From Anne Songcayauon of New Jersey Working Families Alliance:
On Monday night, October 2nd, 27th District Representatives Assemblyman John McKeon and Assemblywoman Mila Jasey participated in a lively town hall discussion on legislative priorities sponsored by the New Jersey Working Families Alliance, Action Together NJ, and BlueWaveNJ. The discussion, part of a series of townhalls across the Garden state organized by the above organizations, touched on various topics, including: K-12 and higher education investment, tax fairness, and gun control.
Watch the video of the Town Hall below.
Assemblyman John McKeon said, “It’s an honor to represent the hard working people of 27th Legislative District and I’m ready to work with the next administration to increase the minimum wage, fight for greater environmental protections and restore NJ Transit and our transportation infrastructure, which is the lifeblood of our economy, to its former prestige.”
Dozens of 27th District residents and activists attended the town hall to ask questions on their new term priorities as well as ways New Jersey legislators could respond to initiatives emanating from the Trump White House.
“I applaud the efforts of these organizations and am committed to working with them to promote quality education, safe affordable housing, pathways to college and career and job training that will create opportunities for a living wage and earned sick leave,” said Assemblywoman Mila M. Jasey. “November 7th is an important election, and I urge every New Jersey resident to vote, encourage family friends and neighbors to vote, and cast your ballots for progressive candidates committed to making New Jersey a better place to live, work, and raise our families.”
“Educating voters is objective number one at these town halls”, said Analilia Mejia, Director of New Jersey Working Family Alliance and the moderator for the event. “The opportunity to meet and speak with your elected representative, in order to gain better clarity on the issues impacting our families is enormous.”
This Town Hall was part of “The Blue 40” Initiative by New Jersey Working Families Alliance, Action Together NJ, and BlueWaveNJ across New Jersey’s 40 legislative districts. The Town Halls will educate voters and hold elected officials and candidates accountable to a forward thinking progressive agenda in order to take back the Garden State.