Nine South Jersey nonprofits will share a total of $823,000 in federal preparedness grants from the Department of Homeland Security, Rep. Donald Norcross (D-1) announced. These grants assist states, local areas, tribal, territorial governments, nonprofit agencies and the private sector with their preparedness efforts.
The NJEA’s PAC released their list of their endorsement recommendations for the 2020 fall congressional races, as well as LD25’s special Senate and Assembly races, in which they support incumbent Republicans Senator Anthony Bucco and Assemblywoman Aura Dunn. The PAC is supporting the Democratic incumbents, while backing CD2 Democratic challenger Amy Kennedy; they opted against making an recommendation in CD4.
This week we laid to rest Civil Rights hero Congressman John Lewis, the proud longtime representative of Georgia’s 5th Congressional District. My heart is heavy as the world mourns an icon, who was my friend and colleague. John spoke softly but powerfully, he walked slowly but purposefully and he acted kindly but fought tirelessly for justice.
Today, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) President Sean McGarvey issued the following statement commending the passage of H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act:
“For years, NABTU, its affiliated unions and its members have urged both Congress and the Administration to pass a broad-scoped, robustly funded infrastructure package with strong labor standards to ensure that as we rebuild American infrastructure, we rebuild American communities by providing job and training opportunities to workers and their families. The Moving Forward Act meets these goals aggressively.
(Cherry Hill) – Last week, the NJ AFL-CIO endorsed Congressman Donald Norcross for Congress. “This year’s endorsed candidates understand the incredible stress that working families are under,” said Charles Wowkanech, President of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO. “They will work tirelessly so that New Jersey’s middle class benefits from the restoration of jobs and creation of new ones in safe workplaces, protected from infection and injury. These candidates will advocate for skills training and effective education, affordable and plentiful health care, and a secure retirement.”