Category Events in the Community

The Housing and Community Development Network of NJ’s “Lobby Day”

On June 6th, 2013, the New American Movement team attended the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey’s (HCDNNJ) “Lobby Day”, held at the State House in Trenton, New Jersey. Since we are closely following the affordable housing upheaval, it was certainly necessary for us to join the cause. For anyone who is not […]

2013 Disability Policy Seminar

The New American Movement for People with Disabilities attended the Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, D.C. on April 15-17th. This year’s seminar was attended by over 600 advocates, professionals and government employees from across the country, including U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico and American Samoa, and drew attention to the significance of health care […]

Criminal Justice and the I/DD Community: The Most Overlooked Population

On April 18th, 2013, The New American Movement Team attended the New Jersey Equal Justice Conference in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Although the NAMPWD had received a brochure of light information regarding the conference, the overview little prepared us for the complexity of our justice system as it relates to people with intellectual and developmental […]

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 […]

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 […]