"Matute-Brown has experience as a grassroots organizer and Union Leader; she knows how to listen to residents and act accordingly to ensure positive change. Cindy wants to break in on what she calls the town's current “culture of exclusivity,” opening up town process to the public so that everyone can be heard. She has even suggested adding council member seats pointing out that West Orange is home to nearly 50,000 people currently being represented on the council by just five. We strongly believe Matute-Brown will bring in new ideas and perspectives and get even more people involved in our town. She also helps to stabilize taxes by pulling the plug on no-bid contracts and possibly combining municipal departments. We strongly believe that Monica Perkowski and Cindy Matute-Brown can bring real positive change to West Orange. Give them that opportunity. "
September 13 — Cindy Matute-Brown, candidate for West Orange Town Council was named a 2018 Champion by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, (PCCC) which recognizes candidates from around the country who are fighting for progressive priorities and the needs of everyday families. PCCC has been a training ground for leaders such as Elizabeth Warren, Keith Ellison and among their presently endorsed candidates are Stacey Abrams, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortes and Pramila Jayapal. “Our 2018 Champions across the country are committed to solving big problems affecting their communities,” said Marissa Barrow, a spokesperson for the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. “Selected for their bold vision, these candidates are highly capable leaders ready to make change.” “It is an incredible honor to receive such a distinguished recognition from the Progressive Campaign for Change Committee!” Cindy said. “This is an amazing organization working hard to make positive changes across the nation by training candidates who are committed to progressive values on the local and national level. The PCCC has trained leaders who lead and inspire such as Elizabeth Warren and Keith Ellison, both of whom I greatly admire. Thank you PCCC!” "The candidates on our Champions List are running great campaigns powered by the grassroots, not corporate interests," said Stephanie Taylor, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. "We're proud to support them as they take power back for their communities and turn big ideas into action for working families." The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) is a million-member grassroots organization building power at the local, state, and federal levels, and advocating for economic populist priorities, putting people before politics and focusing on supporting citizens in this country. The PCCC has raised over $25 million to support progressive candidates and committees with small-dollar, grassroots donations, including $1.1 million to support Elizabeth Warren’s Senate run in 2012. In 2017, 50 PCCC-supported candidates won across the country, flipping 26 seats from red to blue.
Our Revolution National Office of Our Revolution Endorses Cindy Matute-Brown Candidate for West Orange Town Council
The national political organization Our Revolution today endorsed the candidacy of Cindy Matute-Brown for West Orange Town Council. Our Revolution has three intertwined goals: to revitalize American democracy, empower progressive leaders and elevate the political consciousness. Our Revolution’s national office receives thousands of local endorsement requests each year at the request of local chapters, but few receive the endorsement. Cindy Matute-Brown said, “I so appreciate the endorsement of Our Revolution and I share their goals. We need to continue to elevate political consciousness, nationally and locally, and to encourage and empower our neighbors to engage in the political process at all levels.” “On West Orange Town Council I will work to help ensure that our municipal government works on behalf of our residents to stabilize the tax base. We need to maintain a sustainable environment in our town and we have to make sure that our kids receive a first class education so that West Orange remains a town we all want to live in and can afford. I look forward to talking to as many West Orange residents as I can in the coming days and I hope to count on your vote on election day - Tuesday November 6th!”
The Steering Committee unanimously agreed that the following candidates are well suited for the offices they seek and are likely to implement policies that reflect the values summarized in "Essex Rising Principles” statement on their website. Mikie Sherrill for U.S. Congress in the NJ 11th Congressional District Cindy Matute-Brown for West Orange Town Council Terry Trigg-Scales for West Orange Board of Education