Local Democrats should work together

Now that the state primary season has concluded, I hope that Democrats and progressive-minded New Jersey residents will pull together to ensure that New Jersey can move forward in the current national climate of stymied progress and casual, even neglectful, governance.

No matter how we feel about the political norms or party machines in our state, it’s much more effective to push and encourage and advocate for policies and legislation without tearing down our own.

Let’s agree to criticize with focus and advocate with purpose rather than apply purity tests and slanted accusations fueled by those who wish to block rather than foment progress.

There is so much that a wealthy and progressive state like New Jersey can do. I hope that the activity and vigilance we’ve seen of late will encourage positive policy change and achievable progress.

Kristin Wald