Christine Clarke is running for election to the New Jersey Senate in the 26th District, which includes municipalities such as Montville, Parsippany-Troy Hills, and West Caldwell.
Christine is an environmental advocate, grassroots organizer, and mother of four who is running to protect our health, wellness, and well being — now and into the future. She wants the job growth, new revenue, and exponential economic gains of the booming renewable energy market to thrive here and benefit New Jersey.
Christine is a Climate Reality Leader and an Honorary Adviser to the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY associated with the United Nations. She is a steering committee member of the Jersey Renews coalition, the NJ March for Science, and the NJ People's Climate Movement. She is chair of the Jefferson Township Democratic Committee, the former Environmental Director at Action Together New Jersey and was an early organizer with NJ 11th For Change. Christine created Action Together's #ClimateVoter video series, hosting Facebook Live broadcasts with New Jersey members of Congress to talk about climate change and environmental policy. She has organized grassroots calls to action, free public educational forums, and live streamed events, bringing people together around renewable energy and environmental conservation.
Cristine Clarke is running against an incumbent Senator with an abysmal lifetime score of 43%. A a member of the 2021 "Dirty Duo," the incumbent Senator has also opposed crucial environmental legislation such as the Plastic Pollution Reduction Act, and voted against comprehensive environmental justice legislation known as the Cumulative Impacts bill which would help mitigate the disproportionate effects of pollution in low income, predominantly Black and Brown communities. In addition to voting NO on these two bills, the Senator has a history of opposing many other environmental priority bills such as the Clean Energy Act, the Global Warming Response Act, and legislation that would uphold the International Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Despite warnings about the impact of so much development in his district, the Senator continued to weaken rules to protect lakes from pollution and cheered on developers, while working to stop plans to help New Jersey towns build green infrastructure to manage stormwater runoff. He even opposed the closure of Lake Hopatcong when toxic HABs threatened the health of nearby residents. The Senator is out of touch with his constituents, and this is why we urge you to vote for Christine Clarke for Senate in the 26th District.