Gov. Chris Christie is heading up to Boston to fund-raise for his developing presidential run this afternoon — and a group of protesters are planning to meet him there.
At the event’s venue in the North End of the city where Christie plans to host donors and supporters for his leadership PAC, activists from New Jersey and Massachusetts will greet the governor to oppose his stance on the issue of paid sick leave in his home state. Massachusetts passed a law last fall requiring businesses to provide their employees with earned sick time, but Christie has said that he has “grave concerns” over implementing such a measure in New Jersey.
A total of nine NJ municipalities have passed paid sick day ordinances independently over the past few years.
The protest is being organized by activists from Raise Up Massachusetts, a coalition of community groups, labor unions and religious organizations that pushed the ballot initiative in their own state and who now say they’re standing in solidarity with activists in the Garden State.
Christie was met by a similar demonstration during a PAC fundraiser in Philadelphia last month.