Speakers Feel Excited and Prepared to Advocate that Opportunity Starts at Home on July 24
With less than a week left until the 2019 Congressional Reception, Monarch Housing Associates, our sponsoring organizations and especially our impact speakers, are ready! The impact speakers are working hard to ensure they effectively advocate for various housing programs. Our impact speakers met at Rutgers New Brunswick on Friday, July 12 to prepare their speeches.
The Congressional Reception will take place in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building (please note that is a room change for the event.)
This year, we have a total of 14 impact speakers sharing their personal experience with homelessness in New Jersey. There will be one speaker from each of the twelve congressional districts, along with a statewide speaker for each Senator.
Impact speakers are a crucial part of the Congressional Reception and provide the opportunity for elected officials to fully understand the negative effects of not having a safe, accessible and affordable home.
Thank you to all of our amazing impact speakers in helping to let elected officials know that Opportunity Starts at Home. This event would not be possible without them.
Below is a list of all of our speakers. Please read their stories by clicking on their names.
- District 1: Miguel Rodriguez
- District 2: Lauren Segers
- District 3: Michelle Griffith
- District 4: Robert Hedden
- District 5: Ivan Wei
- District 6: Rosemary Ebron
- District 7: Crystal Fedeli
- District 8: Franklin Kelly
- District 9: Steve
- District 10: Jennifer Smith
- District 11: Amy Fennimore
- District 12: David Symons
- Statewide LaShaunda Carter & Susan Biegen