Democratic Priorities – We promised. We delivered. They noticed.

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More on Democratic Priorities Accomplished here:

 

 Strengthening Local Media

Free Press @freepress

MAJOR VICTORY: New Jersey will dedicate $5 million to reviving & strengthening local media throughout the state. No other state has done something like this. @freepressaction conceived this legislation — our statement:

https://www.freepress.net/news/press-releases/victory-new-jersey-dedicates-millions-strengthen-local-news-coverage

 

 Erika Bleiberg‏ (Director, Media Relations, Montclair State University)

@erikableiberg

“Trustworthy local journalism is the lifeblood of democracy; it allows people to participate meaningfully in decisions regarding local elections, public schools and policy decisions.”

Funding #civicinfobill makes NJ a model for the rest of the nation.!

https://twitter.com/erikableiberg/status/1014088163751612417

 

 Advocating for those with Disabilities (and those who support them)

Cheryl Crick‏ (Coordinator, Family Advocacy and Advocacy Services, The Arc of NJ) @thearcofnj @CherylCrick

Thank you @NJSenatePres for always being a champion for people with I/DD. We are grateful for everything you do and we thank you for addressing DSP wages with a $20m increase in the FY19 Budget. #PayFair4DirectCare @njdspcoalition

https://twitter.com/CherylCrick/status/1014122266240733185

 

 The Arc of NJ‏ @thearcofnj

Thank you @NJSenatePres for always being a champion for people with I/DD. We are grateful for everything you do and we thank you for addressing DSP wages with a $20m increase in the FY19 Budget. #PayFair4DirectCare @njdspcoalition

https://twitter.com/thearcofnj/status/1014126122278191105

 

 The Arc of NJ @thearcofnj

 “The FY18 Budget document, signed by the Governor, included a one-time appropriation of $20 million for Direct Support Professionals! This is an outstanding victory and the product of many months of hard work, collaboration, and advocacy”

https://www.arcnj.org/information/public_policy.html

 

 The Arc of NJ  @thearcofnj

Thank you @NJSenatePres! People with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the DSPs who support them are grateful! #payfair4directcare @NJDSPCoalition

https://twitter.com/thearcofnj/status/1013585932497444864

 

 ABCDNJ

Thank you @NJSenatePres! NJ DSPs who support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are smiling today! #payfair4directcare @NJDSPCoalition

https://twitter.com/abcdnj/status/1013812111380828160

 

 ABCDNJ

Your voice mattered! Thank you and very #Grateful to the NJ Legislature and @GovMurphy for including DSPs as one of the priorities for FY’19. Let’s keep putting them on a path toward #LivingWage.

https://twitter.com/abcdnj/status/1013816145105833989

 

 Dan Keating‏ @drdanjiii (Executive Director, ABCD)

Replying to @NJSenDems @NJDSPCoalition

The DSP workforce appreciates the recognition of their contribution to their communities!

https://twitter.com/drdanjiii/status/1013598980280930304

 

 NJDSP Coalition @NJDSPCoalition

“Securing an appropriation in the budget is not an easy feat and we are grateful to the Legislature and the Governor for recognizing the tremendous work of our Direct Support Professional workforce and the need to address their wages.”

http://www.njdspcoalition.org/blog/final-fy19-budget-includes-20m/

 

 NJDSP Coalition @NJDSPCoalition

Thank you for your leadership and support always @NJSenatePres —.

We are #grateful you understand why it’s so important that NJ #PayFair4DirectCare

https://twitter.com/NJDSPCoalition/status/1013590010828910592

 

 NJDSP Coalition‏ @NJDSPCoalition

The leadership and support of @NJSenatePres & @SpeakerCoughlin were key in ensuring funding was added to FY19 budget for DSP wages. Please take 2 minutes to thank them for their support of #PayFair4DirectCare with a tweet. Check out details here: https://conta.cc/2IMZRKJ

https://twitter.com/NJDSPCoalition/status/1014138146672562177

 

 Maureen Shea (Director of Government Affairs, NJ Association of Community Providers)

Thank you @NJSenDems @NJSenatePres @PaulASarlo for your support of DSP’s in the FY 2019 budget and for your dedication to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. DSP’s are grateful for your support! #PayFair4DirectCareMaureen

https://twitter.com/NJACP_Maureen/status/1013806294858391552

 

 Science and Technology

Nariman Farvardin (President, Stevens Institute of Technology) @nfarvardin

Thank you @GovMurphy @NJSenatePres @SpeakerCoughlin @PaulASarlo & @AndrewZwicker for providing funding in the FY19 State Budget for the Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology after an 8-year hiatus. Another positive step forward for New Jersey’s innovation economy! https://twitter.com/nfarvardin/status/1013873567778459649

 

 Health and Wellness

Bill Sherman, Managing Director of Government Relations, Cancer Action Network:

“The $2 million allocated for the NJCCR supports research in our state that has provided significant advances in the fight against cancer and in saving lives and protecting health. This funding protects current cancer research as well as our ability to keep some of our country’s top clinicians in our state.”

https://www.acscan.org/releases/acs-can-praises-governor-murphy-and-legislature-protecting-cancer-funds

 

 Kathleen Noonan, CEO of the Camden Coalition

“We want to thank Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, Assembly Speaker

Coughlin, Senator Cruz-Perez, Assemblywoman Jones, and the entire New Jersey

Legislature for their leadership on complex care,” said Kathleen Noonan, CEO of the

Camden Coalition. “The Camden Coalition Housing First program is a critical

intervention for chronically homeless individuals struggling with medical and social

complexities. The state’s investment in support services for this population

demonstrates its commitment to improving the lives of the most vulnerable New

Jerseyans.”

https://www.camdenhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/State-Budget-invests-in-Housing-First-press-release.pdf

 

 Camden Coalition @camdenhealth

Together with @TrentonHealth and @NewarkHealth, we applaud New Jersey’s leaders for recognizing and continuing the Medicaid ACO Demonstration Project in the #NJBudget! https://twitter.com/camdenhealth/status/1014158080265871360

 

 Camden Coalition‏ @camdenhealth

Together with @TrentonHealth and @NewarkHealth, we applaud New Jersey’s leaders for recognizing and continuing the Medicaid ACO Demonstration Project in the #NJBudget!

 

Camden Coalition‏ @camdenhealth

Thank you @NJSenatePres and @LouGreenwald for your support of Housing First and the Medicaid ACOs in the #NJBudget! Your leadership and compassion for NJ’s most marginalized is appreciated.

https://twitter.com/camdenhealth/status/1013826395213123584

 

 Safety Net for Those in Need

Jon Whiten‏-  Owner of @ProgConsulting, Producer & Host of the @Philadelphia PST

@WhitenJon

There has been a flurry of really good, exciting news around the #NJBudget – but one piece that’s been overlooked is of particular importance to me: Cash assistance through #TANF will be increased for NJ’s poorest families for the first time in 31 years. 31 years!

https://twitter.com/WhitenJon/status/1014111898038685696

 

 John Whiten (Deputy Director of State Communications, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) @WhitenJon

Increasing TANF benefits (or repealing the sexist, racist “family cap” policy – which NJ just did as well!) has never been a “sexy” issue for advocates or policymakers. But it is critically important. And I’m excited that NJ is moving in the right direction.

https://twitter.com/WhitenJon/status/1014115838570520576

 

Offering a Second Chance

VOA Delaware Valley‏ @VOADV

Thank you @senatorlorettaW @lougreenwald @paulAsarlo and Assembly Budget Chair Pinto Marin for passing a #njbudget that funds our work to help NJ’s most vulnerable. You helped #givehope

https://twitter.com/VOADV/status/1013869230310256642

 

 VOA Delaware Valley‏ @VOADV

Thank you @govmurphy @NJsenatepres @speakercoughlin for passing a #njbudget that allows us to continue to help NJ’s most vulnerable and for prioritizing people in need #givehope

https://twitter.com/VOADV/status/1013869054430535681

 

 Affordable Housing

NJSPOTLIGHT: Budget Earmarks Funds To Build Affordable Homes in NJ – At Last

“It’s a very great step in the right direction,” said Staci Berger, president and CEO of the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey. “It puts the Housing Trust Fund back on track to be used as intended, which is to help provide critical investments in an array of housing choices in all of New Jersey’s communities … For the last nine years, all the funds were diverted.”

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/18/07/02/first-time-in-years-budget-doesnt-divert-all-money-meant-for-affordable-housing/

 

 Court Appointed Special Advocates

CASA of New Jersey @CASAofNJ

Many thanks to @GovMurphy  @LtGovOliver   and the NJ State Legislature for CASA funding of $2.5M in the FY19  State Budget! #FundCASANJ #IamForTheChild #NJBudget #BEaCASA

https://twitter.com/CASAofNJ/status/1013762201620971520

 

 CASA of Union County @CASAUnionCounty

CASA is grateful to @GovMurphy @LtGovOliver and the NJ State Legislature for CASA funding of $2.5M in the FY19 State Budget! #FundCASANJ #IamForTheChild #NJBudget #BEaCASA

https://twitter.com/CASAUnionCounty/status/1012944085324267521

 

 CASA of Middlesex @casaofmiddlesex

Many thanks to @GovMurphy @LtGovOliver  and the NJ State Legislature for CASA funding of $2.5M in the FY19 State Budget! #FundCASANJ #IamForTheChild #NJBudget #BEaCASA

https://twitter.com/casaofmiddlesex/status/1013805627745931264

 

 Passaic County CASA @PassaicCASA

CASA is incredibly grateful to Governor Murphy and the NJ State Legislature for increasing statewide CASA funding to $2.5 million in the FY19 State Budget! This will support the critical work of our volunteer advocates for children in Forster care.

https://twitter.com/PassaicCASA/status/1013771424153194504

 

 NJCASA @NJ_CASA

The state’s budget includes $4.6M in appropriations for sexual violence services, which is the highest amount ever appropriated for critical sexual violence prevention, education, and response in the Garden State.

https://twitter.com/NJ_CASA/status/1013777138904858625

 

 Jeff Warren @Jeffrey_Warren

Many thanks to @GovMurphy @LtGovOliver and the NJ State Legislature for CASA funding of $2.5M in the FY19 State Budget! More foster children will be better served. #FundCASANJ #IamForTheChild #NJBudget #BEaCASA

https://twitter.com/Jeffrey_Warren/status/1014146460336697346

 

 Michael Bertram‏ @MichaelDenville

I am grateful to @GovMurphy @LtGovOliver and the NJ State Legislature for CASA funding of $2.5M in the FY19 State Budget!

I am the voice of a child.

 #FundCASANJ #IamForTheChild #NJBudget #BEaCASA

https://twitter.com/MichaelDenville/status/1013890897564626952

 

 Julia Frank‏ @frankjulia21

CASA is grateful to @GovMurphy @LtGovOliver and the NJ State Legislature for CASA funding of $2.5M in the FY19 State Budget! #FundCASANJ #IamForTheChild #NJBudget #BEaCASA

https://twitter.com/frankjulia21/status/1013889165535141888