Census Deadline is Approaching!

September 23, 2020

The deadline to fill out your Census form is Wednesday, Sept. 30th. Don't miss your chance to be counted. Here are some guides: English: https: //2020census.gov/en.html Spanish: https: //2020census.gov/es.html Chinese: https: //2020census.gov/zh-hans.html Gujarati: https: //2020census.gov/gu.html Ha...

  • Virtual forum ICE Detention Facilities Failing to Meet Basic Standards of Care September 21, 2020

    Monday, September 21st. from a virtual forum on the conditions of confinement at ICE detention facilities.

  • Highlights from the Securing the American Dream for Working Families conference. September 21, 2020

    On September 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, I hosted a conference to discuss the needs of working families. We brought in experts on such topics as a Jobs Guarantee, Labor, a Guaranteed Income, Wall Street and Tax Reform, and a Housing Guarantee. I was joined by my colleagues Congresswoman Deb Haaland and Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Here you can see some of the highlights. The full videos can be found here: Future of Work: https://youtu.be/D8RCwFljDm8 Future of Wealth: https://youtu.be/_lRWXM0Lc7Q Future of H...

  • What to expect with Vote by Mail September 10, 2020

    I sit down with Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello to go over how elections will be different this fall. Find information about the election, including how to register, here: https://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/voter-registration.shtml Mercer County drop box locations can be found here: http://www.mercercounty.org/boards-commissions/board-of-elections/2020-primary-election-covid-19-polling-locations Middlesex County drop box locations can be found here: http://www.middlesexcountynj.go...

  • Labor Day 2020 September 7, 2020

    Today is Labor Day, the day we celebrate workers’ struggles past and present. Many of the rights we have today like an 8-hour work day, overtime pay - even the weekend - were not easily won, people fought - and many died - for them. Take a moment to remember those workers today.

  • Securing the American Dream for Working Families - The Future of Housing September 4, 2020

    Thursday's Panel will be hosted by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and moderated by Tara Raghuveer of the Peoples Action Institute. The panel will feature Nelima Sitati Munene, Executive Director of African Career Education and Resource, Inc. and Thomas Silverstein of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Topics include a housing guarantee, racial inequalities, rental assistance and cancelation, and housing as a right vs. a commodity.

  • Securing the American Dream for Working Families - The Future of Housing September 3, 2020

    The Future of Housing panel was hosted by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and moderated by Tara Raghuveer of the Peoples Action Institute. The panel featured Nelima Sitati Munene, Executive Director of African Career Education and Resource, Inc. and Thomas Silverstein of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Topics included a housing guarantee, racial inequalities, rental assistance and cancelation, and housing as a right vs. a commodity.

  • Securing the American Dream for Working Families - The Future of Wealth September 3, 2020

    Wednesday’s panel will be hosted by Congresswoman Deb Haaland of New Mexico and will explore the Future of Wealth. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka will moderate a discussion with Anna Aurilio of the Economic Security Project and Vanessa Roanhorse co-founder of Native Women Lead, a national movement addressing the racial and gender wealth gaps. They will discuss a Universal Basic Income (UBI), the Racial Wealth Gap, Wall Street Reform and fairer tax policies.

  • Securing the American Dream for Working Families - The Future of Wealth September 2, 2020

    The Future of Wealth panel was hosted by Congresswoman Deb Haaland of New Mexico. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka moderated a discussion with Anna Aurilio of the Economic Security Project and Vanessa Roanhorse co-founder of Native Women Lead, a national movement addressing the racial and gender wealth gaps. They discussed a Universal Basic Income (UBI), the Racial Wealth Gap, Wall Street Reform and fairer tax policies.

  • Securing the American Dream for Working Families - The Future of Work September 2, 2020

    I will host the first panel on Tuesday, September 1st, on the topic of the Future of Work. It will be moderated by Princeton Professor Eddie Glaude and feature William Spriggs, lead economis for the AFL-CIO and Pavlina Tcherneva, Author of “The Case for a Job Guarantee.” We’ll discuss such topics as a Federal Jobs Guarantee, the Green New Deal, and the future of Unions and worker power.

  • Securing the American Dream for Working Families - The Future of Work. September 2, 2020

    The first panel of our Securing the American Dream conference, Tuesday, September 1st, on the topic of the Future of Work. It was moderated by Princeton Professor Eddie Glaude and featured William Spriggs, lead economist for the AFL-CIO and Pavlina Tcherneva, Author of “The Case for a Job Guarantee.” We discussed such topics as a Federal Jobs Guarantee, the Green New Deal, and the future of Unions and worker power.

  • Power & Politics - Friday July 25th, 2020 July 27, 2020

    The Department of Homeland Security was created to keep us safe from terrorists coming into our country. Instead they're creating the terror, they're part of the terror. This is NOT what the United States of America does. This is NOT something we should tolerate. This is NOT something that we're going to accept, and the people keep coming back, so when the moms came out there to protect the protests and they were mistreated, the fathers came out. You will not crush the will of this democracy and...

  • Homeland Security Committee hearing with FEMA Director Gaynor July 22, 2020

    My questions for FEMA director regarding its response to Coronavirus.

  • FEMA Community Disaster Loan Cancelation Amendment July 15, 2020

    Now is not the time to be calling in loans for communities still recovering from disasters.

  • Sandy Funds THUD Amendment July 15, 2020

    Sandy Disaster Relief funds should not be clawed back from people who are deceased, those who have been defrauded, gone through bankruptcy or foreclosed upon since receiving funds.