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Garden State Equality Endorses Peter Yacobellis For Montclair Council

State’s Largest LGBTQ+ Group Notes Crisis Management and Advocacy Experience MONTCLAIR, NJ (April 1, 2020)—Garden State Equality, the largest LGBTQ+ advocacy organization in New Jersey, has endorsed Peter Yacobellis for Montclair Township Council. Yacobellis, a former official with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration and long-serving LGBTQ+ rights activist, is seeking an at-large council seat …

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Q & A On The Issues With Peter Yacobellis

Montclair has undergone a huge redevelopment boom in the last five years. How do you see this affecting Montclair both good and bad? If development is accompanied by the commensurate investment in infrastructure necessary to support it and appropriate planning for the increased stress and demand for township resources and services, and protections are in …

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The National LGBTQ Victory Fund Endorses My Campaign!

National LGBTQ Organization Says Yacobellis Offers Vision, Experience, Leadership MONTCLAIR, NJ (March 24, 2020)—The LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization working to elect LGBTQ candidates to public office, has endorsed Peter Yacobellis for Montclair Township Council. The endorsement signals the Victory Fund’s confidence that Yacobellis, a former official with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s …

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Coronavirus Is Testing Our Leadership

Montclair Township Council candidate Peter Yacobellis has released the following statement in response to the confirmed Coronavirus cases and tragic deaths in Montclair MONTCLAIR, NJ (March 19, 2020)—Montclair Township Council candidate Peter Yacobellis has released the following statement in response to the confirmed Coronavirus cases and tragic deaths in Montclair: As the global health crisis …

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Montclair Councilor-At-Large Candidate Peter Yacobellis Endorses Vice President Biden for President

I was proud to be asked to join a list of prominent LGBTQ+ leaders from across New Jersey in endorsing Vice President Biden today. Story from Insider NJ: A prominent list of LGBTQ+ leaders from across New Jersey have announced their support of Vice President Joe Biden’s Presidential campaign, organized by Joe Forte, member of …

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Jane Clementi (Mother of Tyler Clementi) Endorses Peter Yacobellis for Montclair Councilor-At-Large

This week, Jane Clementi endorsed my campaign. Her statement is below. This particular endorsement means the world to me. As many of you know, in 2010 Jane’s son Tyler tragically committed suicide. It was a wake up call for the world. I remember feeling like national consciousness had shifted on it and all of a …

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Your Voice, Montclair lands At Row B On The May 12th Ballot.

This was an exciting week as the Your Voice, Montclair slate made the ballot and formalized our placement by a random draw, run by the town clerk. Your Voice, Montclair is the only slate to have a candidate running for every office. We’re an incredibly diverse slate, representing all walks of life, many perspectives and …

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Your Voice, Montclair Is Official!

Dr. Renee Baskerville announced her team for the May 12, 2020 election today. As candidate for Mayor, Dr. Baskerville leads a complete slate under the banner “Your Voice Montclair:” At-Large Councilor Peter Yacobellis At-Large Councilor James Cotter 1st Ward Councilor John Hearn 2nd Ward Councilor Christina “Chrissy” Thomas 3rd Ward Councilor Marguerite “Maggie” Joralemon 4th …

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