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Why Voting Rush Holt Still Matters

Adam Green is the co-founder of Progressive Change Campaign Committee, a Somerset/Edison native, and a friend of Blue Jersey. Promoted by Rosi.

On the merits, Rush Holt deserves to be a U.S. Senator.

But today’s Senate race won’t be decided on the merits. It will be decided by who has the highest name recognition on a sleepy summer Election Day. We all know who that is, and that’s why the PCCC did not get actively involved in this election.

Here’s why your vote matters anyway.

Rush Holt used his campaign to expand the debate and really educate the public.

His awesome videos about about why we should tax Wall Street speculators and pass Elizabeth Warren’s student loan plan will be forwarded around for years to come — and impact future debates.

This is in stark contrast to those who say nothing real in their campaigns.

Rush Holt deserves to be rewarded for thinking big. We need him to keep doing that in Congress, where he will continue to serve.

So, please vote today and show Rush that you support his big ideas.

If you agree, click here to share this post on Facebook and Twitter. You can also donate to Holt’s 2014 re-election to Congress here

Thanks for reading.

Why Voting Rush Holt Still Matters

On the merits, Rush Holt deserves to be a U.S. Senator.

But today’s Senate race won’t be decided on the merits. It will be decided by who has the highest name recognition on a sleepy summer Election Day. We all know who that is.

Here’s why your vote matters anyway.

Rush Holt used his campaign to expand the debate and really educate the public.

His awesome videos about about why we should tax Wall Street speculators and pass Elizabeth Warren’s student loan plan will be forwarded around for years to come — and impact future debates.

This is a stark contrast from those who say nothing real in their campaigns. 

Rush Holt deserves to be rewarded for thinking big. We need him to keep doing that in Congress.

So, please vote today and show Rush that you support his big ideas. Feel free to share this post on Facebook and Twitter.

You can also donate to Holt’s 2014 re-election to Congress here

Thanks for reading.

— Adam Green, Progressive Change Campaign Committee co-founder and Somerset/Edison native

Why Voting Rush Holt Still Matters

On the merits, Rush Holt deserves to be a U.S. Senator.

But today’s Senate race won’t be decided on the merits. It will be decided by who has the highest name recognition on a sleepy summer Election Day. We all know who that is.

Here’s why your vote matters anyway.

Rush Holt used his campaign to expand the debate and really educate the public.

His awesome videos about about why we should tax Wall Street speculators and pass Elizabeth Warren’s student loan plan will be forwarded around for years to come — and impact future debates.

This is a stark contrast from those who say nothing real in their campaigns. 

Rush Holt deserves to be rewarded for thinking big. We need him to keep doing that in Congress.

So, please vote today and show Rush that you support his big ideas. Feel free to share this post on Facebook and Twitter.

You can also donate to Holt’s 2014 re-election to Congress here

Thanks for reading.

— Adam Green, Progressive Change Campaign Committee co-founder and Somerset/Edison native

Why Voting Rush Holt Still Matters

On the merits, Rush Holt deserves to be a U.S. Senator.

But today’s Senate race won’t be decided on the merits. It will be decided by who has the highest name recognition on a sleepy summer Election Day. We all know who that is.

Here’s why your vote matters anyway.

Rush Holt used his campaign to expand the debate and really educate the public.

His awesome videos about about why we should tax Wall Street speculators and pass Elizabeth Warren’s student loan plan will be forwarded around for years to come — and impact future debates.

This is a stark contrast from those who say nothing real in their campaigns. 

Rush Holt deserves to be rewarded for thinking big. We need him to keep doing that in Congress.

So, please vote today and show Rush that you support his big ideas. Feel free to share this post on Facebook and Twitter.

You can also donate to Holt’s 2014 re-election to Congress here

Thanks for reading.

— Adam Green, Progressive Change Campaign Committee co-founder and Somerset/Edison native

Why Voting Rush Holt Still Matters

On the merits, Rush Holt deserves to be a U.S. Senator.

But today’s Senate race won’t be decided on the merits. It will be decided by who has the highest name recognition on a sleepy summer Election Day. We all know who that is.

Here’s why your vote matters anyway.

Rush Holt used his campaign to expand the debate and really educate the public.

His awesome videos about about why we should tax Wall Street speculators and pass Elizabeth Warren’s student loan plan will be forwarded around for years to come — and impact future debates.

This is a stark contrast from those who say nothing real in their campaigns. 

Rush Holt deserves to be rewarded for thinking big. We need him to keep doing that in Congress.

So, please vote today and show Rush that you support his big ideas. Feel free to share this post on Facebook and Twitter.

You can also donate to Holt’s 2014 re-election to Congress here

Thanks for reading.

— Adam Green, Progressive Change Campaign Committee co-founder and Somerset/Edison native

NJ Working Families Alliance Responds to Christie Special Election Decision

First up to respond to Gov. Christie’s announcement this afternoon of an October 2013 special election to replace the late Senator Frank Lautenberg, is Bill Holland of New Jersey Working Families Alliance. We have this before any statement from the state Dems, the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) or the New Jersey Democratic legislative leadership. Working Families is partnering with Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) on a petition urging Christie to maximize civic participation by holding the election during the November 5 general election.

Sign the petition calling on Christie to hold this election November 5.

Working Families spokesman Bill Holland:

“Governor Christie’s decision places partisan politics above electoral participation. Holding an election a mere three weeks before an already scheduled general election promises to decrease turnout, especially among those who already lack a voice in government. Moreover, he’s asking taxpayers to foot the multi-million dollar bill instead of using the funds to address New Jersey’s persistent jobs crisis. The Governor should reconsider his decision and do the right thing for New Jersey’s voters and its fiscal health.”

UPDATE: PCCC’s Adam Green, who is from Edison/Somerset weighs in on Christie’s plan:

“It is outrageous that Chris Christie decided to exploit Frank Lautenberg’s death for his own political gain. New Jersey deserves representation in the U.S. Senate that is chosen by as many people as possible. By having two statewide elections in one month, Christie is potentially disenfranchising millions of people by causing major voter confusion and real hardship for working people across New Jersey — particularly those who work multiple jobs that require taking time off to vote.”

The New Jersey Working Families Alliance is a coalition of community, environmental, consumer and citizen organizations dedicated to advancing progressive policies in the Garden State. Blue Jersey has partnered with Working Families on projects and initiatives we think benefit New Jersey. PCCC’s got almost 1 million members nationwide, many of them in NJ. Adam Green, a veteran of MoveOn and NJDSC, and Stephanie Taylor, who comes from MoveOn and SEIU, are co-founders.  

Gut check: Who do we want at the top of the ticket in 2013? Sweeney? Or somebody else?

You may have noticed the big banner ad we have floating above the Blue Jersey masthead:

Steve Sweeney declared war on workers

We don’t always talk about our ads. And we take ads from all kinds of businesses, campaigns, issue groups, and candidates. (Want to talk advertising?)

But this one is a little different. PCCC – that’s Progressive Change Campaign Committee – is run by Adam Green, a friend of some of ours here, and the former Communications Director of the state Democratic Party. PCCC’s pretty alert to what’s been going down in New Jersey since the dealmaking that led to the intentional weakening of public worker bargaining, and the fractures this produced in the Democratic Party. And they put their campaign together partly in intel from Blue Jersey.

PCCC’s looking down the line at 2013, and looking for your name on a petition seeking support for a better candidate than Sweeney when it comes time for Democrats to choose a candidate for Governor.

Click here to sign that you’ll support a progressive for Governor – not Sweeney.

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