Holding signs like “Christie’s cuts hurt NJ,” “Christie Budget Hurts the Vulnerable, Protects Millionaires,” and “Privatization = Bad Services, No Savings,” members of the Communications Workers of America will hold rallies throughout New Jersey today to protest Gov. Christopher Christie’s proposed state budget.
“Governor Christie’s doomsday budget would devastate a wide range of public services, but asks nothing of those who can most afford to give. In these tough times, the Governor must ask everyone to sacrifice, not just those who depend on public schools, public roads and our health care safety net,” said Hetty Rosenstein, state director for the Communications Workers of America. That means not giving millionaires a break by letting the surcharge on the wealthiest New Jerseyans expire.
The rallies will take place in Trenton, Atlantic City, Bridgeton, Camden, Denville, Freehold, Hackensack, Hammonton, Jersey City, Mt. Holly, Newark, Paterson, Plainfield, Vineland, West Deptford, and Woodbine.
“The men and women who do the State’s work have stepped up to make more than $450 million in wage and benefit sacrifices over the last three years,” Rosenstein said. “We’re sending a message that those who have made billions, including rewards collected from the public’s bailout of their companies must do their share as well.”