Burlington County Times’ David Levinsky Reports

Leaders from several advocacy groups held a news conference Friday where they both condemned Sue Altman’s removal and also expressed concerns about how other advocates have been treated at the Statehouse, particularly when they oppose leaders on controversial issues or legislation.

TRENTON — Camden activist Sue Altman’s ejection from a Senate committee hearing room on Monday captured national attention, but fellow advocates and activists claim it’s far from the only example of state legislators using what they describe as “un-democratic” tactics to silence or limit public participation and opposition.