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Jul 8, 2014

Curbing Hunger Extends Its Statewide Food Drive Into July

This year marks the 20th consecutive year of its annual Curbing Hunger Food Drive campaign to help people in New Jersey during the summer - a time when most organizations struggle with low donations. Donald Payne Jr. is well-versed in this quiet emergency and announced his support of the campaign’s Essex County partner, MEND, which operates 18 food pantries throughout Essex County.

Jul 7, 2014

Curbing Hunger, based in Somerset County, extends its statewide food drive into July

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. is well-versed in this quiet emergency and announced his support of the campaign’s Essex County partner, MEND, which operates 18 food pantries throughout Essex County.

Jul 2, 2014

Payne Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) marked the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act. Fifty years ago, on July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed this historic bill into law, marking the most sweeping civil rights legislation since Reconstruction.

Jun 30, 2014

Payne Deeply Disappointed in SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Decision

Payne expresses deep disappointment in Supreme Court of the United States decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, allowing for-profit corporations to exclude birth control coverage in their employees’ insurance plans.

Jun 27, 2014

Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities Creates Linked Network of Children's Wellness Programming in Newark

Morgan Stanley today announced Healthy Newark, an innovative philanthropic program connecting several local nonprofits, schools and hospitals to deliver a linked package of the building blocks to a healthy childhood. Morgan Stanley will work with its local and national partners to help as many as 3,000 Newark, N.J., children and their families.

Jun 27, 2014

Payne, DiVIncenzo Partner with Essex County Hunger Organization to Provide Food to Residents

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. held a joint press conference with Meeting Emergency Needs with Dignity (MEND) to announce the a countywide on-line food drive between June 1 and July 15 to provide fresh produce and other food for residents via the MEND Essex County food pantry partners.

Jun 25, 2014

At hearing on Super Bowl security performance in NJ, lawmakers hear about future threats

It's generally agreed that the security effort at the recent Super Bowl played in New Jersey was a resounding success. Fred Roberts directs a program at Rutgers University that studies stadium security. He told New Jersey Rep. Donald Payne and others that future terror threats could come in forms such as cyber-attacks or someone hacking into a car's computer system to control its braking and acceleration outside a stadium.

Jun 25, 2014

Payne Honors East Orange Resident Althea Gibson, Introduces Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medal for Breaking Down Racial Barriers in Sports

Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today introduced legislation to posthumously confer a Congressional Gold Medal to Althea Gibson for her ground-breaking achievements in athletics and her commitment to ending racial discrimination and prejudice in the world of athletics.

Jun 25, 2014

On 1 Year Anniversary of Shelby County v. Holder Decision and 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer, Payne Calls on Congress to Pass the Voting Rights Amendment Act

Rep. Payne, Jr. spoke on the House floor on the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision of Shelby County v. Holder, which gutted Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Payne said that an amendment to the Voting Rights Act is needed now more than ever.

Jun 25, 2014

International developer planning huge Linden warehouse complex

An international development company has approvals to build a nearly 3 million square-foot warehouse complex in five buildings on the former GAF site in the city.