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Clouded Skies and Hazy Politics Won’t Hold Us Back

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There are 24 days left before the election. This is great news for those of us who would like to break away from the embarrassment of the Christie/Trump agenda. This election carries enormous potential because it can serve as a strong contrast to the anti-worker policies that have pervaded our nation and stifled the middle class.

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Upcoming Debates for Governor and Lt. Governor

Reliable information is hard to come by these days, which makes opportunities to hear from the candidates themselves all the more important. This year’s governor’s race is about choosing the candidates who will fight for New Jersey’s middle class and reenergize our economy.

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Murphy and Oliver Calling on Labor’s Support as Race Tightens

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Remember what happened last year when we thought we could simply coast to victory? Obviously, the story did not have a happy ending. But one thing was clear: all of us vowed never to let that happen again.

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Register to Vote Before the Deadline: October 17, 2017

Election Day is less than a month away, and working families need to make their voice heard. Therefore, we need everyone to make sure they are registered to vote. The deadline to do so is Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

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Sheila Oliver Joins Labor on the Walk to Victory

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We are 31 days out from Election Day, and the strong support we have seen from unions underscore the importance of this election. This weekend alone, 1,079 union members knocked on 37,765 doors, helping to get the word out to our brothers and sisters about the candidates who represent our values.

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Urge Your Members to Support Ballot Question 1

New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act

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Please urge your members and their families to vote YES on ballot question #1 on Election Day.  The question seeks to dedicate $125 million in aggregate to construct, upgrade and modernize public libraries.  Local governments that apply for the grants would be required to provide matching funds.

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Join us in Newark for a Debate Rally/Watch Party

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The New Jersey State AFL-CIO welcomes our affiliates to join us in Newark to show support for our endorsed gubernatorial candidate, Phil Murphy, who will face off against Kim Guadagno in the first of two scheduled debates on October 10th at 7:00 p.m. at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

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Pledge to Volunteer

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This week we celebrated Labor Day, recognizing the achievements of working people across the country. Now, with only 61 days until Election Day, it’s time for us to get to work on our Labor 2017 program.  

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21st Annual Labor Candidates School Primes Union Member Office Seekers for Success in Crucial 2017 Election

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As the New Jersey State AFL-CIO Labor Candidates School marks its 21st year, we are proud to congratulate this year’s graduating class of 33 rank-and-file union members, who will be running for offices across our state from the municipal to county level. In addition, there are 23 Labor Candidates School alumni, who will seek reelection to office this year, including seven members of the State Legislature.

For photos of this year’s class, please CLICK HERE.

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New Jersey State AFL-CIO Announces 2017 Endorsements

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More than 600 delegates, representing 1,000 labor unions and one million members and their families, convened at Harrah’s Atlantic City on June 20-21, 2017, for the purpose of candidate endorsements and reaffirming the priorities of the state labor movement.

A complete list of candidate endorsements is HERE.

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