MEDIA ADVISORY: Hudson County ‘Raise the Wage’ press conference/leafleting

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(PR NewsChannel) / October 22, 2013 / JERSEY CITY, N.J. 

The Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. “Raise the Wage” campaign will join with Mayors Steve Fulop, Dawn Zimmer and Mark Smith; local elected officials; community supporters; and union members to hold a press conference and to leaflet commuters at the Journal Square PATH Station on October 22nd to educate the community about the importance of voting “Yes” on Ballot Question #2 to raise New Jersey’s minimum wage.

Ballot Question #2 will appear on the general election ballot on November 5, 2013.

Press Conference and train station leafleting to support approval of Ballot Question #2 to raise New Jersey’s minimum wage.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop
Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer
Bayonne Mayor Mark Smith
Charles Hall, Jr., Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. Chair
Charles Wowkanech, New Jersey State AFL-CIO President
Laurel Brennan, New Jersey State AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer
Hudson County Freeholders
Minimum wage workers and community partners

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

Journal Square PATH Station
JFK Boulevard Entrance
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Approval of Ballot Question #2 would deliver long-overdue relief to low-wage families by raising the minimum wage to $8.25 per hour with an annual cost of living adjustment. These families in turn would spend more money in our economy, raising demand for goods and services and increasing the need for jobs. While approximately 400,000 workers in our state would immediately benefit from the minimum wage increase, increased consumer spending and economic growth has the potential to benefit millions more across the our state.

The “Raise the Wage” campaign, which aims to achieve voter approval of Ballot Question #2 on November 5th, is a project of the non-partisan statewide grassroots coalition Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. which consists of over 200 religious, labor, community, civil rights, student, progressive, women, and retirees groups collectively committed to building a better life for New Jersey’s working families.

Lee Sandberg
Communications Coordinator
New Jersey State AFL-CIO
106 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
(609) 989-8730

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SOURCE:  Working Families United for New Jersey

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