Pay 2 Play Documentary Public Screening

Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 07:30 PM
Fairleigh Dickinson University in Hackensack, NJ



Q & A Discussion with Bill Schluter (R) and Roy Cho (D)

PAY 2 PLAY follows filmmaker John Ennis' quest to find a way out from under the Pay 2 Play System, where Politicians reward their donors with even larger sums from the public treasury -- through contracts, tax cuts, and deregulation. Along the way, he journeys through high drama on the Ohio campaign trail, uncovers the secret history of the game Monopoly, and explores the underworld of L.A. street art on a humorous odyssey that reveals how much of a difference one person can make. PAY 2 PLAY: Democracy's High Stakes is the layman's guidebook to taking back our democracy.

John Wellington Ennis is a filmmaker, activist, and father. He attended the film schools at New York University and University of Southern California and has taught documentary filmmaking at UCLA Extension. Following the post film Q & A/discussion will be recent candidate for Congress, Roy Cho (D) and former Republican State Senator Bill Schluter. Cho will discuss how money influenced his campaign and the election and
Sen. Schluter will moderate the Q & A and present his philosophy and ideas for addressing the issue.

NJPPN is a non-partisan 501.c.3 organization committed to providing authoritative information on key public policy issues to its network and to the public

Social refreshments at 6:30pm.  Free and open to the public.  Suggested donation of $10.

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Energy Visions: Making Sense for Energy Efficiency

Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 07:30 PM
Fairleigh Dickinson University in Hackensack, NJ

Energy Visions: Three Compelling Cases for Conservation and Transition to Renewable Energy

Co-sponsored with Institute for Sustainable Enterprise at FDU

To a growing number of people throughout the world, the case for addressing runaway climate change is obvious. Still, the sweeping policies needed to stave off further warming must address fundamental economic realities:

  • Is it possible--and politically feasible--for the U.S. to transition to 100% renewable energy in time to avoid a dangerous climate tipping point?
  • Will a tax on carbon be necessary to reduce carbon emissions? What are the externalities and hidden costs?
  • Doesn't it make huge sense to become energy efficient and cut costs regardless of climate threats?

We asked three nationally-known energy policy experts to share their visions for an energy future that makes economic sense while achieving the carbon reduction goals necessary to ensure a safe and habitable planet.

Prof. Mark Jacobson of Stanford University is well known for his widely acclaimed, state-by-state vision to transition our nation to 100% wind, wave and solar power by the year 2050. Speaking with us by Skype, Prof. Jacobson will explain the rationale and methodology behind his comprehensive energy master plan and detail the realistic, state-specific goals that make economic sense for New Jersey.

Dan Sosland, President of the non-profit Acadia Center, spearheads pragmatic implementation plans to reduce carbon emissions throughout New England. Sosland will outline specific actions that can be taken now and are actually being implemented. Speaking from the perspective of one of the world’s largest users of fuel and energy, the U.S. military,

Capt. Leo Goff, U.S. Navy (Ret.), will illustrate how the military is confronting the impact of climate change in order to streamline logistics, cut fuel costs, improve military readiness and enhance our nation’s security.

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There will have a dynamic Q & A. 

Guns, Safety and Solutions

Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 07:30 PM
Fairleigh Dickinson University in Hackensack, NJ

Hear from Newtown, CT Rabbi Shaul Praver, Everytown's Adam Skaggs, Jersey City Mayor Stephen Fulop and Mom's Demand Action's Mandy Perlmutter          

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