NJ Cannabis Legalization Referendum Pannel




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NJ Cannabis Legalization Referendum Pannel

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Join us for an informational panel about the cannabis legalization referendum and ways we can ensure a win in November.

Jonathan Gibson, Executive Director of PDNJ will be in conversation with Axel Owen of the NJ CAN 2020 Coalition, Jess Gonzalez of the Minority Cannabis Business Association, and Imani Oakley, Esq. North Jersey Director of PDNJ.


Axel Owen
Campaign Manager, NJ CAN 2020

Jessica Gonzalez

Imani Oakley, Esq.
North Jersey Director, PDNJ
Imani is currently Dean of Movement Building at Movement School Campus and North Jersey Director of Progressive Democrats of New Jersey. Previously Imani was the Legislative Director & Regional Organizer for New Jersey Working Families. She is an alumni of New Leaders Council New Jersey and sits on numerous board including Repair Now a nonprofit concerned with helping previously justice involved citizens understand and regain their voting rights. Imani was Deputy Chief of Staff for NJ Assemblywoman Timberlake and a Constituent Advocate for NJ Senator Cory A. Booker. Imani earned her Bachelor’s degree from Howard University, a Master of Arts from New York University, and a Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law.

Jonathan Lee Gibson, M.P.A.
Executive Director, PDNJ
Jonathan is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Policy at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Executive Director and a founder of Progressive Democrats of New Jersey. Jonathan’s academic interests and research focus on social dominance and hierarchy and the intersection of race and politics. Jonathan earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Harvard University and a Master of Public Administration from The Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College.


September 21, 2020
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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