Monthly Archives: February 2013

Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee and the Assembly Human Services Committee Joint Hearing on the Closure of State Developmental Centers- February 13, 2013

On February 13th, 2013, the New American Movement participated in a frenzied joint hearing at Montclair State University regarding New Jersey’s decision to close two state developmental centers by 2017 as per the recommendations of Governor Christie’s Task Force on the Closure of State Developmental Centers. For about five hours, hundreds of families of residents […]

Advocates of the Month February 2013

A Guide to Self-Advocacy – By Greg Felzenberg Self-Advocacy is about making decisions, choices, solving problems, voting, and learning how to be assertive. The most important thing is to learn about your rights as a United States citizen. By self-advocating, you are exercising your right to stand up for yourself. Self-advocacy helps people with disabilities […]

NJ Supreme Court hearing- the Executive Branch & the Council on Affordable Housing

On January 28th, 2013, the New American Movement attended the Supreme Court oral argument that reviewed the extent of the Executive Branch’s power in regards to the Council on Affordable Housing. The courtroom was divided with Christie-critical reporters on the plaintiff side (satirical desktop photos of Christie included), and members of Christie’s executive branch on […]

NJ Supreme Court Hearing – Council on Affordable Housing ‘Third Round Rules’

On Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 the New American Movement attended the NJ Supreme Court oral argument regarding the multifaceted appeals of the Council on Affordable Housing’s “third-round rules”. This case underlies the historical legal battle of Mount Laurel, a controversial doctrine requiring municipalities to provide affordable housing based on regional need. The issue in question […]

NJ Supreme Court to Review Advance Housing Tax Exemption Decision – January 15, 2013

Supreme Court Case – Advanced Housing v. Municipalities On Tuesday January 15th, 2013, the New American Movement Team traveled to Trenton, NJ to hear the oral arguments of Advanced Housing and Bergen County municipalities deliver their respective arguments for and against supportive housing property tax exemption. The hearing opened with an examination of the qualities […]