New Jersey, including Fairleigh Dickinson University, to discuss on-campus safety. I hope that by the time we reach Sexual Assault Awareness month next year we see a change in culture at colleges and new laws in place to protect students.

 

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Honoring survivors of sexual assault with the NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault and women of the Legislature on Denim Day and Discussing sexual assault with students at Ramapo College 

Creating Community Inclusion through Special Needs Housing

As Chair of the Assembly Human Services Committee, I often hear that one of the greatest challenges for individuals with special needs is finding homes in their communities. District 37 municipalities have proven to be welcoming and open to individuals with developmental disabilities and other special needs. I am proud to represent communities that promote inclusion and diversity. 

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Breaking ground on a new Bergen County United Way/Madeline Partnership special needs housing project in Fort Lee

District 37 in Action

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 Participating in the Walk with a Leader Program as part of the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign in Englewood

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Celebrating Earth Day at the dedication of the Michelle Obama Interdisciplinary Outdoor Garden at the Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Teaneck

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Honoring Kevin O'Brien and Liz Gray at the annual United Labor Agency AFL-CIO Phil McLewin Community Service Breakfast

I look forward to seeing you at local Memorial Day parades and events in honor of our fallen soldiers and their families. 

As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.

 

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Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, District 37