Tuesday, February 21, 2017

How will N.J.'s next governor fix the pension system? We asked the candidates.

One of the biggest challenges confronting New Jersey's next governor will be how to stop the runaway train that is our state's pension mess. The long-term pension hole is $44 billion -- nearly $10 billion more than the state spends on everything in given year. The hole was dug by politicians from both parties going back a quarter century, and governors over the past decade have failed to stem the tide. With the primaries a few months away, we asked Democratic and Republican governor candidates for their pension fixes. Some said they'll release their plans in weeks to come. Those with plans on the board propose everything from cutting public worker benefits and reinstating a millionaire's tax to using legalized marijuana or a north Jersey casino as a pension cash cow. Take a look at what they're saying, by following this link.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Vigils to Save Our Healthcare

Every Wednesday in February
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Many members of Congress continue to push forward with plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and cut funding for Medicare and Medicaid, with no plan to ensure that 30 million people nationwide - including 800,000 here in New Jersey - can keep their health care coverage. Waiting in the wings are plans to tax the value of health benefits as income! We're taking action to try and stop this insanity! Last week we had more than 500 people out to tell Congressmen Frelinghuysen, Lance, LoBiondo, MacArthur and Smith DON’T TAKE OUR HEALTH CARE! Join us this week as we continue the fight to Save Our Health Care.

LOCATIONS:

Frelinghuysen:

—Morristown Office 30 Schuyler Place Morristown, NJ (973) 984-0711

Lance:

—Westfield Office 425 North Ave East Westfield, NJ (908) 518-7733
—Flemington Office 361 Route 31 Flemington, NJ phone: (908) 788-6900

Lobiondo:

—Mays Landing Office 5914 Main Street Mays Landing, NJ (609) 625-5008

MacArthur:


—Marlton Office Gibson House Community Center 535 East Main Street Marlton, NJ (856) 267-5182
—Toms River Office Town Hall, 33 Washington St Toms River, NJ (732) 569-6495

Smith:

—Freehold Office 112 Village Center Drive Raintree Shopping Ctr. Freehold, NJ (732) 780-3035
—Hamilton -- 4573 South Broad Street
 
DON’T TAKE MY HEALTH CARE

RSVP to India@njcitizenaction.org (973) 643-8800 or Maura@njcitizenaction.org (732) 246-4772

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Assemblyman Thomas Giblin, Guest at Professional Staff Luncheon


Assemblyman Thomas Giblin with Susan Hagen and Jennifer Higgins at the Professional Staff Luncheon. Assemblyman Giblin spoke to a crowd about the upcoming gubernatorial election and what is currently happening in Washington, DC. Assemblyman Giblin encouraged everyone to become more politically active by voting, encouraging others to vote, and to write and call their representatives directly about issues that matter to them.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Continuing Work of the Women's March: 10 ACTIONS / 100 DAYS

From the Women's March:

"We did it! On January 21, over 5 Million of us worldwide and over 1 Million in D.C., came to march, speak and make our voices heard. But it doesn’t end here - now is not the time to hang up our marching shoes - it’s time to get our friends, family and community together and make history. That’s why we’re launching a new campaign: 10 Actions for the first 100 Days."

For information and to get involved, please click here.