NJ Senate will hold first ever remote hearing to consider COVID-19 bills

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NJ Senate will hold first ever remote hearing to consider COVID-19 bills

Heed MLK and don’t vote for Booker. No voten por Booker.

Rush Holt the educator

Rush Holt the educatorThere’s a New Jersey primary today to select candidate for special election in October. If you want a senator who will stand up for the wealthy to pay their fair share, help lead the fight against foreclosures, defend public education, privacy and protect us against climate change, vote for Rush Holt. His early career years were spent as a rocket scientist and a teacher. Holt has backbone and priorities aligned with fairness for working folk and clean air for all.

Polls are open today till 8pm, so get out and vote! Not sure where your voting place is? Find your polling location.

booker & christie broke back of teachers' unionHeed the words of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and do not vote for Cory Booker, who does not possess the respectable virtues Dr. King believed in:
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Booker está ayudando a destruir educación pública para los niños de familias humildes y correr a estas mismas familias de sus hogares en ciudades urbanas. Él y sus amigos quieren apoderarse de la tierra que ocupen para proyectos de desenvolvimiento comercial.

Plainfield Council candidate

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Key Dates for October and November NJ Elections

Dem special Senate election candidates (sm)

Dem special Senate election candidates
Clockwise from left: Holt, Booker, Pallone, Oliver

New Jersey Voters are going to have a busy summer and fall with two upcoming elections taking place on Wednesday, October 16 to elect Senator Frank Lautenberg’s replacement … and the general election happening less than three weeks later on Tuesday, November 5. This year, every single state level politician in New Jersey is up for re-election: assemblypeople, state senators and the governor.
Trenton Times Reporter George Amick gives us the list of election related dates we’re going to need to “keep track of”:

  • Wednesday is the deadline for anyone wanting to change his or her declaration of party affiliation for the Senate primaries.
  • July 23 is the last day unregistered voters can register for the primaries.
  • Applications for mail-in ballots must be submitted by Aug. 6 by mail, or Aug. 12 in person.
  • Sept. 24 is the voter registration deadline for the special election.
  • Oct. 15, the day before the voting, is the deadline to register for the general election.
  • Oct. 29 and Nov. 4 are the deadlines to apply for general-election mail-in ballots.
  • At last comes Nov. 5, Election Day, when the voters will choose a governor, all 120 members of the Legislature, and assorted local officials and school board members.
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    Early voting will help Cory Booker

    Cory Booker as superman

    Cory Booker as supermanThe New Jersey primary to elect party candidates for the Wed Oct 16 2013 special Senatorial election will be held on Tues Aug 13 and voting is set to begin as early as next week, with counties getting ready to sending out vote by mail ballots early to the 15,000+ voters registered to receive them for the year. People who vote early may not have enough time to learn about the Real Cory Booker.

    The buzz is just starting to build about Cory Booker’s sellout of the people of Newark he is pledged to serve in favor of the big money financiers he’s so in love with. They want to run the voters who elected Cory out of Newark and destroy Newark public education for children so departing residents will have nothing to come back to. We’re talking financiers like Mitt Romney, whom Cory lavishly praised on public television during the last presidential election. sneich reacts with comments and a hard-hitting question on the Daily Kos:

    On May 4, Cory Booker gave a rousing, anti-public schools, anti-union speech at an “Education Reform” in Jersey City, sponsored by ALEC and the Koch Brothers …

    And now, Booker has come to the defense of Mitt Romney and specifically, Romney’s time at Bain Capital, strongly defending what he did at the job-destroying company. It’s truly vile. But it reveals something about Cory Booker. As Josh Marshall from TPM points out regarding Booker’s pro-Romney, pro-Bain comments, “This was not a mistake. This was not a gaffe. This was not something that Cory Booker got backed into by David Gregory on ‘Meet The Press’. Throughout his career, Booker has relied heavily on the financial sector and Wall Street in particular.” http://video.msnbc.msn.com/now-with-alex-wagner/47506073/#47512241

    Will we sit back and allow Cory Booker to get his career back on track, worm his way into higher offices, and then “pay back” his billionaire backers with policies that concentrate even MORE wealth into his hands? Or will we know see who Booker is and make sure he NEVER gets elected to anything again? read more

    Sold out for $8359.00. Are we worth more?

    Congress last week reversed its March decision to not allow immunity to telecomunications providers who have allowed phone wiretapping without court orders and voted to approve S2248, the FISA Amendment Act 2008. The senate vote is expected as soon as today. Yesterday a test vote showed strong support in the senate to approve the FISA bill with the amendment granting immunity to telecom providers for 6 years of wiretapping without the knowledge or approval of a secret court which was set up expressly for the purpose of reviewing and approving applications for surveillance.

    If you wish your senator to vote against telecom immunity make a call and send an email today to your senator.

    BERKELEY, CA-Last week, on June 20, the House of Representatives approved a compromise bill to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA). The bill sets new electronic surveillance rules that effectively shield telecommunications companies from lawsuits resulting from the government’s warrantless eavesdropping on phone calls and viewing of emails of private citizens in the U.S. Approximately 40 lawsuits have been filed with potential damages totaling in the billions of dollars.

    On March 14 of this year the House passed an amendment that rejected retroactive immunity for phone carriers who helped the National Security Agency carry out the illegal wiretapping program without proper warrants. Ninety-four House Democrats voted in favor of this measure–rejecting immunity–on March 14, then ‘changed’ to vote in favor of the June 20 House bill–approving immunity . . .

    House Dems who changed their vote to support FISA bill, giving immunity to telcos, received, on average, $8,359 in PAC contributions from Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. read more

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