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About Jay Lassiter

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Long-time political activist Jay Lassiter got his first taste of politics while canvassing for President Bill Clinton in 1996. Jay arrived on the New Jersey political scene as a blogger and videographer for the popular political website BlueJersey.com. Always the innovator, Jay went on to become the first credentialed State House blogger in the country covering the Trenton, NJ beat. In 2008 Jay managed the online campaigns of Congressman Rob Andrews and NJ Senator John Adler’s election efforts. That year he was named a “rising star” by politickerNJ.com. In 2009 Jay managed Governor Corzine’s suburban field campaign in Burlington County, the largest of NJ’s 21 counties.In 2010 Lassiter Consulting was launched. A full service political consulting and communications firm, Lassiter Consulting is thoroughly versed in the modern (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) and the traditional (direct mail, TV ads, webdesign.) Jay has served on the board of Sustainable Cherry Hill and Garden State Equality and now lives in Cherry Hill with his partner Greg and their libertarian cat.

Posts by Jay Lassiter:

New Jersey: Legalization Bill Drop Imminent & Marijuana Myths Dispelled

New Jersey: Legalization Bill Drop Imminent & Marijuana Myths Dispelled

Won’t be long before Senator Nick Scutari drops a bill to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use in NJ.  I’m guessing his marijuana legalization bill hits the hopper on (or about) March 25th.  For folks like me working to end marijuana prohibition, that’s good news.  But late March isn’t far off so we don’t have much […]

Legalizing Marijuana in New Jersey

Legalizing Marijuana in New Jersey

Each year New Jersey sends about 22,0000 people to jail for smoking pot.  Waging such a punitive drug policy is costly: annually we spend $127,000,000 clogging up our jails and legal system in the name of marijuana prohibition. But put those eye-popping numbers aside for a second.  Also, try to forget the racial disparity in pot […]

Chris Christie Plays Politics with New Jersey Medical Marijuana Law, Patients Suffer

Chris Christie Plays Politics with New Jersey Medical Marijuana Law, Patients Suffer

(Trenton, NJ) — It’s hard to know why NJ Republican Governor Chris Christie remains so popular ‘cuz the truth is, he’s a bona fide prick. And if you care about medical marijuana (and the larger “War on Drugs”), we think you’ll agree. Take New Jersey’s medical marijuana program for example. When New Jersey’s so-called “Compassionate Care” bill became law […]