Phil Murphy on Families & Children
We all can contribute, including the differently abled
We must immediately resist Washington's all-out assault on New Jersey. This is not as much a battle between Democrats and Republicans, but a battle between right and wrong--between standing up for the people of New Jersey or standing for failed
We will resist every move from President Trump and a misguided Congressional leadership that would worsen income inequality; or divide families or deny access to college for our Dreamers; or defund essential infrastructure;
or gut health care for our children, seniors, and the working poor.
A stronger and fairer New Jersey is rooted in an economy that creates better jobs and provides higher wages ... that creates places where industries can grow and communities can rise,
where innovative companies are born and where millennials want to live and where seniors want to retire ... and, which remembers that we all have value and we all can contribute, including, and especially, the differently abled.
Source: 2018 New Jersey Inauguration/State of the State speech
, Jan 16, 2018
Guarantee earned sick leave statewide
Source: 2017 N.J. gubernatorial campaign website, Murphy4NJ.com
, Jun 6, 2017
- Guarantee earned sick leave statewide, because no one should have to choose between a job and caring for a loved one.
- Ensure equal pay for equal work.
Expand the EITC to 40 percent of federal level, so that working families can lift themselves out of poverty.
- Create a new child care and caregiver tax credit to alleviate the high cost of caring for a family in NJ.
Ensure that all workers have the right to earned sick leave
One million New Jersey workers do not receive earned sick leave. Too often as a result, these individuals must choose between their health and their job. Opponents of earned sick leave claim it will hurt workplace morale and lower performance,
a claim unsupported by experience. In fact, earned sick leave creates a more healthy and productive workplace. Phil Murphy will work to ensure that all workers have the right to earned sick leave.
Source: 2017 New Jersey Gubernatorial website, Murphy4NJ.com
, Sep 19, 2016
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