Essex Rising


Despite the right wing’s attempted coup on January 6, 2021, today we have a sane, reasonable, measured leader in President Biden. However, one year later, the attempt to undermine the will of the people remains under attack, with Trump-aligned Republicans working to subvert free and fair elections in many states. At this critical moment, we must stand together and urge our elected leaders to pass legislation to shore up the principle that American government is “for the people and by the people.” 

Our mobilization to defend our democracy launches this Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. in Spiotta Park in South Orange. Uniting with similar gatherings planned throughout the country, we will remember the violent insurrection and those who died defending the Capitol, and learn how each one of us can take action now. 

The boundaries of NJ Congressional Districts 10 & 11 have shifted recently. This creates fresh challenges for this year’s election cycle. Let’s get engaged! 

Please be masked and vaccinated and let us know you’re coming! 

Spiotta Park 
20-32 Village Plaza, South Orange, NJ, 07079

6:30pm, January 6, 2022

Please be masked and vaccinated and let us know you’re coming!

2021 Election: GET INVOLVED!


Saturday, September 25th, Canvass for Governor Murphy
The Murphy campaign is launching a day of action for all of us to let our neighbors know how important it is to vote in this year’s election, either by mail or in-person.


Learn about a location near you and sign up to attend a rally and canvass launch HERE.

Saturday, September 25th, 10 a.m.
Canvass for Governor Murphy or Brian Rock, in West Orange 

A canvassing event will launch from 10 Cobane Terrace in West Orange starting promptly at 10 a.m. with Representative Mikie Sherrill giving opening remarks.  This is an opportunity for you to knock on doors, and to inform our neighbors about Governor Murphy or about Brian Rock, Essex Rising’s endorsed candidate for West Orange Board of Education. Canvassing lists for each candidate will be available. This is how we win elections—by getting out and talking to people in a way that builds community.