I am running for Congress in NJ's #FightingFourth district because I have had enough.

I have had enough of a "NJ" Congressman who has lived in Virginia since 1983.

I have had enough of a Congressman who has lived in Virginia so long, his children get in-state tuition at Virginia schools.

I have had enough of a Congressman who spends less than 20% of his time in our state. In 2006, he was only here for seven nights.

I have had enough of a Congressman who has not held a town hall meeting in our district in 25 years.

I have had enough of a Congressman whose values are better suited for the 1950s than for 2017.

I have had enough of Donald Trump and a Congress who lacks the backbone to stand up to his destructive agenda.

I have had enough, had enough, had enough.

NJ's #FightingFourth district deserves a Congressperson who lives here, raises their family here, loves to spend time here, will always be present with and listen to the concerns of the people here, and who will represent our shared values in Washington, DC.

NJ's #FightingFourth district deserves a Congressperson who is going to stand up to the bully that is currently our President and who will fight for our shared values and vision for our district, our state, and our nation.

WHO IS JIM KEADY? 


If we have never met, you might rightfully be asking, "Who is this guy Jim Keady?" I guess the answer to that question depends who you ask.

Some people know me as the guy who refused to "sit down and shut up" when I stood up to Governor Christie on behalf of Hurricane Sandy families. Other people know me as the guy who runs his family's tavern that has been a Main Street community staple in NJ for more than 35 years. Other people know me from my pro soccer playing days or my high school & college coaching days. Others know me as Councilman Keady from my days on the Asbury Park City Council. Other people know me as Reese's dad. Still others know me as the guy fighting against Nike's sweatshops or the guy who went overseas to help Syrian refugees last year. Others know me as the guy who has been in the progressive trenches for more than two decades in NJ, standing in solidarity with the LGBT community, Main Street business owners, union workers, the black lives matter movement, citizens promoting gun safety, women defending reproductive rights, and people working tirelessly to save our planet.

Regardless of how people know me, I think they will tell you three things:

1. Jim Keady stands up and fights for what he believes in regardless of the consequences.

2. When Jim Keady is passionately committed to something, he will never get out worked and he will never quit.

3. Jim Keady boldly leads with his progressive values.

WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM JIM KEADY? 

Now you might be asking, "What can we expect from Jim Keady when he wins?" Good question.

When we win this campaign together, I guarantee you the following:

You will have a Congressman who lives in the 4th District.

You will have a Congressman who raises his family in the 4th District.

You will have a Congressman who is committed coming home to the 4th District every weekend and during all Congressional breaks because I love it here and because I want to stay in touch with the people I am in Washington to represent.

You will have a Congressman who is committed to holding regular town hall meetings throughout the district to listen to the concerns of our community and to bring those concerns to the halls of power in Washington, DC.

You will also have a Congressman who believes Donald Trump is dangerous and reckless and that we must have a Democratic majority in Congress to fight back against his destructive agenda.

You will have a Congressman who believes we must overturn Citizens United, get big money out of politics, and publicly finance our elections.

You will have a Congressman who believes climate change is real and that the United States must lead the way in clean energy production.

You will have a Congressman who believes that people and the planet are as important if not more important than corporate profits.

You will have a Congressman who believes that black lives matter and that we need massive reforms in the criminal justice system and major investments in community policing efforts.

You will have a Congressman who believes that women should have control over their reproductive rights and that abortion should be legal, safe and we should work together to make it rare.

You will have a Congressman who believes we should invest as much in waging peace as we do in waging war.

You will have a Congressman who believes in a national, single-payer healthcare system.

You will have a Congressman who who believes that trade deals should benefit workers and local communities and not just the bottom lines of transnational corporations.

You will have a Congressman who believes that giant corporations and billionaires should pay their fair share in taxes.

You will have a Congressman who believes that violent radical religious and political zealots of any stripe are a danger to the common good and that we must use all means necessary (preferably nonviolent) to neutralize the threats they pose.

You will have a Congressman who believes that we must address the opioid epidemic head on and reign in doctors who over-prescribe and pharmaceutical companies that push the drugs, along with making massive investments in treatment and recovery programs.


I can go on, but I think you're getting the idea of the kind of Congressman I would be for our district.

HOW CAN WE SUPPORT #KEADY4CONGRESS?

I hope that at this point you are feeling it. I hope you too have had enough of our "no show" Congressman and President Trump and that you are ready to get on board with the Keady for Congress campaign.

Winning this race is not going to be easy. Our "no show" Congressman has been in for 37 years. The Republican establishment is not going to let him go down without a fight. We are going to need to out work him on the ground AND in our fundraising efforts.

We also need to make this race a priority for the county, state and national Democratic committees. At the moment, this race is not on their target list. We can change this. How? We need to raise a ton of money, register a bunch of new Democratic voters, and bring a lot of unaffiliated voters to our side.

You can help us right now with the raising money part. We need you to give until it feels good. Do you want "No Show Smith" out of office? Do you want a Democratic majority in the House? Do you want a Congressman who shares your values and will show up and be present and listen to your concerns? Do you want a Congressman who will stand up to Donald Trump and truly make America great again? 

If you said yes, yes, yes, yes... then click and give $4, $44, $444 up to the max of $2,700 to help us flip NJ's #FighitngFourth.

Thanks in advance!

Onward to DC.

Peace, Jim Keady


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  • Jeff Worthington endorsed

    “I support Jim Keady cause he thinks like me”

  • Mark Swanson endorsed

    “I support Jim Keady because he is willing to step up to the plate and step down on and end the corporate rule of American politicians through campaign bribes.”

  • Kathy Markwalder endorsed

    “Although I don’t live in Jersey or the east coast, this guy is the real deal with a Servant’s Heart. Dorothy Day said that “our problems stem from our acceptance of this filthy, rotten system” … so... “don’t’ worry about being effective. Just concentrate on being faithful to the truth.” I believe that Jim Keady knows and understand this truth and he is inspired and motivated to work for the people and for that, I support his efforts wholeheartedly.”

  • Michael Greene endorsed

    “He walks the walk and talks the talk this is part of the revolution Bernie Sanders started and we will never win if we dont do what we can! I saw jim on Jimmy Dore's show and he inspired me the same way Bernie did”

  • Elaine Madigan endorsed

    “We need someone who actually lives in our district and has the true sense of being a public servant.”

  • Bruce Marmy endorsed

    “Anyone ready to face up against the bully of NJ is by definition, my friend.”

  • Michael McCue endorsed

    “I endorse Jim Keady because he is a true progressive who walks the walk, not just talks the talk. He articulates the Progressive Platform, informed by life-experience in a way few other candidates of ANY party can claim. We should keep our eye on Jim as a potential VP for Bernie Sanders when he starts the People's party and announces for 2020. I believe that Jim is presidential material and we may need him to fill a ticket with Bernie! Also love that Jim is big, handsome athletic guy, since progressives are generally thought of as book-wormish. He's the whole package, dude!”

  • Tony Giordano endorsed

    “I wholeheartedly support Jim Keady because he fights for the people-- all the people.”

  • Liz deBeer endorsed

    “I support Jim Keady because he consistently stands up and speaks up for mainstream NJ values, which contrasts with Rep Smith, who believes basic forms of birth control should be banned and who has said LGBT rights are not human rights! The fighting 4th District needs Jim Keady to represent us! Jim runs a small local business and speaks up for our mainstream NJ values!”

  • Andrew Wright endorsed

    “I support Jim Keady because he represents me, my family, my friends, and OUR values.”

June 6, 2017

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Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Ali Gray endorsed

  • Jeff Worthington endorsed

    “I support Jim Keady cause he thinks like me”

  • Mark Swanson endorsed

    “I support Jim Keady because he is willing to step up to the plate and step down on and end the corporate rule of American politicians through campaign bribes.”

  • Kathy Markwalder endorsed

    “Although I don’t live in Jersey or the east coast, this guy is the real deal with a Servant’s Heart. Dorothy Day said that “our problems stem from our acceptance of this filthy, rotten system” … so... “don’t’ worry about being effective. Just concentrate on being faithful to the truth.” I believe that Jim Keady knows and understand this truth and he is inspired and motivated to work for the people and for that, I support his efforts wholeheartedly.”

  • Michael Greene endorsed

    “He walks the walk and talks the talk this is part of the revolution Bernie Sanders started and we will never win if we dont do what we can! I saw jim on Jimmy Dore's show and he inspired me the same way Bernie did”

  • Felice Burns endorsed

  • Mike Mangine endorsed

  • Elaine Madigan endorsed

  • Elaine Madigan endorsed

    “We need someone who actually lives in our district and has the true sense of being a public servant.”

  • Bruce Marmy endorsed

    “Anyone ready to face up against the bully of NJ is by definition, my friend.”

  • Michael McCue endorsed

    “I endorse Jim Keady because he is a true progressive who walks the walk, not just talks the talk. He articulates the Progressive Platform, informed by life-experience in a way few other candidates of ANY party can claim. We should keep our eye on Jim as a potential VP for Bernie Sanders when he starts the People's party and announces for 2020. I believe that Jim is presidential material and we may need him to fill a ticket with Bernie! Also love that Jim is big, handsome athletic guy, since progressives are generally thought of as book-wormish. He's the whole package, dude!”

  • Tony Giordano endorsed

    “I wholeheartedly support Jim Keady because he fights for the people-- all the people.”

  • Liz deBeer endorsed

    “I support Jim Keady because he consistently stands up and speaks up for mainstream NJ values, which contrasts with Rep Smith, who believes basic forms of birth control should be banned and who has said LGBT rights are not human rights! The fighting 4th District needs Jim Keady to represent us! Jim runs a small local business and speaks up for our mainstream NJ values!”

  • Andrew Wright endorsed

    “I support Jim Keady because he represents me, my family, my friends, and OUR values.”

  • Alexandrea De Jesus endorsed

    “I support Jim Keady because No Show politicians need to go!”