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In the aftermath of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, unemployment is sky-high and poverty and crime are on the rise due to the short-sighted policies of elected officials in Trenton. Everywhere working families are paying more and getting less for it. New Jerseyans want bold leadership, but too often corruption seems more common than courage in our elected officials.
The New Jersey Working Families Alliance is fighting for justice and fairness in the Garden State. We’re a grassroots coalition representing workers, environmentalists, consumers and more that formed to advance a vision of a New Jersey that works for the people instead of the powerful.
We fight to hold politicians accountable on the issues that matter to working families – good public schools, affordable health care, and fair budget and taxes. Since our founding we’ve been on the front lines of the biggest fights in Trenton. We coordinate the Better Choices for New Jersey coalition that leads the fight against Governor Christie’s short-sighted approach of tax cuts for the rich and cuts to vital services like schools and public safety for everyone else. We’re also building grassroots power for working families by training a new generation of progressive leaders with community roots and the courage to stand up for the 99% here in New Jersey.
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