Join This Saturday: “One Pathway, Many Voices, Stronger Communities” Campaign Kickoff and 1st Citizenship Clinic
If you or someone you know is interested in applying for U.S. citizenship or qualifies for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), join us this Saturday for our first citizenship clinic on April 26, 2014, in Newark. To RSVP or for more information, please contact WFUNJ Executive Director Edward Correa at 609-203-3989 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.Read more
In February 2014, Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. was asked by legislative leadership to shepherd another social economic justice campaign for working families on “Earned Sick Days”. Earned sick days is a commonsense public health initiative which would reduce the spread of illness in our communities, promote healthier more productive businesses, and allow all workers to take a sick day, without the fear of losing much needed income or worse – their jobs.
Click here to learn more about why New Jersey needs earned sick days or send a message to your legislators right now to let them know you support this law for our state.Read more
REMINDER: Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. To Kickoff Statewide Earned Sick Leave Campaign
Invited Speakers Include: Senate President Steve Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Senator Loretta Weinberg, and Assemblywoman Pam Lampitt
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Lafayette Yard Hotel
1 W. Lafayette Street, Trenton, NJ 08608
Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. has remained committed to facilitating a robust year-round voter registration effort since its founding in 2009. Working with coalition partners and local community stakeholders, we have conducted massive voter registration efforts in communities including Newark, Trenton, Paterson, New Brunswick, and many others. Through voter registration events, neighborhood canvasses, and use of our fully equipped Ford voter registration van, we will continue to register thousands of voters around our state so that they can make their voices heard in our democratic process, and ensure that our state and local governments put the interests of our communities first.
In 2013 alone, WFUNJ registered 30,000 new voters through canvasses, conducting local voter registration drives, during the 50th Anniversary March on Washington, and partnering with New Jersey United students to conduct registration drives on college campuses around the state.
Practicing your right to vote – and voting for candidates who support issues important to working families – is the most effective way to making sure government stands up for our communities. New Jersey holds multiple elections every year, but in order to cast your ballot you must first be registered to vote. If you are a United States citizen who will be at least 18 years of age by the next election, and have lived in your current county for at least 30 days, you’re eligible to register to vote at your current address. You must register to vote at least 21 days prior to the upcoming election.
Click on one links below to be redirected to the statewide voter registration form:
You may also register to vote in-person at the office of your counties election officials. Make sure to read their websites before you visit to make sure you bring the proper identification with you.
To vote in New Jersey, you don’t have to show up at your local precinct in person on Election Day. Under our state’s vote-by-mail laws, you can ask your County Clerk to send a ballot directly to your home for any reason.
Vote-by-Mail makes it easy to make sure your voice gets heard regardless of how busy you are on Election Day. Unexpected things might keep you away from home on Election Day – voting by mail will make sure you’re counted.
Click here to learn how to ask our County Clerk for a vote-by-mail ballot.
There are two things you can do right now to preserve good jobs and protect the safety and security of the U.S. Postal Service: First, you can sign onto this petition opposing the outsourcing of good postal service jobs to Staples. You can also join at the following place and time for a rally to tell Staples that the “U.S. Mail is Not for Sale”Read more
In New Jersey, there are currently 390,000 legal permanent residents, who are eligible to become U.S. citizens. The “One Pathway, Many Voices, Stronger Communities” initiative will provide comprehensive guidance services to help thousands of New Jersey immigrants achieve U.S. citizenship and encourage their participation in the civic process by registering them to vote and educating them about their voting and labor rights.
To learn more about the “One Pathway, Many Voices, Stronger Communities” campaign, visit our YouTube channel which has several short clips from our first citizenship clinic on April 26th.Read more
More than 100 representatives of Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. – a 256-member grassroots organization – came together with state and national community, labor, and political leaders tonight at Newark Symphony Hall to renew the call for lifting up New Jersey’s working families through community partnerships and collective activism.Read more
New Americans Welcome: “One Pathway, Many Voices, Stronger Communities” Campaign Kickoff and 1st Citizenship Clinic
New Americans Welcome
“One Pathway, Many Voices, Stronger Communities”
Campaign Kickoff and 1st Citizenship Clinic
Providing Comprehensive No-Cost Assistance to
U.S. Citizenship & DACA Applicants
In New Jersey, there are about 390,000 legal permanent residents eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship. By helping these New Americans achieve U.S. citizenship and exercise their voice through the democratic process, our communities will become that much stronger. If you or someone you know is interested in applying for U.S. citizenship or qualifies for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), join us for our first citizenship clinic next Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Newark.Read more