Lawrence Hamm, political activist, and former U.S. Senate Candidate, endorsed all New Jersey Democratic candidates for Congress today on Wednesday in Newark.
In a statement to the media, Hamm said, “The Republican Party is now the party of Trump,” said Hamm chairman of People’s Organization For Progress, a grassroots human and civil rights group based in Newark.
Hamm said the Republican Party opposes significant efforts to protect and improve the lives of many Americans. “It has proven itself to be the standard bearer of a racist and anti-democratic movement in this country,” he said.
Hamm added that if the Republican Party comes out of this midterm election with a majority in Congress, it could spell a tumultuous time for many Americans. “That will have a disastrous impact on the lives of working people, poor people, the middle class, women, minorities, senior citizens, students, and young people,” he said.
Hamm endorses Donald Norcross (1st CD), Tim Alexander (2nd CD), Andrew Kim (3rd CD), Matthew Jenkins (4th CD), Josh Gottheimer (5th CD), Frank Pallone (6th CD), Tom Malinowski (7th CD), Robert Menendez Jr (8th CD), Bill Pascrell (9th CD), Donald Payne Jr (10th CD), Mikie Sherell (11th CD), and Bonnie Watson Coleman (12th CD). “Because I endorse these candidates does not mean that I agree with them on all issues. I will continue to work to hold them accountable as I have done in the past,” he said.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th.