BlueWaveNJ News

New Jersey Needs A Secure Voting System Now! Action: Call the Governor & Secretary of State

New Jersey is a key battleground state for the 2018 midterms with 3 Congressional Districts in play. Russian interference infected the 2016 elections and we know it will happen again. In New Jersey there are only DRE, Direct Recording Electronic, voting machines in service. With these machines, there is only a tally of votes without a paper trail to verify each voter's intent.

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Secure Voting Machines In New Jersey

Upgrading and protecting our voting machines is a vital to ensuring the next elections are fair. We have contacted Freeholders across the state urging them to take the initiative and upgrade these out of date systems.

The below letter was sent to Freeholders across the state. 


Dear Freeholder,

I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to see if there’s a time we could speak briefly by phone or in person about election security in New Jersey, specifically looking into getting new voting machines in your county.

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BlueWaveNJ Statement on Trump Legal Action Against the Affordable Care Act

On Thursday June 7, the Trump Administration argued in Federal court that the Affordable Care Act’s provisions that protect those with pre-existing medical conditions from being discriminated against by insurers should be struck down, putting the U.S. Department of Justice’s legal weight behind another attempt to destroy Americans’ health care protections under the law.

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Democratic Leaders In Trenton Are Blocking A Tax Increase On Incomes Over $1 Million

Contact Your State Representatives To Help Us Pass A More Fair Tax Code.

Many of our state's Democratic representatives are pushing back against a plan to raise taxes on incomes over $1 million. The Millionaires Tax will make our tax system fairer. Moreover, without additional revenue from the wealthiest in our state, New Jersey will not be able to cover its existing obligations or fund critical investments.

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Tuesday's Primary Could Not Be More Important

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE TOMORROW

 
Tomorrow's primary election is an incredibly important step in taking back Congress this November. We have a real chance in New Jersey to help the country get back on track by flipping up to five seats. Tomorrow's primary turnout will be a signal as to whether this is a real possibility in November.
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BlueWaveNJ Denounces Mike Pompeo Nomination For Secretary Of State

BLUEWAVE NJ DENOUNCES MIKE POMPEO NOMINATION FOR SECRETARY OF STATE

 

Calls on US Senate Candidate Bob Hugin To Make His Stance Clear

 

(Montclair, NJ) April 19, 2018 —  In the wake of last week’s confirmation hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, BlueWave NJ announces its stand against the nomination of Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State and calls on New Jersey candidate for the U.S. Senate, Bob Hugin, to make his stance clear.
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Help Ensure Earned Sick And Safe Days Bill Passes

Your help is needed to ensure the NJ Earned Sick and Safe Days Bill makes it through to the Governor's desk. We are asking ALL our partners to make calls to the legislators in key committees where the bill will be heard in the next week. 

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URGENT: Action Needed On Earned Sick Leave

As you are aware, the hearing and vote on the Earned Sick and Safe Days bill (A1827 / S 2171) is set for this coming Monday (March 12th) at 10 am in Assembly Labor Committee at the NJ State House Annex (Cmte. Room 15). A press availability event and lunch will follow at 11:30 am in Cmte. Room 12, see media alert here.

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BlueWave's NJ Senate Testimony in Support of Bills to Lower Health Insurance Premiums

Last month, a pair of bills was introduced in the New Jersey Senate, designed to make health insurance sold in the state's individual market more affordable and to counter Trump administration sabotage of the Affordable Care Act. One bill would establish a reinsurance program for insurers in the individual market -- a measure other states have used successfully to hold down premiums. The other would establish a state "individual mandate" to replace the federal mandate that Republicans effectively repealed as part of their tax cut bill.  
 
BlueWaveNJ supports these paired bills, for reasons explained in the testimony below, which we submitted to the Senate at a March 5 hearing. The testimony is composed mainly of the personal accounts of six BlueWaveNJ members who buy their own insurance in the individual market without benefit of subsidy. All were hit hard by last year's steep premium hikes, triggered largely by an earlier round of Trump administration sabotage. Their stories highlight the urgency of staving off further rounds of premium increases.
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Jay Webber's Voting Record Proves That He's Wrong For The 11th And Wrong For Congress.

Since Rodney Frelinghuysen announced his retirement earlier this year, only one Republican has announced that they will attempt to fill his seat. Jay Webber is currently the only Republican running in the 11th. We did some digging into his voting record in the Assembly to find out what kind of congressman he would make.

It is clear from his voting record that he is wrong for the 11th.

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