On Friday, January 18, in Metuchen, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), New Jersey State AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Laurel Brennan, federal employees and public officials will call on President Trump and Congressional Republicans to end the disastrous government shutdown. Pallone and House Democrats have voted to reopen the government numerous times, but the government remains closed over Trump’s insistence on a wasteful and unnecessary border wall.
DATE: January 18
TIME: 10:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Metuchen Borough Hall (2nd floor conference room)
500 Main Street, Metuchen, NJ 08840
Trump’s government shutdown, which is now the longest in U.S. history, has left more than 800,000 federal workers—including 5,000 in New Jersey—either on furlough or working without pay for nearly a month. Many of these workers live paycheck to paycheck and do not know when or if they will be able to afford rent, food, and medicine.
Make no mistake, every day that this government shutdown drags on, the country suffers—with essential services closed, transportation safety compromised, and the economy under strain. It’s time to end the shutdown and the pain it is inflicting on working families.