NEW JERSEY—A GARDEN OF DIVERSITY; NEW SLOGAN EDGES OUT “NJ & YOU: PERFECT TOGETHER” IN POLL; MAJORITY TAKE PRIDE IN BEING JERSEY RESIDENTS

Posted at 12:01 am April 29, 2001, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, New Jersey, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

One suspects that former Governor Tom Kean might even be happy with the news: there’s a new state slogan in town. Kean, of course, will forever be linked with the tourism slogan “New Jersey and You: Perfect Together,” his famous Brahmin voice touting the state in televised commercials during his governorship between 1982 and 1990. However, Kean also served on President Clinton’s Advisory Commission on Race Relations and has long advocated “the politics of inclusion.” We can’t help but believe the former Governor would embrace the results of the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll showing New Jersey: A Garden of Diversity barely edging out New Jersey and You: Perfect Together for the state motto in the year 2001.

 

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