Yesterday morning, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez joined New Jersey, Essex County and Montclair Democrats for the grand opening of the Democrats’ Essex County headquarters.
“All you had to do was to see the two conventions to understand the difference in our parties, in our vision, in our principles, and in our commitment. We, in this election, have to reject the politics of failure and endorse the politics of progress, opportunity and jobs in our country. That’s what this choice is in this election,” said Senator Menendez.
“In 2008, many of you came together with us to vote to change the guard. In 2012, we must now vote to guard the change we made in 2008. When I get in my car and I want to move forward, I put my car in “D” for Democrat and I drive into the future. When I want to go backwards, I put my car in “R” for Romney and Ryan and I go way in reverse. We don’t want to move backwards. We want to go forwards.”
In his remarks, Montclair Democratic Chairman and Essex County Freeholder Brendan Gill stressed the importance of teamwork in the upcoming election.
“Bob Menendez is running for so much more than re-election. He is running for the future of New Jersey’s middle class, which has never been under greater siege than it is right now,” said Chairman Gill. “But Bob Menendez has always understood that – to borrow a line from President Clinton this past week – ‘We’re all in this together’ is a much better philosophy that ‘you’re on your own.’ That’s why he has been fighting back for us against the Republican extremists who oppose everything that matters most to us, the New Jersey’s middle class.”
Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo credited Senator Menendez for his commitment to helping Essex County.
“For me, Essex County is always my number one priority and Senator Menendez has helped us by delivering the federal resources we’ve needed to improve the quality of life for all Essex County residents,” said County Executive DiVincenzo. “Looking forward to the elections in November, we have a very strong team and it takes a team to make things happen. Our strength here is Essex County is our diversity.”
The headquarters are located at 480 Bloomfield Avenue (near the Clairidge movie theater) in Montclair. For information, call (973) 509-8013.