Assembly Candidates Celebrate Mothers’ Day by Lifting up Other Women

Christine Clarke and Laura Fortgang

PARSIPPANY —  On Saturday, May 11, Laura Fortgang and Christine Clarke, both mothers (of three and four respectively) and Democratic General Assembly candidates for Legislative District 26, will be hosting a clothing drive for Dress for Success from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon at the IHOP, 792 Route 46.

Dress for Success is a group that helps low-income and economically disadvantaged women by providing professional clothing, skills development, and networking opportunities to empower women to become independent and achieve success.

Donations of new and gently used professional clothes, shoes, new toiletries, and new hosiery will be collected. Donated clothes must be folded neatly in boxes or placed on hangers, garbage bags are not permitted. The donation is also tax deductible, and receipts will be available at the event.

Dress for Success’s model empowers women by helping each other. Applying for jobs is stressful for anyone, but when a mother enters the workforce for the first time or after a long time, the stakes are even higher. Christine and I look forward to working with the community to help support this great organization and these moms.”, says Laura Fortgang.

“It’s critical to see and uplift all members of our community. I’m proud that Laura and I are running campaigns committed to representing all of our constituents.  I hope you’ll join us to commemorate the good work so many parents do this Mother’s Day by giving back with us and making a difference.”, says Christine Clarke.