Legislative District 25:
Bernardsville - Boonton - Boonton Township - Chester Borough - Chester Township - Denville - Dover - Mendham Borough - Mendham Township - Mine Hill - Morris Township - Morristown - Mount Arlington - Mountain Lakes - Netcong - Randolph - Rockaway Borough - Roxbury - Victory Gardens - Washington Township - Wharton
Updates from the Campaign
Support Domestic Violence Initiative during COVID-19
I am honored to be able to support Moms Demand Action NJ - Morris Co Local Group in supporting Domestic Violence organizations. During times of isolation and stay at home orders, domestic violence victims and survivors are at greater risk. As a survivor of domestic violence, this initiative is very close to my heart.
The Covid-19 pandemic has presented a unique challenge in serving those affected by violence. If you would like to join me in support of the Jersey Battered Women's Service, donations may be made directly at https://3126.thankyou4caring.org/page.aspx?pid=298
We are also collecting masks to support the New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence. We are asking that you mail them direct to the NJCEDV at 1670 Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Road, Hamilton, NJ 08690-3541. Thank you for your support!
If you are a victim or survivor of intimate partner violence needing support: National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (1-800-787-3224 for TTY). If you’re unable to speak safely, log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522
We have received a message that We Are One Dover needs help. This is a special request to support one of the key food pantries in Dover. I am joining with Darcy Draeger, candidate for LD25 State Assembly and the Randolph team of David Timpanaro, Josh Weiner, Jeanette Hernandez to collect non-perishable foods to support those in need. Food can be dropped off at any of the four Randolph, Denville, Chester or Madison locations.
In addition to non-perishable foods, there is a need for a chest freezer. If anybody has one they are able to donate, please contact us via FB messenger or email Jill@RupandeMehta.com.
Non-perishable foods: small bags of rice (up to 3lbs), pasta, pasta sauce, canned goods, dried beans, cereal, canned meats, macaroni & cheese etc. We will be collecting non-perishable items through Wednesday, May 27. Thank you so much for your support.
Darcy Draeger and I are excited to announce our FOOD DRIVE. Collection begins April 23 and will run through May 7. We are supporting We Are One Dover with this food drive. They are working to support those in greatest need in the community. Residents of Dover have been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and need our support. We have drop off locations around the district. Email Jill@RupandeMehta.com if you want to volunteer to be a collection location.
REQUESTED ITEMS: non-perishables including rice (not bulk size), canned foods, evaporated milk, pasta / pasta sauce, canned and dried beans, diapers, baby food etc.
We asked and you delivered! Thank you to Jenny Smith and ML Democrats, Trishna Goswami and Mendham Township Democrats, Susan Davis and Wharton Borough Democratic Committee, Denville Democrats, Democratic Committee of the Chesters and Jill Rhodes in Madison for serving as additional collections spots to Darcy Draeger for State Assembly and mine. Your generosity is humbling, and the fact that so many of you came together to support We Are One Dover and Fr. Rod St. John's Episcopal Church, Dover - New Jersey is genuinely heartwarming.
We had four cars full of food today to drop off. Humberto Quinones was present representing We Are One Dover and William Schievella sent his team to help. The need is so great and I am honored that we are able to help them continue supporting those in need. Even though we are wrapping up this food drive, I would encourage you all to continue supporting the community however you can.
Thank you to everyone who supported our diaper drive on behalf of Moms Helping Moms Foundation. Between the online support and the physical donations, we have helped fill a critical need with our area’s diaper bank. If you missed this opportunity, you can still support Moms Helping Moms through this COVID-19 Relief Fund.
The need for blood is critical. I am happy to be able to do my part and donate blood while observing social distancing and safe interaction protocols. One donation can save as many as three lives. If you are healthy, you can sign up for an appointment to donate blood here.
We want to step forward and help the food pantries feed those in need. Morristown-based Nourish NJ, formerly the Community Soup Kitchen, is providing packed lunches free to pick up for anyone who needs and pre-bagged groceries. COVID-19 compliance regulations have placed limitations on their staff numbers, so the best way to support their mission is through monetary donations.
These are unprecedented times where so many of us have lost our jobs and find ourselves in need. I hope you will join me in donating to the Nourish NJ Emergency COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund.
FAQS About Coronavirus Economic Stimulus Payments
The Coronavirus Relief Stimulus checks will begin arriving mid-April. Here are some FAQs regarding payment and any action you may need to take.
1099 Worker Unemployment Benefits
Are you an Independent contractor, Gig worker or Self-employed and out of work due to the spread of COVID-19? The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program is now open to these and other 1099 workers. You will need to file for regular unemployment; once denied, this will open up your eligibility to apply for the PUA assistance for 1099 workers.