February 19, 2019
As mass shootings are becoming a standard feature on national news broadcasts, local activist groups have called for change. In late 2017, Bayonne High School experienced several shooting threats on social media, prompting student demonstrations. Hoboken Councilwoman-at-Large Emily Jabbour, who also founded the Hudson County chapter of Moms Demand Action, Pamela Johnson, leader of the Jersey City Anti-Violence Coalition Movement, Mothers in Pain, a support group for mothers who have lost children to street violence, Jersey City Rev. Herbert Daughtry, the Committee for Justice in the Workplace and Jai Patel founder of the Hudson County branch of Students Demand Action are among a coalition of powerful voices in Hudson County this year.