After Phil laid out his vision to reclaim our state as a driver of innovation, reliable infrastructure, and economic growth to rebuild the middle class, Chris Matthews said, “You’re a real Democrat … none of this hyphenated stuff.”
“These actions by President Trump are rushed and wrong, he clearly has not thought through the consequences of these reckless acts,” said Murphy. “We need stronger — not weaker — oversight of Wall Street and the financial industry. And, with the stroke of a pen, he even marked open season on retirees and the middle-class by unscrupulous advisors who put profits before their clients’ well-being.”
Phil’s values align with so much of what we fought for in 2016: a livable minimum wage of $15 an hour, respect for workers, an affordable college education, equal pay for equal work, reforming our broken criminal justice system, and an economy that creates a vibrant and diverse middle class and which works for Main Street, not Wall Street.
In Trenton, more than 10,000 people gathered at the War Memorial and marched to the State House with pink hats, clever and heartfelt signs, and an energy that was both overwhelming and comforting at the same time. Together, we gave each other strength, courage, and hope.
More than 200,000 Americans are expected to join the Women’s March on Washington this weekend, and at least another 700,000 are expected to attend sister marches around the world — including several here in New Jersey.
Donald Trump represents a historic threat to women everywhere — and there’s no time to waste in fighting back.
“The governor needs to decide with whom he stands — Donald Trump or thousands of New Jersey families who depend on the ACA,” said Murphy. “Christie either wants to protect children from the whims of insurance companies or curry favor with Donald Trump. He can’t do both.”