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AOH Members Speak Out On Nast Protest

AOH members are starting to get their voices heard in the Nast protest. The Bergen Record newspaper recently ran an op-ed story written by an AOH member and retired social studies teacher. Articles like this do a great job of reaching the public outside of the Irish community. Read The Article:  Don’t reward bigotry, remove […]

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US Congressman Chris Smith Denounces Nast Nomination

US Congressman Chris Smith has joined the growing collation of politicians and ethnic groups to denounce. Congressman Smith has written the following letter to the New Jersey Hall of fame echoing the growing protest against Thomas Nast’s nomination. I am writing to express my concern and disappointment at the inclusion of caricaturist Thomas Nast among […]

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Irish American Unity Conference Blasts Nast Nomination

Mr. Thomas Burke Jr. Esq. National President of the Irish American Unity Conference (IAUC) released today the following statement on the New Jersey Hall of Fame vote and the candidacy of Thomas Nast, Journalist. In reviewing the purpose of the New Jersey Hall of Fame as an institution and its stated purpose of acknowledging individuals […]

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Irish Anti-Defamation Federation Speaks Out Against Nast Nomination

Insensitivity of New Jersey Hall of Fame to Americans of Irish heritage! In the sad tradition of forgetting its own American history, the New Jersey Hall of Fame has listed the 19th Century political cartoonist, Thomas Nast, as a nomineefor induction into its organization! Irish people and groups from throughout the Delaware Valley are appalled […]

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Italian Americans Support Nast Protest

The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition – the nation’s largest Italian American anti-bias organization – is calling for New Jersey Hall of Fame Executive Director, Don Smith, to eliminate Thomas Nast from inclusion in this year’s nominees due to the cartoonist’s history of prejudice and bigotry towards Italians, Irish Catholics and other ethnicities. Thomas Nast […]

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Hudson 1 Members Honored

Hudson 1 Mychal Judge Division 1 held the annual Christmas Dinner Dance on December 10th. The event recognized Father Kevin Carter, Thomas Weatherall, and Thomas Donlon with a commendation from the NJ State Board presented by Jere Cole and Sean Pender.

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Take Action Now To Defeat Nast Nomination

Brothers our order traces our roots back to the 16th century in Ireland when noble men protected our church and heritage. One hundred and seventy five years ago in our country Irish Catholic men once again stood up to protect those that would want to destroy our church, faith and heritage. Today the AOH is […]

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Senator Greenstein and Assemblyman Benson Join Nast Opposition

State Senator Linda R. Greenstein and Assemblyman Daniel R. Benson have joined the growing opposition to the nomination of  Thomas Nast for the New Jersey Hall of Fame.   The Senator and Assemblyman have sent a joint letter to the Board of Commissioners of the NJ Hall of fame to request that Nast be removed from the […]

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Nast Protest Gets Major Market TV News Coverage

The protest against the Nast nomination has enlisted support of many people and politicians.   The support has grown to the point where it has started to get major market television news coverage.   New York’s PIX 11 News interviewed NJAOH Treasurer Sean Hughes for a story about the growing controversy. Their story along with the video […]

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Assembly Deputy Conference Leader Scott Rumana Joins Political Support To Remove Nast

Assembly Deputy Conference Leader Scott Rumana joined Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo, D-Mercer and Middlesex, in the call to have Thomas Nast’s name removed from consideration for entry into New Jersey’s Hall of Fame. Nast is known for his anti-Irish work in depicting political cartoons. “It is inappropriate that someone whose work offended people of Irish decent […]

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