A Star-Ledger editorial from Friday, May 31, 2013, featured a remarkable grassroots victory that came as a result of the Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. “Walmart Free Newark” campaign. Please CLICK HERE for a copy of the Star-Ledger editorial.Read more
The “Walmart Free Newark” campaign was a tremendous success of our coalition and the Newark community. Working together with small business, faith, labor, student, women, civil rights, and community groups, we not only stopped Walmart from opening a store in Newark, but also paved the way for a family-friendly ShopRite to open in the city.Read more
We thank the following organizations for their recent support of the Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. “Raise the Wage” campaign, which brings the total number of participating organizations to 214 since the campaign launched in March.Read more
The number of organizations supporting the Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. “Raise the Wage” campaign grew to 172 this week, and we thank the following organizations for their recent statement of support:
Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. conducted two successful voter registration drives this week. The van’s first stop this week was the Trenton Library on April 4, 2013, where we were greeted with an overwhelming response. Libraries are a community’s beacon of knowledge and opportunity, and our voter registration team provided a natural complement as we provided an education on critical state issues such as this year’s minimum wage ballot question and the opportunity to register to vote and make our voices heard.Read more
Join one of our upcoming voter registration drives and be a part of an unprecedented effort to amplify the voice of New Jersey’s working families and empower our communities on the issues that matter to all of us. For example, this year’s ballot will allow voters to directly authorize an increase in our state’s minimum wage that helps hardworking low wage families make ends meet, lifts the standard of living for all working families, and restores a ladder of economic opportunity in all of New Jersey’s communities.Read more
Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. recognizes the importance of early voting in New Jersey and expanding opportunities for all New Jerseyans to participate in our democratic process. We should make every effort to ensure that those eligible to vote can do so, including people working two or more jobs, single parents taking care of their children, residents who fall ill, senior citizens who may have limited access to transportation, and students balancing school responsibilities and perhaps a part-time job. And in the case of a natural disaster like Hurricane Sandy, early voting would go a long way to ensuring an organized and accurate voting process.
Urge your state Senator to support SCR-1 which places the question of raising the state’s minimum wage and linking future increases to inflation on the 2013 ballot for voters to decide.