Op Ed by Phyllis Salowe-Kaye: Don’t let consumer watchdog be defanged

Op Ed by Phyllis Salowe-Kaye: Don’t let consumer watchdog be defanged

Check out video of our 2/1 health care vigil outside Rep. Lance’s office in Westfield #ProtectOurCare

Protests Arise in NJ Against Trump Executive Order #NoBanNoWall

Protests Arise in NJ Against Trump Executive Order #NoBanNoWall

NJCA brought 700 people to the March in DC. Thank you to all who marched! #LoveTrumpsHate #Resist

On Saturday 4 million women and their allies marched all across this country for equal rights in the largest protest in American history. Then, on Monday, Republicans in the NJ State Assembly voted against equal pay for women. 3 Republicans who had previously supported the bill actually changed their vote and voted no, aligning themselves with Chris Christie instead of their female constituents.[1]

And one particular Senator, Michael Doherty (one of Donald Trump’s biggest supporters in NJ), before voting against the NJ Pay Equity Act said that …

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Pay Equity Protests

Pay Equity Protests

On Saturday, January 21st, 4 million women and their allies marched all across this country for equal rights in the largest protest in American history. Then, on Monday, Republicans in the NJ State Assembly voted against equal pay for women. 3 Republicans who had previously supported the bill actually changed their vote and voted no, aligning themselves with Chris Christie instead of their female constituents.[1]

And one particular Senator, Michael Doherty (one of Donald Trump’s biggest supporters in NJ), before voting against the NJ Pay Equity Act …

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National Doorstep Convention

National Doorstep Convention

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WE NEED YOUR HELP! Join New Jersey Citizen Action and our progressive volunteers as we go door-to-door this Friday and Saturday for the National Doorstep Convention. People of all races, genders and faiths will be canvassing to fight for our communities and REJECT THE RACISM AND BIGOTRY OF DONALD TRUMP. 

The ‘best way to make progress is for neighbors to have conversations with neighbors’. Thousands of progressive volunteers across the country will be taking part in this national movement. …

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One Last Chance to Stop a Budget Busting Deal

One Last Chance to Stop a Budget Busting Deal

In the early hours of Tuesday morning the New Jersey Assembly passed Chris Christie’s incredibly irresponsible gas tax deal that would blow a nearly $2 billion hole in the budget.

The alternative, which the Senate is considering, would blow a nearly $1 billion dollar hole in the budget, and giving a huge windfall to the inheritors of the wealthiest 4000 estates.

Both of these deals would cost our state billions and billions in revenue in the coming years that we simply cannot afford and cause painful program …

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Advocates for Low and Middle Income New Jerseyans Oppose the Sales Tax Deal, Fear Painful Cuts

Today, 25 groups who advocate for low and middle income New Jerseyans sent a letter to the members of the New Jersey Senate opposing Governor Christie’s and the Assembly’s Transportation Trust Fund (TTF)/ sales tax deal. These groups, along with New Jersey Citizen Action, remember the painful budget cuts that Christie imposed in 2010. The cuts that this TTF/ sales tax deal would necessitate would be similarly painful.

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Dear Senator,

We are writing to urge you to oppose the tax deal (A12) which the Assembly passed early …

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#LeadFreeKidsNJ Campaign Celebrates Victory in Governor Christie’s Announcement on Lead Abatement Funding

#LeadFreeKidsNJ Campaign Celebrates Victory in Governor Christie’s Announcement on Lead Abatement Funding

Trenton, NJ – Today in a State House Press Conference Governor Christie announced $10 million in the FY2016 budget for lead containment and abatement programs for low and moderate income New Jerseyans, in a huge victory for the #LeadFreeKidsNJ Campaign.

“The $10 million in lead abatement funding that Governor Christie announced today is the minimum our children and families have deserved for the past six years,” said Ann Vardeman, Program Director at New Jersey Citizen Action. “Over 18,000 children have been poisoned by lead since Governor Christie took office, …

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NJCA Executive Director, Phyllis Salowe-Kaye featured in NJ Spotlight profile

NJCA Executive Director, Phyllis Salowe-Kaye featured in NJ Spotlight profile

NJ Spotlight published an in-depth profile of New Jersey Citizen Action’s Executive Director Phyllis Salowe-Kaye

NJ Spotlight profile published on March 17, 2016:

 

Why she’s important: For 30 years, Salowe-Kaye has headed NJ Citizen Action, one of the state’s leading progressive advocacy and social service organizations. Citizen Action is involved in many issues facing the state, including housing, the environment, healthcare, and quality of life issues. It pressures banks into providing services to underserved communities, lobbies for paid sick days and a higher minimum wage, and provides …

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