Biden Plans to Invest in Latino Community

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Democratic Presidential nominee Vice President Joe Biden has rolled out a plant to invest in Latino community across the country.  According to the Pew Research Center, New Jersey has the seventh highest population of Hispanic and Latino residents in the country with over 1.7 million, and Latinos comprise nearly 20% of the state’s population.

The Biden Plan consists of five main points:

  • Invest in Latinos’ economic mobility

  • Expand access to high-quality education and tackle racial inequity in our education system

  • Make far reaching investments in ending health disparities by race

  • Secure our values as a nation of immigrants

  • Combat hate crimes and gun violence

Learn more:

medium.com: The Biden Agenda for the Latino Community

www.insider.nj.com: NJ Latino Democratic Leaders Praise Biden Plan to Invest in the Community

thehill.com: Biden Rolls Out Plan to Empower Latino Community


July 7th Primary Will Be Primarily Vote-By-Mail Election

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Today NJ Governor Phil Murphy announced that our July 7th Primary Election will be a primarily vote-by-mail election.

 ALL registered Democratic and Republican voters will receive a postage-paid vote-by-mail ballot.

ALL unaffiliated and inactive voters will receive a postage-paid vote-by-mail ballot application.

We will ensure that a limited number of in-person polling places in each county will be open to ensure that everyone can exercise their right to vote.

The deadline by which votes must be received by a county Board of Elections to be counted as valid will be extended from 48 hours after polls close to SEVEN DAYS after polls close.

We will ensure every vote is counted.

No one should have to choose between their health and exercising their right to vote.


Where can I get tested?

NJ.com: Where Can I Get An Antibody Test in New Jersey?

  • Brunswick Urgent Care (East Brunswick and Franklin Park)
  • The Doctor’s Office Urgent Care (Brick, Manalapan, Midland Park, Paramus and West Caldwell)
  • Essential Women’s Healthcare (Edison and Piscataway)
  • Excel Urgent Care (Chester and Iselin)
  • Hematology Oncology Care (Edison) — patients should call (732) 913-8500 to set up an appointment
  • Mountain Lakes Medical Center Urgent Care (Mountain Lakes)
  • Immediate Care (Brick, East Windsor, Edison, Hazlet, Marlboro, Red Bank and Toms River)
  • Kinder Pediatric Urgent Care (Union, Totowa, and Woodbridge)
  • Medemerge (Green Brook)
  • PM Pediatrics (Paramus, Pompton Plains, and Springfield)
  • SkinDesigner Clinic (Caldwell) — 50% off for healthcare workers and law enforcement
  • The Wellness Center of NWJ (Chester)

COVID Information

COVID Testing Information

NJ COVID 19 Website - COVID19.NJ.gov
COVID testing for Hunterdon County Residents -> website here
US 2020 CENSUS INFORMATION
With all that's happening we wanted to remind you that it's very important that you fill out your 
CENSUS FORM.

The census numbers will determine our share of federal dollars for the next decade. https://2020census.gov/en.html
The original deadline was April 1, but it has been extended into June. Due to social-distancing, there has been no door-to-door campaign this year. Want to know more about the importance of the Census. https://2020census.gov/en/census-data.html

Protesters Assembling in Front of NJ Statehouse

While Governor Phil Murphy is making the tough decisions trying to protect the health and well being of NJ residents and businesses, the GOP is arguing that the damage being done to the economy outweighs the strain being placed on the health care system.

State Sen. Michael Doherty (R-Warren) apparently is more concerned about the Trump agenda than the good people of NJ. Will Senator Doherty feel the same way if he or someone he loves contracts this deadly disease?

Read more here: https://www.politico.com/states/new-jersey/story/2020/04/17/protestors-assemble-in-front-of-new-jersey-statehouse-to-assail-stay-at-home-order-1277524

 

A caravan of protestors gathers in front of Gov. Phil Murphy's office in Trenton to protest the state's stay-at-home order.


Volunteering While Safe at Home

From all of us at the campaign, we wish you and your loved ones the best during this challenging time. 

In 2018, thousands of us knocked on doors, canvassed street fairs and train stations, and organized backyard events to help the candidates and causes we believed in.

We can’t do that today, as we sit at home trying to flatten the curve of a deadly epidemic. So we're hoping to enlist your volunteer power in another way – to help those of our neighbors who are suffering the most in this crisis. Here are three projects we're helping to organize that we'd love your help with.

1. Join Our Neighborhood Check-In Team

This can be a lonely time for many of our neighbors, especially seniors, who are isolated at home with no one to speak with. That's why we're organizing volunteers to call and check in with 7th District seniors to see how they’re doing in this difficult period and share important resources.

If you’d like to help, sign up below for our virtual training call:

Join Our Neighborhood Check In Team!
 

2. Help Local Small Businesses

Our local small businesses are fighting to stay afloat. We're encouraging restaurants and cafes in our communities to sign up for a website, rallyforrestaurants.com. Here, they can market gift cards for customers to purchase today, which will help sustain them until they can reopen. 

We can promote this idea, but we also need more restaurants in our towns to sign up. If you’d like to help, please submit your favorite local restaurants here: 

RallyforRestaurants.com
 

3. Support Our Local Food Banks

Team Tom launched a food drive last week to help restock food pantries across the district and care for those in need. Consider contributing to help those impacted by this unprecedented challenge. 

To participate, drop off your donation at any of our three no-contact collection boxes by April 6:

  • 1311 Prince Rodgers Ave, Bridgewater 08807

  • 7 Old Farm Road, Hampton 08827

  • 730 Lawrence Ave, Westfield 07090
 
 
Paid for by Tom Malinowski for Congress
P.O. Box 263 Somerville, NJ 08876
Copyright © 2020 Tom Malinowski for Congress, All rights reserved.

 


HCDC Moves County Committee Elections to 2020

New Jersey Globe

Hunterdon Democrats move county committee elections to 2022

By David Wildstein, March 26 2020 10:30 am

Hunterdon County Democrats have postponed their county committee elections for two years to put them back on their normal federal election year cycle.

That means county committee members elected in 2018 will retroactively serve four-year terms.  Hunterdon Democrats will return to two year terms in 2022.

“We realize how much work will fall on the shoulders of the employees in the clerks office during this difficult time and want to do our part to help,” Democratic county chair Arlene Quinones Perez said in an email to County Clerk Mary Melfi.


Governor Murphy is Working Closely with NJ Pharma Companies

Governor Murphy has been working closely with NJ based pharmaceuticals in the fight against COVID-19. Thanking all of the pharmaceutical companies for diving in and contributing. In the video clip below, Governor Murphy discusses the strides that are being made by our New Jersey baed companies, specifically thanking Johnson & Johnson for their donation of 10,000 goggles, allowing researchers to take sabbaticals to work on the from lines, and being a leader in the fight to develop and manufacture a vaccine for COVID-19.

We are lucky to have such and effective leader as our governor. 


COVID-19 Resources

** New Jersey Department of Health has a COVID Dashboard which is updated daily at around the time of the daily state COVID Taskforce hearing.  

** Email questions can go to ncov@doh.nj.gov

** WHO has a COVID Dashboard for the world view of this pandemic.  

** Guidance for NJ Schools: New Jersey Department of Education has a COVID section.

** Gov Murphy has established an online portal for all businesses, small and large, to get answers to their questions and concerns as the #COVID19 emergency impacts our economy. For more information, visit: http://cv.business.nj.gov.

** Additional business resources here: https://faq.business.nj.gov/en/collections/2198378-information-for-nj-businesses-on-the-coronavirus-outbreak

** Department of Labor updates: https://www.nj.gov/labor/

** There is a 24-hour hotline in NJ to ask questions (available in multiple languages):  1-800-222-1222 or if you're calling from out of state 1-900-962-1253.  

** Governor Phil Murphy's staff transcribes the daily COVID briefings within hours of the briefing.  You can find the transcripts here, and also find other COVID related press releases:  https://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/approved/news_archive.shtml

** If you want to watch the 2:00pm daily briefings, you can catch the livestream on the Gov's various social media links, or you can go to the Gov's You Tube channel here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH8YwF0eRl9E5lpGj8OaiLg 

** NJ Transit has published a page to discuss COVID.

** MVC information is here:  https://www.state.nj.us/mvc/

** To debunk myths about coronavirus, please visit:  https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

** Follow these Twitter links for the MOST updated information:


Mrs. Riley's Fire & Local Efforts to Rebuild

In heartbreaking news, Mrs. Riley's Pub in High Bridge NJ suffered from a severe fire early Tuesday Morning.  Mrs. Riley's has been a wonderful hub and event site for many Democratic candidates in Hunterdon County including Congressman Malinowski, LD 23 candidates Marisa Trofimov and Denise King, and especially local candidates and local Dem clubs.  

In a wonderful show of support from the community, Dems, High Bridge Business Owners and many residents are planning a Karaoke Fundraiser at the Ironbound Hard Cider Distillery on the evening of Friday March 20th. A GoFundMe page has been set up to support the business owners - Denise and John Hickson.  GoFundMe donations are deposited directly into the owners bank account. 

GoFundMe Donation Page.