Associated Press New Jersey Daybook for Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.
Noon. NJ SENATE-SOCIAL SECURITY ADVOCATES — Advocacy groups including Democracy for America, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and the Working Families Party hold event to call on U.S. Senate candidates to support federal legislation that would expand Social Security.
Location: Statehouse, 125 West State St., Trenton.
Contact: Matt Wall, 978-204-4156.
2 p.m. PALLONE-MEDICARE EVENT — Rep. Frank Pallone, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, holds event to discuss his legislation concerning Medicare’s Part D and the program’s payments for controlled substances. Joining him will be Shauna Moses, associate executive director of the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addictions Agencies; Angelo Valente, executive director of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, and representatives of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.
Location: Pharmacy counter at the CVS store, 913 Oak Tree Ave., South Plainfield.
Contacts: Ray Zaccaro or Holly Hoffman, 202-225-4671.
2 p.m. MEDICAL MARIJUANA-ADVOCATES — Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey supporters deliver thousands of letters calling on Gov. Chris Christie to sign legislation to legalize additional medical marijuana products. They also want Christie to allow minors to obtain prescriptions from a single physician.
Locaiton: Room 109 in the Statehouse, 125 West State St., Trenton.
Contacts: Ken Wolski, 609-394-2137; Brian Wilson, 201-577-2513, or Jennie Stormes, 209-327-3366.
6:30 p.m. HOLT-NAACP FORUM — Rep. Rush Holt, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, takes part in a Senate candidates’ forum hosted by the New Jersey State Association of the NAACP.
Location: Willing Heart Community Care Center, 555 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark.
Contact: Thomas Seay, 609-799-0800.