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NJ Citizen Action Endorses Bob Menendez For U.S. Senate

Insider NJ — October 3, 2018

New Brunswick, NJ — The Menendez for Senate Campaign announced today that New Jersey Citizen Action has endorsed Bob Menendez for reelection to the U.S. Senate. New Jersey Citizen Action is a statewide grassroots organization that fights for racial, social and economic justice and is the largest progressive citizen watchdog coalition in the state.

"I am honored to have the support of New Jersey Citizen Action," said Sen. Menendez. "Citizen Action has been on the front lines in fighting for justice and equality, and I have been proud to work with them over the years on issues like health care, workers' rights and consumer protection to make a real difference in people's lives. Together, we will continue to fight for our shared progressive values, to make health care more affordable and accessible for everyone, to hold corporations accountable to their employees and their customers, and to push back against a Trump Administration intent on eroding basic rights and equality for all. New Jerseyans understand the stakes in this election and that it's never mattered more."

"This is not a normal election. If Republicans retain control of Congress they will try again to take away our health care, they will continue to roll back workplace protections, they will ramp up their assault on women's rights, and they will continue to cower and allow Donald Trump to run rampant over our democratic values. Health care, women's rights, and workplace protections - that's what is on the ballot on November 6," said Phyllis Salowe-Kay, executive director of New Jersey Citizen Action. "The battle for control of Congress, for the soul of America, runs right through New Jersey. We are proud to endorse this strong slate of candidates who will fight for the people of New Jersey. For the next 35 days we will be running a robust political program, mobilizing tens of thousands of our members and members of the general public to the polls to flip the House and re-elect Bob Menendez."

Bob Menendez has continually stood up against powerful corporate interests to protect consumers and the public. As a senior member of the Senate Banking Committee, he has led the charge to hold Target and others accountable for their failures to secure customer data, and Wells Fargo for stealing millions from its customers in a phony account scheme. The Senator has consistently taken on the airline and oil industries over their abuses.

Bob Menendez co-authored the Affordable Care Act that gave access to healthcare for nearly a million New Jerseyans who didn't have coverage before, and protected 3.8 million patients with pre-existing conditions. He has also sponsored the SPIKE Act and CREATES Act aimed at driving down the high cost of prescription drugs. Sen. Menendez has always stood by women's health care, cosponsored the Women's Health Protection Act, has a 100% rating from Planned Parenthood, and avidly pushes to expand paid sick, medical, and family leave.

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