Dear Members and Friends,
As many of you know, the AFL-CIO and SEIU are mobilizing protests in Philadelphia and Trenton during the next two days.
While we think it’s tempting to greet them at Love Park (in Philly) today, we believe it would be smarter to travel to Trenton on Friday and attend an Association sponsored Press Conference being hosted by State Senator Michael Doherty:
A Call for Taxpayer Relief Press Conference (in support of Gov. Christie’s 2012 Budget)
When: Friday, February 25, 11-11:45 AM
Where: Room 103, State House, 125 West State Street–across from Senate Chamber,
Sponsored by: Independence Hall Tea Party Association in cooperation with several New Jersey Tea Party groups and American Majority.
Confirmed Speakers: State Senator Michael Doherty (R-23); Assemblywoman Alison McHose (R-24); the Honorable Anna Little; Ned Ryun, President, Americans Majority; and 4 Tea Party Leaders representing North, Central, and South Jersey–Jim Lefkowitz, Somerset County Tea Party; Russell Cote, Bayshore Tea Party; Mark Falzon, Jersey Shore Tea Party; and Barbara Davis, Cherry Hill Area Tea Party.
Invited Speaker: Rosa Perez Lionetti, New Jersey Chapter, Smart Girl Politics.
At 12 noon (immediately following the Press Conference), a “Taxpayer United” rally, sponsored by AFP and several New Jersey Tea Party groups, will be held at the State House.
If you decide to attend the rally, please do not engage union members in conversation–some of them will be looking for any excuse to engage in physical confrontation. Also, bring an umbrella–rain is in the forecast.
Hope to see in Trenton!
On behalf of the Independence Hall Tea Party Executive Board,
Driving directions and information on security clearance, disability access, parking, dining, and public transportation can be found below:
All visitors must have photo identification in order to enter the State Capital Complex.
All visitors and users of the State Capital Complex shall comply with all security measures in effect. If a particular use or activity is deemed to impair security, such use or activity shall immediately be modified or totally discontinued in accordance
with the instructions from the State Police or other entity responsible for security.
The State Capital Complex is a barrier-free facility. If you or members of your group have any special needs, please notify Dawn Temperino of OLS as soon as possible by calling (609) 292-4661.
Parking Parking is available in the State Capital Complex parking garage using the Route 29 entrance. Proceed to the guard booth and have photo identification ready to present to State Police in order to gain access to the garage.
Parking is provided on a first come, first served basis.
Metered, on-street parking is available along West State Street. Meters are free on weekends. Handicap parking is available in the State Capital Complex parking garage and on West State Street in front of the State House. The West State Street entrances for the State House and State House Annex have exterior wheelchair accessible ramps and automatic doors.
Buses must park in the State Park N’ Ride lot at the intersection of Perry Street and Route
A public bus is available to transport to the State Capital Complex.
There are four paid parking garages within a 5 minute walk of the State House Complex. Please go to http://www.trentonparking.com for complete details.
The State House has a concession stand and cafeteria. No food or beverages are permitted in the Senate meeting rooms.
DIRECTIONS TO THE NEW JERSEY STATE CAPITAL COMPLEX
125 West State Street in Trenton, New Jersey 08625
Driving From the North: Take Route 1 south to the last New Jersey exit (Capital Complex). Turn right onto Warren Street and go to the light where you will make a left onto Market Street. Pass through the next light at William Trent Place and bear right following signs for the Capital Complex.
From the South: Take Route 206 north or 295 north, and follow directions to 195 west to Route 29 north (toward Lambertville).
From the West: Enter Trenton via Delaware River toll bridge (Route 1 north). Exit at Route 29. Take Route 29 north (toward Lambertville). Exit right at Memorial Drive. Follow signs for the Capital Complex and proceed through the light at the end of
the ramp. After the light, make a sharp first right and proceed making a semi-circle around the parking area. Pass through the light into the Capital Complex.
From the East: Take 195 west to Route 29 north (toward Lambertville). Exit right at Memorial Drive. Follow signs for the Capital Complex and proceed through the light at the end of the ramp. After the light, make a sharp first right and proceed making a
semi-circle around the parking area. Pass through the light into the Capital Complex.
Public Transportation Direct rail service to Trenton is provided by both New Jersey Transit (1-800-582-5946) and Amtrak (1-800-872-7245). New Jersey Transit also provides bus service to and within the Trenton area.
From the Trenton Train Station
Walking: South Clinton Avenue runs along the left side of the train station. Proceed up the avenue (to your right when facing the road) one block and make a left onto East State Street. (You will soon pass the Department of Environmental Protection on your left.) The State House is two blocks up on the left. The walk takes 10-15 minutes.
Cabs: Cabs are available at the rear of the station.
Buses: Buses stop in front of the train station at the corner of South Clinton Avenue. Most service West State Street and the State House.