Protesters Demand Newark City Council to Oppose Essex County's ICE Contract - Tap Into Newark

Jay Arena along with eleven others took the fight to the City Council of Newark, NJ on Wednesday, September 19. They demanded the passage of a resolution by the council calling for an end to the contract with ICE. Read the full article.

Newark Judge Says Protesters were Exercising Free Speech Rights – Northjersey

“Arena, who has launched a campaign seeking to unseat Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. in the November election, said he hopes his campaign will spark similar protests to stop immigrant detention in places outside of Essex County.

‘We want this to inspire other direct actions like those that we carried out because that’s what it’s going to take to shut down this whole illegal system,’ Arena said.”

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Essex County Activists Arrested Protesting ICE In Newark – Patch

Newark Patch published an article today describing the civil disobedience action carried out on Friday, June 29.  The article mentions the near future plans of the group. In addition, it also discusses what the conditions are like in Joe D.’s concentration camp.

Civil Disobedience Action Covered by NJTV

The civil disobedience action, which occurred immediately after the rally in front of the Lincoln Statue, was covered by NJTV.

Essex County Candidate Vows To Fight ICE ‘Deportation Machine’ – Patch

Newark Patch ran an article describing the reasons why Jobs and Equal Rights for All calls for the end of the contract with ICE. In addition, it also covers the announcement of the campaign and how others can become involved. You can read the article at the following link.

Portuguese Newspaper Público Interviews Jobs and Equal Rights for All Candidate Jay Arena

Público published today an interview with Jay Arena, the candidate for County Executive from the Jobs and Equal Rights for All campaign. The article titled “O que Trump está a fazer é terrível, mas aqui em Newark também prendem pessoas e separam famílias”can be read at the following link.