The New Jersey State AFL-CIO, as a founding partner of Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. (WFUNJ), is proud to announce the hiring of campaign veteran Geoffrey Borshof, of Montclair, NJ, as the campaign manager for the WFUNJ “Raise the Wage” campaign. “Raise the Wage” is a statewide effort to win voter approval of the November ballot question which would raise New Jersey’s minimum wage to $8.25 per hour and include a cost of living adjustment.
“Raising the minimum wage in New Jersey is a step in the right direction to finally begin addressing the state’s rising poverty levels, income inequality, and provide the opportunity for every New Jerseyan to succeed,” said Geoffrey Borshof, “Raise the Wage” campaign manager. “In these troubling economic times, we need to support good solutions to keep New Jersey moving forward, and raising the minimum wage is an important step in that direction.”
A former teacher in Paterson, Geoffrey transitioned into campaign politics and has worked in every part of the state over the past ten years. Most recently, he served as the New Jersey State Director for President Obama’s 2012 Re-election Campaign. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Rutgers University and a Masters in Writing from Montclair State University.
Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. has partnered with the New Jersey State Conference of the NAACP, Latinas United for Political Empowerment (LUPE) the New Jersey State AFL-CIO and over 200 progressive organizations representing New Jersey’s Latino, African American, Asian, labor, religious, student, women, civic, community, anti-poverty, and retiree populations for the “Raise the Wage” campaign.
Find out more about the campaign at: www.workingfamiliesunitedfornj.org/campaigns