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ACTION ALERT: Tell Gov. Christie to Support Prison Phone Justice

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S1880/A1419 passed both houses of the NJ legislature on June 27. The vote was 57-21 in the Assembly and 35-2 in the Senate. This bill passed both houses in January of this year (S1771/A4576) with votes of 47-22 with 1 abstention in the Assembly and 36-0 in the Senate but was pocket vetoed by the ...

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ACTION ALERT: Override Pay Equity Veto!

 

wage gap women of colorOn March 26 we sent an Action Alert out, asking our supporters to write Governor Christie and ask for him to sign bill S992/A2750, the Pay Equity Act. You responded with overwhelming supporting, make this the most successful online advocacy piece UULMNJ has issued!

Unfortunately for the families of New Jersey, a week ago Governor Christie made national headlines ...

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ACTION ALERT: Tell Gov. Christie “Women Are Not Worth Less!”

Pay Equity (600x302)On March 14 New Jersey took a step in being a leader in gender equality with one of the most comprehensive pay equity bills pending in state legislatures around the nation. S922/A2750, the New Jersey Pay Equity Act, sponsored by Senator Loretta Weinberg and Assemblywoman Pam Lampitt, will give women formidable tools to combat pay discrimination and remedy an injustice that has gone on ...

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ACTION ALERT: Emergency Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities

Welcome to the new legislative session!

Advocates from across New Jersey have been working with Senate President Sweeney to respond to the ongoing problems created by the termination of the extended Emergency Assistance program for individuals with disabilities. On January 28, the Anti Poverty Network; Steve Leder, Senior Attorney from the Community Health Law Project; and Staci Berger, President and CEO of the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey, stood with Senate President Sweeney as he announced his proposed legislation to address this issue and ...

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Action Alert May 31, 2015: Register for HCDN Annual Lobby Day June 15, 2015

Housing and Community Development Network (HCDN) of New Jersey Annual Lobby Day

Date: Monday, June 15, 2015
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Trenton State House ANNEX, Committee
Room 3.
Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Every year UULMNJ joins our housing partners at the HCDN Housing Lobby Day. You are invited to join us in Trenton to show our legislators that affordable homes and strong healthy communities matter.

Lobby Day is an opportunity to:

  • Speak with your representatives about supporting public policy that improves our ...
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Action Alert May 20, 2015: Fair Share Housing in Your Municipality

As the result of a recent NJ Supreme Court decision, New Jersey municipalities have to comply with the mandates of creating their fair share of affordable housing in their towns. Here is a letter that can be filled out by you or members of your congregation to send to your municipality’s mayor.  The letter will help make them aware of the Supreme Court decision requiring every municipality to have an affordable housing plan by July 8th.  You do not need to meet with the mayor ...

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Action Alert May 15, 2015: Assembly support Earned Sick Days

We recently received the information below from our NJ Time to Care coalition asking us to organize Assembly support Earned Sick Days.  Many in NJ can not afford to be sick, literally.  If they miss a day of work, they miss a day of wages.  This bill will allow the accumulation of earned sick days.  The announcement below is designed for electronic advocacy.  If you would like to do a letter campaign on Sunday mornings, here is an Assembly support Paid Sick ...

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Affordable Housing: New Jersey Supreme Court Responds to COAH Failure

Breaking News:  We are pleased to pass along a NJ Supreme Court decision on affordable housing.  UULMNJ congratulates and applauds Fair Share Housing for its leadership and courage in protecting affordable housing in New Jersey.

In a unanimous decision issued Tuesday morning, the New Jersey Supreme Court reaffirmed that no town in New Jersey may exclude working families, low-income seniors, and people with special needs.  The Court’s decision ...

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Action Alert March 5, 2015: Paid Sick Leave for All

Enactment of a statewide earned sick days law in New Jersey is an economic and moral imperative for all families in our state. It is for this reason that UULMNJ has partnered with Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. – a coalition of over 256 union, community, progressive, and faith organizations – and  is diligently working to ensure passage of this legislation.

Thanks to the unwavering resolve of our coalition partners, we were able to secure passage of landmark legislation ...

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